Mellon's Place

An Email Soap Opera

Mellon Group

New from Workforce Junction Studios… just because we can always use a little entertainment to brighten our day.

Tune in to our email soap opera and watch as a lovable cast of characters weather a never-ending storm of market changes, client demands, complex technology, office romance, failures, and triumphs.

The 8 episodes in Season 1 follow the exploits of Mellon Benefits & Associates, LLC located in the fictional city of Beansville, Nebraska. In their own way, each character will overcome personal, social and business challenges to reach new levels of success – alone and together. Filled with drama, comedy and suspense, every episode is sure to touch the hearts and fire up the imaginations of employee benefit professionals everywhere.

 

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Episode #8: The Dashboard Edge

The entire agency is working together like a finely tuned machine. Every client they choose to work with is engaged in a year-round adventure to make every element of the…
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Episode #7: On-Purpose Prospecting

Juan’s dreams come true. He now has everything he needs – and a team to back him up – for attracting, onboarding and retaining bigger, better clients.
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Episode #6: Leap of Faith

Despite torrents of trepidation, Ray convinces the Mellon’s Place team to try a One-Client Test Drive. The tension is palpable, the sparks fly, and after blinking their eyes a couple…
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Episode #5: Dashboard Dreams

Cybil hears about an entirely different approach to ben admin. Her investigation and introduction to Ray lead to an unexpected surprise for the entire team.
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Episode #3: Clues Among the Wreckage

The team at Mellon and Associates tries to figure out why they can’t seem to get online enrollment technology to work for them. How did we get here? What made…
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Episode #1: Omens of the Inevitable

Really Big Client wants a ben admin system in the worst way… and that’s how they’re going to get it. Can the team at Mellon and Associates pull it off?

Cast of Characters

 
  • Walter Mellon: Agency principal, known as “the tinkerer” who is always looking to do things differently (not always better), and determined to take the agency to the next level.
  • Dee Zaster: Client service team leader and relationship guru yearning for recognition and a chance to change the world.
  • Juan Manband: Producer with a (mostly) well-hidden inferiority complex who dreams of becoming more than a sales person.
  • Cybil Wrights: Account manager with an eidetic memory who never forgets a name. She lives and breathes the lives of every client she serves.
  • Earl E. Bird: Second-generation business owner striving to protect his parents’ legacy while following his own path for the business he has inherited. 
  • Ray Sersharpe: Relationship-first zealot who’s dedicated his life to making technology work for people like our cast of characters.

Season 1 Episodes

Episode 1: Omens of the Inevitable

Really Big Client wants a ben admin system in the worst way… and that’s how they’re going to get it.

Episode 2: The Tech-Only Train Wreck

Reader discretion advised. The resulting train wreck is chilling. Is there a silver lining? Find out next episode.

Episode 3: Clues Among the Wreckage

How did we get here? What made us do it? What did we miss? What did we do wrong?

Episode 4: Searching for the Phoenix

Picking up the pieces and moving on. “There’s gotta be a better way to bring tech to our clients!” Walter implores the benefit gods.

Episode 5: Dashboard Dreams

Cybil hears about an entirely different approach to ben admin. Her investigation and introduction to Ray leads to an unexpected surprise for the entire team.

Episode 6: Leap of Faith

Despite torrents of trepidation, Ray convinces the Mellon’s Place team to try a One-Client Test Drive. The tension is palpable, the sparks fly, and after blinking their eyes a couple of times, they emerge on the other side of a complex OE as heroes.

Episode 7: On-Purpose Prospecting

Juan’s dreams come true. He now has everything he needs – and a team to back him up – for attracting, onboarding and retaining bigger, better clients.

Episode 8: The Dashboard Edge

The entire agency is working together like a finely tuned machine. Every client they choose to work with is engaged in a year-round adventure to make every element of the benefit program work to its maximum potential.