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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

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 [...]

Don’t Want to be an American Idiot

October 27th, 2017|0 Comments

It’s easy to bash the media these days and, for sure, they give a lot of reasons for many to do so. But the last two weeks have brought a fresh round of criticism over [...]

Observations of an E-mail Marketing Junkie

October 20th, 2017|0 Comments

I receive promotional e-mails from no less than 20 different politicians, non-profits and retailers. My promotions folder on Gmail is probably 100 emails deep as I'm typing this. I didn't sign up for these mailing [...]