Melissa Palazzo is the President of Ant Farm who, along with a talented team, works continually on award winning campaigns for some of the biggest names in entertainment and media. Under Melissa’s leadership Ant Farm has earned numerous accolades and awards in advertising and promotion, a few of those include, a Cannes Lion Award, multiple Emmy Awards, Effies, Telly Awards, Game Marketing Awards, several Broadcast Design Association Gold Awards, and multiple Clio Awards.
During Melissa’s residence, Ant Farm was named “Agency of The Year” by the GMAs in 2011, 2013 and 2015 respectively.
Melissa is a creative, high-energy, entrepreneurial business and marketing professional with nearly 20 years' experience in leading creative, strategy, agency operations and talent for some of the most prestigious brands. Prior to her role as President of Ant Farm Melissa has held leadership positions at Ketchum Public Relations, USA Networks, Miramax Films and Sony Pictures. Melissa is a strong believer in a motivational management style with an emphasis on staff growth and development and has a history of building and retaining award winning teams who love what they do. Proven success in establishing strong industry and client relationships as well as business development, creative ideation and an expertise in heart centered leadership. Melissa is on the Executive Board of A Place Called Home, a wonderful organization which focuses on creating opportunities for children and teens in South Central Los Angeles. When not trying to take over the world she enjoys doing improv and baking gluten free cookies with her tech savvy husband and their adventurous toddler daughter.