Ray Collins Media & Real Estate

Do you want to enhance your business presence and increase profits?  Ray Collins is a Sarasota-based award-winning journalist who can help tell your story through a variety or methods:

Video Marketing • Social Media Assistance * Press & Publicity * Media & Image Skills Training  • Freelance Writing •  “This Is Your Life” Tribute Videos  * Travel Writing

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“I hired Ray Collins as a media consultant. He has contacts at all the TV stations and newspapers in the region. He has gotten me more publicity than I thought possible, and he also did a series of profiles of my staff that has created excitement at the salon. –Derek Donovan, Derek the Salon, Burns Court

“We worked with Ray Collins for an article and we were very pleased with the results. His social media postings were an added bonus.  I’m confident he helped us raise our brand awareness in the region. And he’s a heck of a nice guy!” -France Langan, VP/GM Compass Hotel, Anna Maria Sound

“As a Member of Congress, I have worked with Ray Collins for several years. He has been particularly helpful with his media training advice. He is an excellent communicator.”U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Longboat Key)

 “I use the tips and advice Ray has given me on a daily basis–whether it be public speeches or private conversations.  Our sessions include videotaping and instant analysis.” – Florida Senate President Bill Galvano (R-Bradenton)

Ray Collins is the man behind my drastic appearance change. He offers sessions to help you become accustomed in front of the camera as well as help with your appearance and demeanor.  Ray filmed me on his iPhone in his kitchen during our first session and I could not look the camera in the eye. Today I am in Orange, CA about to step into a television studio for three days of filming as the interviewer in a video series launching internationally.  Ray knows how to get a job done.”  –Ashley Sheridan Fox, Regional Director of The Magis Center

“We have used Ray Collins for a variety of projects– videos, press releases, crisis communications and hosting our events.  He does excellent work. He is always a true professional. I recommend him highly.” –Randy Benderson, President & CEO, Benderson Development

“It pays to have friends like Ray Collins. I mentioned my situation with the city to him and one day later every TV station and newspaper in Tampa and Sarasota called me! The man is well connected!”Tammy Hauser, Discover Sarasota Tours

Ray Collins produced a compelling video for us that left us in tears. He did a professional job as our master of ceremonies. He can help your company or nonprofit as well.”  –Bruce & Sandi Chapnick, Founders, “Josh Provides Epilepsy Assistance Foundation”

“I couldn’t be happier with the video.” –Howard Moore, Program Director of Saddlebrook Tennis. 

“We are very pleased with the video Ray Collins produced for Habitat for Humanity. He was a pleasure to work with during the entire process.” -Renee Syler, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity of Sarasota

 “I produce events across the country and Ray Collins is among the finest ‘hosts’ you can find. Ray’s pre-event media relations, use of social media and post-event video work are an added bonus.“-Mark Macler, Skyland Events

“You took our annual event up to the next level.” –Allison Davis, Founder, Buddy Up Sarasota for Down Syndrome

CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS: “I felt good after meeting with Ray Collins. His price was excellent for the consultation he gave me and he lifted a burden for me.”Gayle Luper, Owner, Anna Maria Island Bungalow Beach Resort & Siesta Key Bungalows

“Ray Collins not only helped me write and deliver a powerful speech for an important event in my professional life, he also has made me a better overall communicator.” -Dr. Chris Gelvin, Sarasota Physician

“We have used Ray Collins many times as a host or auctioneer. He adds polish to each event. Ray is professional, funny and well-received. We also hired him to produce four videos.” –Carl Penxa, CEO, The Loveland Center 

Ray Collins at the MovieVille Film Festival in Sarasota.

Ray Collins at the MovieVille Film Festival in Sarasota.

“Ray Collins is an excellent writer. His monthly travel column ‘One Tank Trips’ –where he reviews resorts–is one of our most popular features.” –Bob Luxembourg, Publisher, Totally Tennis Magazine

“Ray Collins is one of the true consummate professionals in Sarasota.” –Charles Meyer, Sarasota County Film & Entertainment Office,  “TV ME!”Director

Ray Collins Media produces marketing and promotional videos for corporate, nonprofit and individual clients.  Clients can use the finished product on their websites, on social media  and as a link within the default signature of all their emails.

Anyone can buy a camera and shoot a video with a lot of quick edits and techno music–but they don’t know how to write, narrate and tell your story. And anyone can hang a public relations sign outside their door, but they haven’t spent a lifetime IN the media, knowing how stories are chosen. 

For video production, media training, press & publicity, social media assistance, crisis communications, public speaking, freelance writing, or a ‘This Is Your Life’ tribute, contact Ray Collins today. (RayCollinsMedia@gmail.com)