Testimonials

"Nate provided a fantastic presentation for the Orlando Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association on re-targeting! He proved very knowledgeable on the subject and gave our members great tips and tools to improve relationships with clients and customers. Nate keeps things fun by adding in humor and real-world examples that anyone can relate to. I'd definitely recommend him as a guest speaker or digital marketing consultant!"
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Alayna Curry
Community & Government Relations at CFX
"Nate provided us excellent quality and TIMELY service. He truly listened to all of our feedback and comments and delivered everything we asked. He made sure we knew how to use our site and has even provided assistance after completion. It's was really refreshing to work with someone that cared about the outcome of the project and made changes that we asked."
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Amanda Reeves
Wedding Officiant, Florida Notary Public
"I cannot speak highly enough about Nate's knowledge and work on websites. From creating an attractive and modern design to providing a smart and well-thought out strategy to address target audiences, Nate can do it all. He helped create a dynamic website for a health alliance I spearheaded and was accessible and responsive throughout the entire process. He helped my team identify key audiences and tasks for the site and made difficult concepts (like SEO and call-to-action placement) easy to understand to even a lay person."
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Amanda Wood
Florida State University Foundation
"Nate has helped move Florida’s tourism industry into a more integrated acceptance and application of technology in marketing our state’s destinations. He is eager and accessible to help provide one-on-one assistance when questions regarding either emerging technology or benefit execution require a hands-on response. Nate has served the Sunshine State well, and he'll no-doubt continue to push the envelope to help move his clients toward a more integrated marketing and service strategy."
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Bill Lupfer
Presient/CEO, Florida Attractions Association
"An aggressive self-learner, John was continually pushing his skills envelope in pursuit of creating the best user experience possible. No challenge was too formidable for Newman to undertake. He went from graphic designer to front-end developer in no time but always maintained his aesthetic sensibilities. John was also an invaluable player in several cross-functional development teams where he always contributed 100% and encouraged the other participants to do the same. I've never heard a cross word spoken by or about John Newman and I look forward to working with him again when the opportunity presents itself."
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Charlie Voiselle
Client Services Engineer at Basho Technologies, Inc
"Nate is an excellent example of a true PR Renaissance Man! He’s innovative, creative and technically savvy. Nate also has a 'can do' attitude and is always wanting to please his client. Recently, I’ve had the opportunity to work with Nate on a statewide social media campaign, which he expertly helped to execute. He’s also filled two speaker functions for me in this past year. One being a webinar and the other a breakout session for a major statewide PR conference. In both of these presentation engagements, Nate received rave reviews."
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Cheray Keyes-Shima, APR, CPRC
President of KSC, Inc.
"John Newman is the original triple threat - he's an incredible designer, developer, and writer. After working with him on numerous branding expeditions, I found his output to be fresh, polished, and pixel perfect. His ability to learn, grasp, and implement new technologies is unparalleled."
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Chrissy Krampert
Director of Marketing and Product Development at IRBsearch
"If you're blessed with the opportunity to work with John, take it. John is a fantastically skilled designer and developer - moreover, his unmatched work ethic and personality shine through all that he says and does. His creativity, attention to detail, diligence and quality of work are of a level difficult to come by. I'd wholeheartedly recommend John to anyone."
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Cole Winans
CEO, Founder at Flyreel
"Nate is one of the top professionals in today's travel and tourism industry. As a veteran journalist, editor, publisher, broadcaster and TV producer, I rate him right at the very top of those I deal with coast to coast. His intelligence, zest for life, loyalty to Florida and depth of knowledge are rare qualities in the PR and marketing arena. Wherever he goes, there will follow an immediate benefit. My credentials are solid gold in my profession. I rarely endorse anyone. However, Nate Long is exceptional."
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Doc Lawrence
Managing Editor, Wines Down South
"Nate and his entire team were a dream to work with. Not only did they build a beautiful website that was representative of our organization, they went to painstaking lengths to ensure that it was customized on the back end and manageable for our staff after hand off. Additionally, our marketing campaign was significantly more successful thanks to their insight and guidance. I cannot speak highly enough of Onward and would recommend them to anyone for any and all website and marketing needs."
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Genae Lako
Donor Relations & Communications, Orphan Relief & Rescue
"We asked Nate to speak at our national College Savings Plans Network conference on the topic of social media marketing. Nate did a fantastic job educating our audience on tips and tricks of effectively using social media for marketing 529 college savings plans. His engaging speaking style and depth of knowledge of the social media market made him one of the best panelists we've encountered. I would highly recommend using Nate's services and expertise on anything social media and public relations."
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Jodi Golden
Executive Director at Illinois Capital Development Board
"I worked with Nate in my role on the Visit Florida Board of Directors. He assisted our committee with database and website needs to improve the value we provided to our partners as well as visitors. He was insightful, energetic and always delivered a great product at the end of the day."
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John Tomlin
COO, The Auto Club Group
"John's thoughtfulness, attention to detail, and precise execution of tasks, large or small, make him invaluable to the organization. He is a conscientious web developer and an unparalleled graphic designer."
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Justin Shoffstall
Customer Success Engineer at Chef (formerly Opscode)
"I've known Nate Long since early 2009. Nate is the person I went to when I needed to troubleshoot how social media can impact, enhance and broaden my efforts in the marketplace. He has a talent for guiding people through the changing horizon of PR. He's often one step ahead of what's next. Nate will remain on my quick dial for best practices in social media and PR. Anyone who has the opportunity to work with Nate will realize that his passion and commitment make for a dynamic combination that raises the level of quality for the task at hand."
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Kenneth Morgan
Public Relations Manager, VISIT FLORIDA
"Nate is a creative problem solver. Working with him while serving on VISIT FLORIDA's Industry Relations Committee, he consistently proved himself to be personable, professional and delivered projects that were thorough and well thought out. He knew when to ask the right questions to bring about a creative solution that engaged the entire group. Nate is an asset to any company."
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Kimberly Morgan
Director of Partner Development, Visit Jacksonville
"Nate is a fantastic speaker on social media. He spoke at a conference I recently attended on Facebook's new role in communications. I am very fluent in social media marketing strategy, and Nate offered some great, actionable ideas for beginners through pros to utilize. He knew how to speak to the wide-ranging audience in front of him, engage them and never leave a dull moment. Kudos and thank you Nate!"
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Laura Kern, APR
Florida Public Relations Association
"Nate is an excellent leader and motivator. He is extremely professional and handles his teams and projects with the utmost care."
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Laura Lee
PR Manager, Visit Pensacola
"Nate Long is a results-driven professional who has demonstrated his commitment to succeed at whatever task he is given."
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Lee Rose
Communications Manager at Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau
"I would highly recommend Nate to anyone who needs assistance/services related to social media marketing. He is highly skilled in this area. Additionally, he has an attitude of service that goes well beyond his duties. I will be calling on him again to keep us up to date on the rapidly changing social media environment."
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Pam Portwood
Director, Wakulla County Tourist Development Council
"Nate worked on a website redesign project for me while I was the project leader for a statewide alliance. Nate sat with us through several meetings to make sure he understood exactly what the alliance needed to capture our target audience through this new website. The end result was a visually appealing, user friendly (on both ends) wealth of information for alliance members and potential members. I would recommend Nate Long for any of your website needs."
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Patty Balantine
American Lung Association
"John Newman... where do I even begin? A few words come to mind when I think of John Newman... reverent, humble, amazingly creative, highly skilled-- just one of the nicest people I've ever had the pleasure of meeting and working with. John's work is simply magic, and his ability to come up with great solutions is over the top. John is a rare find. I can't say enough great things about John Newman. It's impossible to not love this man and his work."
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Randy Hamilton
CMO, Co-Founder, Flyreel