We are a Baltimore-headquartered team of public relations specialists with global reach and capabilities. Our firm is comprised of seasoned professionals who provide a full range of marketing communications services to Fortune 500 brands, visionary startups and government agencies.
From corporate communications to consumer PR to crisis management, we develop and implement strategic programs that are tailored to each client's specific needs. Regardless of the assignment, we have a single objective: exceed expectations.
WE ARE SPECIALISTS IN
LIFESTYLE MARKETING & CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS
The Hillman team has done an outstanding job.
The breadth and depth of coverage secured has been astounding. They have extensive contacts in the news, travel, lifestyle,
and education sectors.
The Museum has seen unprecedented growth in all of our key metrics and we attribute the work of the Hillman team as a key
factor in our success.
VICE PRESIDENT & COO THE NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM
They are not
a Baltimore agency. This is an agency with proven, national abilities that chose to be headquartered in Baltimore. The
agency's in-house capabilities rival that of some NYC agencies. Of particular note is that the team doesn't just place
media; the agency is an active participant in strategy development, planning, social media and crisis communications.
CHIEF STRATEGY AND COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER ATLANTIC CITY ALLIANCE
For 30 years, Sandy Hillman and her team have
provided the highest quality communications, marketing and government-relations services to our company, always on time, on
budget and on point. Their keen understanding of our company, industry and the economic and political forces that affect both
has proven invaluable.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT GOVERNMENT RELATIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT
We make a point of partnering with best-in-class firms who can support our marketing communications initiatives, either by extending our geographic reach or lending a specific expertise.
Through Worldcom, we have partner ofices in more than 110 cities on six continents, virtually every major U.S. city and foreign capital. Through Worldcom, our clients have on- the-ground, on-demand access to in-depth local communications expertise from
professional public relations specialists who understand the
language, culture and customs of the geographic areas in which
Edge Research is a full-service marketing research company that uses a range of qualitative and quantitative methodologies to help clients answer key questions and meet strategic objectives. We have partnered with Edge on scores of projects to assist nonprofit, corporate and government sector clients make data-driven decisions.
WHO WE ARE
Public relations firms are like people - no two are alike, but all share common features. What distinguishes us? We offer small agency service and big agency results.
We are idea junkies never satisfied with the status quo. We are collaborators who view ourselves as inside counselors, not outside vendors. The clients for whom we do the best work recognize and respect these essential qualities of our culture.
Our firm is nationally certified as a WBE and we are on the GSA register. We are headquartered in Baltimore with a satellite office in New York.
SANDY HILLMAN, FOUNDER
Sandy Hillman, the agency's founder and president, has developed and managed communications programs in both the public
and private sectors. She has advised the leaders of Fortune 500 companies as well as presidents, governors and mayors. Her
career spans public company and public affairs engagements.
Sandy founded her Baltimore-based agency after serving as vice-chair and CEO of a major full-service advertising and public
relations firm. Prior to that, Sandy led the Baltimore Office of Promotion and Tourism for 13 years as its executive director.
She was dubbed the "impresario of urban America" by Time magazine for her revolutionary and internationally recognized work
in transforming Baltimore's Inner Harbor into a world-class tourism destination.
Ms. Hillman has been actively engaged in the Maryland community for decades. Among her many civic responsibilities, she
currently sits on the boards of The University of Maryland Foundation, The Greater Baltimore Committee and Living Classrooms.
DAVE CURLEY, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT,
CORPORATE COMMUNICATION AND REPUTATION MANAGEMENT TEAM LEADER
Dave Curley has authored and managed public relations programs for internationally televised events, industry leading
companies and upstart trendsetters, working with Sandy Hillman for more than 18 years.
Dave joined the firm on the day it was founded after serving in senior leadership roles for nearly a decade at one of
Baltimore’s largest full-service marketing communications agencies. His award-winning work has helped shape the brand
images of organizations, products and events in categories ranging from entertainment to alternative energy. Dave has
overseen the successful integration of disparate organizational cultures during a number of mergers and acquisitions.
Prior to joining the agency ranks, Dave served on the corporate side of the business. He began his career as a newspaper
LIZ FELDMAN, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, LIFESTYLE TEAM LEADER
Liz Feldman has conceptualized and overseen the execution of countless consumer campaigns in a wide range of
industry spaces, including destination marketing, meetings & conventions, travel, food, and packaged goods.
Liz has been using creative strategies, partnerships and special events to generate consumer interest and awareness
for more than 25 years. Her ability to develop multi-channel communications plans aimed at incenting and attracting
consumers to products and events delivers measurable results regardless of a client’s preferred metric: increased
sales, attendance, membership or registration. Prior to joining Sandy Hillman in 1999, Liz served in management
capacities with other firms and as in-house corporate public relations counsel.