Melody Serafino


Melody is a writer and media relations professional who understands the importance of telling a good story — from both sides of the page. After nine years on the agency side, and as a freelance reporter for Time Out New York, she and Erin partnered to launch No. 29. With more than a decade in PR, Melody has overseen major media relations and thought leadership campaigns for non-profits, startups, artists, filmmakers, and brands including the Sundance Institute, TEDx, Africa4Tech, and artist Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s global film HUMAN. She has worked with reporters across a range of countries, outlets and beats – from arts and technology to science and fashion. Melody has been invited to speak on the power of PR and storytelling at TEDxSummit in Doha, Qatar, and the International Conference on Family Planning Youth Pre-Conference in Nusa Dua, Indonesia. In her “free” time, she serves on the Fairfield University Alumni Board and the Rising Leaders Council for New York Cares, a non-profit organization that engages thousands of volunteers every year to help New Yorkers in need. She has also taught “Writing Across Media” at New York University. An avid global traveler, attempts at breaking her smartphone addiction have included riding the Trans-Siberian railway through the steppes of Mongolia, camping with lions in the Serengeti Plains, and teaching junior high students in Ho, Ghana. She’s taking recommendations for her next adventure. You can reach her at Melody@thenumber29.com

Melody is a writer and media relations professional who understands the importance of telling a good story — from both sides of the page. After nine years on the agency side, and as a freelance reporter for Time Out New York, she and Erin partnered to launch No. 29. With more than a decade in PR, Melody has overseen major media relations and thought leadership campaigns for non-profits, startups, artists, filmmakers, and brands including the Sundance Institute, TEDx, Africa4Tech, and artist Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s global film HUMAN. She has worked with reporters across a range of countries, outlets and beats – from arts and technology to science and fashion. Melody has been invited to speak on the power of PR and storytelling at TEDxSummit in Doha, Qatar, and the International Conference on Family Planning Youth Pre-Conference in Nusa Dua, Indonesia. In her “free” time, she serves on the Fairfield University Alumni Board and the Rising Leaders Council for New York Cares, a non-profit organization that engages thousands of volunteers every year to help New Yorkers in need. She has also taught “Writing Across Media” at New York University. An avid global traveler, attempts at breaking her smartphone addiction have included riding the Trans-Siberian railway through the steppes of Mongolia, camping with lions in the Serengeti Plains, and teaching junior high students in Ho, Ghana. She’s taking recommendations for her next adventure. You can reach her at Melody@thenumber29.com