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Strategic communications consulting for private sector and political clients

Who We Are

Juan is an award-winning, bilingual communications strategist with 10 years of experience in media relations, message development, social media, crisis communications, and community outreach.

He created one of the most influential political news sites in New Jersey, has published an opinion column, written major speeches, directed new media for a gubernatorial campaign, and served as communications manager for the City of Hoboken.

In 2006, PolitickerNJ.com recognized Melli as "Politician of the Year" and later ranked him #17 on the Top 100 Power List. He is a 2002 graduate of Rutgers University and earned a Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University in 2008.

Born in Argentina, Juan is a first-generation immigrant - raised in St. Paul, Minnesota and South Jersey and now living in Hoboken, New Jersey. When he's not sharpening his negotiation skills with his two wonderful little boys, he enjoys traveling, running, hiking, and skiing. Juan always uses Oxford commas.

Juan Melli
Juan Melli

What We Do

We've arranged national television appearances, advanced policy initiatives, written major speeches, and built the strongest municipal social media presence in the state. We can help you achieve your communications goals.


Message development, political strategy, research, analysis, and policy development


Press releases, speech writing, crisis communications, press conferences, newsletters


Website design, social media, display advertising, search and email marketing

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