Melanie Deziel

Content Strategy Consultant
melanie-deziel Melanie Deziel is a keynote speaker, author, award-winning branded content creator, and lifelong storyteller, on a mission to share the power of compelling and credible content with others. Melanie is the author of bestselling Marketing and Business Communications book “The Content Fuel Framework: How to Generate Unlimited Story Ideas”, and the Chief Content Officer of StoryFuel, which teaches marketers, publishers, creators and companies of all sizes how to tell better brand stories. As the first editor of branded content at The New York Times’s T Brand Studio, Melanie wrote the sponsored content pieces that won the 2014 and 2015 Best Native Advertising Execution OMMA Awards, including the acclaimed “Women Inmates” piece for Netflix. She was a founding member of HuffPost Partner Studio, the digital publisher’s brand storytelling team. She also served as the Director of Creative Strategy at Time Inc., building branded content strategy across 35+ US media properties, including Time, Fortune, People, Sports Illustrated, Entertainment Weekly and more. Melanie has spoken at conferences and events around the world, with audiences ranging from 20 to 5000. Her international keynotes have been live-translated into five languages and she’s graced the stage of industry leading events including Content Marketing World, Native Ad Days, SXSW, Social Media Marketing World, Inbound, and more. Melanie studied journalism at the University of Connecticut, and earned her M.A. in Arts Journalism from Syracuse University. She serves on the board of the Native Advertising Institute and is a member of the NYC Chapter of the National Speakers Association. She lives in Raleigh, NC with her husband and daughter, and she’d love it if you’d follow along with her adventures on Twitter (@mdeziel) and Instagram (@meldeziel). Learn more about StoryFuel at