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What our clients say

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Nanette was the perfect candidate to help me develop a long-range communications plan for our organization. Her wealth of experience as a professional communicator was a great asset in defining our outreach goals. She was able to seamlessly knit together our organization's priorities with overall community needs for environmental education. What's more, Nanette is personable, organized, and totally dedicated to environmental causes. 5 stars!

Darcy Young,  Director of Planning and Communications,

Sarasota Bay Estuary Program

I have worked with Nanette for over 25 years, first when she was a reporter for the Tampa Tribune reporting on the environmental matters. Her topic knowledge was refreshing, as most reporters were not in tune with this particular topic, thus her stories were always accurate and compelling. Since then she has been a great asset to the Tampa Bay Estuary Program (TBEP) as their Public Outreach Program director; her work has helped the TBEP highlight their many achievements and success stories. Finally, I continue to rely on Nanette to help with messaging with our print, social, and website messaging efforts. I would highly recommend her for any messaging or professional writing needs you may have.

 Tom Ries, President, Ecosphere Restoration Institute

As a graphic designer providing clients with creative solutions for over ten years, I have learned to value the good ones—those I would grade as “A-list clients.” Nanette O’Hara has been one of these valued clients for several years. As a project organizer, she is thorough and timely in her directives. As a copy provider (writer), her content is “drop-in” ready and is always written with the standards that are demanded from great communications. And as a creative communicator, well, let’s just say that I’ve thought for years that she should be working in her own shop. She is filled with good ideas, offers reasonable and pragmatic solutions to challenges that would put many of my other clients in stagnant holding patterns for weeks, and she has the unique ability to keep all of the proverbial balls in the air at the same time, helping to tailor each project into a neatly packaged final product every time. Anyone who is creative, intelligent, down-to-earth, and can communicate well holds a special place in my heart. For these reasons, I highly recommend O’Hara Communications.

Sheri Bazany, Bazany Design

I have worked with Nanette O’Hara for almost two decades, and she has always gone above and beyond in all aspects of her work. She has a thoughtful and inclusive approach that lends itself well to working with a diverse array of people, often with divergent backgrounds. She is a talented communications professional with both the content knowledge necessary to be effective while also possessing the essential “soft skills” needed to promote and foster effective communication strategies that produce tangible change.

Debbi Stone, Vice President of Education,

The Florida Aquarium

I had the pleasure of working with Nanette O’Hara as the Tampa Bay Estuary Program’s Public Outreach Coordinator for over 20 years.  During this period, Nanette consistently provided outstanding, creative and innovative education and outreach support for TBEP, earning her highest praise from environmental science and management programs throughout the country.  Of her many skills, Nanette’s ability to translate highly technical information into clearly articulated messages that resonate with a wide and disparate audience is among her strongest.   Her work was always on time and of highest quality.  I enthusiastically recommend Nanette to anyone with the need for creative, timely, accurate and relevant communication support.

Holly Greening, former Executive Director,

Tampa Bay Estuary Program

Working alongside Nanette O’Hara on a major revision to the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan for Tampa Bay was an exceptional experience.  Nanette is a highly talented and accomplished writer, photographer and project leader and brings a high level of creativity, intelligence and knowledge to everything she does.  This remarkable skillset, combined with her consistent reliability, responsiveness and attention to detail guarantee innovative and outstanding results.  I would work with Nanette again in a heartbeat.

David Shafer, PhD, Shafer Consulting

Nanette is inspirational, knowledgeable, and an amazing communicator! I have worked with Nanette for over 10 years on a variety of outreach projects focused on watershed management in Pinellas County. Her skills for facilitating diverse work groups, describing complex environmental issues for all levels of comprehension, and the creativity she brings are unsurpassed. Her positive attitude and persistent strive to do good for the community are supreme. Nanette is a true asset to any team and she is highly recommended! 

Anamarie Rivera, Coqui Yo Foundation

Nanette helped me get up to speed on the digital highway. With her personalized, patient instruction, I am now posting all my own Facebook content and producing a monthly e-newsletter for my clients using MailChimp. Nanette has also created digital ads and provided marketing advice that has helped me franchise my business and triple my Facebook followers. She has answered all my questions and requests promptly, and her encouragement has given me the confidence to keep expanding my technological savvy.”

Pat O'Shea, Kitten Sittin'

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