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Brian Morris

Brian Morris

Ottawa, Ottawa


About Brian Morris:

An experienced communications professional with a demonstrated history of high-profile success in the media and public relations industry. Skilled in speech writing and corporate business communications; excel in planning, issues/crisis management, storytelling, digital and social media (including populating information to social feeds of 1M+ followers), content creation, event management, broadcast, media and public relations, budgeting and editing.

Born in the east coast, I carry along those learned values of family, hard work and being a team player. My career has allowed for extensive experience dealing with community, charity, executive stakeholders, professional athletes/public figures, local and national media (broadcast, television, radio, print and digital).

In addition to communications, my wide-ranging educational footprint also includes detailed study of business economics and digital / traditional marketing.

•Communications professional with advanced knowledge of media relations, publicity and major events management in the Nation's Capital
•Proven executive management experience and working with high-profile clients and colleagues
•Exceptional research, social media, marketing and project management skills
•Superior writing skills for news releases, media briefs, speeches, websites and social media copy
•Ability to plan, design, develop and preside over major media conferences and events (live, local, national and international)
•Detailed history of working under and succeeding under strict deadlines

Specialties: Media relations, engaging news releases/announcements, viral social media content, telling powerful and opportunistic stories on based on both short and evolving deadlines


Ottawa Senators and Canadian Tire Centre

Senior Director, Communications


Lead the organization's communications strategy by developing and executing aligned and comprehensive organizational-wide communications plan aimed at engaging media, clients and fans. Sat on the executive team and acted as the primary communications liaison for Senators Sports and Entertainment’s senior management, hockey executives, head coach and all NHL players.

Communications lead for major events - including two NHL outdoor games, LeBreton Flats application, NHL All-Star Game, Women's World Hockey Championship and many community initiatives like SSE's efforts to support tornado relief. Played lead role in major rebranding of the Hockey Club, the Arena and the multi-million dollar TV broadcast relationship.


Undergraduate four-year degree in Economics and Marketing from St. Mary's University

Post-graduate degree in Sports Administration at Concordia University

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