Melissa and her team at Alliance Connection are fantastic! We wanted to give kids and families a new way to engage with the KIDZ BOP brand, and Alliance Connection helped to bring our vision to life at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Punta Cana. Alliance Connection fully integrated themselves into our brand, taking the time to learn how we interact with fans worldwide. Together, we launched the first-ever KIDZ BOP Experience! Throughout this project, the team managed to find time to plan and direct our amazing 6-day kick-off event at the resort, which included a live concert and a roster of family activities.
Sasha Junk, Senior Vice President of Marketing
KIDZ BOP / Razor & Tie
I've been working with Melissa and Madison over the past year to secure and fulfill promotional opportunities for the Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana and Azul Hotels. Their team has been very collaborative and their responses are speedy and thorough. I always appreciate the additional ideas they offer to enhance and make our proposals even more robust. I look forward to working on new offerings for the coming year.
Erica Nunez, Sr. Director
Working with Amanda and Alliance Connection was a true pleasure. She is a professional and very knowledgeable, the final project more than exceeded our expectations. She has an incredible eye for detail and when combined with the countless hours of research resulted in an amazing outcome. I can't thank her enough for her dedication over the past year.
Faith Wishnie, Director of Wedding Services at Karisma Hotels & Resorts
Memorable Moments Weddings by Karisma
The Alliance Connection team is made up of visionaries who have helped Sandals Resorts produce rock-solid events. From conceptualizing programming, guiding us through the planning process, negotiating talent and media partnerships, managing vendors, to executing every event detail and logistics to ensuring our vision is met, Alliance Connection is by far one of the most meticulous companies I have ever had the privilege to work with.
Debbie-Ann White, Senior Vice President of Public Relations & Promotions
I have known Melissa for many years, first as a colleague and most recently as a marketing partner. Melissa is a strategic thinker with the ability to see the big picture, as well as possessing the tenacity to pursue the details and affect the outcome. Good business and true partnerships are based on "win-win" solutions, and because Melissa truly understands that, she is able to consistently fit the pieces together and complete the marketing puzzle.
Tony Cortizas, VP, Marketing
Sol Melia Hotel & Resort
I have had the great opportunity of knowing Melissa Mango through various work cycles. I was her boss for many years, her client and most importantly, during my career change she became my mentor. She is the type of person you want on your team. She is analytical in her approach to problem solving while focusing on the overall resolution. To be a leader you must be able to bring all sides together, motivate and above all recognize that success comes from many individuals working collaboratively, and this is what Melissa and her team has been able to do exceptionally well. Alliance Connection is an asset to any company they do business with.
Armando "Mandy" Chomat, Executive Vice President
Karisma Hotels & Resorts
We can't say enough great things about working with Alliance Connection. Their team of professionals does an amazing job of executing on behalf of their clients and our company is beyond thankful for the opportunity to have work with them.
Taylor Childress, Vice President & General Manager
Sony Music Nashville's collaborations with Alliance Connection have produced exceptional experiences. Our teams work together to build destination events that our artists, staff and partners look forward to every year. We head to beautiful locations to capture content, celebrate our artists, and give back to the community while providing a unique and pleasant atmosphere for our partners in radio, print, and television.
Allen Brown VP, Media & Corporate Communications
Sony Music Entertainment
It was a pleasure working with Alliance Connection on our event at the Hard Rock Hotel, Punta Cana. Their level of skill and professionalism is unparalleled in their field. From the live sound to the hospitality, everything was executed flawlessly.
Carter Green, Tour Manager
The Swon Brothers Team
Our experience in working with Alliance Connection has been outstanding. They take care of every detail and make the artists and the client feel like rock stars.
Ada La Greca, Executive Director, Marketing & Communications at Fremantle Media
Alliance Connection, Inc. brings new opportunities to our business as well as providing immediate value via partnerships affiliate deals and additional brand exposure.
Ashley Boening, Vice President of Marketing
We continue to grow our business relationship with Alliance Connection as they provide new partnership opportunities with great brands. The team at Alliance is responsive and collaborative, and we look forward to another productive year.
Ed Vittoria, Vice President of Loyalty
If you are looking for a first class experience you have found it! The Alliance Connection team is sure to provide meticulous service from start to finish. With years of experience, they leave no detail unturned, creating events and opportunities that make memories of a lifetime.
Ellen Appleton-Adkins, President/ Producer/ Owner
I have worked with Melissa Mango in different capacities over the last 10 years, most recently in coordinating a partnership program with David's Bridal. The partnership provided us the unique opportunity to expose our brand to nearly every bride-to-be across the country. Our results since the beginning of the partnership have exceeded those of any other marketing portal.
Deborah Kahl, Gift Registry Director
Melissa is really one of those rare people you truly look forward to working with. I'm pretty sure her understanding of the industry is second to none, and she has this way of sharing her knowledge in a personable, insightful way.... you leave knowing that she wants to pass her wisdom along for your benefit. It's also clear to me that she is a true partner in business, always thinking, and always willing to create solutions based on our needs.
Dan Nagler, Manager Business Development
From producing events, marketing and securing talent Alliance Connection delivers a world class product.
Frank Maduro, Vice President of Marketing
Hard Rock Hotels All Inclusive Collection
Alliance Connection thinks innovatively and resourcefully when connecting brands. Melissa Mango and her team are results driven, leveraging multi-channel media campaigns to realize strategic partner objectives.
Kelly Warner, National Senior Director Corporate Partnerships
Life Time Fitness
A quick phone call with Carrie Jones to explore some out-of- the-box event ideas between Varsity Spirit and Alliance Connection brand teams has already led to some innovative thinking and new relationships for both of our teams. Everyone that I’ve met shares a passion for their role at Alliance Connection with Melissa Mango’s drive to succeed and it is evident in the creative thinking that goes into each project that they work on, no matter who the client. Our situation is a bit unique, as we are a sports event property with hotel relationships in place, but Melissa’s ability to see the potential and navigate relationships and potential partnerships on our behalf is an incredible asset to have in the portfolio.
Marlene Cota, Vice President, Corporate Alliances and Business Development
Varsity Spirit Corporation