In addition to her travels, Melanie is an expert in social networking and media marketing. She teaches social media seminars including ‘Effective Blogging and Social Media Strategies’ with MediaBistro.com and has presented at local and national conferences including the New England Travel Writer’s Network, Society of American Travel Writer’s conferences, The Women’s Congress and more. In addition to working with writers, Melanie also works with hotels and travel companies to help launch their social media campaigns. To contact Melanie for a speaking engagement or social media consultation, click here.
“Melanie Nayer is a consummate professional. Her travel stories are smart, her work ethic is impeccable and her ‘carpe diem’ approach to travel is refreshing. In addition, Melanie is on the pulse of what’s happening in social media, with an A-list blog. She’s a standout in today’s ever changing media landscape.”
– Rebecca Kollaras, Kollaras Communications .
“Melanie’s radar for what’s new and noteworthy is dead-on. She is extremely thorough, and her stories are always interesting, witty, and brilliantly crafted. Melanie has definitely made my clients’ days on several occasions. As one of the most fun and reliable media contacts I’ve worked with, I look forward to working with Melanie for many more years down the road.”
– Caroline Michaud, Wagstaff Worldwide, Inc. Hospitality Public Relations
“For anyone who wants to start a blog, Melanie’s class is a must. She is a wealth of information and always available to help. We covered everything from writing a blog that is SEO friendly to ways to create traffic to our blogs. I finally have a project I’ve wanted to tackle for so long and now I know I won’t be blogging in the dark.”
– Former MediaBistro blog class student
“Melanie is one of the most knowledgeable writers out there actually applying SEO techniques the correct way and using social media to produce high impact interest. She doesn’t just “talk the talk,” she also “walks the walk.” In the decade that I have been doing organic search, I have learned how rare it is to come across someone who can do this and do it well, but working with Melanie on creating optimized, high quality traffic to a travel-based site was easy. She just gets how to speak to users and search engines.”
– Heather Molina, Director of Search Marketing, Outrider Search Marketing
“I trust Melanie’s writing – she is ethical; her opinions can’t be bought or swayed. When Melanie writes it is not filled with just facts, she ‘takes me there’. She makes me feel as though I am there at her side, experiencing her travels with her. Melanie’s style is refreshing, stirs emotion and is an exciting read.”
– Stephanie Diehl, Owner, Travel Designed by Stephanie
“Melanie’s knowledge of AP style is near encyclopedic. She’s gifted in the ability to discuss the work at hand with complete focus, and her constructive criticism is always on target.”
– Joe Wallace, writer
“Melanie brought practical, strategic advice to the table and her insight was invaluable.”
– Meredith O’Connor, Marketing Communications Director, Bates Communications, Inc.
“Melanie is quite knowledgeable and readily shares her knowledge with everyone who is taking a course from her. She challenges you without overwhelming you and is there at all times, encouraging you to take the next step.”
– Former student in MediaBistro Blog class