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Melissa Hobley

Global CMO, OkCupid


One of the leading experts on brands and marketing, Melissa Hobley’s career spans over 15 years building brands large and small, both in the US and globally. She regularly appears as an expert on tech and relationships in media like The New York Times and NPR. Currently, she is a regular guest on NBC’s “Today Show” discussing relationships in a digital era. In 2019, she was named AdAge’s “Women to Watch” list and was featured recently on AMA’s “40 Under 40.”

Currently, Melissa is the Global Chief Marketing Officer of OkCupid, one of the largest dating apps in the world. Under her direction, OkCupid has become famous for its message of inclusion and affirmation, winning numerous awards for its breakthrough social campaign in 2018 & 2019. In this role, she is responsible for global brand, advertising, marketing, social media, and partnerships.

A Midwest native, Melissa currently resides in NYC with her husband and two daughters. She is outspoken about issues facing under-resourced women and children and has written pieces for multiple outlets sharing her perspective.

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