Testimonials

“I’ve known and worked with Don for over a decade. He has worked in a number of the leading ad agencies as well as PR firms. He is one of the few professionals who is equally comfortable in either industry and more importantly can seamlessly integrate both practices.  It never fails, whenever I recommend someone to talk with Don about their marketing or public relations needs, they are impressed with his knowledge, communication skills and personal integrity. Whatever communication challenges your company faces, it is worth a conversation with Don.”  – Michael Gass, Business Development Consultant, Michael Gass Consulting, Birmingham, AL

“LifeWay Christian Resources, Inc. is the largest Christian resource organization of its kind in the country.  For 15 years, I served as Vice President of Corporate Affairs for the company with the communications responsibility of the corporation under me.  There were many times both corporately and in our divisions that we needed the services of Don Beehler to help us with major projects.  In every case, Don met or exceeded our expectations for the results we expected.  Following my retirement, I stayed on with LifeWay as a consultant to continue raising funds for global ministries.  Don’s experience in a wide range of communications (publicity, donor communications, copywriting for brochures, updating content of our website, coordinating promotional videos, etc.) enhanced considerably what we would have had otherwise.  With his help and support we were successful in raising millions of dollars for strategic ministries on a global front.  I commend him to anyone interested in quality work and yes, I will contact him again anytime I need a job done in the communications field.”  – T. Michael Arrington, President, The Operation Andrew Group, Nashville, TN

“Don helped take my marketing to a new level. Don was commissioned to vault my business to a TV/radio/print presence in major publications — and he laid the groundwork that allowed me to appear in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, the AP, and many others. Thanks for your work, Don!” – Spencer Patton, Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Steel Vine Investments, Chicago, IL

“All the topics we covered were pertinent, and your presentations were very thorough. The time we spent going over the various topics–community-based marketing, crisis communications, media relations and media training–was time well spent.  I can’t thank you enough for this great experience…I would highly recommend this (training).” – Kathy Stover, Director, Community Partnership, Havasu Regional Medical Center, Lake Havasu City, AZ

“Don is the complete package when it comes to communications consulting. He takes the time to get to know you and your business needs, then creates a communications plan and all the pieces that help you accomplish your goals. He has helped me with projects of all sizes; has always worked well with colleagues and clients; has completed all work on time and with outstanding levels of quality; and is trustworthy, consistent and reliable. I highly recommend Don, whether your need is as small as a freelanced article or as large as a comprehensive communications plan.” – Rob Phillips, former Director of Communications, LifeWay Christian Resources, Nashville, TN, and now Director of Communications, Missouri Baptist Convention, Columbia, MO

“Don Beehler is a consummate communications professional. A skilled writer and planner, he knows how to maximize positive exposure for the clients he serves while working within assigned budgets. Don can be relied upon to provide insightful counsel and execute intelligent strategies. Most importantly Don exhibits the highest integrity in all of his professional and personal relationships.” – Matt Fontana, Partner, Relativity Group, Franklin, TN

“Don Beehler is exceptional in the area of media strategy and placement.  He assisted us with a major national news event:  a Returning Hearts celebration for fathers at Angola Prison in Louisiana.  Don’s commitment to professionalism and excellence made a significant contribution to this newsworthy event.  Don’s media coaching and leadership laid a solid foundation for our prison ministry media strategy.” – Marie Guthrie, Senior Director, Awana Ministry Communications, Streamwood, IL

“Don is creative, smart and savvy. I found his approach insightful and well thought through. Don represents his clients with poise, eloquence and integrity while exceeding expectations.” – Phillip Burgess, Vice President, John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts, Springfield, MO

“Don is without a doubt a go-to resource for me both professionally and personally. He has delivered every time the company I worked for hired him to conduct media training, provide editorial support, offer public relations expertise and create a media relations initiative. Personally, he has been generous to share with me his deep wealth of knowledge in the field of corporate communications. I consider Don a colleague, mentor and a friend and recommend him without hesitation knowing that he will deliver beyond what he promises with the utmost integrity. The field of public relations is full of smoke blowers, but with Don you get the real deal, and your organization receives the benefit of his expertise.” – Chris Turner, Director of Communications, Tennessee Baptist Convention, Brentwood, TN

“Don is a highly professional communications pro with top-quality experience in corporate and agency PR. He has proven leadership skills as president of his own communications firm. Integrity, ethics, passion, loyalty, skill and commitment are among the many attributes that Don brings to the job.” – Dave Hogan, Director of Church Relations, Christian Home & Bible School, Mount Dora, FL

“Thank you for all of your hard work with Glorieta and Ridgecrest Conference Centers over the past several years.  Your plan for Ridgecrest’s 100th anniversary helped to make it a spectacular year, and the partnership you initiated for us with Biltmore Estate has only continued to grow.” – Melissa Inman, Marketing Specialist, LifeWay Conference Centers and Camps, Nashville, TN

“Don has become our ‘go-to’ guy when we need to tell our story with accuracy and credibility. Bringing sound advice to the table when we are contemplating ‘how’ to get our message from point A to point B – he possesses a good command of the King’s English! I recommend Don to for-profit and nonprofit alike – I’ve benefitted from him in both sectors. You won’t be disappointed!!” – Dr. Ed Smith, President, Williamson College, Franklin, TN

“Thanks to the great teamwork…we were able to turn these negative issues [high energy costs] into a positive story….We appreciate the great work…in helping us through this challenging time.” – Michael F. Meath, former Vice President, Agway Energy Products, Syracuse, NY, and now President, Strategic Communications, Syracuse, NY

“I’ve worked with Don while he and I both were at Dye Van Mol & Lawrence (Ad/PR agency) and, since, as we both have our own companies today. I’ve found him to be an exceptionally innovative and knowledgeable public relations practitioner. With a broad background of expertise, I’ve found his work to be thorough, his writing strong and his strategies on target for clients. In fact, I’ve pulled him in to work on several of my current clients… that’s how much I trust him!” – Frank Limpus, Principal, Limpus Communications, Franklin, TN

“I would highly recommend Don. He is a man of strong ethical character with his client’s best interest leading all that he does. He is a gifted writer with a long history of taking his clients to new heights. You can’t go wrong by hiring Don for your next project.” – Stephen Foster, Owner, Rimshot Web Design, Spring Hill, TN

“I know him to be an individual of high moral character, sound judgment and excellent professional skills…Don has consistently demonstrated organizational abilities and absolute dependability and trustworthiness. He…emerged as a respected leader among our staff members.” Hank C. Dye, President (retired), Dye, Van Mol & Lawrence, Nashville, TN

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