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Nicole Barnard

Nicole Barnard Public Relations Account Executive

Throughout her career, Nicole has marketed almost every corner of Florida, including top travel destinations such as Destin, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Sarasota, and most recently Daytona Beach. After graduating Florida State University, Nicole turned toward hospitality with roles in event planning and sales, using her talent in marketing and design to create custom client experiences to win new business. Her passion for industry trends and attention to detail drove her to implement digital marketing initiatives and website creation, eventually landing her the role as an Area Marketing Manager for more than 10 properties throughout Florida. Currently as the Public Relations Account Executive for Aqua, Nicole uses her enthusiasm and goal-driven mindset to manage multiple client accounts through tactical PR efforts in the travel and tourism industry. When not at Aqua, Nicole can be found working out or soaking up the sun on Anna Maria Island.

B.A. in Public Relations (Florida State University)



Full-Service. And Full of Surprises.

Formed in 2010, Aqua is one of the few firms in the country specializing in both destination marketing and economic development. Our staff possesses extensive experience in both fields and is one of the most highly awarded firms in the destination marketing industry. Year after year, Aqua is recognized for its efforts on a regional, national and international scale.

A fully integrated, multi-functional marketing communications firm, Aqua’s staff understands the complete gamut of requirements to competitively define and market destinations. Every one of our staff is deeply experienced in their area of expertise as well as how it applies to and is leveraged within your industry. That experience includes branding and brand development, advertising, public relations, social media, media relations, events, lead conversion, collateral creation, broadcast and video production, web development, database development/management, as well as all aspects of online marketing (PPC, SEO, SEM and more).

And to top it off, you’ll find we’re really nice people and a joy to work with. We specialize in making life easier for our clients. So besides being constantly innovative, we’re also constantly willing to be flexible, pick up the slack, and help in any way.