Client Thoughts


Client Thoughts

Being an Ascend Group client is like having a powerful marketing department within our organization, without the overhead. In short, they continually impress us with their quality of work, attention to detail and responsiveness. They bend over backwards to keep projects running smoothly and on schedule. –Cheryl Marty, Marketing & Events Manager, World Trade Center St. Louis

In the fast-paced, ever changing world of Healthcare we needed to find a company that could respond on a moment’s notice no matter what time of day or night. We found such a company when we hired The Ascend Group. They really have their creative mojo up and running 24 hours a day. They are smart, articulate and creative – and sticklers for detail. Couldn’t ask for a better creative partner. –Marc Hamilton, Marketing Manager, Coventry Health Care

Quality, creativity, cost-effectiveness and on-time delivery are critical to our organization’s graphic art needs. The Ascend Group has demonstrated to us repeatedly its ability to meet our high standards.” –Colin Stahlhut, Associate Vice President, St. Louis RCGA

My firm started working with Raleigh and the Ascend Group about a year ago on web development projects, and the collaboration has been a real pleasure every step of the way. When we're partnering with other companies, there are a few things we look for, but above all we look for a partner who will deal with us with honesty and integrity. Raleigh and the Ascend Group epitomize those two qualities. In addition, Raleigh is excellent at communicating scope, and allowing us the necessary time to complete a project. He also encourages us to make suggestions based on our expertise that we think will create a better end-product for the client. All of this, when added together, makes for an outstanding business relationship, and one we hope to continue for years to come. –Rob Rosenwinkel, Creative Director at the Loft

I'm delighted with the service we receive from Raleigh Ragan and The Ascend Group. They are a one stop shop and handle everything from interviewing subject matter experts to writing the articles and laying it out, to seeing that it gets printed and delivered on time and on budget—with very little involvement from us. Best of all, they have great attention to detail and a “whatever it takes” service attitude that is so rare today. I highly recommend The Ascend Group! –Marty Hanahan, Marketing Director at The Gordian Group

As a fellow marketing professional, Raleigh has gone beyond the call of duty to make my life easier and my client’s brands shine. I always perform my due diligence in selecting a vendor and never once have I questioned my choice of The Ascend Group. I highly recommend Raleigh and his company for their outstanding creative, flexibility and exceptional service. –Rudy Camacho Jr., Chief Marketing Officer at AM&L

We couldn’t be more thrilled with our newsletter! The Ascend Group makes this whole process easy and hassle-free. They take care of everything, from designing a beautiful publication that matches our “look and feel,” to copyediting our text, to overseeing all print production—they even take care of mailing the newsletter for us! Their ability to work within extremely tight deadlines, be consistently on budget, and provide strategic counsel has greatly exceeded our expectations. I would highly recommend The Ascend Group for anyone desiring top-quality work! –Nancy C. Quinones, Human Resources Manager, Waste Management - New Jersey

The Ascend Group continues to be a tremendous resource for our company. While working within our marketing budget, their “can-do” attitude and reliability to see each project to a timely completion has been invaluable in meeting our deadlines and delivering a superior product. –Mariah Echele & Dawn Kirkwood, Clarion Gaming

The Ascend Group is always focused on delivering a superior quality product. They combine outstanding work with tremendous customer service and are a pleasure to work with.” –David Shockley, President, Savile Row Customer Clothiers

The Ascend Group has been instrumental in successfully launching the Cambridge School. From creating a professional identity to developing effective marketing materials, they are a key partner in helping us grow as fast as possible. We can always depend on them even on a tight schedule. –Victoria Morton, Owner, Cambridge School

Our newsletter is a very important marketing tool and The Ascend Group make us look great. Thanks to their outstanding creative work, professionalism and attention to detail, I’m free to focus on my many responsibilities with full confidence that the completed newsletter will be fantastic and delivered on time. –Jeannie Crosby, Merchandising Manager, Emerson Tool Company (RIDGID)

I had the pleasure of working with Raleigh and The Ascend Group on several projects over the years and he consistently distinguished himself as an exceptional marketing professional. He combines strategic, big-picture intellect with detail-oriented perfectionism. Raleigh always has a smile on his face and a proactive attitude that makes him a delight to work with. –Kelly Nessel, Key Accounts - Provider Services and Account Management, Mercy Health Plans

As the cornerstone of our employee communications program, our employee newsletter touches everyone within the company, from high-level executives to hourly staff. The Ascend Group’s understanding of design and the need to communicate on a variety of levels have resulted in an overwhelmingly positive response within the organization. Their ability to work within extremely tight deadlines, be consistently on budget, and provide strategic counsel has greatly exceeded our expectations. I would highly recommend The Ascend Group for anyone desiring top-quality work. –Ryan Eichler, Vice President, Weber Shandwick

Our newsletter is one of the most important ways we communicate with the several thousand members of Friends of the River. We have been very pleased with The Ascend Group’ newsletter services, particularly with their rapid turnaround, quality checks and suggestions for improving readability. –Tony Bogar, Communications Director, Friends of the River

For years, we had been struggling with producing and delivering a quality newsletter in a timely manner. We discovered The Ascend Group and decided to give them a try. The newsletter is now better received and our Sales and Marketing group has also engaged The Ascend Group to produce a quarterly newsletter for their channels/customers. With the help of The Ascend Group, our newsletter now has a more professional look and they took what used to be an arduous task and made it easy! –Jenna, Corporate Human Resource Manager, C.H. Guenther & Son, Inc.

The Ascend Group did an incredible job in getting our newsletter off the ground and then keeping it humming along. I was very interested in putting together a marketing newsletter, but had no idea where to start. The Ascend Group led me every step of the way and took care of everything. They also offered several suggestions that resulted in a much better finished publication than I had envisioned. The feedback from our audience has been tremendous. I would highly recommend The Ascend Group to anyone who wants a first-class newsletter delivered in a turnkey manner. They really do make newsletters easy! –Jerry Anderson, Prist Aerospace

Our newsletter was long overdue for an overhaul when I approached The Ascend Group. After I provided them with insight into our history, an overview of our culture, and a sample of our existing newsletter, they produced a fresh and creative design that fits our exact needs. I now count on The Ascend Group as a “virtual” part of our marketing communications team to create our newsletter every quarter. –Lee Rumbles, Global Marketing Communications Manager, Emerson Process Management – Micro Motion Division

The Ascend Group were essential in helping us launch our quarterly newsletter. Their expertise and attention to detail has made it an invaluable marketing tool for our Emergency Hospital. Their flexibility in schedule is a huge asset for us. Being able to trust in their reliability, dedication, and professionalism to ensure we end up with a top of the line product every time has been the greatest gift to our stressed out minds. –Karie Koppel, Chicago Veterinary Emergency Services

I have been working with The Ascend Group for the past year and have consistently been impressed with the quality of their work and their speed in getting newsletters turned around. From the initial design and layout to the final round of proofreading, The Ascend Group team is a joy to work with. With each and every newsletter, I know that design, layout, printing and distribution are covered, which allows me to focus exclusively on developing the best possible content for my clients. –Adam Fuss, Principal, ABF Communications

The Ascend Group took the burden off my shoulders and created a quality, world class publication that will be used as a key tool in our Employee Engagement initiatives this year. From clear deadlines to assistance with translation into a second language, no detail was overlooked and our deadlines met. I ‘definitely am willing to recommend’ Raleigh and his team of professionals for any company looking to create a dynamic employee newsletter. –Sylvia Hillier, Customer Experience Manager, Waste Management – Eastern Canada Area