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Melissa Kandel Named as a 2021 Member of the Forbes Communications Council

Posted by heatherlygraceshepherd on January 12, 2021 in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Press Release for Member Distribution Melissa Kandel Named as a 2021 Member of the Forbes Communications Council *Forbes Communications ***Council Is an Invitation-Only Community for Senior-level Executives in Communications, Marketing, and PR. Newport Beach, Calif. (Jan. 6, 2021) — Melissa Kandel, founder and CEO of boutique creative marketing agency little word studio and co-founder of Wavemakers […]

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The Business of Business in 2020

Posted by heatherlygraceshepherd on December 31, 2020 in Uncategorized | No Comments

2020 has been a year of change, growth, regression, experimentation and adaptation. With December coming to a wrap and January speedily approaching, let’s reflect on the new “business as usual” mindset we’ve developed in response to COVID-19, working from home while navigating the unexpected expectations of online performance. Digital is arguably the most impactful component […]

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Reasonably Jess

Posted by heatherlygraceshepherd on December 31, 2020 in Uncategorized | No Comments

As a lot of us have spent the past year inside our homes with more free time on our hands, social media has become a safe haven for creators, influencers and regular viewers like myself. For me, 2020 meant having two major knee surgeries on top of multiple quarantines, and social media became a larger […]

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Heroism

Posted by heatherlygraceshepherd on September 11, 2020 in Inspiration, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

“There is no courage without fear.” The 19th anniversary of 9/11, my father deploying again, the current conversations highlighting good versus evil in our society and the many doctors and nurses who are working tirelessly through COVID-19 and other surgeries like my most recent knee surgery have inspired me more than I could ever express.

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Cozy Playlist: little word sounds vol. 3

Posted by melissa kandel on September 9, 2020 in Uncategorized | No Comments

s we round our own sharp corners into the soft turtlenecks of autumn, a cozy playlist for your listening pleasure:

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Small Biz Studio: Helping to Promote Shop Local

Posted by melissa kandel on March 28, 2020 in Uncategorized | No Comments

We are a small business but we want to support small businesses during this time. If you can, shop local. Order delivery from the restaurant down the block or if you’re able, pick up coffee from your neighborhood cafe, (many mark where to stand when waiting for an order and have hand sanitizers available when […]

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Merry Christmas!

Posted by melissa kandel on December 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments
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Round Pond Estate: Family (And Wine) First

Posted by melissa kandel on October 27, 2016 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

[Photo Credit: Olaf Beckmann] “The whole is truly greater than the sum of its parts,” said Ryan MacDonnell, co-owner and CEO of Round Pond Estate, quoting Aristotle not as some general, ambiguous notion about life but as the specific philosophy driving the creation and experience of Round Pond wines.  Round Pond Estate—a winery, vineyard and […]

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A Comic and An Editor-In-Chief Walk Into a Bar …

Posted by melissa kandel on June 18, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Ever since I first saw The Devil Wears Prada years ago, I’ve been mildly—fanatically—obsessed with Vogue editor-in-chief and reigning fashion empress of the universe, Anna Wintour. (The movie also motivated me to cut my own unfortunate version of bangs and think “to intern” meant to romp around Paris while wearing ridiculously chic ball gowns but that’s […]

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A Musical Prodigy on Collaboration, Talent and Meals with Schmucks

Posted by melissa kandel on June 12, 2016 in creativity, music, Uncategorized | No Comments

In the history of music, no more skillful, soulful fingers have ever settled on a Venetian 17th century Montagnana cello or the Davidoff Stradivarius than those belonging to Yo-Yo Ma. A musical genius both born and bred, Ma performed three of Johann Sebastian Bach’s solo suites by the time he was five, gained international fame […]

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