About Brenda Meller
YOU: Are there actually people out there who understand marketing, enjoy social media, and can teach their insights to others?
ME: Yes. And I look forward to helping you.
Hi, I'm Brenda Meller. For the past ten years, I have been embracing social media to help propel my personal and professional efforts. I first realized the power of social media when I made a career change through LinkedIn at the height of Michigan's downturn in 2008.
After moving into a new career, I started sharing my knowledge of social media through workshops, webinars, presentations, and via online blogs.
The short story is that I love marketing and social media and I have developed a knack for sharing it with others. Over the past few years, I've had a few mentors suggest I lean into it, so here I am, and here you are.
I'm an introvert at heart but I love presenting and public speaking. In fact, I've delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations to individuals and groups small and large. Pop over to my "Presentation" page to learn more.
I'm also working with several clients on marketing projects and marketing consulting. This includes email marketing, marketing management, and more.
My approach has always been to present information in a "judgement-free" zone, where there are no bad questions, and to make sure every attendee gains new insights that can be put to use right away.
I've been fortunate to have worked with corporate executives, and individuals and organizations throughout metro Detroit.
My Education and Training
In addition to being self taught across social media channels (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and more), I have a solid marketing education.
I earned a bachelor of science in business administration degree with a specialization in marketing communications from Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. In 2016, I completed a dual MBA and master of science in marketing from Walsh College. It took me a little over four years, but I figured four years was going to go by anyway. Why not have a degree at the end?
In 2013, I completed the Inforum Executive Leadership program. I highly recommend the program for women seeking to move into senior leadership.
I'm also a past member and huge advocate of Toastmasters International and Inforum.
Toastmasters International is a worldwide organization focused on the improvement of communication and leadership skills. I founded and co-lead the Inforum Troy Networking Group, in addition to serving on the Inforum Southeast Regional Council.
My other chambers and professional affiliations include:
Detroit Economic Club
Troy Chamber of Commerce
Together Digital – Detroit
Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce
Other Important Facts
Updated June 25, 2019.