Welcome To Nelwater Consulting

Welcome to Nelwater Consulting, I'm Ryan Nelson Goldwater. With more than 15 years in the communications and broadcasting business, I decided it was a great time to branch out and start my own public relations and marketing firm. Born in the heart of Charleston, South Carolina, Nelwater Consulting unites large-agency talent with small-agency responsiveness and internationally-recognized strategic direction. The firm specializes in Brand PR, creating and executing award-winning public relations programs that consistently exceed client objectives.  

Based in Charleston, Nelwater is a full-service public relations agency serving business sectors that include healthcare, food and beverage, higher education and consumer goods. Our clients range from small mom and pop businesses to Fortune 500 companies. Since I’ve had the opportunity to work in the newsrooms of a television station, magazine, daily newspaper and radio, I’ve seen the inner workings of what really goes on. Along with my talented staff, we can help get your message to the right people at the right time. 

  Brand PR and Marketing~ We pride ourselves in offering Brand PR, building and communicating a name that resonates with its audiences and promotes trust, loyalty and lasting value.  Nelwater also provides community relations services for clients in markets throughout the country. We develop programs to match client objectives with community needs.

Consumer PR and Marketing~ We also know that it’s all about knowing your consumer. Whether you're a food company marketing a new product, a winery launching an organic line, a university seeking a higher profile, a hospital going through a management change, Nelwater has worked successfully with a wide range of industries, working with top companies in healthcare, real estate, food & beverage, wine and more.

Video Production~ Telling your story is crucial and telling your story through video can help elevate your business to another level. It lets consumers get to know your brand and what you really do.

Social Media ~ When to tweet? Should my CEO have a blog? Which social networks are most effective? What can we do about poor and/or negative search results about my organization? We can help. We integrate social and digital media strategies to support client objectives. Whether its a Brand PR program or a time-sensitive crisis, we use social media effectively to communicate our clients messages and perspectives. So let’s us help you navigate your way through it all.

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“The art of communication is the language of leadership.” ~James Humes




Latest News

See what's truly happening in Charleston by following our blog HERE! 

~ Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka is celebrating its SIXTH Birthday! Details here 

 ~ Welcome EcoHealth Wellness Center & Detox Spa in Mount Pleasant, SC to the Nelwater Family. This new holistic wellness center offers 

~ Congratulations to our client Charleston Oral and Facial Surgery on the launch of their new website. With the web expertise of LEAP Design in Charlotte, NC, we were proud to work with them on the content of the site to make it happen. 


~ Watch a little video about Cru Cafe In Charleston we produced

~ In preparation to roll out the new Firefly Moonshine, we worked with Docent Prodigy to produce this video about their newest creation. 

~ Recently, our clients at Firefly Distillery in Charleston, SC unveiled two new flavors of their Southern Accents Liqueurs line, Coconut Cake and Chocolate Pecan Pie. See what goes into making them in this article from The Post and Courier. 

~ After more than a decade, Cru Cafe and Catering has given their look a makeover with new logos and new divisions. For the dish, read here...


~ Charleston Oral and Facial Surgery recently opened a new office at 2080 Royle Road in Summerville. Congrats to them! 

~ We'd like to welcome Charleston Oral and Facial Surgery to the Nelwater Family. They're kicking off the new year with a new look, new website and a new office in Summerville. We're thrilled to be working with them. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Google + and Pinterest today. 




~ Our wonderful clients at Firefly Distillery recently rolled out their new Southern Accents Liqueurs with 3 different flavors ~ Peach Cobbler, Pecan Pie and Banana Pudding. These are only available in the state of SC! Thanks to Tim Burnham of Timbur Productions for shooting our recent events at the Firely Distillery and Irvin~House Vineyards. Visit them on Facebook for all the shots! 

~ We recently produced and directed a new commercial for Germain Dermatology currently airing on WCIV-TV, click on the Expert Icon Below to watch! 


Our client, Germain Dermatology is proud to introduce Ultherapy to South Carolina. Ultherapy is a revoluntionary non-surgical facelift using ultrasound. Dr. Germain will host a special informational event, Ultimate Ultherapy on Tuesday, January 24 from 6-8 p.m. at Germain Dermatology in Mount Pleasant. 

Along with our creative photographers at Docent Prodigy, we enjoyed a night of shooting events for Cru Catering. Check out this video to see why Cru has been voted Charleston's Best Caterer for 11 years straight! 

Watch the video here! 

Tweet away my friends! Follow us @NelwaterPR  


Have questions about the night? Details here! 


It's been a busy time for everyone at Nelwater. Our newest member, Darren Goldwater,  is now the account manager for many of our clients along with being the new Voice of the Southern Conference TV package. We're very excited to have him onboard. You can email him here!   

After hours of laboring over copy in paradise, the Firefly Sunset Resort is now live! We're thrilled to be a part of this great resort in Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas. The new site allows visitors to check out the beautiful cottages and property. Log on today! 

This is a photo we took while in Hope Town...talk about some beautiful brainstorming! 


There's nothing better than a cool cocktail in this blazing Lowcountry heat, which is why we're proud to introduce the newly designed Sea Island Rum. With 3 delicious flavors ~ Java, Carolina Gold and Spice ~ there's one perfect for you. And these handcrafted rums are only available in South Carolina. Read what Charleston City Paper had to say about Sea Island Rum. 

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It's been a wonderfully busy summer for us! We have taken on our first client internationally and we couldn't be happier. We want to welcome the Firefly Sunset Resort in Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas to the Nelwater Family. Owned by Jim and Ann Irvin of Irvin~House Vineyards in Wadmalaw Island, SC, the resort is their dream come true. Check out the sights here! The grand opening isn't until November but we're already working hard on all the marketing pieces, videos, social media & PR for this fantastic resort. Stay tuned to our website for more as we introduce this oasis to the US. And check out their restaurant, Firefly's Last Light Bar & Grill located on the property. 

 This is the true color of the water! 


Along with our video partners at Docent Prodigy, we are proud to showcase our newest medical video highlighting Carolina Foot Specialists in Charleston, SC. Click to watch this informational podiatric video produced by Nelwater Consulting and voiced by Ryan Nelson. 


Nelwater Consulting would like to welcome PrimeTime Fitness to the family. We're very happy to help this great local company head into the world of social media. Please follow them on Facebook and Twitter today!

 Check out my latest articles in Lowcountry Parent Magazine

Meet the Poet Laureate of South Carolina, Marjory Wentworth...read it here! 

Meet Everett German and hear how he's fighting his way through life awaiting a kidney transplant...read here. 

These local chefs are not only great cooks, they're great dads! Read more here! Pick up Lowcountry Parent monthly to read the latest in parenting, what's happening in the Lowcountry and to read my Getting to Know. 


She's bringing style to the Nelwater Consulting family with her vintage fashion, personal styling skills, one of a kind clothing and custom-blended nail polish that is made in the USA and formaldehyde free! We'd like to welcome rosita jones studio. to the Nelwater Consulting family. Stay tuned as we roll out her new website and many great things to come. This is one of the sassy colors... 



A round of applause for our client Dr. Marguerite Germain of Germain Dermatology, who was voted Best Dermatologist for the 6th year in a row for the Charleston City Paper Best of Charleston. She's a fabulous physician and we're very proud to work with her. 

Pop the champagne for our client, Cru Catering, for winning Best Caterer for the 11th year in a row in the Charleston City Paper's Best of! The team at Cru serves up the best food in town and we're glad to see their talents recognized. 

Check out the cover of this year's Charleston City Paper...in honor of Charleston, SC resident Bill Murray. Yes, that Bill Murray. 


Congratulations to our client, Chef John Zucker of Cru Cafe and Catering, for being featured in this month's Charleston Magazine. If you haven't tried his delicious food, please take some time to do so! 

"They say that for most Americans, giving a speech is more frightening than death. As a former television host and reporter and now a media consultant, Ryan Nelson often is asked to coach others when they are making their debut on local television..." check out my "Five for Going on TV" List featured on CharlestonCurrents.com. 


Congratulations to Germain Dermatology. Along with Geeks In a Box, we just launched their online product shopping cart so their patients can now purchase Germain Rx products online 24/7. Shop here!  

I was recently asked by the Charleston City Paper to participate in their year-end issue "What's Your Beef?" and wrote about why Charleston isn't your garbage dump. Check it out here! Thanks to the editors at the Charleston City Paper for asking me to vent, it was a blast! 

Great news for you weight watchers out there! One of our Nelwater Consulting clients, Firefly Vodka, has introduced Skinny Tea. Skinny Tea will be a favorite choice for consumers who prefer to drink a little “lighter,” featuring a lower alcohol content, fewer calories and zero carbs.   Firefly is known for its great taste, “mixability” and genuine southern heritage. While their loyal fans love the sweet tea made with real Louisiana sugar cane, many ask if they have an “un-sweet” or sugar-free tea.  Co-founder Scott Newitt wanted to satisfy fan’s requests and Skinny Tea delivers. Newitt tells us, “Firefly Skinny Tea is our original sweet tea flavored vodka, minus the sugar.  It is still infused with South Carolina tea but the difference is in the sweetener.  Our Skinny Tea is made with Truvia, created from Stevia, an herb that is naturally sweet and sugar free. The Skinny Tea will appeal to consumers, especially women, who still want the great taste of the original Firefly Sweet Tea, but with fewer calories and no carbs.  It’s refreshing and delicious yet still packs a little punch. We recommend enjoying it with water, sugar-free juices or mixers for a lighter cocktail experience.” 

For more, visit the Firefly Vodka website! Congrats to them! 

We'd like to welcome the Square Onion to the Nelwater Consulting family. With 2 locations in Mount Pleasant, SC, they serve up good food..to go! Check out their Facebook page for upcoming events and specials. 

We've just completed our first 10 minute feature video on Charleston's only winery, Irvin~House VIneyards. Thanks to Josh Ambrite of Briteside Productions for working so hard with me on this. Stay tuned, we'll be posting it soon!