Allee Creative is a strategic content and experiential marketing agency that provides full-scope services to clients around the globe.
Melissa Harrison started Allee Creative at the age of 26 with the intention of providing full-scope services for associations, nonprofits and B2B clients who didn’t have the capacity to strategize and execute on their marketing needs. What started as a one-woman shop based heavily in traditional print content and marketing has grown to a full-team agency that supports clients internationally with a holistic approach to marketing.
Melissa brings two decades of experience in marketing strategy, content management, writing, design and business development to the Allee Creative team. As the founder of our agency, Melissa works with clients around the world to execute successful marketing strategies.
Her accolades include being named a Top 100 Content Marketer (Express Writers and Content Marketing Institute), a Top Young Entrepreneur (Minnesota Business Magazine) and a Mover & Shaker (Star Tribune). She is a four-time recipient of the Hermes Creative Award and an international speaker on content marketing, business strategy, nonprofit management and entrepreneurship. She was named one of 100 women to watch in the U.S. as part of The Inspirational Woman Project and is a graduate of the Small Business Administration’s Emerging Leaders program. Melissa was also inducted into the DeForest Area High School Alumni Hall of Fame for her outstanding achievements in the marketing industry.
Melissa has held leadership positions for a number of other boards in the Twin Cities area including MWMC (Minnesota Women in Marketing and Communications) and Neighborhood Connections. She lives in St. Michael with her husband and four children.
Our community manager
Shelby Stahl is the human behind our social media channels. As a social media strategist and community engagement manager, Shelby is passionate about helping companies grow in the digital space. Shelby’s previous roles included social media management and community engagement for the tourism and nonprofit industries. She has diverse experience in a variety of social media platforms and takes a personal, empathetic approach to online engagement.
Shelby graduated from the University of Minnesota with a double major in strategic communications and theatre arts. She also holds a minor in fashion studies. In her free time, Shelby enjoys traveling, blogging, cooking and practicing yoga.