Who We Are

At NaqCom, we operate in a team environment, employing the most appropriate tools to effectively communicate our clients’ messages, promote their objectives and implement their media programs among Native Americans. As members of tribal communities, we know how critical it is to have appropriate public relations strategies if Native Americans as tribal nations are to succeed in maintaining sovereignty and self-determination. Therefore, we strive to take on clients who promote or enhance tribal sovereignty.

Access

Our extensive ties to Native American communities, our professional expertise and our tactical approach to PR, marketing, advertising and issue advocacy afford us great success, particularly with targeted grassroots outreach within American Indian communities. Our relationships are based on integrity, trust and respect for Native American culture and tribal sovereignty.

Expertise

NaqCom’s collective background of culture, customs and traditions, and combined professional, political, academic and cultural expertise is second to none. Along with an award-winning, diverse staff, we have access to a cadre of media specialists and consultants in various fields — copywriting, production, art direction, account management and illustration, to name a few.

NaqCom is successful and polished in crafting effective, targeted media campaigns that garner maximum results. With a highly respected American Indian expert as principal, our experienced staff understands the currency of integrity in Indian Country, as well as tribal diversity, historical context and contemporary issues unique to both the American Indian community and U.S. audiences.

Full Service

We are much more than just public relations. Our ability to offer the personal attention and roll-up-your-sleeves attitude of a small, independent firm yet produce the high-impact results associated with a large agency makes us a unique powerhouse in the communications arena. Limited overhead allows us to prioritize, focus on our niche areas of expertise and employ a holistic approach to implementing a public relations program — from message and design to campaign and outreach strategy — all at reasonable rates.

Our track record of consistently producing meaningful results through creativity, strategic thinking and passion means an excellent return on investment for our clients. Plus, our values-based culture provides an engaging work environment for our employees as well as a serious commitment to client service.

Client Testimonials

"NaqCom goes above and beyond to help us engage in the best outreach opportunities and continue to improve the quality of life for Native communities. We always feel that our organization is top of mind, and that NaqCom truly understands our cause." — Joseph A. Myers, Executive Director, National Indian Justice Center

"We were extremely impressed with NaqCom's knowledge, professionalism and creativity. Their tailored, comprehensive training workshop enlightened us on how to better communicate with and serve an important customer base." — Union Bank of California

"Joely's informed background, expert strategies and courteous, hard-working staff have not only brought our communication skills up to date but also opened doors to opportunities and partnerships across the board -- all while maintaining a close, trustworthy relationship and producing impressive results. I highly recommend NaqCom's services to tribes and companies seeking to build solid relationships and diversify their outreach." -- Pauma Tribal Chairman Christobal C. Devers, Sr.

Client Projects

Pauma Band of Luiseño IndiansVerizon California Native American Lifeline Service Outreach CampaignShingle Springs Band of Miwok IndiansMorongo Band of Mission IndiansUnion Bank of CaliforniaMashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation2010 California Indian Census / U.S. Census Bureau

Marketing Solutions

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When it comes to marketing solutions, “cost-effective” and “quality” seem mutually exclusive to many small to mid-sized companies. At Naqcom, we create effective, attention-getting marketing programs that generate positive results, delivered on time and on budget.

Media Advocacy

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If you are looking to advance a social, public, or corporate initiative, the strategic use of the mass media as a key resource to position your message is critical. Do you want it to rise above the mass media clutter? We thought so.

Social Media

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Regardless of what type of business you are engaged in, chances are, Social Media is affecting the way you operate. Organizations should care about Social Media because it has already affected every field or industry imaginable. Are you connected?

Outreach Programs

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We have served the needs of Native Americans and First Nations in a variety of ways. With deep knowledge of problems faced by Native organizations, we are uniquely qualified to navigate the cultural dynamic that successful outreach requires.