What do our clients have to say?
Blue Water works with more than two dozen museums, performing arts organizations, architecture firms and destinations. We select our clients just as they select us. The relationship has to fit; the cultures have to mesh. Our commitment starts with the first meeting and grows as our journey together continues.
Toledo Museum of Art
"Responsive. Reliable. Enjoyable. The team at Blue Water Communications repeatedly demonstrates a commitment to its clients that is above par. Whether it is successfully telling the Toledo Museum of Art’s story to national and arts media, offering public relations counsel, or preparing staff for success when it comes to interviews, the value Lynnette and her team of strategic communications professionals provides is priceless. Blue Water continues to help TMA navigate a wide variety of projects of various scopes, all while keeping the best interests of the institution in mind."
Stephanie Elton, Director of Communications, Toledo Museum of Art
Columbus Museum of Art
"Blue Water Communications was invaluable to the Columbus Museum of Art in garnering regional, national, and international press for our building expansion and Margaret M. Walter Wing. Blue Water helped us develop key messages and an 18-month strategy that kept CMA on message and on track and resulted media coverage that exceeded our expectations. In addition to being consummate professionals, the Blue Water team was a delight to work with and incredibly responsive. I would work with Blue Water again without hesitation."
Melissa Ferguson, Director of Marketing and Communications
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
"In November 2010 when Crystal Bridges selected 11-11-11 as the much-anticipated date for the public opening, it was time to secure outside counsel to help direct our communications efforts. Blue Water Communications quickly floated to the top of the several agencies considered as a firm that had a strong grasp on the importance of opening a significant cultural institution in the heart of America. Blue Water, under Lynnette Werning’s thoughtful leadership, proved agile in working on a compressed time schedule and with an organization still in the process of “becoming.” Most importantly, Blue Water took the time to learn the essence of our culture and helped design a campaign with messaging that introduced the world to Crystal Bridges. We could not have been more pleased with their expertise and cooperative spirit."
Sandy Edwards, Deputy Director
Princeton University Art Museum
"Blue Water Communications has been instrumental in helping us attract national and regional media attention to a diverse roster of exhibitions and special projects. Not only are they gifted strategists and writers, Lynnette and her team are engaged, responsive and a true pleasure to work with. One of the best services they provide is peace of mind!"
Erin R. Firestone, Former Manager of Marketing and Public Relations
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
"The Blue Water team has the expertise to get results. They have built the necessary trust and relationships with key national media who can share our story; while, on the flip side, they are creative in coaching Selby Gardens’ team in what the media needs and wants. The team is detailed, approachable and professional – I consider them an extension of our in-house team. They make my job easier and, more importantly, they make Selby Gardens shine in the media."
Lynn Bates, APR, CPRC, Vice President for External Relations