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A bit about me: I'm an accomplished public relations professional with 17 years of experience, including extensive work as a media spokesperson.
In 2014, I founded HWard Communications Inc. to provide strategic communication and marketing services to organizations to help them tell their brand stories to target audiences. These services have heightened the public profiles of a diverse range of clients in healthcare, retail, post-secondary education, children’s rehabilitation services, strategic consulting, software development, community-based non-profits and professional firms.
I've held the top communication executive positions at two of the major employers in Windsor, Ontario, most recently as the Chief Communications Officer at the University of Windsor, and previously as the Director of Communications and Community Affairs at Caesars Windsor. This career path to leadership communication positions has enabled me to demonstrate my creativity and talent for public relations through a vast array of corporate challenges and transformative projects. It's been quite a ride!
Whether your objective is to expand your customer reach with compelling media coverage, develop an engaged workforce, or increase your company’s profile among your peers, I will partner with you to design, execute and measure a communications strategy that is specific to your needs. On occasion, I reach out to my network of third-party professionals for their technical expertise depending on the scope of each project.
I have a passion for the transformative nature of story telling, and use my skills in public relations to leverage that influence for my clients.
This talent for story telling has early roots, and lead me to pursue a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Communication Studies from the University of Windsor, and a Masters Degree in Journalism from Western University. I've won public relations awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, and from the International Association of Business Communicators. In 2016, I completed a Graphics Design diploma from Specs Howard School of Media Arts, to complement the services I offer, plus it's been so much fun being back at school and learning a technical skill that has always been on my to-do list!
Holly Ward is the founder of HWard Communications Inc., a public relations and strategic marketing firm with an expertise in creative storytelling.
To provide creative communication solutions that are individually tailored to my clients' goals.