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Who We Are

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Reimagine Your Communications

Your company’s mission is to make a profit and a positive impact. Our mission is to provide you with the strategy, communications, and public relations to scale your growth and impact for good.

Get equipped with the right tools to amplify and elevate your brand and achieve your goals. 

 

As you expand your sustainable business practices, corporate responsibility, and philanthropy to leverage your business

as a force for good — we are ready to imagine with you.

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Our Experience

 

We partner with incredible businesses and people who make a difference — leaders growing their companies with vision. Through strategic communications, writing, and public relations consulting, we serve clients in industries, including education, medical, financial, telecommunications, and technology. Established in 2008, Imagine Consulting has achieved results for clients, including:

  • Gaining national media coverage for U.S. Chamber of Commerce study “Enterprising States Innovate”  

  • Developing Earth Charter U.S. and Sustainable Business Coalition’s digital communications, winning four national awards 

  • Creating strategy, branding, and messaging for The University of Tampa capital campaign, generating over $160 million

  • Positioning Optiva as an industry thought leader, resulting in over 700 articles, interviews, and byline placements, and coordinated with global PR agencies in the U.S., U.K., Germany, and Japan

  • Training organizations at the Nonprofit Leadership Center of Tampa Bay to transform their communications and accelerate mission-driven results 

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Misann Ellmaker

Founder & President

Imagine Consulting

Misann is a communications and PR consultant with a proven track record and more than 20 years of experience. She is the founder and president of Imagine Consulting and serves as client Optiva's Head of Communications. Previously, she was an executive with Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball, where she advised CEOs and executive leadership, built programs and teams, and developed communications strategies to support business development and growth. Her achievements in that role included:

  • Co-founding Minor League Baseball National Charity Partners, which donates over $50 million annually

  • Launching a digital network platform for Major League Baseball, including strategy for communications and business development, increasing network traffic 680%

  • Leading development of a merchandising program in partnership with Major League Baseball Properties, resulting in sales growth from $2 million to $40 million 

When Major League Baseball offered Misann a promotion to become a VP, as a single mom, she chose her kids. In 2008, she transitioned from being an executive to an entrepreneur and founded her consultancy to afford her greater flexibility with her family. Now, Imagine Consulting celebrates its 13th anniversary!

Misann is a member of the Poynter Institute, Public Relations Society of America, American Marketing Association, and Cognitive Science Society.

Giving Back

Committed to our community, it is a privilege for us to volunteer with and support: 

  • Great American Teach-In

  • Pinellas County Schools

  • Girl Scouts of America

  • Blessings in a Backpack

  • The Humane Society 

  • St. Jude Marathon Heroes

  • The Spring of Tampa Bay

OUR CLIENTS SAY IT BEST

"We greatly benefited from Misann's messaging and content strategy to improve our communications. She was also outstanding at coordinating our corporate communications and partnership with the Miami Marlins."

RAY HOENEISEN / SENIOR VP MARKETING / ACE JIFFY LUBE

Case Studies

SEE HOW WE AMPLIFY IMPACT FOR OUR CLIENTS

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