From our Clients

“The American College of Nurse-Midwives hired Stratton Publishing & Marketing to complete a strategic review of our publications/information resource operations, and to assist us in developing a strategic plan for growth.

Stratton presented the most comprehensive response to our initial request for proposals. Throughout the RFP and consultation processes, Debra and her staff were courteous, flexible, readily accessible, and responsive. Stratton provided detailed and accurate timelines, meeting all of our internal deadlines and coordinating with our previously scheduled events in order to promote fiscal and logistic efficiency. The final report was polished, thorough, and provided a great deal of valuable information that will be incorporated into our publications processes. The American College of Nurse-Midwives highly recommends Stratton Publishing & Marketing/Stratton Research, and would not hesitate to utilize their services again in the future.”

Lorrie Kline, Kaplan, CAE
, Chief Executive Officer
, American College of Nurse-Midwives, Silver Spring, MD


“The Stratton team conducted a Communication Audit for us and provided an in-depth analysis of our communications programs. Their work was extremely professional, comprehensive, and thorough in the audit. They delivered on-target and provided well-balanced recommendations that will improve our strategy for the future.”

Mary B. Schaefer, CAE, Former Director of Communications
, Illinois Association of REALTORS, Springfield, IL


“I was surprised by the level of understanding shown in the concept and copy of the marketing brochure Stratton produced for us. Their insights were always spot on. They were able to capture the concept and translate it into a great finished product.”

Bill Coyne
, Director of Sales
, BOMI International
, Annapolis, MD


“The research analysis was far more thorough than we’ve received with other companies, and it was especially valuable because of comparisons to Stratton’s Association Publishing Satisfaction Benchmarks. We found that the recommendations both paralleled and helped clarify some of our own ideas about strategies for improving Business Officer.”

Dorothy Wagener, Editor in Chief, Business Officer
, National Association of College and University Business Officers
, Washington, DC


“Stratton did an excellent job working with us on our Communication Audit and the development of a Strategic Communication Plan. Their extensive research helped us identify several different ways to communicate more effectively with our our members. We have already implemented some of their recommendations and have seen excellent results.”

Stacy S. Wessel
, Brand Manager
, Association of Equipment Manufacturers
, Milwaukee, WI


“Thanks to your thorough analysis of Planning‘s advertising program for the American Planning Association, we’ve implemented major changes—recreated our media kit with new positioning data and much improved graphics and photos, realigned the sales territory and hired a new rep, added online advertising sales opportunities, and more. It’s great to see recommendations come to fruition.”

Jeri Parish, Advertising Manager, 
Planning Magazine, American Planning Association, Chicago, IL


“I have used many consultants during my career. This was an investment in a Publishing Audit of our magazine and journal that was well worth every penny. The recommendations, report, and research were excellent. It helped the Board of Directors grapple with some difficult, highly political decisions and it gave the staff concrete advice on how to put the publications on a firm, business-like basis. I recommend Stratton Publishing without reservation!”

Susan Burton, CAE
, Former Executive Director
, Society for Technical Communication, Arlington, VA


“I consider Stratton Publishing & Marketing the most respected authority on association communications. I’ve used their services at several associations for publications research, a magazine relaunch, a publishing operations review, and communications audits, and I’ve always been very pleased with their cost-effective solutions, advice, and fresh ideas.”

J. C. “Chris” Mahaffey, CAE
, Executive Director
, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
, Chicago, IL


“We worked with Stratton Publishing to conduct an assessment of our advertising programs and strategy. They took the time to really understand our unique needs and goals and work with us to create a much stronger program that incorporates both print and online advertising opportunities. Almost a year later, we are beginning to see a strong return on our investment.”

Rob Kurek
, Academy of Model Aeronautics, 
Model Aviation magazine, Muncie, IN


“Stratton Publishing was just what we were looking for in analyzing the marketing and strategic positioning of our major research study. The team combined data-driven analytics with years of expertise and experience. The results were eye-opening, relevant, and valuable.”

Dave Bergeson, Ph.D., CAE
, Executive Director, Giving USA Foundation, Glenview, IL