Melanie is that rare speaker who is unflappable, professional, whip smart, a quick study, and born ready.”
Sean Branagan, Creator, Student Startup Madness

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Recognized as the world’s leading expert on native advertising, I’ve presented keynotes, workshops and panel sessions about brand storytelling, content strategy and creating a content team to tens of thousands of marketers, journalists, advertisers and students from more than 31 countries, and my talks have been live-translated into 3 languages. Through interactive talks and workshops, live strategy creation, and actionable Q&As, I teach attendees the tools and thought processes needed to create industry-leading branded content.


With an advanced degree in journalism and as the author of the pieces awarded “Best Native Advertising” in both 2014 and 2015, I understand and can effectively teach the elements of a compelling brand story.

Having done content strategy and creation for the industry’s leading branded content teams — including The New York Times, Time Inc. and Huffington Post — I understand how to ideate, activate and distribute content on an advertiser’s behalf, and how to navigate the challenges of creating and scaling a branded content team.

My mission is to share those insights
with as many people as possible.

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Most Popular Speaking Themes:
Branded Content Best Practices
Four Steps To Creating Quality Content
Case Studies of Top Branded Content


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To book me for a conference keynote,
presentation, panel, workshop, guest lecture,
corporate training or other educational session,
email me at mdeziel@overlapleague.com