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
"The Toledo Museum of Art has worked with Blue Water since 2006. They regularly provide high-level counsel and strategic thinking from a programmatic standpoint as well as brand and reputation management. In addition, they work on national and international press. They regularly do media training with our staff, and are available, even at very short notice, to assist with crises or issues as they arise. I have worked closely with Lynnette on a wide range of initiatives, exhibitions, and issues and she is a consummate professional who always keeps the best interest of the museum in her thoughts and at the center of her advice and recommendations."
Amy Gilman, Ph.D., Former Deputy Director, 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 – Museum Relations
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
"Working with the team at Blue Water Communications has exceeded all expectations, from the creative planning to execution and ongoing communication throughout our projects. The team is detailed, professional and forthright, and I enjoy working with them from start to finish. Blue Water has the skills and contacts to be successful, and at the same time a personal touch that breeds a culture of collaboration."
Mischa Kirby, APR, Former Vice President of External Relations