Melanie VanLeeuwen

Philadelphia, PA USA

Professional Experience

As a young professional in the world of marketing, I have a fresh perspective on a variety of topics. I have covered recruiting, leadership, technology, and recently published an article on Forbes BrandVoice. Additionally, I blog about my experience as a millennial in 2014, where I let my enthusiasm and personality shine through.


Entry Level
4 Years
Social Media
4 Years


1 Year
Entry Level


Advertising, client side
Entry Level
Marketing (firm) - Fortune 1000 corp. clients
Entry Level
Academia Administration
Entry Level

Total Media Industry Experience

5 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Forbes BrandVoice (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

SAP Business Innovation (3-5)

Other Work History

Personal blog

Technical Skills

Camtasia 8, iMovie

Computer Skills

Wordpress, HTML, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, Windows XP, Windows 7, Macintosh


Macbook Pro, ThinkPad, iPhone, Nikon digital camera, Camtasia 8, iMovie


#3 on Top 10 SAP Business Innovation Articles of the Week, April 14th, 2014.


SAP Business Innovation

It's important for leaders and employees to communicate with each other, but leaders should also be communicating with themselves. If you're a leader, then adopting a skill called self-awareness could increase your overall success.
Who knew? The use of social media could overcome complexity within supply chains!
A lack of employee engagement may result from hiring the wrong people. Bringing on employees who are passionate about what they do could be the key to success within your company.


3 simple ways to create passionate employees in 2014 are to 1) attract and retain the right people, 2) recognize employees for their contribution, and 3) have a flexible and collaborative work environment.

Melanie's Millennial Tips

I share my thoughts on how young professionals should use their personal social media channels when interacting with colleagues.