Small firm. Big reach.
We’re a strategic communications firm with uncommonly deep technical expertise and remarkably global connections. As a Canada-based virtual agency, we tap the best experts no matter where they’re located. So you get exactly the right team, support across multiple time zones, and none of the overhead of big stuffy offices.
We help you distill your complex technology into messages that resonate with demanding audiences. Then we re-craft those messages into different forms and across channels to build market momentum and wring out every last penny’s worth of value.
“Our recent tradeshow success was unprecedented. HCI helped us coordinate meetings and obtain an audience with more top-tier publications and their editors than we could have done on our own. I was extremely pleased that we met our editorial trade show goals—and then blew by the ‘stretch’ goals as well.”
—Chris A. Ciufo
Vice President, Product Marketing
General Micro Systems
“HCI has been a trusted LDRA partner for over 8 years. The Hughes team continues to bring new ideas and approaches to promoting LDRA advances, growth, and, success. They have established a broad set of relationships and successfully match the appropriate industry experts with LDRA news to maximize exposure and benefit, ensuring we reach the best influencers in the embedded market.”
“HCI understands our company and does a terrific job managing our PR. They are personal, professional and proactive, and we feel lucky to have been introduced to them.”
President & CEO
CANDI Controls Inc.
“Janice and the HCI Team understand the type of content electronics and consumer editors seek. Every piece they’ve written for our organization was quickly placed into a reputable publication. The team is easy to work with and always deliver well beyond our expectations.”
former Sr. Communications Manager
“No other public relations professional is so entrenched in and keenly aware of the global embedded computing market than Janice Hughes. Janice and the rest of the Hughes Communications Inc. (HCI) team anticipate my needs as a high-tech journalist, responding promptly to my requests, providing easy access to key industry players, and even delivering custom graphics when needed. I can always rely on Janice and the HCI team; they are responsive, accommodating and flexible, and dedicated to a job well done.”
Editor-in-Chief, Avionics Intelligence
Executive Editor, Military & Aerospace Electronics
“HCI is highly skilled in cross-cultural communications. At first sight, this might seem unimportant as North American and European cultures are similar. But the European trade press and its readers expect to be addressed in a different way. HCI appreciates and fulfills this expectation. In addition to being responsive, reliable, and on-time, HCI experts tailor input so I can immediately use it without intensive revisions. No wonder HCI has long-lasting customer relationships—another consistency that I very much appreciate.”
“The HCI team understands that it takes more than just good technology for a company to win the market. By keeping analysts informed of client developments, HCI ensures that clients are exposed to the latest market trends, in-depth industry data, and that the analysts know and care about HCI clients.”
Founder & Principal Analyst
Embedded Market Forecasters
“Working with HCI as an editor is a real pleasure. They understand my information needs and consistently supply me with the right stuff without inundating me with irrelevant material. HCI works as an editorial ally rather than simply a barker for press releases.”
Editor in Chief
“One of the reasons I enjoy working with HCI is that Janice Hughes, having been a member of the media herself at one time, instinctively knows what editors need to do our jobs and how to deliver it, on time and in the desired format. Whether it’s simple press releases or complex technical articles, the information she provides is accurate, concise, and requires minimal editing. Nothing is more important than that when you’re on deadline.”
Tech Briefs Media Group
“Hughes Communications is a tremendous asset to VDC’s market research business. Not only is HCI extremely supportive coordinating meetings and teleconferences, but Janice’s industry experience helps her team add valuable perspectives and enriching market context to our interactions with her clients. This combination of tech market experience and acumen ensures that HCI clients’ messages are always understood and covered by the most diverse set of analysts and editors in our industry.”
M2M & Embedded Technology
“Angie’s technical expertise is equally matched with her responsiveness, efficiency, and organizational skills. She is excellent at securing interviews with influential editors, helping me get news of the Multicore Association out time and time again.”
Chair, Multicore Developer’s Conference
“Mette is the hardest working journalist I have ever worked with. No matter how difficult the topic is, Mette is determined to understanding it so she can explain it in plain English to others. Also, no matter how tough the “selling point” is, she goes all in and finds all possible media venues that may be interested in the (great) stories she produces. And then she gets the stories out! I love working with Mette; she keeps you on your toes, meets deadlines, produces great work and then she has a great personality and is apparently always in a great mood. I think the world of Mette and give her my highest possible endorsement!”
—Lars Beer Nielsen
former Science and Technology Attaché