Constructed from start to finish

PR & Marketing Strategies

You want high-end PR & Marketing strategies, constructed by hand for your brand from start to finish. We are an award-winning team who believes in Integrity, Community, Passion, and Compassion. With clients all over Texas, and in almost every industry, we can propel and curate your brand’s online and in-person presence. Our purpose is to help you be better, every day. Keep scrolling to learn more and join us in the pursuit of the haute life.

Aquila Haute in Texas

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an award-winning team

Who we are

Led by Owner & CEO Aquila Mendez-Valdez, the HITsters (as one client dubbed us) are a mix of busy moms, up and coming talent, and fiercely loyal Texans. Our team offers every client we work with a fully customized approach to PR and Marketing with exceptional client communications. We love strong cups of coffee and weak dad jokes. If you’re bringing either to a meeting, consider us in.

Driven with integrity

Integrity is one of our core values, but we don’t stop there. We like to say that we’re the fiduciaries of the PR and Marketing world. If we wouldn’t implement a strategy or tactic for our own business, we certainly won’t recommend it for yours. The highest compliment we receive from clients is that they feel like they can trust us, and that’s a role we take very seriously.

Media Relations

Got big news?

We can help you share.

Community Programming

Want to get out there?

We can connect you.

Brand Building

Want to get social?

We can make you Instagrammable.

Our Bread and Butter

Social and Digital Marketing

We wanted to be Christiane Amanpour and Katie Couric growing up. But telling our clients’ stories to the world is literally the next best thing. With social and digital marketing we can craft your brand’s tale with finesse, flair, and even a bit of fun. Just consider us your outsourced PR and Marketing Department, at your service.

Marketing PR in Texas

Recent Projects

Food & Beverage

Jason Dady food and beverageSocial Media Annual Results


Documation tech companyMedia Relations Campaign


Orangetheory fitnessInfluencer Marketing Results


We would be remiss if we did not take the opportunity to thank you for everything your company provided us for our event. We are quite selective when it comes to who we align our brand with and unbeknownst to you, you already had a huge hurdle to overcome. In the past, we had a not so pleasant experience with another company making us very skeptical. Well, it’s hard to argue with your energy, enthusiasm and ideas, so moving forward with your company has left us without any regrets!

From day one you were organized, a great listener and your ability to take charge and coordinate all our PR and marketing gave us time to focus on other aspects of the event. Your team always answered their phones, responded to emails promptly and when you said you would do something you did it. You didn’t even flinch when we threw you a few curve balls in between! Everything you promised (and then some) you made happen for our event. From the days leading up to the event with social media and special events to the tremendous amount of media exposure we received, it was all because of your efforts. What you did for us was all a huge undertaking and all within a very short timeline!

You exhibit numerous attributes that go above and beyond anyone’s expectations and we are so grateful to have you for all of your expertise. Thank you again, we appreciate you and we’re glad to have you and your company as an extension of our team.

~Christina M. Martinez

I am privileged to know and to get to work with Haute in Texas! I cannot more highly recommend Aquila and the Haute in Texas team. They are a joy to work with and provide exceptional results. HIT is committed to excellence!

~Hunter Woolfolk

Haute in Texas has been absolutely wonderful to work with. Aquila and her team work with an enviable degree of passion & creativity that is tempered by both diligence and precision. They are determined to meet and exceed the needs of their clients, have unmatched vision and the capability to execute. In today’s expanding and ever-changing market, having their guidance and expertise has been vital to our recent success. They have a keen eye and attention to detail that I trust, judgment I can rely on and a killer work ethic. Haute in Texas is simply the best!

~Lisa Cunningham

Who We’ve Worked With

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