Hugh Miller is founder and CEO of Hollyrock/Miller, the award winning Princeton, New Jersey based marketing communications agency.
After attending Boston University and Rutgers Law School, where he promoted concerts, lectures and parties, Hugh began his professional career as a publicist in the music industry working with a diverse roster of artists and companies including members of Bruce Springsteen’s E-Street Band, The Eagles, Steely Dan and Moody Blues and product manufacturers Marshall, Korg and Yamaha to name a few. Four years later, as Vice President, Management Supervisor of Grey Advertising’s entertainment division, he spearheaded advertising for clients Time-Warner Music Group, the New York Yankees, Barbados Tourism, New York Telephone’s sponsorship of the arts, WNEW-FM radio, numerous Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, and Madison Square Garden.
Hugh’s close association with Madison Square Garden (New York Knicks, New York Rangers, MSG Network, MSG Entertainment) and the New York Yankees helped lead him to found Hollyrock/Miller, originally as a New York agency specializing in sports and entertainment.
Following a quality of life move to New Jersey, Hollyrock/Miller diversified its roster to include retailers (The WIZ, Karl’s Appliance, Thomasville Furniture), financial services (Dime Savings Bank, Meyer Chatfield), restaurants, nightclubs, spas and hotels (Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Hyatt, Westin, Hilton, Ramada, Howard Johnson), professional services (the law offices of Stark & Stark, Martin, Kane, Kuper, Szaferman/Lakind, Mazie/Katz), corporations (Cablevision, Cendant), healthcare (Corneal Associates of New Jersey, Wills Laser Vision at Princeton, The Princeton Eye Group, Princeton Brain & Spine Care, Princeton Allergy Partners, Hartzband Joint Replacement, NJ Center for Prostate Cancer & Urology), non-profits (Prevent Child Abuse, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), International House Philadelphia, Ryan’s Quest) and many others.
Combining a passion for golf, and experience in hospitality and entertainment, Hugh and the team at Hollyrock developed a niche specialty working with golf and country clubs throughout the region. These have included Fiddler’s Elbow CC, Cherry Valley CC, Shackamaxon CC, Forsgate CC, Panther Valley CC, Ramsey CC, Black Oak Golf Club, Metuchen Golf and Country Club and others in New Jersey, as well as clubs in New York and Florida.
Hollyrock/Miller provides full service marketing without limitations including advertising, public relations, special events, promotions, guerilla, digital, social media marketing, SEO, and online presence consulting.
Hugh’s philosophy is to do “whatever it takes” to facilitate the objectives of his clients and to do so in a very personal way. Hugh is highly respected within the advertising, public relations and private events communities and a recognized “first call” expert with respect to media, entertainment and advertising trends. He is also a Board Member of the New Jersey Golf Foundation, the charitable arm of the NJPGA. Hugh has often been featured in local, regional and national media.
While Hollyrock/Miller is noted for its unique creativity, Hugh’s proudest creations are his son Zach, and his daughter Lexie, his two favorite golfers.
Hugh’s Core Business Values:
1) Work hard. Play hard. Always work to live. Don’t live to work.
2) Do whatever it takes to achieve your goals, your clients’ goals, and the goals of your colleagues.
3) There are no bad ideas.
4) Don’t ever say “We don’t do it that way.” Always push the envelope and consider every option.
5) Respect everyone. Treat people in the same way you want to be treated.
6) Life is short. Make everyday a pleasant one. Live for the moment.