Public/Media Relations & Marketing
Liz Hill has been a publicist and communications professional for her entire career. She coordinates media interviews and has written and placed hundreds of press releases, columns and articles for her clients. She has taught courses on Public Relations and Marketing and conducts regular media training for her clients. She plans, designs and manages social media campaigns. Liz is a former CEO and Executive Director of Ala Kukui Hana Retreat, a spiritual retreat center in Hana, Maui, Hawai’i. As CEO, she implemented an aggressive promotional and marketing campaign, a first for the organization. She put Ala Kukui on the map as one of the best retreat centers in the world.
Do you want more public attention for your music, film, books or art? Do you need someone who can be your first point-of-contact and liaison with the media or performance venue? Liz Hill is an experienced Publicist who can take care of this — and more — for you. Liz’s clients over the years have included musicians, authors, filmmakers, radio personalities and high-profile public figures. Let Liz Hill work with you on a communications plan that will raise your image to a whole new level of visibility and appreciation. (Photo of award-winning Chicago Bluesman Toronzo Cannon by David Forte and Courtesy David Forte and Toronzo Cannon)
Strategic & Crisis Communications
No entity is immune from the possibility of threats to its public face, which can negatively impact and even devastate brands and reputations. Liz Hill works with her clients to develop crisis communications plans with strategies to deal with many types of crisis situations.
Writing & Editing
As an award-winning Native journalist, Liz has written and reported extensively over the years on Native issues and topics for national Native publications. She is a former Editor in Chief and Editorial Board member of American Indian, a quarterly magazine of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. Her first book, “American Indian Tribes” (Workman Publishing, New York), has sold more than 160,000 copies. Writing services include: speeches, brochures, annual reports, newsletters, websites and more.
Fundraising & Grant Writing
Liz Hill is an experienced fundraiser and grant writer. She has provided these services to clients over the years, including: National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (Washington, DC), Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (Vancouver, Wash.), Ala Kukui Hana Retreat, Hana, Maui, Hawai’i; The Museum at Warm Springs, Warm Springs, Ore.; Rising Sun Productions, Winnipeg, MB, Canada; Winnipeg, Manitoba-based Métis Bluesman Dustin Harder and Saskatchewan-based Country Bluesman John McLeod. She is a former Native American Fundraising Consultant to the Director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (Washington, DC), where her focus was on Native donor cultivation in anticipation of the launch of a $100 million museum endowment campaign. She also provided fundraising support to the National Native American Hall of Fame on which she formerly served as a founding member and president of the Board of Directors. Her grant writing has extended to Canada where she has written successful proposals to Manitoba Film and Music, Manitoba Arts Council and The Canada Council for the Arts.
Event & Meeting Planning
Liz Hill has planned meetings, press conferences and musical concerts for clients, including: Harvard University’s Honoring Nations Program (Cambridge, Mass.), National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (Mesa, Ariz.) and National Indian Gaming Association (Washington, DC). Cities where she has organized events include: Albuquerque, N.M., Bismarck, N.D., Las Vegas, Nev., Palm Springs, Calif., Phoenix, Ariz., Saint-Paul, Minn., Santa Fe, N.M., Tulsa, Okla. and Washington, D.C. In November 2005, Liz produced two evenings of music for the National Indian Gaming Association that took place at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.. Native musicians and musical groups from around the U.S. were featured. Liz handled all logistics of the production, including advertising and promotion.
Graphic Design, Branding, Radio & Video Production
To fulfill the graphic design needs of her clients, Liz Hill partners with Ad Pro, a Native American woman-owned firm in Huntington Beach, California. Liz has many years of experience in radio production and is the long-time Producer of “First Voices Radio,” a one-hour live weekly syndicated program hosted by Tiokasin Ghosthorse (Lakota). She is also Producer of "The Long Way Around" hosted by Grammy Award-winning record producer and critically-acclaimed recording artist Malcolm Burn. She is Co-Producer of “Hana: The Heart of Hawai’i,” a one-hour documentary produced and directed by her husband Loye Miller, an award-winning documentary filmmaker. Liz was the Producer of a marketing video for Ala Kukui Hana Retreat, Hana, Maui, Hawai’i that won a Communicator Award for “Best Online Marketing Video." She partners with Native Hawaiian award-winning documentary filmmaker, journalist and activist Anne Keala Kelly as a producer of Keala's documentary projects. Liz has access to the best video production and post-production resources in the U.S., so allow her to put a team together to handle your video production needs.