We are a boutique cultural communications consultancy in New York City. We are passionate about what we do.
We create comprehensive integrated communications programs that are tailored to meet the needs of our clients and reflect the rapidly changing cultural landscape.
With almost two decades of experience in the cultural communications sector, Melissa has broad experience in developing communications for clients—from creating long-range strategic plans to managing day-to-day questions, concerns, and crises.
Prior to founding Parsoff Communications in 2020, Melissa served as the Vice President of Communications at the High Line where she oversaw the organization’s media relations, digital communications, marketing, creative services, and internal communications functions. From 2012-2018, she was the Director of Communications and Marketing at Dia Art Foundation and before that she served as a Vice President at Polskin Arts & Communications Counselors.
Melissa earned her bachelor’s degree in art history and sociology from Emory University and her Master’s Degree in Arts Management from Columbia University.
Throughout her career Melissa has worked on communications programs for a national roster of cultural organizations. A sample list includes:
Art Institute of Chicago
Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia
Chinati Foundation, Marfa
Cleveland Museum of Art
Dia Art Foundation
Friends of the High Line
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Jewish Museum, New York
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts , New York
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Museum of Pop Culture, Seattle
Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix
Nashville Symphony - Schermerhorn Symphony Center
New-York Historical Society
Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach
San José Museum of Art
Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Museum
Yale Center for British Art
Yale University Art Gallery