Jeffrey Reed Reporting Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Jeffrey Reed Reporting Celebrates 30th Anniversary 1989-2019

In today’s world of instant audiences won by social media, a lengthy career in professional communications is worth much celebration. And when you consider the career of leading-Canadian freelance communications professional Jeffrey Reed, then you acknowledge just how much he has influenced the lives of audiences around the world.

Canadians from coast to coast recognize Jeffrey’s award-winning sports writing, but in fact for 30 years, Jeffrey’s professional corporate communications and media relations skills have been sought out by businesses, corporations and associations within a myriad of sectors. For parts of four decades, his corporate communications office, Jeffrey Reed Reporting (est. 1989) has provided writing, photography, new media, video and public speaking services to Canada- and U.S.-based clients with reaches around the globe.

Jeffrey & Beth Reed

Born and raised in London, Ontario and now residing with his wife, Beth, on rural property near Strathroy, Ontario, Jeffrey was formally educated at the highly-regarded School of Broadcast Journalism at Fanshawe College of Applied Arts & Technology (1983). It was here where he honed his skills as a professional communicator, and began what is already a storied career in sports journalism. In fact, Jeffrey was already a professional freelance writer and broadcast journalist, writing op-eds and working as a sports broadcaster for two years prior to studying at Fanshawe College.

Today, Jeffrey is one of Canada’s most recognizable and celebrated sports writers, with seven national and international writing awards over a 40-year career. Most notably, Jeffrey is one of North America’s leading golf writers and publisher/editor of LondonOntarioGolf.com (est. 2004) – The Voice of Golf in Southwestern Ontario. He’s also the senior reporter of the London sports media, with roots dating back to 1979. His website, LondonOntarioSports.com (est. 2016), London’s Trusted Source for Sports News & Information, has quickly become the go-to source for local sports news and information.

Yet as much as Jeffrey is respected as a golf insider and champion of local sports, the business community respects him equally. For 30 years, Jeffrey has been the go-to freelance writer and contributing photographer for hundreds of local, national and international clients who include: The Detroit Tigers Baseball Club; Highland Country Club; ClubLink Corporation; 3M Canada; Western Fair Association; Ontario Association of School Board Officials; Heart & Stroke; City of London Parks & Recreation; Ottawa Construction Association; Toronto Construction Association; Greater Toronto Home Builders Association; Ontario Home Builders Association; Hamilton-Halton Construction Association; Grand Valley Construction Association; and London Home Builders’ Association.

While every major Canadian newspaper chain and countless consumer and trade publications have counted on Jeffrey to provide professional copy, corporate clients, too, rely on Jeffrey to deliver on-time, on-budget professional writing services. Jeffrey wrote copy for a marketing brochure which won a Canadian Home Builders’ Association Grand SAM Award for Doug Tarry Homes in St. Thomas.

“Jeffrey has been a great help to me over the years. From ghost writing articles for publications, to wordsmithing our brochures, he has been able to keep our text sounding very professional,” said Doug Tarry, one of the world’s leading proponents of energy-efficient homes.

For 25 years, Jeffrey was contributing editor, sole writer and contributing photographer to the London & District Construction Association (LDCA) annual. He wrote the 90th Anniversary booklet for Sifton Properties, and the 50th Anniversary booklet for Steeves & Rozema.

In 1994, the Eager Beaver Baseball Association hired Jeffrey to write its history book – EBBA 40 Years of Baseball, London’s original baseball history book about London’s very first minor sports association. In 1998, the LDCA hired Jeffrey to write its history book, Building Distinction: 100 Years of Construction in London. And in 2018, the Canadian Seniors’ Golf Association hired Jeffrey to write its history book, Canadian Seniors’ Golf Association, Celebrating 100 Years of Seniors Golf 1918-2018. All three books are housed in the London Public Library, while the latter now has a place in the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum.

No other client in London has relied on Jeffrey more than The London Free Press. An op-ed contributor as far back as 1980, Jeffrey has been hired to write stories and columns focusing on sports, business, commerce, home building, home renovation, real estate, municipal politics, industry, entertainment and advertorials. Jeffrey is the longest-running freelancer with The London Free Press and its group of Postmedia publications.

In fact, no other local communications professional, and very few across Canada, possess the diverse skillset that Jeffrey has developed over the past 30 years. He is a professional, award-winning writer, and a professional broadcast journalist. His debating of current events have won him recognition by CTV Kitchener, and his 2011-12 TV Show, Forest City Fairways, on Rogers TV London showcased his skills as a producer, writer, researcher and host. Jeffrey’s photographs have graced the covers of magazines in Canada, the U.S. and in Europe. He is also very much in tune with engaging audiences via social media, and is publisher/editor of two of Canada’s leading sports websites. And, Jeffrey is a much-in-demand public speaker.

Kevin Glew of The Professional Writers Association of Canada (PWAC) said, “Jeffrey Reed is one of the most knowledgeable, engaging and inspiring speakers I’ve ever had the pleasure to listen to.”

Recognizing his unparalleled skills in corporate communications and media relations, Fanshawe College hired Jeffrey as a professor in its well-respected Corporate Communications and Public Relations post-graduate program. Jeffrey has also taught professional writing to students with Western University’s Continuing Studies program.

In addition to PWAC, other professional groups have leaned on Jeffrey for assisting its members with enhancing their communications skills. The International Association of Business Communicators, and the London Association of Volunteer Administrators have both hired Jeffrey to deliver information sessions on the importance of professional communications.

“In today’s business world, it is imperative to reach target audiences – old and new – with professional writing,” Jeffrey explained. “Whether you are enhancing your relationships with existing clients or seeking new business, every print, online and video presentation relies on a common base: professional writing. Without it, your message is not clear and you do not separate yourself from your competitors.

“My writing and verbal presentation services are very affordable and will be delivered on time and on budget,” said Jeffrey. “My photography offerings can also assist you with your marketing and media relations. I work with businesses and groups of all sizes, from local entrepreneurs to large, international companies. All of my costs are custom priced. And my job isn’t complete until you are satisfied with the results.”

Jeffrey with 2017 Courage Award winner Ali Vlasman of the Fanshawe Falcons

An involved member of his community, Jeffrey has assisted countless not-for-profit groups in London and area, including Heart & Stroke, Make-A-Wish Southwestern Ontario, Optimist Club, Unity Project, MADD, Kiwanis Club and Thames Valley Children’s Centre.

In 2016, Jeffrey and Beth established an annual award in Jeffrey’s name: the Jeffrey Reed Courage Award, presented by LondonOntarioSports.com. Each year, one local athlete is presented with $1,000 and a plaque at an annual awards banquet to recognize their courage on and off the field. A disabled athlete given no chance to play competitive sports and little chance to walk normally, Jeffrey pitched with the London Majors of the semi-pro Intercounty Baseball League. Today, he is a golf professional and ambassador for multiple golf industry members. Read his story here http://JeffreyReedReporting.com/speaking.htm.

As Jeffrey Reed Reporting celebrates its 30th Anniversary, Jeffrey welcomes new clients and looks forward to continuing relationships with existing clients.

Jeffrey also invites the local golf industry, and the local sports community to connect with him when in need of writing, photography and public speaking efforts.

 

 

 

Jeffrey Reed Reporting 30th Anniversary
1989-2019
Visit http://JeffreyReedReporting.com
Call 519/643-6334
Email jeff@jeffreyreedreporting.com
Also visit https://LondonOntarioGolf.com and https://LondonOntarioSports.com

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