Hillenby is a strategic communications firm that was founded in 2010 over a lunch of popover rolls and lamb sandwiches at a prominent steakhouse in Washington, D.C. The big idea sketched on the proverbial napkin did not appear that day. Instead, we drew a simple conclusion that was long in the making. The traditional public relations agency model was broken. There was a better way. And we believed we could build it.
Today we’ve grown to serve clients ranging from the largest corporations in the world to early stage technology start-ups. They come to us with a variety of challenges and opportunities — a spate of bad media coverage, an external perspective on messaging, repositioning their corporate brand, writing and training for a high stakes speech. For every engagement, we bring a senior team that stays involved, our best thinking informed by decades of experience, and a promise to be a great fit for our clients at every level.
We pride ourselves on being smart strategists who are fanatically committed to the quality of our work. Our experience includes service in the executive suites of Fortune 500 companies, the world’s largest public relations agencies, the highest levels of American government, and winning political campaigns. While we are utility players who can address almost any strategic communications need, the depth of our expertise often rivals niche players. It’s not uncommon to find us working seamlessly for clients across their legal, marketing, corporate affairs, and investor relations functions.
At Hillenby, nothing makes us prouder than a happy client. We’re thrilled when a client says that they see us as a competitive advantage, or tells us the impact of our work goes beyond just the words, or simply states at the end of a standing morning conference call that they value our partnership. All of this validates the decision we made to start our firm and the simple idea that there is indeed a better way.