Our Mission

At Say Hey There, we deeply care about the community. Our mission is to support organizations that are making a positive impact on the world so they can do more good. We work towards accomplishing our mission every day by sharing brand stories in an authentic way that will raise awareness and inspire connections and by providing exceptional marketing and communications support.

Speak Up. Be Heard.

Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

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.

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.

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!
Erin McMorrow