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John Melingagio

Public Relations Manager

John Melingagio
Public Relations Manager

OMAHA, NE

My roots are here, and I’ve traveled enough to know that this is where I want to live and work.

I am part of an unrecognized world record for the longest hockey game. (The charity botched the submission.)

I skipped school to see “The Exorcist.” When asked why I skipped, I said, “The devil made me do it.”

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA – OMAHA

My dad wanted me to be an accountant, I wanted to be a newspaper photographer. I ended with marketing management.

I still use Dr. John Anstey’s lessons on managing expectations and perceptions.

OMAHA WORLD-HERALD – REPORTER

Most of my superiors taught me so much about writing, photography, news identification and how to deal with difficult people.

My first job as a kid was being a newspaper carrier. Full circle.

Extra effort didn’t necessarily earn financial rewards. Instead, the motivation was bylines and better assignments.
 

BOYS TOWN – PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR

My first executive director, Rev. Val Peter, wanted nothing but the best and made you want to give it, not for him, but for what it meant to the organization’s mission.
 

BOZELL – PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER

My career in journalism taught me to find innovative ways to write stories and visually attract people to my words, while working in nonprofit taught me to take creative and integrated approaches to problems when short on resources. Both opportunities help me better serve our clients today.
 

Words to live by: Plan for a home run, but be accepting of a good, solid single.

John's story

OMAHA, NE

My roots are here, and I’ve traveled enough to know that this is where I want to live and work.

I am part of an unrecognized world record for the longest hockey game. (The charity botched the submission.)

I skipped school to see “The Exorcist.” When asked why I skipped, I said, “The devil made me do it.”

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA – OMAHA

My dad wanted me to be an accountant, I wanted to be a newspaper photographer. I ended with marketing management.

I still use Dr. John Anstey’s lessons on managing expectations and perceptions.

OMAHA WORLD-HERALD – REPORTER

Most of my superiors taught me so much about writing, photography, news identification and how to deal with difficult people.

My first job as a kid was being a newspaper carrier. Full circle.

Extra effort didn’t necessarily earn financial rewards. Instead, the motivation was bylines and better assignments.
 

BOYS TOWN – PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR

My first executive director, Rev. Val Peter, wanted nothing but the best and made you want to give it, not for him, but for what it meant to the organization’s mission.
 

BOZELL – PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER

My career in journalism taught me to find innovative ways to write stories and visually attract people to my words, while working in nonprofit taught me to take creative and integrated approaches to problems when short on resources. Both opportunities help me better serve our clients today.
 

Words to live by: Plan for a home run, but be accepting of a good, solid single.

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years in industry

26 years

years at bozell

5 years

client experience

  • NCAA Men’s College World Series
  • First National Bank
  • College of Saint Mary

John's Hometown

Omaha, NE

August 27, 2018

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