Melonie is the founder and chief social strategist at Fandom Marketing, Inc., where she works with nationally recognized brands. Fandom Marketing specializes in social media branding, social advertising, content marketing, and digital communications. She and her team help brands build communities of customers and achieve true marketing integration. During Melonie’s 16+ year career she has led digital strategy in top-tier agencies. Her experience has been defined by working with amazing clients including WD-40, Carpet Fresh, Kyocera, TurboTax, Intel, M&T Bank, Sport Chalet, NetApp, Sandia Casino, Taylor Swift Wonderstruck and Bumble Bee Foods. She served as President of Social Media Club San Diego in 2013 to advocate best practices and learning. And, she continues to do so on BrandsWithFansBlog.com where she is founder and editor in chief. (It was recognized among 22 finalist in Social Media Examiner’s top social media blogs 2014 list.) Melonie is a contributor on iMedia Connection and a featured social marketing expert guest blog contributor in various marketing publications. She has been a guest live blogger for Blogwell and attended on press invitation to some of the best industry conferences including Social Data Week and Tech Marketing 360. In addition to sharing her knowledge with the marketing community in blogging and social networks like Twitter and LinkedIn, she is is often invited to speak at industry conferences and events. Speaking Engagements: Social Media Marketing World 2013 and 2014 track leader Interactive Day San Diego 2014 speaker Social Media Club San Diego “The Social Hour” featured discussion leader And, private engagements for clients and organizations including Kiwanis Club Escondido and Rotary 33. Melonie holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing Communications from CSU Sacramento. She is a NorCal native now residing in beautiful San Diego.