Rosedale Strategy Group
Providing Leadership Communications Training and Corporate/Crisis Communications
We offer training to upskill emerging and established leaders, and deliver corporate/crisis communications strategies to promote and protect your business
Leadership Communications Training
Helping leaders be seen as leaders
Your most important stakeholders look to business leaders for vision and trust. Their ability to project confidence and articulate their message can be reassuring, motivating and influential at critical times.
We help accelerate the ability of any leader to change minds and influence decisions, regardless of level or title.
We equip them to take advantage of key business opportunties and handle the most challenging situations: interacting with employees and customers, presenting to investors and boards, engaging with journalists, negotiating with prospective business partners, etc..
We offer customized individual, group and/or virtual sessions -- Leadership Communications, Presentations Skills, Media/Crisis Comms Training and more.
We can help.
Crisis and Reputation Management
Protecting organizational and brand reputations
Nowhere is an organization's business and reputation more at risk than in a crisis situation, where a tardy or tone-deaf response can impact a stock price or damage a brand. Regardless of the industry, we employ a fundamental approach that protects organizations, executives and brands.
It ideally starts with helping companies proactively develop a crisis communications plan before the inevitable trouble happens. But if you don't have a plan in place, we can engage with urgency, when social media is blowing up, reporters are clamouring for comment and employees are looking for answers.
Corporate Positioning and Brand Awareness
Leveraging communications as a strategic business lever
Is your organization evolving, expanding or launching new services? Do people know what you offer, what you stand for? Communications is a strategic business lever that can be integrated with your marketing efforts. It can also generate awareness and credibility in places where earned influence is best. We help articulate your value proposition and points of differentiation to reach your most important audiences -- from media and social influencers to customers, employees and investors. Why should a potential customer choose your brand over the competition? We can help.
Other core services
Leveraging experience across a variety of industries
The Story Behind 'Rosedale Strategy Group'
What's in a name? It's not a rose, but close.
'Rosedale' is an east-end Hamilton neighbourhood, an eclectic mix of working-class homes, a railroad line and a championship golf course. It's a community where people put down roots, worked hard, took pride in their homes, raised kids to pull their weight and shoveled each other's snow. It's where founder David Morelli grew up. The character traits he learned there are the values he has built his career on – integrity (say what you mean and mean what you say), the importance of relationships and pride in your work. It's what his colleagues and clients have come to know and value.
'Strategy' is our core competency, with accompanying senior level counsel. We are passionate advocates for its role in your organization -- communications strategy should be a purposeful business tool, not an afterthought.
And we operate as a 'Group,' with a network of specialists and extended support to scale up where and when necessary.
Trusted Senior Advisor, Strategist and Facilitator/Trainer
25+ Years of Journalism, Marketing/Communications and Teaching Expertise
David brings more than two decades of executive leadership and marketing, communications and teaching experience. Across a variety of industries, he has advised and coached C-Suite executives and teams from some of the most recognized and influential brands in Canada and the world – TD Bank, Tim Hortons, Bell, Scotiabank, Mastercard, IBM, Intel and SickKids Foundation.
David is an adjunct facilitator/trainer with the Schulich Executive Education, the executive management training arm of Canada's top rated business school.
Prior to founding Rosedale Strategy Group, David was a senior vice president at Ketchum PR, the world’s fourth largest full-service agency. Previously, he was Associate Vice President at TD Bank, leading corporate-level communications, including corporate earnings announcements, TD's Annual Report and event management of the global Annual General Meeting. Prior to that, David led corporate affairs and social media for Tim Hortons, developing Tims’ first five-year strategic PR plan and helping launch major international expansions.
He also spent a decade in technology marketing and communications, including five years as Vice President, Technology Practice for one of Canada’s leading PR agencies.
Today, David contributes to the advancement of his profession. He is a long-time judge for the largest public relations awards competition in Canada (CPRS Toronto) and was an instructor at Western University, teaching Leadership Development to post-graduate students. He was also an advisory board member for the Advanced Public Relations program at Humber College, one of the premier PR programs in Canada.
In his personal life, David straps on the blades twice a week for hockey, adores his wife (but not her obsession with HGTV) and loves his two sons, who now crush him in every sport except table tennis.
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