Billy Melnyk is the On-Premise Director at Bacardi USA where he leads a team focused on Bacardi’s most influential accounts. Previously, he’s acted as the company’s Digital lead and forged leading digital media partnerships with Facebook and Google. Melnyk also led music and experiential programming including the global Bacardi B-LIVE music program that featured artists such as Diplo, A-Trak, Kid Cudi, James Murphy, and Major Lazer, and executed a global partnership and 90 date global tour with the Black Eyed Peas. He was one of Canada’s dance music pioneers and owned Atomic Nightclub from 1997-2001.
Mr. Melnyk was selected by BizBash magazine as one of their Most Innovative Event Pros for 2012.
“Global enterprises are looking for ways to scale the two-way dialogue between their brands and their consumers.” explains Billy Melnyk, “Social sponsorship is the next evolution in influence marketing that ties in the brands, the influencers and the fans.”
“Bacardi’s collaboration with Facebook and Google was a first for the spirits industry”, said Myles Bartholomew, CEO of SponsorsOne. “This is just one example of how Billy brings together top-tier brands, chart-topping artists and online social platforms to engage with young adult consumers – today’s most sought after demographic.”