Trendsetter to Know: Melany Berger

Name: Melany Berger

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Age: 39’ish

Title: CEO of my dog and my blog               

Married/Single: Why? Do you know a normal, single guy with a job for me? 

Kids: Teddy Brewski – he is my dog but doesn’t know that he isn’t human. Don’t tell him.

City you live in: Paradise Valley

A typical day in my life includes…

waking up at 4:45AM and responding to my social media channels from bed. Move to the living room for coffee and then down the hall to my home office for more coffee and more emails. Shower at 9:30 AM and get out of the house. Golf, gym or walk. I always try to do something healthy and get out of the house and back home for more emails and social media replies. Working from home takes discipline. I do not know how to relax so it is imperative that I walk away from my computer.

I was born…

in San Mateo, CA. Bay Area!

My favorite thing about Arizona…

is the weather, it’s a more relaxed lifestyle than SF or LA, it is clean and people are nice (nicer than LALA land). And the University of Arizona, BEARDOWN.

I’m listening to…

great rock n’ roll. Always! ROCK ON. Playing now: Tesla, Godsmack, Van Halen, Metallica, Motley Crue, AC/DC, Sevendust, Shinedown, Chris Cornell, Tool, Halestorm. Want me to go on? I can share my playlist for you because I am the best DJ I know. Spotify agrees.   

My family…

is the most important to me. My parents live in the Bay Area.

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be…

my sister. She was my best friend and someone that I could talk to about everything. She passed away 10 years ago and not a day goes by that I don’t think about her. I miss her every single day.

One thing I cannot live without…

MUSIC! I bleed rock n’ roll.

When I was younger, I wanted to be…

a dentist. I spent so much time in a dentist and orthodontist chair as a child and loved the little treasure chest full of toys and lollipops.

I’m inspired by…

my parents. They are the hardest working people I know. They would do anything to make sure that I am happy and healthy. They are the kindest people I have ever met. I am truly lucky.

The one person who motivates me is…

me. My parents. I want to make them proud.

If I could change anything in the world, it would be…

I would make people less selfish and kinder to one another.

The perfect day would be…

away from any type of computer screen.

My first job was…

an internship at MTV and I walked Dave Matthews down the red carpet for the MTV movie awards.  My first paying job was at the William Morris Agency in the music department. When I went for my interview, I met Little Richard and we talked for 45 minutes. He told me I would get that job and I did.  

My favorite escape…

a sandy beach with a drink in hand.

My life…

what a long, strange trip it’s been. 

I’m currently working on…

promoting my content. If I don’t, who will? I volunteer with the AZ Humane Society and the annual fundraiser was canceled due to the coronavirus but the silent auction was online. So, I wrote a post and shared on my social media channels to help raise money. Prior to that, I wrote two blog posts from the heart (Dear Spoiled Americans and The Blame Game: Who Wins?) which were shared so many times that I could not keep up. 

Always…

have pride in your name.             

Never…

do anything that would embarrass your parents.            

Favorite Quote…

do music lyrics count here?

Biggest Dream…

for my entire family to live a happy and healthy life. I would like to meet someone and live happily ever after. Don’t we all want that?

My Pet Peeve(s)…

loud chewers, bad music taste, moochers, people who lack etiquette in person or via social media, loud talkers and people who don’t like dogs.

More about Melany…

Melany Berger is a “no-holds-barred” blogger and social media influencer. She is the creator of MelanysGuydlines, which is a lifestyle blog with a snarky twist. She will tell you that snarky is witty but younger and better looking and says what most are thinking but do not say themselves. A professional in the music industry, Melany has worked for major entertainment giants such as MTV, Irving Azoff and the William Morris Agency. Knowing the business inside and out, Melany has no shortage of hysterical true tales of what it’s like to be a rock-star or at least party like one!

MelanysGuydlines won the Best Dating and Relationship Blog of 2014, the Shorty Awards Vox Populi 2015 for the most fan nominations in the blogger category and toured the country with Cox Business as an influencer supporting startups. She was featured on the award-winning Cats in the Corner Office show whose past guests include Jay Baer and Steve Kerr. In 2017, she became Fohr verified and in 2018, was chosen as one of three influencers to represent MillerCoors for the Arnold Palmer Spiked debut campaign at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. The social media campaign led the product to be the top-selling new brand of 2018 according to Nielsen. In 2019, @MelanysGuydlines was the top monthly influencer on Instagram for the NFL, Golden State Warriors, Kate Somerville, Jean Paul Gaultier, Dita Eyewear (two months), Tory Burch, and Tory Sport (three months) via Fohr Card.  Melany’s dog, Teddy Brewski was voted Mr. December by his passionate followers and earned him a coveted spot in the Puppies Make Me Happy 2020 calendar. Melany was also featured as one of the top influencers to follow in Phoenix and invited to be an official social media influencer for Phoenix Fashion Week 2020.

In addition to writing about relationships, Melany has proven herself as a trusted brand ambassador and social media influencer. She loves giving back to her followers by partnering with brands and offering exclusive opportunities. Melany has worked with top tier brands ranging from Microsoft, Lenovo, Cox Communication, Bud Light Lime, Amazon, American Express, Disney, Overstock, USA Networks, Adore Cosmetics, Vanity Fair, MillerCoors, the NFL and many more. She only works with brands she personally uses herself. Trust is everything. Melany will only share brands that she can personally vouch for and remember not all influencers are created equal! Check out her media kit for a list of various and diverse brands she loves and has had the pleasure of working with at melanysguydlines.com/media/.

When Melany is not blogging or representing brands, she can be found engaging with her followers online. She has amassed a large and loyal following of 450,000+ on her social media channels (including her dog, Teddy Brewski who his own loyal social media following of over 12K).

Melany is the youngest Advisory Board member at the University of Arizona for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and enjoys lecturing and teaching students about the future of social media and how they can turn social media influence into a profession. She is an active member of the Student Engagement and Marketing Committees for the Advisory Board as well as a recurring guest lecturer for eSociety at the University of Arizona.

Melany’s family created two scholarships in her sister’s name at the University of Arizona after her passing in 2010. The two scholarships are among the most prestigious at the University. The Brenna Ilana Berger Memorial Scholarship covers a good portion of in-state tuition, room and board, and books. It honors her sister’s memory as an At-Risk School Counselor in Los Angeles by enabling students who have faced significant obstacles in the pursuit of their college education. Her family is very active in keeping close contact with the scholarship recipients.



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