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You may have heard the Democratic National Convention was in town this week. I was lucky enough to partner with MKG and Google to cover two days of speakers and panels related to empowering young voters and harnessing the energy of social media to reach them.

Day 1 was hosted by Latino Victory Project, Google and Cornell Belcher, and featured top Latino political and tech leaders in a panel. The panel covered fresh battleground state polling on the the changing nature of the electorate and the technological tools that are enabling voters to make informed decisions in the 2016 election.

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Day 2 featured young creatives using new technology and social media to create communities and influence people. There was a quick visit from Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, and panelists included Ingrid Nilsen, Lifestyle Expert & Online Video Personality; Laci Green, Sex Education Activist & Online Creator; Eric Easter, President, National Black Programming Coalition; Katie Oyama, Senior Policy Counsel, Google; Brad Jenkins, Managing Director and Executive Producer, Funny or Die.

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Melissa Kelly is a Philadelphia based event and editorial photographer.

In addition to the 30th Street Station takeover in September, I worked on a bus campaign this summer for Saint Joseph’s University. It was so fun trying to catch shots of the photos in the wild — this is likely the largest my photos have been printed so far.

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In September, Saint Joseph’s University staged it’s annual Station Domination, buying out all of the advertising space available at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia. The campaign, which tied in to the Papal visit at the end of September, was populated entirely with photographs by Melissa Kelly Photography.

In December, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education announced that the campaign had won a Gold Award.

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I’m really loving getting out and about in to the community for my Small Business Series. I met up with the guys from Northeast Barrel Company to check out their east coast operation and shoot some marketing photos for their burgeoning business.

Owners Pat and Matt are childhood friends who both developed a love for craft beer. After attending college, Matt left his hometown to explore the west coast while Pat continued expanding his love for craft beer and began home brewing. When Matt would come back to visit, he would share with Pat the popularity of barrel aged beers produced in the western United States. It wasn’t long before Northeast Barrel Company was born out of a desire to make barrel aged beers more available and affordable across the country. With both Salt Lake City and Philadelphia locations, Pat and Matt to able to distribute barrels to large and small craft beer brewers throughout the United States.

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