Duren Conner

Partner & Managing Director, Jennifer Bett Communications

Melissa's Special Set of Skills

  • Balancing motherhood and career
  • Bootstrapping
  • Brand Partnerships
  • Brand Strategy
  • Crisis Management
  • DE&I (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion)
  • Digital Marketing
  • DTC / E-Commerce
  • Establishing KPIs
  • Growth Marketing
  • Hiring
  • Leadership
  • Development
  • Marketing
  • Media Planning
  • Organizational Culture
  • Partnerships
  • People Management
  • Public
  • RelationsRecruiting &
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Scaling
  • Strategic Planning
  • Talent Management
  • Thought Leadership

Melissa's Rise

Starting her career in marketing, communications and media relations at HL Group, Melissa headed up the PR strategy for TOMMS, David Yurman, and Sotheby’s Diamonds. A few years later, she joined Starworks Group as Senior Manager of Public Relations, where she led PR operations for the 10th anniversary of INTERMIX, as well as luxury fashion brands like Monique Lhuillier and Jack Spade.

As the Partner and Managing Director at Jennifer Bett Communications, Melissa uses her 15 years of industry experience to grow the company into one of the leading agencies in a rapidly growing industry. She’s a regular speaker at numerous conferences, panels, and podcasts.

Professional Superpower

For Melissa, a brand’s early success is all about positioning. And she uses her unique breadth of experiences to help brands find their voice from the start.

Personal Superpower

Melissa knows when an industry is in need of a dramatic shift — especially her own. Her humility and forthrightness have allowed her clients to thrive.

What Drives Melissa

Staying on top of her game has allowed Melissa to navigate an ever-changing environment. Her live-action access to the market makes her a valuable mentor with priceless advice.

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One-on-one mentorship sessions

Unlock an exclusive, one-on-one appointment with Melissa. During your video session, Melissa will be on the line to offer personalized advice, support and guidance designed to help power your business forward. Consider this your phone a friend (with major bonus points).

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  • Duration: 30 minutes
Melissa is not accepting sessions at this time.