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In the Words of ClearEdge Clients

Here’s what some of our clients have to say about their experience with ClearEdge Marketing.

ClearEdge has been an extension of Bartech’s marketing team since 2011. We rely on them for everything from our go-to-market message strategy, brand development, acquisition communications, public relations, website support, content creation, event strategy and more. ClearEdge’s marketing expertise and industry knowledge has been invaluable in positioning Bartech as a leader in our space.

Michelle Hyland, Marketing Director, Bartech

When leading sales organizations, I’ve always looked for ways to be better align with marketing to accelerate results. I’ve benefited from great internal marketing minds at CareerBuilder, but also value outside perspectives and ideas. I turned to ClearEdge to help our sales team create a new way to position our value proposition to clients in our staffing vertical. They assessed our current message, met with our most senior sales executives and talked to our buyers, creating a presentation and message strategy I was so happy with, I had them do it again for our healthcare vertical. I was truly impressed by their sales viewpoint and candor as a trusted partner. If you’re looking for a strategic partner that’s not afraid to challenge you in a positive way, can step in and act as an extension of your team and truly gets our industry, I highly recommend the ClearEdge team.

Eric Gilpin, President, Vertical Sales, CareerBuilder

We had three false starts before we came to ClearEdge—other firms could not write a brochure for us without just regurgitating our old content. We desperately needed a content writer and ClearEdge not only took on the challenge, but they DELIVERED! The process was easy—the ClearEdge team asked the right questions and really made the process enjoyable. THANK YOU!

Threase Baker, President, ABBTECH

We're absolutely thrilled! I can't thank you and your team enough for the 5 star service you have delivered.

Caroline La Torre, Director of Talent Acquisition and Marketing, Mikan Associates

We contacted ClearEdge to assist us in the redesign of our website. After listening to our needs and desires they were able to construct a site that fit perfectly with our company's image. They worked very closely with us keeping us up to date throughout the entire design process. We couldn't be more happy with the final product as it was far and away better than anything we could have envisioned.

Chris O'Neill, President & CEO, PSCI

ClearEdge was our third firm in three years. I was skeptical we were ever going to find what we were looking for in a partner — PR and creative expertise, deep industry relationships, and strong research capabilities. ClearEdge has done all of this and more. They are truly a trusted advisor.

Steve Griffiths, VP Marketing & Product Strategy, Ifbyphone, Inc.

We selected ClearEdge Marketing to help us differentiate our business with a new message strategy and website. We were pleasantly surprised by the ease of working with ClearEdge, their in-depth industry knowledge and how they did everything they could to ensure the outcome was exactly what we wanted. We love our new site and highly recommend ClearEdge to anyone looking to revitalize their online presence.

Ted Macauley, CEO, KCM Solutions

Our business is complex, and ClearEdge is a team of fast learners. I appreciate that there isn't a lot hand-holding that I need to do with ClearEdge to get them to the finish line. Usually I can send a project Michelle’s way and she comes back with something good without me needing to constantly manage the process.

Crystal Jones, Senior Digital Marketing Specialist, Cleversafe

As a business owner, I often feel like I am pushing everyone. This is one relationship where I don’t have to worry about pushing to get action. I do not have to mentally keep up on the timelines or the details and it’s so, so nice. ClearEdge provides marketing insights that will benefit my business even if it’s not part of what we are working on. That has been very valuable to us. Recently, we launched a social media program as well. I have appreciated ClearEdge leading the way for us to become actively involved in engaging our clients and consultants through Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Jeri Smith, President, Galmont Consulting

For us, the whole reason we use ClearEdge is that we don’t have the manpower to do our own marketing and it hasn’t made sense to hire someone full time. ClearEdge has offered exactly what we’ve needed. We are now blogging on a regular basis and have entered the world of Social Media by actively posting on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter thanks to the ClearEdge social media team. In addition, we just completed phase one of a Target Account Program developed by ClearEdge and as a result, we have had meetings with new prospects and received a few requirements as well.

Tiffany Knaul, CEO, Indecon Solutions

ClearEdge has been instrumental in keeping us on track and moving forward with our marketing initiatives. Our project manager is so on her game and has helped to keep me on my game. I don’t think we’d have gotten as much done without her. The work from ClearEdge has exceeded our expectations.

LeeAnne Williams, Marketing Director, Springthrough

The attention to detail by ClearEdge has been really good. In fact, as we’ve worked together over the past nine months, the ability of the team to learn our business and determine what makes sense for us in terms of engaging others in the social community has been above and beyond what we expected.

Michael Topalovich, CTO, Delivered Innovation

We have worked with ClearEdge Marketing for the past seven years and consider them an extension of our team. ClearEdge has assisted us on a number of important initiatives, including our organization’s rebranding and the branding and promotion of our annual conference each year. They have deep roots in our industry and bring tremendous value to our association and our members.

Susan K. Donohoe, Chief Program Officer, TechServe Alliance

In over a decade of managing projects with marketing agencies, ClearEdge was by far the most responsive, most on task, and most creative firm I have ever worked with. It’s unusual to have partners who truly understand your needs, but ClearEdge completely understood our needs and helped us design our marketing platform accordingly.

Pete Kadens, Co-Founder & President, SoCore Energy

When we hired ClearEdge Marketing, we were at a critical crossroads for our company. We needed the innovation we were bringing to our product development to carry through to our brand and marketing strategy. ClearEdge worked with us to identify where our brand was at and where it needed to go to support our growth strategy. The work they did getting to know us paid off in a comprehensive rebranding and marketing strategy that continues to impact our success years later. From the new brand, look and feel to a more aggressive marketing position and strategy, our work with ClearEdge helped redefine Corptax for a new era of success and competition.

Ted Pacheco, VP Sales and Marketing, Corptax

ClearEdge marketing has been providing social media and event marketing expertise to the Chicago Innovation Awards for the past two years, during which time we have seen immense growth. Their team has not only been extremely knowledgeable of the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem in which we work, but also in learning our own organization's needs and goals. Through their constant attention to detail and understanding of our day-to-day activities, it has felt like ClearEdge has been much more than a service provider -- but a true member of our team.

Bryan Brochu, Creative Director, Chicago Innovation Awards

We launched the Milwaukee Target Account Program in an effort to re-introduce our brand as well as new services to past clients, existing clients and prospects. The campaign led to enhanced sales productivity, meetings with companies we couldn’t get into before and a new revenue stream—of which continues to grow months after the campaign ended. We are so happy with the results, we are preparing to launch a second campaign in a different market and leverage it as a way to open new accounts and reach growth goals.”

Andy Stanis, Executive Director of Sales, SPR Companies

ClearEdge Marketing has become our ‘go-to’ marketing resource. Without our own internal marketing department, we have come to rely on ClearEdge for higher-level marketing initiatives as well as one-off projects. They help keep us on track to accomplish our marketing goals. I value their responsiveness to our needs; and have enjoyed our partnership.

George Walker, Managing Partner, iSphere

As our expertise, capabilities and solutions continued to grow, we needed a name that would speak to our strength, talent and solid performance in the marketplace. ClearEdge was instrumental in re-branding our firm with a clear vision that was executed and delivered with exceptional results. Their knowledge of the staffing space was unparalleled and helped give our company the marketing edge we needed.

Dan Reynolds, Founder & CEO, Talon Professional Services

The first time we invested in outside marketing, it was with ClearEdge Marketing. They came to the table with vast industry knowledge and an understanding of not only our business, but our clients’ business as well. They get sales—how marketing can make a difference in sales effectiveness. They love what they do and are passionate about making marketing an integral part of a business' success. However, what I believe is one of their greatest attributes is their character. Nearly three years after our project ended, we continue to lean on ClearEdge as a trusted advisor to our business.

Jim Chomko, Vice President of Business Development, Solving IT

We originally engaged ClearEdge to work on a small project and were so impressed by their understanding of our business that we decided to engage them for additional marketing support, including a refresh of our website. For the first time in 12 years, we have a clear, differentiating and consistent message that will help our clients and consultants better understand our business and the value we deliver. ClearEdge is truly elevating our brand to the next level, and they continue to validate our belief that marketing is not an expense, but rather an investment in the company.

Lisa Schmid, Chief of Operations, Superior Consulting Services

Since launching our quarterly e-newsletter, we’ve received several positive comments from clients and prospects. We receive comments about being grateful for the news and articles, one client even commented that it was a friendly reminder to reach out to our sales rep to meet with her. Our keep-in-touch program definitely has had a positive impact in furthering the CARA brand. Not to mention how it keeps our website current and provides content to post on social media pages. The ClearEdge team ensures that it is well-executed with value-added content.

Jane Ehrenstrom, Senior Vice President, CARA

Although we initially engaged ClearEdge Marketing for a program to help us break into new accounts, we didn’t realize just how much of an impact their approach would have on our business. The sales campaign broke down client barriers, it set us apart from all of the other competitors trying to get in the door and significantly increased our activity even during a downturn. The ClearEdge team has been so insightful, knowledgeable and creative that we expanded the engagement to include updating our website, creating and managing our Facebook strategy and building sales tools. We thoroughly enjoy working with them, appreciate their industry knowledge and insights, and highly recommend the ClearEdge team to other companies looking to grow and evolve.

Jamie Delsing, Managing Partner, Consultis

We collaborated with ClearEdge to refresh our message strategy and overhaul both our website and blog. I say ‘collaborated’ because it felt like ClearEdge was a part of our team from day one. We told them our ideas, and they used their expertise to help us make informed decisions that would produce the best results. We’ve received several positive comments on our new, user-friendly website and blog, and feel they not only provide valuable, content-rich, comprehensive resources for both our clients and our candidates, but have evolved to reflect our company culture and who we are as a team. ClearEdge helped us accomplish exactly what we were after with both our messaging and our online presence.

Jeff Miller, Founder & Managing Director, EdgeLink

We outsource all of our U.S.-based marketing and communications efforts to ClearEdge Marketing because their understanding and experience in our industry is unrivaled in the market. Making ClearEdge an extension of the Harvey Nash team has directly impacted the name recognition and growth of Harvey Nash’s business in the U.S. I have managed multi-million dollar companies, worked with marketing departments and agencies of all sizes, and I have never experienced such talent in one group. Their outsourced business model means Harvey Nash can access that talent at a fraction of the cost of a full-time marketing department. ClearEdge provides tremendous business value.

Bob Miano, CEO Harvey Nash, Inc., Harvey Nash

We began working with ClearEdge on a small project around 18 months ago and quickly realized a return on our investment. We were impressed with their ability to understand our business and be both strategic and tactical, plus their partnership allows us to ramp up/down marketing resources based on our business goals and budget. The bottom line: From increased media placements to return on demand generation efforts, we get results from ClearEdge.

Lynn Tsoflias, Vice President of Marketing, ArrowStream

ClearEdge's marketing expertise, creative energy and professionalism impressed us tremendously during our entire partnership with them. Our satisfaction was always their primary objective and the entire staff was responsive and friendly. We couldn't have asked for better preparation, performance and results from the ClearEdge team. We would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a marketing partner.

John Rowan, Vice President, Midwest Warehouse

I’ve personally worked with members of the ClearEdge team on numerous occasions in the past, and have no doubt that they’re the most qualified team to manage our marketing efforts. ClearEdge has the invaluable ability to be both strategic and tactical, and when they say they’ll do something, you know they’ll come through.

Eric Archer, CEO, Staffing Now

It is a pleasure working with a firm that really gets our business. I have worked with other marketing professionals in the past and it has been painful—simply not the case with ClearEdge Marketing. The ClearEdge team is knowledgeable, ethical and focused on making their industry experience work for the benefit of their clients. I appreciate being able to ask and get honest opinions on the choices we make on my firm’s strategic and tactical deliverables. The people at ClearEdge know what they’re doing, and they execute extremely well.

Bob Moore, Founder & President, InfoTech Resources