Mario Ochoa and Tanya Sammis

Mario Ochoa and Tanya Sammis are the co-owners of Sammis & Ochoa, a San Antonio-based public relations agency. Here, along with the rest of the Sammis & Ochoa team, Mario and Tanya will share their bright ideas on the world of PR, business and marketing.

  • View Failure as the Pathway to Embracing Greatness

    Countless quotes will tell you that failure is good for you, but quotes are words, and words, to be believed, must be put to action. Our at-the-time intern, now flourishing account manager, Victoria Reyna (soon to be Varville), wrote a …

  • Public Relations Paves the Way to Connection

    Public relations is just what it says it is – relating to the public. There are a variety of ways to do it, but the journey of every business’, individual’s, or non-profit’s PR journey should pave the way to repeated, …

  • I’ll Miss the View

    So it’s moving day. I can’t escape moving recently, but life goes as it goes, does it not?

    As I type, a small team is loading boxes and furniture onto dollies, destined for storage.

    So as it is, I am …

  • The Importance of Experience

    I am currently in my senior year at University of the Incarnate Word. I am majoring in Communication Arts with a concentration in Production.  Born in San Antonio, TX but raised in Atlanta, GA, I consider both places home. Since …

  • Keeping PR Positive

    “Does anybody know what public relations was originally called?” On my first day of Principles of PR, my professor asked us to take a guess. “Marketing?” “Advertising?” The fact that a room full of college students on the first day

  • 2017, We’re Ready for You!

    One thing I like most about the New Year is that we are given a fresh start – a new start to better ourselves. Even if you improved yourself and got rid of old habits in 2016, remember the New …

  • Why We Loved Being Present in 2016

    It is the waning last days of the year 2016 and social media is king. Getting connected is effortless and information spreads in the blink of an eye (or a click of a mouse, if you’d rather). One thing that …

  • The New Way to Public Relations: Press Record

    Technology has been the cause of many industries having to reconstruct how they function and who they serve. Social media has single-handedly changed the way public relations agencies handle and manage clients, as well as themselves. Society’s craving for instant …

  • May Culture Grow Your Mind This Christmas Season

    As a military brat, one thing I loved the most about moving around so much was having the opportunity to experience so many different cultures. Everywhere we moved, whether in the U.S. or out of it, consisted of new adventures, …

  • Love What You Do

    It has always been my goal to have a job where it didn’t feel like I was working. You know that feeling of wanting to get out of bed in the morning to go to work? Sounds crazy to some, …