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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.

Music as a Campaign Messenger

Written by: dguarino | Monday, August 3, 2015 - 5:24pm | Blog

This week, I took a call from a Boston Globe reporter wanting to write about one of my favorite topics in political campaigns – powerful intro music at rallies and other big events.

A political cartoon of Olmypic Rings overlaid on 5 drains into which water is flowing. A suited man with a suitcase labeled "Boston 2014" tells another, "It's a legacy of sorts."

The Buck Stops Here: Timeless Calls for Transparency

Written by: Stephen Eisele | Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 1:17pm | Blog

“Increased calls for transparency…” “Heeding calls for transparency…”

“In Defense” of Looking Back at Life

Written by: jtapper | Friday, July 24, 2015 - 10:42am | Blog

It was the close-up photo of Richard Nixon which initially caught my attention.

A terrible tasting donut

Written by: bkrop | Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 1:48pm | Blog

We’ve seen this highlight reel before: Young celebrities get tangled up in something they shouldn’t and suddenly it’s viral news. As it has a thousand times before, the crisis continues longer than it should, and all because of clumsy communications.

The Biggest Hashtag Blunders of 2015…So Far

Written by: mnesin | Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 12:53pm | Blog

Amazon Prime Day became the latest hashtag campaign to crash and burn at the hands of a bunch of