Blogs

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After a brilliant chat with the Being Freelance community about green-lancing, I was inspired to make an A-Z of sustainable business.
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Ahead of COP26 in Glasgow, I share a roundup of the best articles and blogs explaining what the COP is and why it’s so important.
What is your brand?
What is branding and how can it improve your marketing and work for your business? Spark & Bloom’s Jeanne has more…
Fundraising
How effective communication to support your fundraising
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An overview of the amazing work Guide Dogs has been doing for people with sight loss over the last 90 years. Here’s to the next 90!
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Confident Tiger is a size-inclusive, sustainable lingerie brand which challenges the mainstream lingerie market on fit, ethics and ethos.
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Seven ways to use social media for climate action and climate change. Not to make empty gestures, but to make real actionable changes.
Whale Shark - conservation
Guest post from MMF’s Dr Simon J. Pierce about his career protecting the ocean and marine megafauna.
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An interview with MMF’s Genaye Domenico about her career in conservation and love for the ocean.
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I wanted to share a few of my preferences it terms of ways of working to give you a glimpse into how I like to work and why.
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A glimpse into Melissa’s PR Power Hour with Chris from Madagascar Film and Photography who wanted some tips on managing his own PR.
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Why Melissa has pledged to join the ethical move: a movement for a more ethical approach to marketing.
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Alexis Bushnell from Social Media for Humans shares some fantastic insights into how to make your social media more inclusive and accessible.
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Outlining my commitment to improving my website from an environmental perspective and track my progress over time.
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Kate Browning from Cherry Blossom Management explains why Canva is such a great tool to support your marketing efforts.
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An overview of how I’m working to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through my communications and copywriting services.
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Ever wondered what is PR and why is it so important? In this post, I explain what PR is based on my 12+ years’ experience in the sector.
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Why I’m launching a guest blog series where I’ll host posts from relevant experts in sustainability, conservation and marketing for good.
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If you’re intrigued about whether a PR Power Hour might be suitable for you, here’s a sneak peek into my chat with Sally from Ducky Zebra.
Lifeguard looking out over the sea at Tofo Beach, Mozambique
Several years ago, Melissa fell in love with the remote town of Tofo Beach in Mozambique. Here’s what a ‘normal’ day in Tofo might look like.
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Going behind the scenes and giving you a glimpse into my working day as a freelancer.
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Melissa is a sustainable comms consultant, copywriter and diver. Here are a few facts to help you get to know her a bit better.
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If you’re not sure what the UN’s SDGs are, don’t worry: here’s a quick overview of the Sustainable Development Goals to get you up to speed.
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I use certain apps for freelancers and eco-minded businesses to be more productive and more sustainable. Here, I share my favourites.

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