Tell your story in an irresistibly powerful way.

Media relations + Strategic Communication + Cleveland, Ohio

Our Work


Communication + Strategy

Everybody has a story to tell. We help you tell yours in a compelling way. For 20 years, Creative Director and Owner Malissa Bodmann has rooted her work in strategy and research to make sure your story reaches the right people in the right ways. 



Led by a former journalist, Compelling Communications helps corporations, small businesses and non-profit organizations tell their stories in ways that portray them in a positive light.

Owner/Creative Director Malissa Bodmann honed her journalism skills at Ohio University's E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and moved to the other side of the reporter's notebook after serving as an Ohio Statehouse correspondent. Based in Cleveland, she has led Compelling Communications using the skills she developed as a reporter -- concise writing, compelling messages, knowledge of the media and quick research abilities. 

The firm has expertise in healthcare, having worked in the industry for more than 15 years.

Clients have appeared in The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Plain Dealer, Crain's Cleveland Business, and The Wall Street Journal and on digital and broadcast media around the country. 

Services include:

  • Strategic communication plans and implementation
  • Media relations and strategy
  • Public relations campaigns
  • Donor relations communications
  • Key message development
  • Executive/C-suite communication
  • Copywriting and editing for print, web and social


Current and Previous Clients


Let us tell your story.

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Compelling Communications

Shaker Heights, OH 44120, US

(216) 536-7517


Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm

Always reachable by email