media relations

Integrated Campaign: Achieving results for the City of Hudson

With the goals of attracting and retaining businesses in the community, The City of Hudson became a pioneer in economic development by becoming the first gigabyte city in Northeast Ohio. Known as Velocity Broadband, the program offers high-speed fiber-optic broadband to local businesses. akhia communications was asked to develop an attentiongrabbing campaign to help the City meet their sign-up goals.

The Quick Take

  1. develop plan
  2. regional media relations
  3. execute attention-grabbing tactics
  4. award-winning results

Tracking Our Results

3-year sign-up goal


met in just one year

3 awards earned

from The Ohio Economic Development Association and the City-County Communications & Marketing Association

What Drove Our Success

city dwellers

We understood the Hudson area and its local business audience.

wow factor

From lighting up the iconic Hudson clocktower to creative PowerPoint support, each tactic was attention grabbing.

budget conscious

Municipal budgets can be tight, and we made effective use of the City’s council-approved budget.