For the past 23 years, I have helped businesses and individuals create their brand presence to achieve their goals through media, marketing, design, and public relations.
I believe in the power of networking, social media and establishing wonderful relationships in order to help elevate each other. I am a local and nationally recognized press writer & journalist covering real estate (residential & commercial), business topics, and current marketing & social media trends.
In 2022, I am humbled by being named the 2022 Influencer in Marketing by GlobeSt.com. I was also named to the 2022 OTSO IWD Influential Women of Commercial Real Estate, named to the CREi Movement List of Influential Women, 2022 #CREi Top Instagram Influencers, as well as #CREi Top Twitter Influencers.
My press work has been published thousands of times on a variety of other media outlets, including print magazines, Online media websites, newsletters, social media, and so much more. Since there are so many areas in my career, I felt this website would give you my visual resume of everything I am personally and professionally involved in.
"Melissa Swader has written her own success story. Serving as president of Ruby Red Media and editor-in-chief of Elevate Magazine, the consummate media strategist, entrepreneur and published author uses over 23 years experience in PR and marketing to help others build their brand and business." ~ RisMedia
2023 - RisMedia Real Estate Newsmakers - "Achiever Award: Success Stories"
2022- CREi Top Instagram & Twitter Influencers
2022 - CREi Movement List of Influential Women
Named OTSO Women Of Commercial Real Estate
2022 - Named 'Individual Influencers in Marketing' - GlobeSt.com
2021 - Launched 'Women in Commercial Real Estate' Monthly LIVE Call' - Real Estate | Best Practices | Hosted every 3rd Wednesday of the month
2021 - Launched the 'Women in Commercial Real Estate' Landing Page - Interactive Map
2021- Featured Guest Panelist - "How to Publish a Book" - by CREMarketing Live
2021 - Nominated for Most Influential Women in Arizona - AZ BIG Media
2021 - Nominated for Women of Influence - GlobeSt.
2021- Selected as most recent "Amazon Influencer" - Amazon Store Launch 4/2 - SHOP HERE!
2021 - Vlog Host to "#MarketingwithMelissa - Bringing you the latest business & marketing tips on social media.
2020 - Founded and launched the NEW Online #CRE Shop; a New Kind of Merch Boutique for Commercial Real Estate Professionals
2020 - Published first book, One Yellow Brick - Now on Amazon - Buy Now!
2020 -Named to the TOP 150 'CREi Influencers on Twitter' - kenashley.com
2020 - Founded 'Women in Commercial Real Estate' - National Facebook Group - Join Today!
2020 - Named '2020 Influencers in Marketing" - Globe St./Real Estate Forum Magazine - New York
2020 - Featured in '14 Women Who've Cut Through the CRE Marketing Clutter - Globet St.
2020 - Featured in Bisnow - "My New Normal" series
2020 - Featured in Shout Out Arizona - Meet Melissa Swader: Named ‘2020 Influncers in Marketing’
2020 - Named Business Judge for the W.P. Carey School of Business - Barrett Honors College Thesis Presentation
2020 - Named as Panelist for the Blogger Series: 'Rock Your Blog' - The Atypical Company/The Broker List
2020 - Guest Feature on Bleav ASU Football Podcast Network - LISTEN HERE
2020 - Host to 'Tuesday Tips' - YouTube - A weekly 2-minute video series on the latest business & marketing tips
2020 - Guest Feature on The Real Estate Crowdfunding Show Syndication in the Digital Age
2019 (Sept.) - National Guest Feature on QuantumListing Webinar (Marketing, New Video Podcast Show & My New Book coming out - LISTEN HERE
2019 (Sept.) - National Guest Marketing Panelist (Marketing Trends)Hosted by The Broker list -CRE marketing Group | Atypical - LISTEN HERE
2019 - Official Announcement - New Video Podcast show to launch September 1st on New YouTube Channel
Real Talk, Real Business, Real People << *SUBSCRIBE TODAY*
2019 - Named 1/6 people in Arizona "Behind the Success" recognition - Commercial Executive Magazine (pg.9)
(Featured in the Current August/September - Summer issue)
2019 - Named The Commercial Real Estate Marketing Wizards Influencing the Industry - The Content Funnel
2019- W.P. Carey School of Business - ASU Mentor Group
Announced in March 2019, Named '2018 Top 10 National CRE Blogger' for "Most Deals Done" by The Broker List (SVN)
2019 - Named Recipient "Girl Power: Women Leading the Charge in Commercial Real Estate - The Content Funnel
2019 - Selected as #Bizwomen Mentoring Monday - Served as Business Mentor to other Businesswomen in Nationwide Event - Phoenix Business Journal
2019 Nominee for 'Outstanding Women in Business - PBJ
2018 - Featured CRE Marketing Panelist - The Content Funnel
'2018 Outstanding Women in Business" Award Winner - Phoenix Business Journal
2018 - Voyage Phoenix Magazine Feature
Named '2017 Top 10 National CRE Blogger' by The Broker List (SVN)
Named '2016 Top 10 National CRE Blogger' by The Broker List (SVN)
2016 - Founded one of the largest Elite Networking Business Events in the North Valley (Phoenix, AZ.)
If you are interested in any of my business services, you can contact me directly from my website here as well.
I am so excited to announce my book, 'ONE YELLOW BRICK'
This book dives into the personal struggles I had to overcome as a young entrepreneur and takes you down a winding road that unravels marketing strategies that help any man or woman in business to Build the Empire they have always dreamed of.
I get asked so many times on how I can help people build their business, gain new customers or simply get rid of all the toxicity in your life to open positive opportunities to help you take the right path. Effective marketing strategies, personal stories about my journey and the "wizardly tips" that I have used over the last 23 years to build my success and the success for others.
I know that it may be easier to read from your tablet, so definitely wanted this an option.
My Audiobook is now available on Audible and on the
As seen in AZ Big Media....... Thursday, April 11, 2019
Melissa Swader, an award-winning valley businesswoman, business mentor, and social media influencer has recently signed her book first book deal with Daily house in Reno, Nevada.
Check back here for the latest updates and for the final book release date.
"The book shares Melissa's sassy sense of humor even as she tackles some serious topics. The book guides readers to success and they go along with Melissa as she digs through some "dirt" and comes out on the other side. Melissa is passionate about taking the high road and as a result, the book has a very positive, upbeat tone throughout. She's courageous in tackling all that life throws at her in order to achieve success in business and life. The book reflects Melissa's personality to a "T". Reading the book is like sitting down with Melissa and having a great heart-to-heart conversation. Melissa is about Real Talk with Real People."
~Book Editor, C. Casanova, Daily House | Reno, Nevada
Local marketing personality Melissa Swader will launch video podcast show The new video podcast can be watched from her New YouTube Channel so be sure to subscribe to her new channel to get notified when the shows are posted each week starting September 1st. Listen on SoundCloud, Spotify (SEE BELOW) and more! ♥
While you watch my YouTube Channel, you can also FOLLOW me on Spotify and listen to my episodes anywhere you want. Just turn up the speakers and get ready for some laughs, Free marketing tips and more.
If you are interested in speaking with me about an upcoming event, I would love to speak with you. I have made several appearances to share my career and motivate others to elevate their business by using effective marketing & branding strategies that work.
Phoenix, Arizona 85016, United States
Please Email Me At: Rubyredmediallc@gmail.com
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I am always on the go, but you can contact me through any of my platforms and emails.