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Melonie Gallegos is the founder of Fandom Marketing, a social media company that works to build communities of customers for brands. Melonie is in the marketing trenches every day and as a strategist she encourages her clients to experiment. She has a front row view of what works and what doesn’t. As a speaker, she’s not afraid to give honest insights or ask the tough questions that will challenge her audience’s assumptions about social media—or about their own brands. She’s dedicated to helping marketers release social from the “social media silo” and truly integrate it into all of their marketing communications. 
During her fourteen+ year marketing career, Melonie has led strategy in top-tier digital advertising agencies for nationally recognized CPG and B2B brands for brands including WD-40, Bumble Bee Foods, Sport Chalet and NetApp. A big advocate for establishing industry social media best practices, Melonie was 2013 president of Social Media Club San Diego and a big advocate in establishing industry social media best practices. Melonie is also the founder and editor of Brands With Fans blog, a finalist for Social Media Examiner’s top ten blogs 2014. 
Melonie is a respected expert on social media and digital marketing. She can be found sharing professional resources and advice on LinkedIn or Twitter. Melonie is the founder and chief editor of Brands With Fans, a social marketing blog and top 10 finalist for Social Media Examiner’s Blog of the Year. Make sure to follow the BWF blog and sign up for the newsletter. You can also visit Fandom Marketing’s Learning Center for access to free social media white papers, eBooks, and Slideshare presentations about social marketing. Contact to inquire about in consulting.