Ms. Candy Blog, Marlo, is the first candy livestreamer, an award-nominated YouTuber/live streamer, and a bestselling author. An entrepreneur, she has created a number of properties focusing on all that is sparkly and sweet.
With a degree in English, two in theatre, and a MBA coupled with a background in corporate training, instructional design and community management, she has worked for such brands as Google/YouTube, Yahoo!, J.P. Morgan and American Express. A former theatre professor, Marlo has also taught ages 3 and up in middle school and high school in English, film, journalism, public speaking and acting.
As a candy persona, she has appeared as a subject matter expert in The New York Times, NBC and FOX, partnering with such top brands as Hershey’s, Lindt, HSN, Epix, It’Sugar, Sour Patch Kids, Sugarpova, Just Born (Peeps/Mike & Ike), Jelly Belly, Torie & Howard, Adams & Brooks (Whirly Pop) and Dorval Trading Company (Sour Power) and has been named to FeedSpot’s Top 25 Candy Websites for Candy Lovers, becoming the #1 female candy website. As a speaker and educator, Marlo has spoken at Summit Live (San Francisco), Digital. (Vancouver), Cake Pop Con (Philadelphia), TedX Navesink (New Jersey), Midwest Digital Marketing Conference 17 (St. Louis), Social Media Camp (Victoria, BC), Blog Her 17 (Orlando), PR Daily (Virtual Summit), and Wedding MBA '17 & '21 (Las Vegas). She has served as a judge for Cake Pop Con and Werrk.com.
Marlo's award-nominated YouTube channel joined the multi-award-winning production company, World of Wonder’s network after receiving a contract in less than a week of posting her first video. Named Klout’s #1 female live streamer, she was awarded a contract with Periscope’s first talent network, Lifestream Productions, and placed on 3 top Periscoper lists after her first week of live streaming. A founding host of the live streaming platform, Gravy Live, she is a multi(platform)streamer, streaming on as many as 9 platforms simultaneously with audiences in the tens of thousands. She has been featured on Live.Me, Pocket Live, GhostCodes & MeVee, and has trended on Periscope & Hype. Having served Tik Tok as part of Tik Tok’s Creative Learning Fund, "Candy" has created educational videos for TikTok, ByteDance, Bansho, and Likee.
Having lost her mother to cancer in December 2019, Marlo's nieces lost a female role model as a grandmother. She decided that she would try to fill in for her mother where she could. Understanding what it's like to have dietary restrictions having been a vegetarian for the majority of her life, Marlo began to craft gluten-free treats inspired by friends and family members. She is on a culinary adventure with Blow Your Mind Bakery, having penned several articles for American Cake Decorating Magazine.