Bob Brehl is author of three best-selling books about three legends: media pioneer Ted Rogers; Canada’s longest-serving mayor Hazel McCallion; and sports writing titan Milt Dunnell.
Reaching out to the media and reacting to the media, are the key components to effective media relations. Although new, traditional and social media, may seem different…
Speechwriting, ghost-writing persuasive opinion pieces, annual reports, news releases, and marketing materials are some of the corporate communications work Bob has done.
Breaking 80 is an elusive goal for many amateur golfers. It’s also the goal of people in today’s modern world to break through that age threshold both healthily and happily.
About abc2's Bob Brehl
Bob Brehl, founder and principal of abc communications, is a 20-year veteran of the news business. With a background encompassing sports reporting, business affairs, investigative journalism and new media, Bob has a handle on Canada's media industry.
Bob attended Ryerson Polytechnic University's Radio and Television Arts program, then went on to study journalism at Carleton University in Ottawa. He succesfully completed the Canadian Securities Course, as well as the condensed media law course at the University of Western Ontario.
"Bob Brehl is thorough and hard-working. He had a brainwave to create this book and actually went and found every one of the columns I wrote for the Toronto Star for 40 years – more than 10,000 columns in all – and then he read each and every one of them!"
– The late Milt Dunnell
"Bob’s natural talent and unique ability to make narrative come alive, not only uplifting and inspiring his readers but also providing a catalyst for thoughtful contemplation sets him apart. Working with him on my autobiography made the whole experience most enjoyable and rewarding."
– Mayor Hazel McCallion, C.M., LL.D. City of Mississauga
"As a birthday gift, my children hired a terrific writer by the name of Robert Brehl to help me write my life story. Bob was easy to work with and he did a great job with ‘Relentless’, my autobiography."
– The late Ted Rogers President and CEO of Rogers Communications Inc.
NEWS & REVIEWS:
The Winnipeg Free Press - 2014/11/29
Besides the arrival of Brian Bowman in Winnipeg, there are many other new faces in the mayor's office in Canadian cities. In southern Ontario, the city of Mississauga is getting used to the idea of someone other than Hazel McCallion, who was first elected in 1978. The 93-year-old is finally stepping down, to be replaced on Nov. 30 by Bonnie Crombie, a former Liberal MP. With the help of writer Robert Brehl, who has long been associated with the Rogers Communications empire, McCallion has turned out a lively, very readable memoir.