Our Mission

We care deeply about the community and the local causes and initiatives that enrich our lives. Say Hey There’s mission is to amplify the voices of organizations that are making a positive difference in the world so they can boost their impact. We can help you speak up and be heard.  

We work towards accomplishing our mission every day by providing exceptional marketing and communications guidance and sharing brand stories in an authentic and inclusive way that will raise awareness and inspire connections.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

True commitment to DEI&A stretches far beyond a statement on a website. For us, it means being intentional leaders when it comes to imagery, language, and accessibility on a daily basis.

It’s incredibly important to us that the marketing assets and organizational communications we are creating and putting out into the world are authentic, inclusive, and representative of the diverse communities being served by each of our clients. This means being proactive about these factors when casting, storytelling, selecting images, crafting language, and considering all other factors that make up a brand’s identity.

We firmly believe that diverse minds, people, and spaces are what make us better. Better creatives, better thinkers, and ultimately, better people.

Say Hey There is a proud agency partner of accessiBe, a tool that allows websites to be inclusive, accessible, and ADA & WCAG compliant. Learn more on our offerings page. 

Merch Shop

Have you seen our line of “No.” merchandise? Ignite your inner feminist with every wear. Our mission is to design and curate pieces that will help you feel empowered and inspired. Made for creatives by creatives.

Behind the Scenes

As the Founder and Creative Director of Say Hey There, Mikala Harden (She/Her) draws upon her 15-year career in marketing and communications to help clients define and manage a brand strategy. As both a strategic leader and team collaborator, Mikala orchestrates all of the creative arts together, including design, writing, video and more, to raise awareness and inspire action.

Mikala has participated in panels about branding, storytelling, and entrepreneurship at events hosted by the Omaha chapters of IABC (International Association of Business Communicators) and AAF (American Advertising Federation), and has been featured in the Omaha Chamber’s We Don’t Coast blog.

In her spare time, Mikala enjoys supporting the arts. She is a past president and longtime board member of the Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards, and remains involved to this day as the website sponsor. As a music journalist, she has been supportive of Omaha’s hip hop scene since 2013 through a longtime blog and having work published in The Reader. Mikala also enjoys volunteering for community events.

Founder Mikala Harden's Headshot
Since our website re-design and new marketing rollout in September of 2014, we could not be more impressed with Mikala and the job she does. She has exceeded our every expectation and would recommend her and the job she does to anyone looking for a long term relationship with an expert in her field. Mikala has become a very important part of our Foundation and is 100% immersed in our success. Say Hey There will be the best marketing decision you will make.
Jim Hanson, Jr.ChairmanFirst Responders Foundation