Testimonials

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Letters of Recommendation

Dean del Sesto, Breviti   |   Mark Peper, COO

Hire Him and Don’t Look Back

Having worked with Kelly, I can tell you he understands every aspect of sales, marketing and design (online and offline) more than many people I know in the industry. I’ve been a CEO of one of the largest agencies in Southern California, so I speak from experience. When working with him, there is always a confidence that the job will get done and done right. Beyond that, we always have a great time doing it, and there is a passion and enthusiasm for the work that is always present. He eats stress and is intimidated by nothing I throw his way. Add to that he is fast, efficient and creatively brilliant and you have a rare resource. As for his character, I can tell you that Kelly is about commitment and integrity more than anything and delivers what he says he’s going to deliver. In short, he’s a man of his word who thinks beyond himself and more about others…and that’s what makes him so special. He is a great team player, a great communicator, great husband and father. Oh—almost forgot—he’s incredibly funny and you’ll be laughing a lot when he’s around. Kelly asked nothing more than for me to give you my honest assessment and experience of him. Well, if you’re looking for someone in the sales and marketing arena, he’s run an agency and understands all aspects of the marketing and branding world. Candidly, I can’t think of a better choice than Kelly. So, in that, I say hire him and don’t look back; you’ll be grateful you did.

Valuable Talent

“It was a great day when a like-minded professional suggested we meet with Kelly Walker in regards to our creative writing and direction needs. From project #1, we loved Kelly’s solid copywriting, to include concepting, brand promises, naming etc…In our business, it all starts with “content” (writing)!!! I have no idea who might be reading this letter, although Kelly is qualified to hold any position within the marketing realm, CMO, VP of Marketing, Director etc…He has the tools to not only lead a team, but he can “get his hands dirty” doing what’s needed as well, which provides value to any company looking for talent. We strongly recommend Kelly and welcome a call to brag further about his talents!” Kenneth W. Schmitz, Chief Strategy Officer, Salesfish.com

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Standing Out in the Crowd

“Kelly has written a marketing column twice a month for the Cascade Business News for several years; his frequent articles help our business community stay current with cutting edge marketing, without losing sight of time-tested principles. Even in a market of incredible talent and among much larger agencies, Kelly stands out in the crowd. His knowledge and genuine desire to serve his clients have been consistent and valued assets to Central Oregon.” Pamela Hulse Andrews, Owner, Cascade Publications

Distillery Sales Increased 350%

Kelly’s work has been a huge success for us! He has created an exciting, measurable momentum that you can feel and see, that we may not have had working with another provider. Aided by this collaboration with OMEP and Kelly, Cascade Alchemy’s February sales increased 350% over the same period last year. For a small yet growing company, this has been a great partnership that is setting us up for continued growth!” Joe Hale and Tyler Fradet, Owners and Master Distillers

Serious Results

“I’ve used Kelly as my contract Senior Creative Director for a few years now, and his work is not only incredibly creative, it generates serious results. He has delivered for my clients time after time across multiple media with a level of creative strategy that generates leads and scores big wins with my clients. I highly recommend him to any agency seeking the best in creative strategy, content marketing and copywriting. Kelly delivers.” Kyle O’Campo, Co-Founder/Director, Digital Strategy Elev8 Digital Marketing

Accelerated Top-Line Growth

“Top-line growth of sales and revenue is crucial to the success of any business. Combining our process of business guidance with Kelly’s strategic creativity over the past four months has accelerated top-line growth for Cascade Alchemy Distillery in Bend, Oregon. Within a relatively short time, we have developed and rolled out a marketing strategy that is proving quite effective, with record sales for the distillery. This ‘experiment’ has created a model for other local manufacturers to follow on the path to developing their brands to their full potential.” Kleve Key, Lead Consultant, Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership (OMEP)

Exceeded My Expectations

I interviewed every major marketing firm in Bend, Oregon back in 2014 to help assist branding my new startup company Dakine 420. Being a cannabis-based business came with its unique sets of challenges. Kelly Walker not only accepted those challenges he exceeded my expectations. Guiding the direction creatively is what set him apart from all the competition. If you are looking for someone with a creative skillset and need professional guidance, I highly recommend Kelly Walker. Kelly Martin, Dakine 420, (541) 408-4088

Branding Success Story

“Kelly, I was impressed both by your professionalism and reassurance during a project that can be intimidating to those that are not usually involved in this type of work. You were patient, relaxed, informative and above all confident in the process of your work. At one point in the process, when we thought we had the correct branding but it was rejected by the board of directors, I was ready to end the process. You reassured me that this was all part of the process and, again, you were correct. You came up with the name of “Mosaic Medical.” The name rang true–everyone loved it and the name came to be part of what the organization represented–taking broken people and helping them put their lives back together, just as broken glass is put together to create a beautiful art form called “mosaic.” The logo work…was amazing. Again, the color spectrum and graphic design represented exactly what we were trying to communicate, this time without words. I highly recommend your work to others and I hope that I will have the opportunity to work with you in the future.” Charla DeHate, CEO: Mosaic Medical

“Brilliant! AbsoFreakinglutely Brilliant. Great! Great! GREAT! I want more!” Jeffrey Broadnax

Very Impressed

Kelly Walker has been a tremendous help to Nicole Michelle Decor! He possesses both a great talent for writing and a broad, extensive knowledge base. And he’s always able to meet tight deadlines! We read the first draft website content and were VERY impressed!! I know we might have a couple of edits, but overall Kelly really got the message across! I couldn’t be happier with his professional contributions to my business! Kelly’s just a great guy all the way around! Thanks for all the help!!! Nicole Michelle Hunzicker, CEO & Andrew Hunzicker, CFO, Nichole Michelle Home Decor

An Overwhelming Success

When we developed a new website, our main objective was to communicate our service in a way that would raise our hit rate and prominence on Google searches and with our SEO. Kelly Walker developed the tone and copy for our site, which has turned out to be an overwhelming success in meeting our search objectives. Kelly asked pertinent questions, and turned the answers into a site that accurately reflected the cultural values of our company. Conversations with Kelly were prompt, and efficient, and we finished the copy in what I would call record time. I strongly recommend Kelly for any project, and would enthusiastically work with him again on any future project. Ken Bogdanoff, President

Quality Results Every Time

Working with Kelly is nothing short of a breath of fresh air. Quality results every time, backed by solid reasoning and well-thought-out strategy make his service second to none. I’m proud to be working with Kelly and would recommend him in a heartbeat for any copywriting, editing, tagline development, marketing plans or public relations. Really a top notch guy with a genuine heart and interest to help your business. Justin Bianchi, Owner, DayDream Services

Pure Genius

Kelly, I wanted to let you know that I showed a couple coworkers the artwork and the poems you wrote for our ads—they absolutely loved it and thought it was pure genius!!!!!!!!! Kristin Marshall | Broker | Hasson Company Realtors

Amazing job with the media releases for Karen and Anne. You’re such an incredible writer! Luisa Benevento, Owner & Designer, Benevento Designs

An Integral Part of our Team

Kelly has been instrumental in the development of our business. He is honest, hardworking and the creativity is incredible. The perfect professional to jump start your business. We are grateful to have him as an integral part of our team! Amanda Field, RN BSN CCRN, Open Arms Adult Day Service

Awesome Marketing Partner

Kelly has been an awesome marketing partner for our business. He goes above and beyond what I expected and really cares about the growth and success of your business. He is a really neat person with unique marketing skills to get your business in front of those you want to target. I highly recommend his services! Paul Smith, VP, Propaloo

Working with Kelly was easy and enjoyable. He worked within my budget and still produced excellent results. I have a unique logo that I love and my website is beautiful. Very professional services with an easygoing approach. Love you! Lynn R, Owner, Animal Home Health

Great Expertise

After working to craft a new brand strategy for our Minneapolis law firm client, we took the challenge of bringing it to life to Kelly. He took the strategy to heart and came back with exceptional web page design that was a “WOW” when it was seen the first time. The final site is an incredible personification of the idea for the brand, up to and including a new URL. Kelly brought great expertise in considering messaging beyond the design of the site as well. Even though the clients or I never met with Kelly in person, communication was excellent and precise. As questions have come up a few times in managing the site since, Kelly has been a constant partner with great responsiveness. Our client continues to receive rave reviews of their website which highlights some of their top clients, as a refreshing change from a law firm highlighting themselves. Yes that’s a lot of words! But good ones. Nevin Nolder III, President: Brand Cat Branding Agency

Agency Owner Reacts to Name & Tagline First Draft

Dude, this is some great stuff!!! Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay to go!!! It sure was nice not having to add anything to your work–not that I mind, because I love the collaborative writing process–just saying you’re a breath of fresh air. Keep some of that muse in the tank for our next [branding] client. Thx for being GREAT! Kenneth W. Schmitz, Chief Strategy Officer, Salesfish.com

Responsive

Amazingly quick, fast and in a hurry! Kelly is awesome! He helped develop and launch our website for our law firm. Every question regarding managing the site was answered same day if not within the hour. We highly recommend his work. Dominique Wooten, Bridge Law Group

We found Kelly to be brilliant, accommodating, and very creative, truly an expert in his field. He is a man of integrity, solid values, and perceptive to customer needs. We agree with “Mr. T” who said, “’I pity the poor fool’ who doesn’t use Kelly!” Cameron Whitaker, President, LIHN Ministries