MELT University celebrates first success story as team hires Auburn University’s Ellis Baxter for MELT social media department; Baxter’s original connection to MELT founder Vince Thompson who grew up with her mother Susan in Chatom, Alabama

ATLANTA, GA – August 14, 2017 – MELT (, the award-winning sports, entertainment and culinary marketing agency scored their first success story from the class of 2017 today. Former MELT University intern and recent Auburn University graduate Ellis Baxter has been hired as Digital & Social Media Coordinator. Baxter will report to MELT Director of Digital & Social Media Doug Kroll and work on a variety of MELT clients and associated businesses. Baxter was originally introduced to MELT Founder and Chairman Vince Thompson through her mother Susan, who grew up and attended school together with Thompson in Chatom, Alabama.

Baxter was part of the MELT University Class of 2017 which most recently graduated 37 students from 25 different universities from across the country. While at Auburn, she was The Director of Aubie where she assisted in the management of Aubie, the official mascot of Auburn University. She also studied abroad in Italy as part of The Joseph Bruno Auburn Abroad program and consistently made Auburn’s Dean’s List.

While an intern this summer at MELT University, Baxter impressed both Thompson and the MELT team with her attitude, work ethic and how well she adjusted to the pace of agency life.

“It certainly is full circle,” said Thompson. “Ellis really hit the ground running here from day one and I’m proud and happy that she is going to be a part of our team going forward. I’m expecting big things from her.”


About MELT 

Founded by CEO Vince Thompson in 2000, MELT, LLC, is an Atlanta based fully-integrated sports and entertainment marketing agency offering clients advertising, original content development, digital, social media, event and experiential marketing, retail and consumer promotions, brand strategy and sports property evaluation and activation. Check us out at, on, or on Twitter @MELTatl.