About Us

In essence, it’s about Storytelling

Say Hey There is a woman-owned creative studio located in Omaha’s historic Old Market. Our specialty is creative content development, brand strategy, and rolling out successful marketing and communications strategies for nonprofits, community organizations, artistic initiatives, and events.

Our philosophy is that the best way to promote your cause, connect with potential advocates, and spread awareness is through a strategy focused on compelling content, community engagement, and special campaigns.

We can help you harness the power behind all these factors working together and unleash creative storytelling that resonates with people in an authentic way.

With our partnership model, we can work together on an ongoing basis to tell your story, help you stay on-brand, and promote your programs, initiatives, and events.We draw upon our thoughtfully developed processes to build a program designed specifically for you. Our ultimate goal is to help your organization grow, develop a leading presence, and inspire community advocacy.

Need extra support? We love to collaborate! Say Hey There is the perfect complement to your internal marketing or development team and external partners.

Content • Community • Campaigns

Modern content should be enjoyable. Clickable. Social. It should be relevant, authentic, simple, tell your story, and win people over. Content is our specialty. We know the when, where, why, and how of digital content. When crafting your content, we consider all of the modern best practices and trends in user experience.

Modern consumers make decisions based on recommendations, brand transparency, activism, and personal passions. To engage, we focus on giving your audience the content they want. That means crafting compelling posts, celebrating your circle, and tapping into the power of brand advocates.

A great campaign has the power to influence, move, and inspire. We can help you market services, create buzz, manage a winning social media campaign, and so much more. How? It all comes back to great ideas, great content, and the way we package everything together to resonate with your audience.

Our Offerings

Whether you are about to launch a new brand or need to define your existing brand, we can help you find clarity, craft standards to ensure consistency in style and voice and build brand equity, and develop a marketing and communications strategy that supports your overall organizational goals.

We can develop a marketing strategy for promoting special events and campaigns and roll-out across all mediums. For campaigns that means developing creative assets and blasting them out to the masses. For events that can include promoting sponsorships and entertainment; developing creative assets; press releases and media relations; programs and signage; timeline development and scripting; and more.

The many facets of social media management include planning engaging content, crafting messages, publishing posts, and advertising. Depending on your needs, it can also include basic community management (e.g. responding on your behalf, answering questions, liking comments, RTs, and other acknowledgements).

We marry your mission, vision, and goals with our creative concepts to create compelling, beautiful video stories that resonate with your audience. From “about us” pieces for your website to PSAs to social media commercials promoting your fundraiser or program, we’ll handle all aspects of production including creative direction, logistics, editing, and help you determine the best ways to use your video and get it out in front of the world.

Everything from the fonts and colors you choose for your marketing assets to the significance behind your logo design has an impact. We follow your brand standards when designing assets across all mediums, including brochures, mailers, flyers/posters, print/digital ads, and graphics for your website, social media, or campaigns.

From writing appeals and scripts to brand messaging and elevator speeches, every organization needs a great writer. We write for modern audiences and specialize in what translates well for online readers (hint: it should be clear, concise, and compelling). Stay fresh.

For the best effect, your website should be appealing, responsive for all devices, and give the people what they want. We can guide you through the website-enhancing process with the user in mind — from customizing a modern, responsive design that will work beautifully on all devices to writing great copy. You’ll end up with a contemporary website built on the robust WordPress platform set up to evolve with your changing needs well into the future.

We can help create and schedule engaging, interactive HTML emails for your various audiences. This can include template development, audience management, and providing analytics. Recommended platform: MailChimp.

"Drop the Mic!" Brainstorms

What’s in a name? Only everything! Need the perfect name, tag line, or hashtag for your new brand, campaign, program, or something else? We have a way with words, and our collaborative, laid-back Drop the Mic! brainstorm sessions will win your team’s buy-in and get the creative juices flowing. You’ll end up with one-of-a-kind, strategic branding.

Google Workspace Partner

We are a Google Workspace partner! Google gives you the tools you need to run your organization like a pro. Set up custom email, share and store files securely online, video chat from any device, and more. Contact us for more info on how your organization can make the transition and get 10% off the first year.

Gain Partner

We use Gain, a social media management tool and content planner that allows us to collaborate with clients in a seamless workflow. Gain offers a beautiful, clean calendar interface, post mock-ups for each platform, approvals processes, content exports, and more. Sign up via our referral link and get 50% off your first 3 months!

Behind the Scenes

As the Founder of Say Hey There, Mikala draws upon her 15-year career in marketing to help client partners manage a communications strategy and roll-out campaigns. She has been asked to speak about branding, storytelling, and entrepreneurship at panels 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 a marketing 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 such as MAHA and Student Celebration Day.

Mikala is the best! She knows what she is doing and does it well. She will give you the true answer even if she knows you don’t want to hear it and over the years I haven’t always encountered that kind of honesty in the marketplace. Great computer skills and has helped me whenever she takes one of my emergency calls – because it is always an emergency.
Michael Haller, Jr.PartnerHaller Law

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