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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 Media Group, is a 2021 member of the Forbes Communications Council, an invitation-only community for senior-level executives in communications, marketing and public relations.

A member since 2018, Melissa Kandel was vetted and selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity of her experience. Criteria for acceptance include a track record of successfully impacting business growth metrics, as well as personal and professional achievements and honors.
“We are honored to have Melissa in our community,” said Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, the collective that includes Forbes Communications Council. “Our mission with Forbes Councils is to bring together proven leaders from every industry, creating a curated, social capital-driven network that helps every member grow professionally and make an even greater impact on the business world.”
Melissa was initially accepted in 2018, while serving as global director of PR, communications and digital media for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. “I’m thrilled to continue my membership with the Forbes Communications Council,” said Melissa. “In my three years with the council, I’ve not only discovered opportunities to support incredible businesses and share my industry perspectives on, but have also connected with world-class communications leaders around the globe.”
Since 2018, Melissa has been featured 123 times on, and published several articles about communications strategy, trends and insights. As an accepted member of the Council, Melissa has access to a variety of exclusive opportunities designed to help her reach peak professional influence.
“This past year presented some very difficult challenges for business owners and brands but high-quality digital communication was the No. 1 way consumers staying at home could learn about the products and services we represent,” said Melissa. “The Forbes Communications Council has been integral in helping me discover effective strategies used by my peers to provide clients with the freshest, most impactful solutions for their content needs.”
Forbes Councils is a collective of invitation-only communities created in partnership with Forbes and the expert community builders who founded Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC). In Forbes Councils, exceptional business owners and leaders come together with the people and resources that can help them thrive.
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little word studio Inc. is a boutique content studio based in Newport Beach, California, servicing clients around the globe, from million-dollar startups to world-renowned executives to some of the most respected brands in America. Clients span various industries, including: real estate, food, coffee, wine/spirits, health/wellness, entertainment and technology. To learn more about services offered by little word studio, visit
Wavemakers Media Group is a full-service marketing firm based in Orange County, California. The company offers live event packages for education and training, entertainment and corporate conferences, and stage productions, plus social media and high-quality content support. For additional information, visit
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  • Stephen Golub says:

    This is great news, Melissa. And well deserved. Congratulations!

  • Having read this I thought it was very enlightening.
    I appreciate you taking the time and energy to put this article together.

    I once again find myself personally spending a lot of time both reading and leaving comments.
    But so what, it was still worth it!

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