Stacey Murray 2018-01-11T15:42:20+00:00

Contact Stacey

Stacey MurrayAccount Executive
Stacey is an award-winning reporter, editor, and designer with a news obsession. Prior to joining Melwood, she fell in love with journalism at the University of Iowa, where she worked at The Daily Iowan, a college newspaper with 30,000 daily readers. She held numerous positions including Editor-in-Chief, Projects Editor, Managing Editor and TV Producer. Most importantly, she left the UI with a lot of good stories from her time organizing coverage of the 2016 Iowa caucuses. Now, in addition to media pitching and monitoring, she develops original content including blogs, social media posts, case studies, and talking/messaging points for Melwood’s clients.

Fast Facts

  • B.A. Journalism & Mass Communications, Minor: Political Science, University of Iowa

  • Stacey reads every year’s Pulitzer Prize winning journalism like people binge Oscar-nominated movies.

  • At two years old, Stacey was attacked by an ostrich in a petting zoo. But, no harm, no foul.

  • Stacey is an Iowa wrestling fan and will spend all day talking about Iowa wrestling’s greatest dynasty if you let her.

The “30” Blog

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 [...]

Just Because You Can Doesn’t Mean You Should

November 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Last night, Twitter rolled out 280 characters for all users, doubling their previous 140-character limit. Twitter Product Manager Aliza Rosen explained the decision stemmed from data suggesting Twitter users frequently abandoned posts before hitting the [...]

Professionalism is in the Copy Edits

November 6th, 2017|0 Comments

A recent oversight in a small Kansas newspaper reopened a common discussion this week. What was meant to be an innocent story about students getting job experience turned into an NSFW headline, all because they [...]