Todd Robson is an award-winning communicator, strategist and problem solver with agency, journalism, government, national and local news experience. He’s also a veteran who served with the United Nations in the early 1990s in the former Republic of Yugoslavia.
With close to 15 years of experience working in live television, network and local news, combined with a career in corporate and strategic communications and economic development, Todd now provides clients with expertise, direction, advice and support with…
Todd specializes in providing high-level consulting, writing and project management, delivered on-time and above expectations. As a registered lobbyist (federal and provincial) Todd can also guide clients through government relations, issues management, political strategy as well as navigating the application process and business plan delivery components of various provincial and federal economic development grant and funding opportunities.
His clients cover a wide spectrum, including post-secondary institutions, health care, mining, technology start-ups, manufacturing companies and communications agencies in Canada and the United States. Todd has also completed his San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training and is able to incorporate Indigenous relations to his client work and projects.
Information is giving out; communication is getting through.
An expert in influential communication, Gloria has been helping organizations deliver their messages to internal and external audiences and key stakeholders for over 30 years. She plans and delivers impactful internal and external communications; engages media and stakeholders; and help clients gain an understanding of the reach and impact of their communications.
Gloria’s expertise in the field includes her work at the City of Sudbury, where she provided communications and marketing services to all departments, including the Mayor and City Manager. This included media relations, advertising, speech writing, and the planning of corporate events.
Most recently, as Cambrian College’s Communications Manager, Gloria was responsible for the development and implementation of Cambrian’s internal and external communications, including social media, as well as events and activities that promoted the College’s programs, research, recruitment activities and brand.
“Todd was integral in managing proposals for two new websites. He listens to what you are looking for and can easily translate that information into the technical details. Todd is easy to work with, extremely knowledgeable and prompt with all responses. He also holds people accountable and understands what’s important to make a project come together. This is the second time we’ve worked with Todd on a project and he really understands quality. I look forward to working with Todd again in the future.”
Sheri Tomchick Founder - Plan A Health Care Staffing Solutions Inc
“Whether it is working with our team here in Toronto or with our clients who are spread out across the continent, Todd is able to provide perspective, creative and insight that has really helped us understand how stories are crafted, pitched and sold to ever level media.”
Peter Evans President and Co-Founder - ExpertFile
“I’ve had the pleasure of working alongside Todd on a number of projects. He has an expert-level knowledge of the media, how it operates and how to get his clients valuable news coverage to build their brand. As a marketing project manager, Todd knows how to get the best bang-for-buck for clients — using digital, social and traditional media tools to help clients grow. His strategic method of thinking is an incredible asset and I have personally highly recommended him to executives.”
Fraser Torosay President - Conway Fraser
“Todd has been a tremendous support to the Cambrian marketing and communications team. His creativity, and innovative, results-focused approach to his craft continues to pay dividends for the College.”
Shawn Poland Associate Vice President, Strategy, Enrolment & Coll Advancement - Cambrian College
“Working with Todd Robson has been excellent experience. His content knowledge related to marketing, media, and communications combined with his strong focus on customer service, helped both NORCAT and our client tech start-ups on a variety of strategic projects. More specifically, Todd’s work in helping our mining technology clients “tell their story” – both in written and video format – has been critical to further the brand of our community as the world’s leading mining technology cluster. We look forward to working with Todd in the future as he has really made a difference.”
Don Duval Chief Executive Officer - NORCAT
“Todd is fantastic to work with. Todd is able to take both a high-level view of activities, provide strategic recommendations, while understanding the tactical implications of these recommendations. He excels in both high engagement projects as well as high independence projects. He’s someone I have full confidence in his work, I know it will be delivered on time and at a high quality.”
JP Rains Director, Digital Strategy - Laurentian University
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