Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility
True commitment isn’t just a statement on a website. For us, it means being intentional about imagery, language, and accessibility on a daily basis.
It’s incredibly important for us to make sure that marketing assets and organizational communications we are creating and putting out into the world are inclusive and representative of the diverse communities being served by each of our clients. This means being intentional about casting, storytelling, image selection, language, and all other factors that make up a brand’s identity.
We welcome and celebrate the unique perspectives that different communities and demographics bring to the table and the uniqueness of each individual human.
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.
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.
It has been wonderful to partner directly with Mikala for over five years! She always stays up-to-date on the current trends, presents innovative and creative ways to keep costs within budget, and assists with strategic planning that allows continued growth. Her marketing, branding, and design skills allow her to easily assist with any needs that may arise. Mikala’s hard work ethic, high integrity, and desire to always do what is right, make her an extremely reliable and valuable asset to our organization. Over time, Mikala has helped grow our social media presence and general brand awareness through her support of our internal marketing team. It’s been my pleasure to partner with Say Hey There over the years and work directly with Mikala on a variety of long-term and one-time projects. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our organization. I would recommend Say Hey There to any business seeking outstanding marketing and branding assistance.
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.
I worked with Mikala Harden for several years during my time as the President and Executive Director of a large nonprofit in the Omaha area. She helped us develop our brand and creative assets and ensure consistency across all mediums, which contributed to the organization’s growth. She led our marketing and digital strategy and the quality of her work was consistently excellent. Mikala has been a real asset to the First Responders Foundation.
Mikala manages all of our marketing projects, social media content/campaigns, sponsorship fulfillment, fundraising campaigns, and website updates. No project is too big for her to take on and she was exceptional in prioritizing time, projects and resources to accomplish our goals. Mikala’s design work is amazing and everything that she produced for the HCF is exceptional. If you are looking for someone who is organized, professional, and a joy to work; then you need to hire Mikala Harden and Say Hey There.
When I first met with Mikala, she knew exactly what we needed to bring our brand to life. She asked questions that drove to our company’s essence and message—what we wanted to share with the world—and crafted our brand from there. Mikala and her team at Say Hey There created our online presence and streamlined our communication process with clients and amongst our staff, and helped us present our story and our services consistently across platforms. We simply could not be more pleased with our decision to partner with Say Hey There in making our brand a reality.
Outstanding work from the whole team! Everything from social media campaigns, brand development and design strategy, web, content creation, and so much more. Coming from nonprofit organizations, marketing and communication is vital to our success, and Say Hey There has been the perfect partner for us.
Mikala is among the most determined and talented people I’ve met. She is a knowledgeable and savvy marketing and creative professional who is as great with people as she is at crafting solutions that produce results. Mikala is fun to work with, and she brings tremendous energy to everything she does.
The level of professionalism and consistent engaging content that Say Hey There provides is unparalleled. I really enjoy working with Mikala and I look forward to continuing in the future.
During my time as a Say Hey There intern, I got to practice and improve my skills as a videographer by working on real projects with real clients. Not only did I have the benefit of learning the technical side of digital content creation, but I also gained invaluable experience with the social side of digital marketing under Mikala’s mentorship. After my internship, when I went on to create content for my own clients, I felt wholly prepared to solve creative problems and give my clients the videos they needed.
Mikala is passionate about music and about the creative community here in Omaha. If you ever need any sort of help with marketing, graphic design, web development, branding, strategy, etc, I highly recommend Mikala and Say Hey There!