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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.

The Element of Surprise as a PR Tactic

Written by: Cady | Friday, June 2, 2017 - 12:07pm | Blog

Planning a surprise is difficult. Take, for example, a recent surprise party I planned for a friend turning 30—there was an added layer of secrecy to our conversations, as we tried to cover our tracks and avoid any suspicions.

The power of prescience

Written by: Jessica | Monday, May 22, 2017 - 9:58am | Blog

Anyone who spent their formative years in a post-MySpace world has received countless warnings to be mindful of what they post on social media.

Nixon: I am not a crook.

I am Not a Crook: How to Message Tough Situations

Written by: Cady | Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 9:31am | Blog

“I am not a crook,” Richard Nixon said in relation to the Watergate scandal in 1973. It was a short, declarative sentence – perfect for a sound byte.

International communications – firsthand experiences adjusting business practices/communications for different cultures

Written by: Sophie | Friday, April 14, 2017 - 2:16pm | Blog

A number of years ago, a communications presentation by Intel made the rounds, inviting some criticism for seeming out-of-touch by offering advice for how American staff at Intel might interact with some of their Israeli counterparts.

A Farewell to Verbosity

Written by: Jessica | Friday, March 31, 2017 - 12:48pm | Blog
During my broadcast career, I had the pleasure of working alongside some of the best in the business. Of all the career advice I was given, the tip that stuck with me most was simple: Read Ernest Hemingway.