Spotlight: Melissa Ramsey

    Spotlight on Melissa Ramsey

    Years in the industry: 10

    Current employer: Seton Youth Shelters

    What is the biggest communications challenge you've ever faced on the job, and how did your solve it?
    My biggest challenge in the workplace has been gracefully and tactfully moving the marketing strategy from print ads, wordy design, and outdated media to a modern, measurable, and targeted marketing approach.

    What is the most important communications lesson you've ever learned?
    Rejection should not be feared.

    What one piece of advice would you give new communicators?
    Adapt, adapt, adapt. Pay attention to the market and how it is changing at such a rapid pace, constantly and integrate new approaches while maintaining core integrity.

    When you're not working, where might we find you?
    Hanging out with my partner of 12 years and my two young daughters somewhere outside!

    What's your favorite place you've ever traveled?
    South America. At one point in my life, I lived on the road. I spent five months in South America backpacking through Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia.

    What's the greatest benefit you've gotten from being a PRSA member?
    I'm fairly new, but I feel a sense of community. This is a community I would like to grow within and find new people to connect with on a professional level.

    What are you reading? Listening to? Watching?
    Reading: Avoiding starting my new book, The Testaments by Margaret Atwood. I'm afraid once I start it, I will finish it in a week. Listening: London Grammar, Cat Power, Janice Joplin, Sudan Archives, Little Dragon, Bon Iver, Atmosphere, Eyedea & Abilities, Nirvana...the list goes on. It's all good. Watching: The Handmaid's Tale, Better Call Saul, Insecure, Dead to Me, Euphoria, Ozark, The Outsider, Westworld, The New Pope, and so many more that I've already crushed and have already ended.

    How can we find you on social media?
    Insta: @melymelmarie FB: @mel.marie.315 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/melissaramsey/ That's all I really have. I'm trying to extract social media from my everyday, off-work, real life.


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