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As an Electro-mobility start-up technology firm, it is rare to find a firm like ECO Strategy – that understands the technology, regulatory and finance dimensions of our sector. We are impressed by his vision and problem-solving abilities, he is now Chair of Elocity’s Advisory Board of subject experts located in three continents.
ECO Strategy was founded by Don Huff to assist Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations (ENGO’S) with their training, campaigns and media relations needs. The firm rapidly evolved to serve government, trade associations, First Nations and the private sector. Don continues to supply strategic advice to Opinion leaders like the First Chair of Metrolinx, Ontario’s First Chief Energy Conservation Officer, the last two Environmental Commissioners of Ontario and Municipal, Provincial, Federal and First Nations politicians.
ECO Strategy is a lean operation with core staff, and a stable of talented, long-serving and reliable project partners and suppliers.
This successful model allows ECO Strategy to best respond to clients’ needs by maintaining expert advisory capacity, communication planning, and media relations services at all times, while bringing in the appropriate mix of skills and experience on a project by project basis.
The long-term relationships with its network of partners and suppliers enable ECO Strategy to provide the depth and range of services of a larger firm, while remaining flexible and responsive. Because the DNA of ECO Strategy is campaign-oriented, we can act fast to meet the needs of our clients.
Our firm has decades of significant and relevant experience, having undertaken over 500 “mandates” in Canada, Mexico and the United States. ECO Strategy has established relationships with many government stakeholders and a sophisticated knowledge of how to integrate government and media relations campaigns.
For many years the environment and aboriginal law group at Gowlngs have retained ECO to develop and provide strategic advice and programs to assist our clients in undertaking public communications as well and political and legal advocacy on a large variety of files. The clients on such files include First Nations, environmental and community groups, municipalities as well as the private sector.
On all these files Don and his staff have been innovative, timely cost efficient and produced result of first class caliber. I highly recommend ECO for the creation and implementation if communications and advocacy strategies
Don Huff is a leading government relations strategist and founder of ECO Strategy. Don is well known for his analysis and ability to rapidly transform insights into
persuasive and winning projects. He brings years of governmental relations and campaign experience to this project.
ECO Strategy’s campaigns synthesize years of practical experience, media government relations expertise, technical knowledge, and a deep understanding of the wide range of audiences that need to be influenced.
In addition, Don has advised government ministries and agencies including the Ontario Power Authority (now IESO) related to energy conservation; the Ontario Chief Energy Conservation Officer and the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario.
He is the recipient of the Clean 50 designation, a Latornell Lifetime Achievement Award, LOHAS Marketing Award, National Award for a Energy Conservation and Demand Management Program from the Canadian Society of Association Executives, Energy Project of the Year (Canada Region) award from the Association of Energy Engineers
To every assignment, Don brings a wealth of knowledge and experience related to media relations, community relations, the economy, existing dynamic tensions, First Nation relations, industrial history and provincial/regional/local politics of Northern Ontario.
I was introduced to Don Huff (President of ECO) when we were surveying options and opportunities to further our campaign to protect wild salmon (in BC). His strategic counsel, deft and effective us of media relations and his understanding of regulatory processes have been invaluable.