Melissa Braverman’s most long-standing love affair has been with the written word. An avid diarist since the age of 7, she has worked as a journalist, publicist and blogger. Her current blog, New York City Gal, chronicles the shared adventures of life in the Big Apple.
Melissa’s first foray into the blogosphere, Single Gal in The City, earned critical acclaim and made her a leading voice about dating and relationships. She has been quoted in the Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, Time Out New York and Latina Magazine as well as on Glamour.com and Today.com.
A seasoned hospitality marketing professional, Melissa has garnered six HSMAI Adrian Awards for her work. She is quoted in several books including David Meerman Scott’s The New Rules of Marketing & PR and John Doorley’s Rethinking Reputation. Currently Senior VP of PR/Marketing for hospitality solutions company Illusso, she also held marketing roles at New York’s iconic Pierre Hotel, the Westin at Times Square and the SLS at Beverly Hills.