We love working with our social media influencers-- and we love how close we've become with some of our extended Ghost family, as we like to call them. Recently, Mel Denisse was attended our client, Rolling Greens, first Summer Gathering. Catered by Holy Cow BBQ, the Rolling Greens space looked stunning and was full with all the lovely ladies we love connecting our clients with. When one hears the term social media influencer, we're so apt to immediately convince ourselves that we're dealing with idealized human-beings. As if their real-life selfs could ever accurately capture their online persona through the carefully curated feeds they present to the world. However, in the case of Mel Denisse she is just as lovely as she is kind in person. A coffee fanatic who can speak Turkish and has a hidden talent as awesome as sword fighting, Mel is as real as they come. We had the opportunity to ask her a few questions about what it is like being a social media influencer full-time and here is what she had to say!
Ghost Media: What originally got you into posting on social media?
Mel: I’ve always been passionate about creating things in art. Pre social media, my walls were covered with photos, or scrapbooks with collages I would make. When social media became a thing, I’ve never stopped crafting and defining my art and having the desire to share it.
Ghost Media: In your opinion, what is most interesting part of how influencers touch and shape culture?
Mel: With influencers, and anyone really, we were created to create. In the fashion and entertainment industry, more brands have recognized the powerful voice of individual expression and my hopes and excitement are that influencers not only enjoy what they do and do it well, but recognize their inner world, the beauty of it, and the powerful gift they carry. The reason I started this was to activate people into their own worlds of beauty. To see that everyone carries something so significant and it’s vital that each person discovers what they were meant to share with the world. It’s one of the most exciting times here on earth, in my opinion.
Ghost Media: What are your three favorite things to do on a lazy Sunday?
Mel: Eat a big brunch. 2. Hike or find a fun spot in nature to write in. 3. Rest :)
Ghost Media: What are you most passionate about in your work?
Mel: The challenge of seeing what will be created. Being fascinated with things I didn’t know I could do. Getting to encourage women in their identity and beauty. Inspiring anyone in their own creative adventures.
Ghost Media: What advice would you give a novice Instagrammer on how to build their following?
Mel: Keep your focus on what you’re passionate about and work on developing that ‘brand’ and how it’s presented. That will attract the right people to you and give them an understanding of what you’re about and who you are.
Ghost Media: Would you say that being a social media influencer in definitely about community?
Mel: Yes, and I hope so. My favorite part of it is getting to meet the people I’ve either worked with or have met online. I love getting to meet other influencers and hear their journey, their passion, and how I can support them.
Ghost Media: What is next for you, Mel?
Mel: Great great things, I believe! This year I’ve made it a priority to work towards doing what I love full time and I’ve made that jump this summer and I couldn’t be more excited. I’m working towards more travel, video documentation, releasing a record, and more.
Thanks for taking the time to talk to us! We love working with you, Mel! To many more laughs and memories.