Kudos & Endorsements

In addition to the various testimonials below, please see the endorsements by professional peers for Randy Strothman on LinkedIn.

LinkedIn endorsements as of 4/6/15:

Strothman LinkedIn endorsements

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Randy’s Work Style & Quality

I’ve always been impressed by his dedication and commitment to a project…and to find the heart of the message.—Mark Fallone, WTAE-TV staff, on work with him over 3 years

Randy is a rare find and professional who works at the highest level of integrity and excellence. He assesses information quickly and accurately pushes projects forward, while producing cost effective results painlessly. —Nikki Heckman on launching Bistro To Go

Thank you for vehemently protecting our on-line reputation so tactfully.R. M. after an online attack on social media

Randy’s work has always been comprehensive, creative, inclusive, delivered on time – and on or under budget. If you are looking for a consultant to work diligently and cooperatively with your board or community, I highly recommend Randy for the job. Top qualities: Great Results, High Integrity, Creative. — Becky Rodgers on LinkedIn

Not only is Randy organized and creative, but he is fun to work with, too… Notable is Randy’s talent in marketing neighborhoods, events and programs. While his projects are rooted in data and analysis, he presents them in a way that his clients, whether staff or board members, can understand, implement and enjoy. Top qualities: Great Results, On Time, Creative.— Alida Baker on LinkedIn

Randy has been a fantastic associate to work with over the past three years! Randy has a unique ability to work with, lead, and manage a group that is unmatched by others. The Neighbors in the Strip organization would not be in the position they are today without his dedication, leadership, and vision to help shape the Strip District of PIttsburgh for years to come.Jordan Kay, marketing manager at HRG Dunkin’ Donuts, on LinkedIn

For the past six years, through Neighbors in the Strip, I have had the opportunity to work with Randy Strothman and Associates on a number of projects. Randy’s work has always been comprehensive, creative, inclusive, delivered on time – and on or under budget. If you are looking for a consultant to work diligently and cooperatively with your board or community, I highly recommend Randy for the job.—Becky Rodgers, executive director, Neighbors In The Strip, on LinkedIn

Randy is a conscientious manager, with a passion for progressive ideas. I look forward to collaborating with him on future projects. —John R. Carman with Bloomfield Business Association and owner of Avenue Design, on LinkedIn

Randy is excellent at determining the needs, developing a scope of work with associated tasks & targets, and delivering a great product. He is very easy to work with, maintains focus and provides well-defined directions.Cindy Cassell, Economic Development Manager at Neighbors In The Strip and owner of Cassell Interactive, on LinkedIn.

Various Marketing & Communication Projects

The program was successful and well received by our high value customers… it generated $1,015,000 in new business and loans. More importantly, we are receiving third generation referrals from these.—Linda Leonhardt, National City bank, on a customer referral program

Working with Randy the past year has been an absolute pleasure. He has has proved his dedication and skill set when it comes to marketing and social media to not only myself, but our entire team. Randy has done a fabulous job creating the Master Remoderlers advertisements for Housetrends Magazine, as they are second to none. He also offers constructive advice to help Housetrends to expand, grow, and reach the next level of success, both in print and online.Mia Feinberg, Housetrends magazine.

I love the report! It’s fabulous!… I am so impressed that we’ll get this to them in a week.—Sheila Washington, Washington Consulting Group, on a focus group project for ALCOA

I am very pleased that we have come this far so fast.  And I’m also very excited that we will have a beautiful logo to work with. Good job!—Mary Benko, Irwin Borough manager on an identity and branding project.

Thank you for an amazingly quick turnaround. Great work!—Cecelia Wandiga, Policy Analysis Research Group, on an identity package

Thanks for all your work on the US Airways Attache ad and website items. We were very pleased. And I appreciate your thoughts for our future.—Mary Ann Graf, The Priory Hotel, on a print and web ad package

It was a high-quality event and set a tone for both the project and our businesses… I’m encouraged by the enthusiastic response.— Don Reed, Slaughterhouse Gallery, on a marketing campaign and launch event

You cannot imagine how grateful we are for the campaign brochure… Our staff and supporters are very pleased and impressed! … and we really enjoy working with you.—Randal Forrester, Executive Director, Persad Center, on a fundraising campaign

I am so impressed… a wonderful job. You’re great! I don’t know how you can take information and change it into something like this so quickly. It would take me 10 years and I still couldn’t do it. Thank you sooo much.—Karyl Troupe, Duquesne University on a marketing brochure

Thank you for your very interesting and and informative grant report on Phase 1 of the TECHNOLOGY SEEDING PROJECT. It provided detailed information on each engagement and good assessments of positive and less positive outcomes, and reasons for each  Thank you for taking the time and putting in the effort for the project. — Hank Beukema, ED, McCune Foundation.

Marketing Planning

A really fine job on the Marketing Snapshot!  Incredibly thorough… Great effort.  Good observations of the business.  The URA looks forward to working with you in the future… Nice document. I’m sure Voluto is going to find this very helpful! — 3 observers, including with Friendship Development Associates and the Urban Redevelopment Authority

Randy is excellent at determining the needs, developing a scope of work with associated tasks & targets, and delivering a great product. He is very easy to work with, maintains focus and provides well-defined directions. Top qualities: Great Results, High Integrity, Creative Cindy Cassell on LinkedIn

A great way to enlighten our staff… Excellent, energetic, extremely helpful… Very broad, structured, well-run, to the point… Needed, exciting.— Jump Start workshop participants from Prime Stage Theater

The marketing plan was fantastic. As usual you just pulled it off so eloquently and got everything in there… great job!—Cally Vennare, VP of Marketing at RPS on a marketing project

This was a very valuable tool. (The Snapshot report) is very impressive. It’s so nice to find someone who actually listens when I speak.—Cindy Baker, Collage, on a Marketing Snapshot

Thank you for all the great suggestions you provided.—Leta Koontz, School House Yoga, on a Marketing Snapshot

Videos & Marketing

A wonderful film, the sort of movie record that should be placed into a time capsule… Put together with grace and skill, it compresses a great deal into one continually interesting hour. This lovely film never strikes a wrong note.—John Voorhees, Seattle Times, on a documentary for PBS

Such an excellent job. Thanks for your splendid artistic work.—Fred Rogers, Family Communications, on a fundraising video

Your expertise and style were the key… as was your ability to envision what we really needed. It always prompts calls for more information and it adds credibility to our product without overselling it. It amazes me.—Chris Calkins, Hospital Council of Western Pennsylvania, on marketing their product

Thanks for such a super job. The videos were terrific!—Ann Dugan, Katz School of Business, on awards dinner video

You were very creative and attentive to our needs — and innovative, within the budget limitations… a fine product… When we want to update it, your phone will be the first to ring.—Jeff Hutchins, Caption America, on a national marketing videos

We got a tremendous amount of positive feedback on the video! It continues to be the single best and strongest way that we motivate volunteers to work and donors to contribute!… You are a real professional: very creative and easy to work with.—Mark Friedman, Director of Development, Persad Center

I was prepared not to like it, but… it is the most thoughtful treatment of Haiti I’ve seen to date… I find myself being envious of your work… A good story is what makes a documentary worth watching.—Meredith Lewis, producer, World Monitor, on a fundraising video