Melissa Duren is a public relations professional with proven success in luxury, contemporary and mass market fashion, retail and lifestyle businesses. Developing and executing press strategies for emerging brands as well as established global brands, Ms. Duren has played an important role in the growth and success of brands including Joe Fresh, TOMS, Zimmermann, ROXY, INTERMIX, Jack Spade, David Yurman, amongst others.
Melissa's career has taken her from top PR agencies in New York City including HL Group and Starworks, to exciting in-house roles at Theory and Joe Fresh. In May 2013, Melissa took the plunge and transitioned to a full-time freelance career handling public relations for various new and established brands. She now represents Costello Tagliapietra, KARA, Hello Alyss, George + Laurel, and consults with Elisabeth Weinstock and Keaton Row in partnership with Jennifer Bett Communications.