How does a gal from southern Indiana who grew up on fried bologna and Velveeta wind up with an artisan cupcake, beer & wine bar in the West Village and the star of Chase Bank’s national ad campaign for Ink, its small business credit card? It took a long and twisted trip through the corporate jungle and getting laid off from her job in publishing in 2007 for Owner Marlo Scott to transform her passion for cupcakes, adventure and foreign travel into Sweet Revenge®. Her revenge on the corporate world is Oh So SWEET!
Since opening in July 2008, Marlo’s world-inspired cupcake, beer & wine bar has garnered press and accolades. This year, Chase has chosen Marlo to be the face of Ink, its small business credit card, in its national TV, print, online and radio ad campaign. The campaign launched 6 days before her 2nd year anniversary in business. In September, Marlo showcased her cupcake, wine and beer pairings on the TODAY show with Kathie Lee and Hoda. She appeared on PBS’s Nightly Business Report, on BBC Tv and in Black Book Magazine. NY Daily News documented her journey in “Cupcakes, Wine, Stardom”, and Portfolio.com profiled Marlo in “Chasing Sweet Revenge®”. Sweet Revenge® will be the backdrop for a Millionaire Matchmaker episode in late November. In December, Marlo will be on The Cooking Channel’s show “Unique Eats”. NY Magazine distinguished Sweet Revenge® with its Critic’s Pick this year.
In 2009, Marlo appeared on Martha Stewart, Fox5, PBS with Mike Colameco, and NBC Nonstop. Time Out NY Magazine voted Sweet Revenge® in its Top Blind Date Spots List and gave it a prestigious 2009 Eat Out Award, after awarding it the Critic’s Pick and Top 100 List distinction in 2008. Marlo has spoken on 101.9 RXP’s The Rock Show and was featured in Bon Appetit, NYMag.com, New York Metro, A.M. New York, and CupcakesTakeTheCake, among others. New York City’s Department of Small Business Services awarded Marlo with an NYC Business Solutions Success Story in 2008, only 5 months after she opened.
Marlo’s passion is that of a true Thirsty Girl, living life to the fullest and following one’s passion. She recently debuted weekend brunch. Later this month she is launching a Sweet Revenge® branded apparel line which will be available on her website, www.SweetRevengeNYC.com. Next year she’s looking forward to offering wedding cakes.
Every day Marlo is truly living the dream and a true example of a Thirsty Girl.
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