Vanessa Schneider


Strategic Communications


Providing professional strategic communications services

Building on a career of excellence in program direction, marketing and events, strategic communications, crisis and issues management, stakeholder engagement, and political campaigns, I am pleased to offer consulting services in a flexible environment.

Can you envision the communications results you'd like for an upcoming initiative, but you're not sure exactly how to get there?

Do you have a special project that isn't getting the attention it deserves from your in-house staff because of expertise or time demands?

Let's discuss how I can help you to ensure the success of your project.

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Victoria, B.C.

(250) 686-8749


strategic communications

Good communications planning ensures that every piece of public-facing material - a press release, speech, social media post, or staff memo - is accurate, consistent and effective.  Whether you are launching a new initiative, dealing with a high volume of work or trying to reach new audiences, I can help you accomplish your communications goals.

writing and editing

Words matter. And the choice of words for different audiences matters as well. Writing a speech for a crowd of 1,000 is different from an op-ed for a community newspaper, which again is different from an all-staff memo addressing a delicate issue. Let me take your voice and make it heard loud and clear.

special events

Successful events depend on a clear vision, careful planning, and most importantly, diligent execution. Whether you are planning a once-in-a-lifetime special event or a routine workshop, every event is unique and I can work with you to ensure the final product is exactly what you had in mind.

stakeholder and customer engagement

Successful, long-lasting and mutually beneficial relationships require purposeful engagement. Strong relationships must be founded on firm footing with clear expectations and understanding. I can provide strategic advice to develop and maintain outstanding engagement.

crisis and issues management

Unfortunately, stuff happens. Sometimes you can see it coming and other times you are caught off-guard. Increased expectations of transparency and accountability for all organizations - public and private, large and small -  mean that a small issue can blow up overnight. If you need strategic advice to get through a tricky time, I can help.

public policy

Government policy can be a bit of a mystery. Effecting policy change takes knowledge of the system, understanding of the political landscape and an effective plan to get in front of the right people at the right time. It's not as much about connections as it is about knowing the ins and outs of  the process. 


If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail
— Often credited to Benjamin Franklin


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