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Karissa Hand 2019-12-03T17:25:24+00:00

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Karissa HandAccount Executive
Karissa Hand joins Melwood Global with both political campaign and government communications experience. She began her career as Deputy Communications Director for Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s 2018 re-election campaign and, after his 17-point victory, worked as Communications Director for the Inaugural Committee. She most recently worked as Deputy Press Secretary for the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General Josh Shapiro.

Karissa graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Communication and Public Service and a minor in Political Science. In her free time, she likes cooking, reading memoirs by strong women leaders, and hanging out with her cat Wally.

Fast Facts

  • B.A. University of Pennsylvania

  • Karissa is grateful to be back in New England sports territory after living in Philadelphia for the past five years.

  • But she maintains that Gritty is the greatest mascot ever.

  • Although nobody believes her because she’s only 5’2”, Karissa actually played varsity basketball at Attleboro High School.

The “30” Blog

Media Experiments Working – And Maintaining Journalism Soul

January 14th, 2019|0 Comments

For eons, it seems, the news media has been neck deep in the trial and error business. Since long before I left daily journalism 13 years ago, the media, mainstream newspapers in particular, were trying [...]

It’s time for politicians to up their Instagram game in 2019

December 5th, 2018|0 Comments

For many politicians and their communications teams, Instagram is frequently viewed as an afterthought social media platform where grainy photos are posted at irregular intervals. It’s time for them to commit to a new Instagram [...]

Facebook’s Ad Updates

March 8th, 2018|0 Comments

You may have noticed some changes to your Facebook newsfeed this year. There’s a reason for that: According a post by Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook has shifted focus from promoting branded content to promoting content that [...]

Dating Apps Are Creating Content Now

January 29th, 2018|0 Comments

Soon enough, we will be swiping right for our news content. Earlier this month, the female-led dating app Bumble announced that it would be diving into the world of content creation by establishing its own [...]

Being Apolitical Isn’t Always An Option

December 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Sometimes you just have to go for it. In the past, all sorts of brands have publicly avoided politics in order to avoid upsetting their customers from blue and red states alike. Now, in the [...]

Strategic Communications Toolkit: The Importance of SEO

December 4th, 2017|0 Comments

On the Internet, we aren’t people, organizations, or companies: We’re brands. Whether you are a startup, an established name, a for-profit business or a nonprofit venture, you are being Googled, and what searchers see is [...]