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.

Delivering Bad News Better: Lessons from Crisis Comms on the Ground

Written by: dguarino | Monday, November 23, 2015 - 5:14pm | Blog

In our business, crisis is often the norm. All businesses go through periods of change and experience setbacks; we get plenty of calls when storm clouds are brewing and there’s bad news on the horizon.

"Spotlight" in Hindsight: Illustrating the Strategic Impact of Local Media

Written by: jtapper | Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 12:13pm | Blog

All levels of media matter. While it is generally the bigger outlets that get the most attention, critical initial reporting is often done at a smaller, more local level.

Beware the Hashtag Campaign

Written by: MaryCate | Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 4:37pm | Blog

Hashtag campaigns are the great white whale of the social media marketer’s or digital strategist’s landscape – or is it oceanscape?

The Art of a Winning Pitch

Written by: rwalls | Monday, November 2, 2015 - 1:46pm | Blog

During the 10 years I worked as a television producer, I estimate I received 2,600 email pitches from publicists and media agents per year. This number doesn’t include the incessant phone calls or “snail mail” solicits I also received during my shifts.

"Truth" and Storytelling

Written by: jtapper | Friday, October 16, 2015 - 4:06pm | Blog

Former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather stepped down in disgrace from his storied post nearly a decade ago, embroiled in a scandal over a story he reported on about