a strategist and a creative walk into a bar…
We are not another agency.
Instead, we are a modern marketing strategy and creative studio that was born to fix the outdated, cold, factory-like, throw-our-client’s-money-at-the-problem-but-don’t-fix-the-problem, un-passionate (is that a word?) system.
Arica worked client side with agencies and always felt like just another number. Kristen worked agency side with clients, and watched the budgets add up.
We knew we could do it better.
Hart & Highland is here to be a transformative resource for brands who actually give a damn about where their marketing budget is going. We are your support, your sounding board, your creative MacGyver, your strategic collaborator, your connector, and your go-to for effective, one-stop-shop, really freakin’ awesome marketing and creative efforts.
We lead the horse to water, and - let me tell you - that water is spectacular. We teach you and your team to fish so you can eat for a lifetime. #Pizza.
We are a nimble team of creative and strategic women with a combined 20 years of comprehensive expertise in social media, photography, advertising, branding, public relations, creative direction, and having a really great time.
We care about your brand because we are your teammates. We care about your audience because we believe in your message. Most of all, we care about working with you because we love what we do and when you succeed, we all do. Here we go.
'Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!' - Dr. Suess. @currentlykristen
Before H&H, Kristen worked in ad sales at millennial focused networks, then most recently as the Director of Creative at The New York Times owned Influencer Marketing Agency called HelloSociety. While there she created and ran an in house content studio and worked on all creative campaigns with a range of brands such as American Express, Nordstrom, Wendy’s, Disney, Coca Cola, Madewell, Kohls, P&G, Fox, Fedex, Ernst & Young, Sony Pictures, Gap, Benjamin Moore, Honeywell, Covergirl, and more. While at HelloSociety, she taught herself photography and never looked back. Her 10 years of experience in digital and social marketing, along with her creative instincts, gives her the perfect combination of art mixed with science to make your campaign a massive success.
Strategist and storyteller. Devoted to a solid brand foundation and a good martini. @aricarosenthal
Arica brings the strategy to Kristen’s creative genius. Or as we like to say, dreamer and dream catcher. Prior to H&H, Arica lived and breathed sales and marketing for manufacturers, artisans and wholesalers for over 15 years in the world of fashion, luxury home furnishings and lifestyle products for brands including YMI Jeanswear, Michael Stars, Kensie Girl, Rose Tarlow Melrose House, Una Malan and The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. Arica finds a nerdy kind of joy in connecting a business to their audience through thoughtfully designed customer retention and lead generation strategies. With the strong belief that people buy from people, Arica helps clients develop a highly effective strategy that aligns with their mission and values to connect with and convert their perfect audience.