Melody Serafino is a writer and media relations professional who understands the importance of telling a good story — from both sides of the page. After nine years on the agency side, and as a freelance reporter for Time Out New York, she co-founded No. 29, a full-service communications agency that elevates and gives voice to brands that create impact. With more than a decade in PR, Melody has overseen major media relations and thought leadership campaigns for non-profits, startups, artists, filmmakers, and brands including the Sundance Institute, TEDx, H&M’s sustainability efforts, and the United Nations premiere of artist Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s film HUMAN.
Melody has worked with reporters across a range of countries, outlets and beats – from arts and technology to sustainability and fashion. She has been invited to speak about the power of PR and storytelling at the TEDx Summit in Doha, Qatar, and the International Conference on Family Planning Youth Pre-Conference in Nusa Dua, Indonesia. She serves on the Fairfield University Alumni Board and is co-president of the Rising Leaders Council for New York Cares, a non-profit organization that engages 60,000+ volunteers every year to help New Yorkers in need. She has also taught “Writing Across Media” at NYU. An avid global traveler, Melody can be found riding the Trans-Siberian railway through the steppes of Mongolia, camping with lions in the Serengeti Plains, and teaching junior high students in Ho, Ghana.