Communications & Journalism

COMMUNICATIONS CONSULTANT

TRAVEL WRITER & JOURNALIST

Media releases

Digital content (websites, blogs, social media)

Corporate storytelling

Speeches

Business and staff profiles

Media relations

Newsletters

 

A communications consultant to tourism, lifestyle and heritage businesses in one of the most recognisable destinations on Earth – the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area – since 2012, Ellen Hill has earned a reputation among clients and media for generating concise, compelling communications which consistently receive local, national and international media coverage.

After a 25-year career in journalism, Ellen knows what the media wants, when they want it, how they want it and how to get it to them. Whether to social media followers, existing clients through newsletters or seasoned editors and journalists through media releases and article packages, Ellen identifies and then expertly tells your compelling story to those most valuable to you – your potential customers.

See examples of client outcomes here:

Back to Hartley, Office of Environment & Heritage (October 2016)

Media release Page 1 Media release Page 2

Media outcome

  = Record crowd of 4,500 visitors to Hartley Historic Site

 

Lithgow Halloween `16, Lithgow Tourism (October 2016)

Media release Page 1     Media release Page 2

Media outcome 1  Media outcome 2

  = Record crowd to Lithgow CBD

 

Roaring 20s Festival, Escarpment Group (February 2016)

Media release

Media outcome

= International exposure for the Hydro Majestic Hotel

When not crafting communications for high-end clients in the Greater Blue Mountains region, Ellen Hill traipses the country with photojournalist partner David in search of feature stories, character profiles and travel yarns, usually in a grubby hatchback piled to the ceiling with gear, a lanky teenager and, sometimes, a pampered pet rabbit called Sophie.

An award-winning travel writer, Ellen also specialises in character profiles, history, culture and lifestyle pieces. High resolution quality images by photojournalist David Hill are standard with every article.

After beginning her career at Reader’s Digest magazine, a 15-year stint at the western Sydney suburban newspaper coalface gave her a unique insight into the tragedies and joys, the failures and achievements, the poverty and decadence of everyday living. From crime and court beats, council meetings and political doorstops to natural and man-made disasters and big-picture long-term environmental issues gave her an unfiltered insight into the lives of ordinary people faced with extraordinary circumstances.

Since then, Ellen has been published as a travel writer in Australian Traveller, Jetstar and Open Road magazines and more.

 

Read examples of her work here:

What's the go with Lithgow?, Open Road (January-February 2017)

Hillbilly Cider brewer profile, Blue Mountains Gazette (October 2016)

Blue Mountains Mystery Tours, Blue Mountains Gazette (September 2015)

National Road Transport Hall of Fame, Australian Traveller (Feb-March 2009)

Dining in the Outback Supermarket, Australian Traveller (Feb-March 2010)

BALLOONING IN THE AUSSIE OUTBACK, ROVINGEYE 2008 EXPOSE YOUR WORLD COMPETITION WINNING ENTRY, TRAVEL STORY CATEGORY

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