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Melwood Global is a full-service international strategic communications firm

Melwood Global is the only strategic communications firm in Boston and Washington, D.C. owned and staffed entirely by former working journalists. Why is that? Because while many say they know the media, those who have spent time on the front lines as a working journalist living the immediacy of deadlines, the crush of information, the speed at which reputations are won and lost is best to advise organizations facing their toughest challenges. Combined with our unmatched post-newsroom experience in government, large PR firms, international NGOs, political campaigns and beyond, Melwood Global brings its clients the right mix of experience, vision and innovation needed to best navigate the complex modern communications world.

Still Time for NYPD to Clean Up Hashtag Mess

Written by: cgotsis | Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 2:22pm | Blog
It’s not too late for the New York Police Department to extricate itself from the public relations cesspool to which it dove headfirst Tuesday with its mind-numbingly dumb #myNYPD Twitter campaign. The seemingly laudable effort – inviting the public to share sunny and happy snapshots of friendly and smiling officers out and about in the community – appears to be bereft of critical thinking. In short, no one in the cops’ communications shop thought, “Wait, we’ve had image problems in the past. People may get snarky and try to prove a point.”

Sorry Doesn’t Have to Be the Hardest Word

Written by: jtapper | Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 8:16pm | Blog
Goldie Blox, the toy company founded by a woman engineer and whose focus is to make science and engineering fun for girls, reached an agreement to end their unfortunate feud with the Beastie Boys Tuesday. The result – a sincere three-paragraph apology from the company to the rappers – illustrates how effective a genuine “I’m sorry,” can be and allows both parties to come out having taken the high road.

Maher Breaks up with MSNBC on Valentine's Day

Written by: cgotsis | Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 3:19pm | Blog
Political commentator and HBO comedian Bill Maher decided he’d had it with MSNBC’s coverage of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and the “Bridgegate” scandal. So much so that he decided to break up with the TV Network on his blog on Valentine’s Day. Maher’s public “breakup” with the liberal -leaning network calls into question the risk of partisan news reporting. If Maher, who refers to both himself and MSNBC in the post as “flaming liberals,” is finding the network too over the top partisan, is MSNBC turning off mainstream America?
Major fail: Al Melvin’s interview with Anderson Cooper

Major fail: Al Melvin’s interview with Anderson Cooper

Written by: bkrop | Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 9:18pm | Blog
CNN’s Anderson Cooper had an interview recently with Arizona Republican state Senator Al Melvin about a Senate religious freedom bill. The interview was like watching this past year’s Super Bowl: an onslaught you just wanted stopped.

For Sam, Timing Was Everything

Written by: mnesin | Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 8:21pm | Blog
Sometimes on the sports field, timing is everything – sinking a shot just before the buzzer, choosing just when to step off second base to steal third or releasing a touchdown pass in time to avoid interceptions. But, for some athletes, fretting over timing off the field is just as crucial.