I work with clients in the worlds of energy, sustainability, education, health care, non-profits, research & development, private industry, law, and tourism. I deliver clear, compelling writing, thinking, and strategy – on time, on budget, and on point. My practice focuses on media training, public affairs, and strategic communications.
I spent a decade as a broadcast journalist with CBC News, served as press secretary for former Nova Scotia premier John Hamm, and was a senior PR consultant with Bristol.
I have a Master of Journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa and a Bachelor of Arts from Dalhousie University in Halifax.
Hugh's best fit
My perfect match is pressure, high stakes, deadlines, multifaceted challenges. And gallows humour.
Hugh's awards & accomplishments
Canadian Public Relations Society (Atlantic) 2009 Jasper Award for redesign of N.S. Department of Energy Website. (Writer)
Ice Awards 2008, Best Online Video (Merit Award) - Premier Rodney MacDonald’s Top 10 list for The Late Show with David Letterman. (Co-writer)
Gemini Award Nominee, Best Current Affairs TV Program, The Docket, CBC Newsworld (2004).
Radio and TV News Directors Association gave CBC Newsworld the Charlie Edwards Award (1999) for best spot news reporting (coverage of the Swissair crash in St. Margaret’s Bay).
1976 thru 1979: Award of Excellence, National Fitness Program
Connect with Hugh
Media training, Crisis communications, Public relations, Government relations, Stakeholder relations, Media relations, Strategic Communications
hugh's client resume
Efficiency Nova Scotia, FORCE, Encana, Spectra Energy, Heritage Gas, N.S. Department of Energy, N.S. Department of Labour & Advanced Education, Dalhousie Schulich School of Law, Nova Scotia Barristers' Society, Property Valuation Services Corp., Doctors Nova Scotia, N.S. Department of Education, N.S. Department of Health & Wellness, Tourism Nova Scotia, R.J. MacIsaac Marine Construction, Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission, N.S. Department of Business, Ambulance New Brunswick, Molson Coors, N.S. Department of Natural Resources, Offshore Energy Research Association