Melissa Davis

2015 Speaker

MELISSA DAVIS lives in Oakland, C.A. with her husband and son, and runs the Oakland-based public relations agency Ruby Press. Before moving west and breaking into PR, she was a fashion editor for eight years in New York City, working at Harper’s Bazaar and Mademoiselle magazines. Davis continued to work in magazines when she arrived in San Francisco, as both a fashion editor at San Francisco city magazine, 7×7, and as the Northern California editor for Lucky magazine. She launched Ruby Press in 2001, and moved to Oakland in 2003. Davis has been featured in numerous media outlets, including Martha Stewart Weddings, Marie Claire, Lonny, The San Francisco Chronicle, PopSugar, and Refinery29. Her PR advice has been featured in Chronicle Books’ Craft Inc., and Ready to Launch: The PR Couture Guide to Breaking into Fashion PR. In This Is Oakland, she combines her love of Oakland with her passion for good design and great stories. @rubypress

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