Mar 20, 2020
Melanie Deziel helps marketers & creators tell better stories & create better content. She is the founder of StoryFuel, the author of “The Content Fuel Framework: How to Generate Unlimited Story ideas,” and an international keynote speaker recognized as one of the world's leading experts in native advertising and branded content.
As a speaker, she teaches marketers around the globe to brainstorm better and think like journalists and tell better stories.
She is a member of the National Speakers Association.
Melanie teaches at Fairleigh Dickinson University, and she has also taught multiple courses online for Syracuse University.
Prior to founding StoryFuel's, Melanie worked full time doing content strategy, business development, and branded content creation.
She also served as an Expert in Residence at Gary Vaynerchuk’s BRaVe Ventures, where she provided native advertising and content strategy insights, training and information to companies and advisory clients, including Viacom, Turner, Discovery Communications, Oprah Winfrey Network and more.
Melanie has also served as a startup advisor to a variety of media, marketing, and tech companies.
Melanie has an undergraduate degree in journalism from UConn.
She received her M.A. in Arts Journalism from Syracuse.
She interned with Rolling Stone as a student.
Melanie is based outside of New York City, where she lives with her husband Yasin Abbak (the CEO of The Fantasy Life App) and her daughter.
When she's not traveling to speak at conferences or give workshops for clients, you can find her searching for a great cup of decaf coffee and scouting Instagram-worthy tile floors.