Public Relations That Clicks

We combine earned, owned and paid media to drive business for our clients. Our approach is rooted in strategic storytelling. We tell your story through the media, on your website and on social channels. Our goal is to showcase your expertise and generate leads for measurable marketing results.

What We Do

Media Relations

With shrinking newsrooms and more competition for attention, reaching the media is harder than it’s ever been. But the payoff can be enormous: a positive media mention brings a credibility you absolutely cannot buy. We’ve placed clients in every major newspaper in the country, from the New York Times to USA Today, and on TV shows from TODAY to SportsCenter.

Content Marketing

Content marketing starts with your story, your areas of expertise, and the unique characteristics that define your brand. It provides a structure and method for producing and deploying content easily yet strategically and – we love this part – it produces an ROI that is measurable, meaningful and actionable.

Social Media

We help our clients, big and small, set up outposts in the social media landscape that enable them to interact directly and efficiently with their core constituencies. From developing social media strategy to creating engaging content to managing and monitoring social media activity, Hodges works to create social media programs that help our clients extend their brand into increasingly important social media spheres.

Communications Audits

With so many options competing for their marketing budgets, some clients come to us not knowing quite where to start. The communications audit is an intensive 8-12 week examination of your internal and external communications and marketing landscape that provides you with a clear way forward with your marketing program.

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Our Clients

Our Work

University of Richmond

Daily demands in the University of Richmond Communications office meant that proactive outreach to national and international media with campus stories often was pushed aside. The Hodges Partnership came on as an extension of the campus’ two-person public relations team. Over our seven-year relationship, our efforts extended beyond media relations to include special projects, including crisis communications, social media planning and strategy. With five schools and two dynamic presidents during our tenure, our media relations strategy was to continually position faculty, administrators and staff members as experts on headline topics.

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Social Media for B2B

Tridium Inc., an independent business unit of Honeywell, manages its proprietary Niagara Framework, a building automation platform that allows different devices and systems to connect via the internet. Among its many applications, Niagara is used by facilities managers to control HVAC, lighting and security, from a single online dashboard. Tridium engaged THP to support its external communications, focusing on social media management and media outreach. The assignment intersected with three other major initiatives for Tridium: its biannual, signature conference, the Niagara Summit; the launch of three new products, including the major launch of a new version of Niagara; and the launch of a new brand.

Social media engagement increased by 25 percent, including 3,000 new YouTube views over the first four months of the campaign. Attendees at the 2014 Niagara Summit registered the highest use of social media in the event’s history. THP secured interviews for Tridium’s executive team with all of its key media targets, the building automation trades, forging new relationships with key media.

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Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia

After a multi-year renovation of a new building, the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia wanted to share its grand reopening in the former Leigh Street Armory in the news media, with a goal of getting more people in the door. Our team worked with museum staff to develop key storylines, such as details about the building’s history and construction and highlights of specific exhibitions. Working on a tight budget and timeline, the team created media materials to support the grand reopening announcement, including a news release and backgrounder with museum details and potential story angles.

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About Us

Public relations has changed, and we’ve changed with it. It’s no longer enough to simply focus on a media relations strategy.

We now live in a world focused on Earned, Owned and Paid —the pillars of an integrated strategy that not only maximize the impact of our work but allow us to more effectively reach prime target audiences.
As a fully integrated agency, The Hodges Partnership provides expertise and public relations services on all fronts, from devising and executing high-profile media relations campaigns to creating content strategies to helping clients respond to crises to planning their next big event.

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The Hodges Partnership
1805 East Broad Street
Richmond, Virginia 23223
804-788-1414
804-788-0085 fax