Retail, Localities & Economic Development

Showcasing the heartbeat of a community

Retail stores, commercial developments, even entire communities – these entities are typically what fuel the economies of where we live and work, and each of them play an important role in defining that sense of place. We’ve helped companies, cities, localities and no less than the commonwealth of Virginia itself through media relationssocial media and content marketing campaigns.

We work with these locales to help bring their stories to life, helping bring out the essence of their identities and what makes them special. For example, the Meet me Downtown campaign with Venture Richmond and the BLKRVA campaign with Richmond Region Tourism helped to celebrate the faces and places that make Richmond a spectacular place to work and play. Another way we help tell stories is through our boots-on-the-ground content gathering and social media work, which can be seen in the work we do for Federal Realty and its many merchants in Charlottesville and Richmond.

Telling the right story, to the right people, at the right time builds awareness and helps position businesses and communities to reach their target audiences more authentically and more effectively.


media placements for Richmond Region Tourism in 2020


of interviews and business profiles generated for Venture Richmond's Meet me Downtown series

Let us help you tell your story.

For Richmond and Virginia-based businesses, working with Hodges gives you the advantage of on-the-ground support. We live, work and play in Virginia, which gives us a subject matter expertise that outside firms may not have. We understand the value proposition of your neighborhood. We see what makes you unique and special. Let us embed ourselves and tell your story in a way that resonates throughout your community.

What does success look like?

Here's one example