A Diverse Communications Career
Marissa is a communications professional with 18 years of diverse content media and editorial experience including roles in TV news, travel journalism, high-tech PR and corporate media relations.
Marissa is a communications professional with 18 years of diverse content media and editorial experience including roles in TV news, travel journalism, high-tech PR and corporate media relations. As a seasoned PR professional, she managed media relations for IBM in San Francisco where she led international press and influencer campaigns as well as product PR. During her tenure, she was recognized for her PR campaign work and achieved substantial placements in industry press and international media outlets.
Currently based in Seattle, she contributes to international media outlets including CNN, BBC, Fodor’s, Lonely Planet, Forbes and more. She has also worked with numerous technology clients including IBM and Kaspersky to produce digital content. As a freelancer and entrepreneur, she has experience in content writing, blogging, editing as well as managing blog and social media strategy.
What I Do:
I have a diverse portfolio of travel writing experience. I write articles, features and books for major media. I also write travel content marketing content for companies including PR materials, website copy and company blog content.
As a public relations professional, I have managed international PR campaigns and placed stories in major media. I have experience organizing press events, managing special projects and strategizing media relations campaigns.
I am a seasoned PR professional and high-tech blog writer. I know how to tell the best story angles that would resonate with key audiences. I communicate high-level concepts in ways that are meaningful and compelling.
I am also a women’s fiction author. My romantic comedy, Chasing Athens, was published in 2014. It has earned top reviews from international audiences and has been recognized with a Five-Star Readers’ Choice award.
Next to my words published in major media, you will find my photos. My photography is featured in outlets such as CNN International, CNN Travel, BBC Travel, an array of lifestyle magazines and my own travel blogs.