With Hanukkah wrapping up and Christmas approaching, we present a special Holiday Edition of our weekly newsletter. This year has been a tough one for all, so we hope you can relax with your families and celebrate your respective holidays. Grab a coffee, relax, and enjoy your Friday as you read through this week’s special edition.

In this week’s issue:
Debut of Build Brand You Instructional Videos

MELT U Podcast Series with Dan Corso

The 20th Episode of The Meltdown!

Holiday Gift Guide for Anyone and Everyone

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Build Brand You Instructional Videos

MELT debuts Build Brand You Instructional Chapter Videos with Vince breaking down each chapter from his new book Build Brand You!
In these videos, you will find the perfect complement to your book.
Click below to watch Vince dissect the Introduction and Chapter 1 now!







?BONUS TIP ?Order Your Copy of Build Brand You
Build Brand You: Insights For Pursuing Your Dreams by MELT CEO Vince Thompson is a step-by-step guide to building the network, the résumé, and?most importantly?the mindset you need to stand out from the competition and win the job you want.
Available now on Amazon.com!
What is some unexpectedly useful resume writing advice you’ve received? Tweet at us @meltatl and let us know!




MELT U Podcast Series Featuring Dan Corso



Dan Corso is president of the Atlanta Sports Council, the arm of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce that serves as a recruiter for major regional, national, and international sporting events. The ASC was instrumental in the selection of Atlanta as the site for the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship, Super Bowl LIII in 2019, and the 2020 NCAA Men’s Final Four. A graduate of Florida State University, Dan is instrumental in the growth and appeal of Atlanta for sporting events across the city.





Weekly Web series on YouTube hosted by Vince Thompson, covering the business of professional sports and college sports




Holiday Gift Guide

Here are a few affordable recommendations for your loved one, family member, or friend. Click on the images to be taken directly to the link!


Ullo Wine Purifier

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“Purifying your wine is the best way for you to get rid of sulfites, which are artificial preservatives responsible for headaches and hangovers. Üllo’s signature Wine Purifier reduces these side effects and eliminates that bitter taste these preservatives leave behind using Selective Sulfite Capture™ technology and an adjustable aerator. Enjoy your favorites to the fullest with fewer consequences. Bonus points: It’s sized to fit directly on top of a variety of wine glasses, making this bar tool the perfect gift for wine snobs.”


Dagne Dover Hunter Large Toiletry Bag


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“Everything you need to stay organized while you are on the go. This Dagne Dover toiletry bag is crafted in the label’s signature neoprene and comes equipped with two extra zip pouches to house your tidy travel essentials.”


Power Up Tassel Keychain



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“The best gifts are the ones that make your life infinitely easier, like this chic keychain that keeps you charged wherever you go. The USB to lightning charging cable can be plugged into the port in your laptop or your portable power bank so you can charge your phone right in your bag. With a fringed tassel, gold hardware and a leather tag that was made for monogramming, this keychain is an easy, yet thoughtful gift for everyone.”



MELT E-Store Up and Running!

Click below to access our new E-Store for the holidays!
We have great stocking stuffers and holiday gifts for the whole family.
Submit your own design proposals or ideas online: https://meltwebprod.wpenginepowered.com/contact/

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What’s MELT? 

It’s a high-powered sports marketing agency that’s based in Atlanta and works with the world’s biggest brands, teams, and events. MELT, which I founded in 2000, has become one of the nation’s leading sports marketing agencies, including a 20-year representation of The Coca-Cola Company, the activation of 17 (would have been 18) consecutive Final Fours, seven seasons of ESPN College GameDay, AFLAC’s sponsorship of The Southeastern Conference (SEC) and much more. We have won a collective 20 industry awards since 2017, including CEO of The Year, Event Marketer IT list of Top 100 Event Marketing Agencies, Chief Marketer’s Top 200 agencies, and many more. MELT and I sit in a unique position in the sports and college sports marketplace, offering insight into the significant business issues in sports and college sports.

What’s MELT U?
It’s a one-of-a-kind virtual internship program offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the world of sports marketing. This Summer MELT U educated 1,100 students with 50 podcasts of industry leaders, live Lunch & Learns from my upcoming book, “Build Brand YOU.”  MELT U will now extend the offerings to be year-round and to include newsletters, video series, seminars, student-athlete branding, and much more.