Happy Sweet 16 to the San Diego Asian Film Festival + Ticket Giveaway

Happy opening day and Sweet 16 to The San Diego Asian Film Festival (SDAFF). I am a strong supporter of this cultural event, and I love how it highlights so many different aspects of Asian culture. Last month I had the delicious opportunity to attend the “Chew the Scene” food festival & sneak peek night for the film festival. The preview event got me excited for both delicious Asian cuisine and unique films. There were heavy appetizers from well known San Diego restaurants, a fun photo booth, raffle, silent auction and announcements of this year’s feature films, along with previews of course.

Marketing Melodie with Lee Ann Kim at San Diego Asian Film 2015 Preview

Posing with Executive Director, Lee Ann Kim after winning the Zen silent auction gift.

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5 Ways to Achieve Show-Stealing Greatness

Having great teachers plays a key role in running a successful marketing business. In order for me to be at the top of my game, I align myself with other accomplished business leaders. I make it an absolute priority to invest in my own professional development. Two leaders that I recently had the privilege of learning from are Lewis Howes and Michael Port. I attended their masterclass, Show-Stealing Greatness at the Los Angeles Theatre Center earlier this month. It was a full day of being inspired, making connections and learning how to speak with integrity.

Lewis Howes and Michael Port with Marketing Melodie

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Marketing Melodie Speaks: 5 Ways to Drive Conversions with Social Media + Win Free Tickets!

My next speaking engagement is coming up in a couple of weeks with Startup Socials San Diego and I’m stoked because all of the content is dedicated to giving you the framework for growing your business in 2016. My presentation is titled:

5 Ways to Drive Conversions with Social Media- Learn 5 of the lesser known, but well proven, tactics that can boost your social media conversion rate. Get ready for takeaways that you can execute on immediately.

There’s also a special treat for the audience. Everyone will have a chance to pitch their business and get feedback from 3 digital marketing experts, including myself. You will walk away from this event with an improved structure for your online marketing strategy, and you will receive action items to work on over the next couple of months in order to prepare for a successful 2016. Does all this sound good to you? If so, read on, and find out how to register and win tickets!

Startup-Socials-Move-The-Needle-Workshop with Marketing Melodie

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Watch Asian Voices TV to Win Lunch with Marketing Melodie!

One of my favorite episodes I filmed for Asian Voices TV is airing this Saturday, October 17th at 2pm, Pacific Time on Channel 4SD (OC3 in Orange County and TvK in Los Angeles). The entire episode is focused on showcasing various local Asian restaurants. I had the pleasure of meeting, interviewing and sampling cuisine from four successful restaurateurs.

I am honored to shine the spotlight on local businesses who keep our economy thriving and fed. The mission of Asian Voices is to feature amazing talent in Southern California and culinary art plays such a big role in our culture, yet the master chefs and restaurateurs aren’t always recognized. This tasty episode of Asian Voices will whet your appetite while recognizing those behind the Asian culinary scene. Oh, and I am obsessed with watching Food Network, so filming this episode allowed me live out my dream as the female version of Guy Fieri!

Here are a few photos that give you a sneak peek, and a behind the scenes view of my Asian Voices Culinary Adventure. Yes I really ate all of that food in one day. Good thing I practice a lot of yoga!

Asian Voices Culinary Adventure with Marketing Melodie

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7 Reasons Why You Must Attend Knott’s Scary Farm this Halloween

It’s been over 10 years since I have stepped foot in Knott’s Berry Farm, 10 years too long! I have fond memories of coming here as a kid. I would stay up all night with knots (or should I say Knott’s) in my stomach from the anticipation of riding Montezuma’s Revenge and going upside down on Boomerang. I remember mining for gold, trying boysenberries for the first time and meeting Snoopy. Everything I just wrote reminds me of how much I love Knott’s Berry Farm so you can imagine my excitement when I received an invitation to attend their  media night last Thursday for Knott’s Scary Farm. It’s described as the largest and most terrifying Halloween event in Southern California with 11 mazes, 1000 monsters, 2 shows and 13 thrill rides. I invited my friend Jen from San Diego to come with me. We drove to Orange County (Buena Park) and arrived to the media check in at 6:30pm and received a press kit with goodies that included a schedule of activities, tarot cards and a special skeleton key that granted us access to special rooms in many of the mazes. Keep reading to find out about my frightening experience at Knott’s along with 7 reasons why Knott’s Scary Farm is the Halloween attraction you don’t want to miss.

Knott's Scary Farm Media Kit 2015

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