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Who


Meet HighRez

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Who


Meet HighRez

I keep six honest serving-men:
(They taught me all I knew)
Their names are What and Where and When
And How and Why and Who.
From "The Elephant's Child" by Rudyard Kipling

Highrez provides strategic marketing communications counsel, media relations, copywriting and social media services to technology companies, with a particular focus on the media and entertainment technology industries. We pride ourselves on over two decades of solid relationships with journalists and industry influencers around the world, a thorough understanding of the markets, technologies and trends of the industries we specialize in, and world-class writing skills.

"Veronique and HighRez PR have provided outstanding results for my company."

Jennifer Garvis-Elliott | former director of Marketing at X-Rite/Pantone

"Veronique and HighRez PR have provided outstanding results for my company. Veronique undertook in depth study of the market and technology trends to better serve our business, and she was able to get up to speed and provide effective, quality results in a short time."
 
"At Avid, Doug's exceptional communication skills made him ideal as a corporate press contact and a presenter to groups of every size."

Tim Wilson | CreativeCow.net

"No matter what the task, Doug approached it with creativity, generosity toward colleagues, and a sense of humor that made him a true pleasure to work with.”

Veronique Froment

Having cut her PR teeth at a leading UK-based technical PR consultancy, Véronique went on to become global PR lead at Avid Technology where for several years she managed the reputation of this icon of the media and entertainment technology industry. As a senior PR professional Véronique managed a number of PR agencies on both sides of the Atlantic over the years. Sadly, none ever provided what she was looking for: senior level support, true industry expertise and world-class copywriting skills. Identifying a true need in the market that was not provided by any of the larger agencies, Véronique decided to create her own specialist consultancy. A decade and some years later, she has managed the reputations of some of the biggest names in the industry and helped smaller organizations make a name for themselves, including AmberFin, Avid, BroadStream, GenArts, iZotope, Telestream, Signiant and Softimage to name a few. Having lived and worked in France, the UK, Canada and the US, she's now growing roots in the state where her options are to “live free or die”.

Doug Hansel

Doug has over 25 years of experience in the Media and Entertainment business. Before joining Highrez as a technology evangelist, Doug was senior product marketing manager for the professional video segment at Avid. From his beginning days working in the recording studio with the likes of Ringo Starr, Carl Perkins, Willie Nelson, Sting, and Dire Straights together with famous gear like the NED Synclavier, to being product designer for Avid’s Media Composer and Symphony software and Nitris hardware, he’s been fortunate to work and live in a lot of cool places such as London, Johannesburg and Boston. He now lives in rural New Hampshire with his French wife, their twin sons, multiple dogs, cats and chickens.

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Why


Our Differentiators

Why


Our Differentiators

"Véronique was an exceptional leader for Softimage's PR team."

Andrew Elvish | VP Marketing at Genetec

"Véronique was an exceptional leader for Softimage's PR team. More than simply an outstanding manager of our external agencies, Véronique was able to leverage her extensive network of contacts to ensure a continual and top-shelf PR pipeline."

With Highrez, who you see is who you get. If you decide to make us a part of your extended team, you will be working directly with Veronique and Doug for North America, not a team of junior account execs whom you've never met before. If you require EMEA support, we work daily with colleague Bob Charlton from Scribe PR based in the UK, and for LATAM, Benedicte Fauveau based in Brazil. 

Moreover, unlike the traditional PR agencies who typically outsource to a copywriter any type of writing that is not a standard press release, we are really quite different: we don’t get baffled by technology and love to produce content that people want and need. We are firm believers that content led marketing is absolutely key in our industry.  Customers need educational, interesting, well written material that is devoid of corporate fluff and jargon; magazines are short staffed and love for manufacturers to produce quality content that they can easily repurposed for their readers. So when it comes to writing: we do it ourselves. This also means that we quickly become familiar enough with our clients' products and key technology trends to have meaningful conversations with journalists and identify coverage opportunities and angles that challenge readers' minds.

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What


Services Offered

What


Services Offered

"Over the years, I have worked with a number of traditional PR agencies but none offered the level of service and value that Bob and Véronique gave us."

Jeremy Deaner | Former CEO of AmberFin

"Over the years, I have worked with a number of traditional PR agencies but none offered the level of service and value that Bob and Véronique gave us. Aside from their solid global industry connections, knowledge and long standing press relationships, Bob and Véronique's ability to create compelling content with very little direction from us is second to none. From white papers, to entertaining blog posts, ghost written articles and press releases, they have consistently delivered materials that exceeded our expectations and generated coverage worthy of a much larger organization."

Highrez offers a wide range of marketing communications services. We work with our clients to custom-create programs to meet their budgets and communications goals.  Whether it is through media relations, social media, or customer communications, we will help you create compelling content that your audiences want and need.

Services & Content Creation

  • Press relations
  • Customer success stories
  • White Papers
  • Blogs
  • Company newsletters
  • Web site content
  • Collateral development
  • Contributed articles
  • Speaker opportunity programs
  • Social Media
  • Podcasts
  • Product Reviews

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How


Our Ethos

How


Our Ethos

"Her writing skills are outstanding, and she is able to produce great content with very little input and review from us."

Jennifer Garvis-Elliott | former director of Marketing at X-Rite/Pantone

"Her writing skills are outstanding, and she is able to produce great content with very little input and review from us. , and she is able to produce great content with very little input and review from us. Her relationship management skills are second to none. My company would not be achieving the level of results we do without her skills and assistance.

We follow a different business model to traditional marketing communications agencies – more like the business model practiced by doctors, architects and lawyers. Just like architects don't stop designing buildings, doctors don't stop treating patients, we have never stopped practicing PR and marketing.

While most successful agencies were started by gifted and talented marketing execs, they soon become distracted and bogged down by the stresses and strains of running and growing a company and employing people.

Because we never wanted to grow our businesses, preferring instead to work with a small number of clients at a time, we remain entirely focused on the task of day-to-day marketing communications and act as a flexible extension of our clients' marketing teams.

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When


Timing is Everything

When


Timing is Everything

"A consummate professional with excellent writing skills, outstanding demeanor with the press and a can-do attitude. That's Véronique."

Matthew Allard | Senior Product Manager, Autodesk

"I have worked with Vero as a colleague and as a PR consultant. Vero is a consummate professional with excellent writing skills, outstanding demeanor with the press and a can-do attitude that has made our work together a pleasure."
 
"While others got mired in market-speak, Doug was the guy who helped me understand exactly what the Avid products could and couldn't do.”

Charlie White | Industry Journalist

"Timing is everything". We've all heard this said many times before, but when it comes to communicating with your publics, the timing of your message can often be the deciding factor between success and failure. 

For instance, it's almost impossible not to be pressured by the timing of major trade shows, and the tendency is for most manufacturers to wait for these major industry events to make significant announcements.  But trade shows are noisy, both literally and figuratively, and when you are competing for share of voice and attention with over  1,000 other manufacturers, it's really hard to rise above the noise. 

Planning your announcements in the run up to a major industry event will ensure that attendees have been informed about your plan in advance of the event and are more likely to visit your booth if they already know what you are showing.

A well-honed sense of timing also means communicating with regularity: after all "repetition builds reputations". It also means being aware of the market's receptiveness for your story.  Having a PR team with its ears to the ground, a solid grasp of technology trends and an acute awareness of your customers' needs can ensure that when you tell your story, people will listen.

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Where


Locations

Where


Locations

We are located just outside of Boston, but for many years we have worked with like-minded consultancies to handle global campaigns for our clients. Many of our partner agencies are very similar to us in size and approach, and share our no nonsense philosophy. We also work with graphic designers, video production companies, and digital marketing experts, so that when the opportunity arises, we can quickly create a global virtual team that is designed to meet our clients' needs and resources. And because our prime motivator is not the growth of our own business, we don’t compete with other agencies, but prefer to 'play nice' with everyone. 

You can reach us at  +1 603-537-9248
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