CEO, Senior Foundational Strategist
Marliss Weber is the principal social marketing maven for Parodos.
Marliss is an award-winning writer and senior communicator with a specialty in social media strategy and management. As President of Parodos Communications, her niche focus is on complex, issues-driven social media advocacy, and she and her partner Randy Brososky have been the lead communications strategists behind a number of change-making campaigns, including Women’s Initiative Edmonton and It’s Time Edmonton (for the Gender-Based Violence Prevention Council Initiative at the City of Edmonton). Notable accounts she’s managed include: WinterCity Edmonton, Women’s Initiative Edmonton, 124 Street Business Association, Old Strathcona Business Association, EndPovertyEdmonton, Massage Therapist Association of Alberta and Make Something Edmonton, amongst many others. Several of her accounts have been listed as top social media influencers in Edmonton and Alberta, and she and Randy were recognized by their peers with an IABC Capital Award of Excellence for their work on Women’s Initiative Edmonton.
Marliss has consulted with some of Alberta’s most prominent and complex organizations including the Government of Alberta, the University of Alberta, the City of Edmonton, Covenant Health, the Legal Education Society of Alberta, and the Edmonton Economic Development Corporation. She provides her clients with strategic communications advice and support on issues-framing and how to share social messages with the world. As a mentor with IABC and the Business Link, she guides the careers of new communicators and supports small business owners to help develop Edmonton’s next generation of entrepreneurs.
When she’s not on social media, she’s writing for other formats, and has hundreds of journalistic credits to her name. Also a film and video producer, she has worked on projects as diverse as national commercials, educational videos and the scripted drama series Necessary Evil.
Marliss holds a Master of Arts in Communications and Technology from the University of Alberta, as well as a smattering of other degrees in literature and the arts. She is a GBA+ trained communicator.