Melwood Global collaborates with clients to craft strategic communications plans that raise public profiles and enhance brands. We help our clients meet their goals, whether it’s winning an election, improving the bottom line or changing hearts and minds.

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We are journalists, plain and simple. We are expert writers and communicators who know how the media thinks, identifying winning story angles and delivering pitches that cut through the clutter. The result is a portfolio of hundreds of compelling stories that have reached billions in our clients’ target audiences. LEARN MORE


The nexus between government, politics and the media is a hot spot like almost no other – where issues, reputations and careers can hinge on that one speech, that one event, that one story. The team at Melwood Global knows the stakes because they have lived them – as government and political reporters and spokespeople at the top levels — creating the messages that move the needle for our clients.  LEARN MORE


Whether it’s social media, website creation, graphic design or video production, Melwood has a specialist. We can build your social media presence from scratch to successful with creative content, compelling images and winning messages. LEARN MORE


Building, protecting, and promoting a brand are among the most important tasks of business, institutional, government and nonprofit leaders alike. Melwood Global relishes the brand and marketing challenge, meeting it with a team of experts to manage everything from launching new messaging to designing a new logo to match and everything in between. A good brand requires critical thinking, strategic planning and innovative execution in order to connect and resonate with key audiences and stakeholders. We help our clients with content creation, campaigns, special events and more. LEARN MORE


You never know when a crisis is going to hit, but you can plan for it and control it by responding in a timely manner (minutes in a digital age) with well crafted messaging. Melwood Global’s team of crisis management experts develops comprehensive plans and trains key personnel of any organization on the best practices to handle public information and media inquiries during a time of crisis. We work with our clients hand in hand to assess the situation, establish the facts, and develop the clear and concise messages that will diffuse a situation and protect reputations for the long term. LEARN MORE

What Clients Say

“Through their media expertise, Melwood Global offers a strong knack for managing tough crisis communications. Their personalized approach and accessibility give the impression that you are their #1 client. They clearly are knowledgeable in strategic communications and experts in providing effective communications training for executive and physician leadership.”

Mary Lourdes Burke, Chief Communications Officer of HealthAlliance Hospital

“Melwood Global provided WSI and our employees with first-rate media training. They know the media, they know how to teach and they know how to get the best out of everyone in the class.”

Henry Wilkins, President, World Security Initiatives

“Melwood Global is the best. I truly enjoy working with the Melwood team year-after-year. I can’t say how much we appreciate all they do for us.”

Ayda Sanver, Executive Director, CSAAC Foundation

“When I or my clients need an advocate in the court of public opinion, my first call is to David Guarino and Melwood Global. Combining media savvy with strategic vision and tactical strengths, they provide timely advice and counsel and are excellent partners in action.”

Scott Harshbarger, Senior counsel at Proskauer, former Massachusetts Attorney General & former national president of Common Cause

“David Guarino is a very savvy, insightful advisor on communication strategy in all respects. He has guided us through several sensitive political and business challenges resulting in very positive outcomes for our organization. Dave has also given us entry to media and press outlets, providing our organization with excellent visibility and stature in our industry. I rely on Dave greatly and view him as a key member of my organizational team.”

Cynthia A. Arcate, President and CEO of PowerOptions

“Roca has always had a powerful story to tell and, when we realized it was finally time to tell it, we turned to Melwood Global to help. Since working with David Guarino and his team, we have had a great many successes in the media – particularly in finding, developing and telling our story to the right audiences.”

Molly Baldwin, Founder and Executive Director of Roca

“They helped us handle this high-profile crisis by making sure we knew what to say to the media, and what not to say to them.”

Michael Kleinman, CARE

“The Massachusetts Association of Health Plans and its members are, year-after-year, engaged in robust and important public policy debates and having the right team working with us at the State House, in the media and in the community is critical to getting our message out and achieving the best results for our plans and their members. From its work in media and messaging to government relations and overall strategy, Melwood Global is a trusted and invaluable partner for MAHP in all our efforts.”

Lora Pellegrini, President and CEO of the Massachusetts Association of Health Plans (MAHP)