Once upon a time in 2010, two communications experts named Mario Ochoa and Tanya Sammis decided to shake things up in the world of public relations. They founded Sammis|Ochoa on a crazy idea: People come first, in business and in life. And guess what? It worked!
The firm started with just $120 in the bank (and yes, they have the receipt to prove it!), two Magic Jacks as company phones, and no fancy office to call their own. Instead, they worked from coffee shops, kitchen tables, and anywhere with a Wi-Fi signal. It was like a scene straight out of a Silicon Valley sitcom, but with more caffeine and fewer beanbag chairs.
Despite the humble beginnings, Sammis|Ochoa quickly proved that they were a rising voice with a lot to say. Their secret? A lean approach and a healthy dose of humor. They knew how to adapt to the ever-changing world of PR, from the rise of social media to the decline of traditional media, from the days of manual copywriting to the introduction of AI copywriting. It has been incredible to sit at the front row of communication’s evolution.
Through it all, Mario and Tanya never lost their sense of humor. They often reflect on their early days — two scrappy entrepreneurs fighting for Wi-Fi signal and trying to look professional while balancing their laptops and cell phones at local coffee shops. They knew that if they could deliver results and make their clients happy, success would follow.
Today the firm measures its success as it always has. Hundreds of hours of coaching by great mentors, a substantial amount of trial and error, and deep reflection, have reinforced its value system of Faith, Deliver, Growth, and Happiness.
We’ll leave you with this: If you’re looking for a PR and DIgital Marketing firm that knows how to have fun while pushing the envelope of what is possible when you dream big, Sammis|Ochoa is ready to serve, and excited to meet you!
Cheers to your success.