Founder and Principal Strategist at Delightful Communications
Mel Carson is founder of
Delightful Communications, a Seattle-based social-media-strategy, digital-PR and personal-branding consulting firm. He is co-author of and Pioneers of Digital speaks about digital marketing and communications at conferences globally. He spent seven years at Microsoft as its digital-marketing evangelist.
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