Communication Audit Testimonials

"ACA was facing an importan time of transition in communications and markting, and we needed a deep dive by a trusted third party to fully analyze our programs in these areas. Association Vision conducted a communications audit that included in-depth research, analysis of our metrics, extensive content analysis, and an array of actionable recommendations. The audit results informed our subsequent website makeover and magazine relaunch as well as other programs."

Stacy Brooks Whatley
Chief Marketing & Communications Officer
American Counseling Association

“The communications audit that Association Vision conducted was invaluable in helping us make some course corrections immediately, as well as giving us a roadmap plan for the future. The recommendations for integrating the branding across our component organizations, refocusing our message, and revamping our digital communications are already improving our member outreach. Association Vision also identified ways to better leverage external events to support public policy goals. We even have new revenue-generating opportunities as a result of the audit. It was money well-spent!”

Diana Olson
Vice President of Communications
Infectious Diseases Society of America

“Association Vision wrote a communications plan in 2011 that was our bible for five years – it helped us expand our digital and social media presence and generate higher readership. We hired them again in 2016 to update our strategic plan, conduct a communications audit, and create a new communications plan. The results were impressive and now we are raising our game to an even higher level!”

Debi Aker
Executive Director
American Floral Endowment

“Working with Association Vision was an absolute pleasure. Al Rickard delivered a communications audit that benefited from his years of experience in the field. We have implemented many of the recommendations included in the audit and our communications efforts are stronger as a result. I would recommend Association Vision to any association who wants a straightforward assessment of its current communications strategies from a consulting firm that delivers on time and within budget.”

Jeffrey N. Shields, CAE
Senior Vice President & Chief Planning Officer
Constituent and Member Services
National Association of College & University Business Officers

"The public relations audit Association Vision did was instrumental in helping ASPS restructure its PR operation. The recommendations helped us create a stronger link between PR and advocacy, and identified core messages and strategies that moved us forward. I highly recommend Association Vision for this type of analysis."

Paul Pomerantz, CAE
Executive Vice President
American Society of Plastic Surgeons

“Al Rickard with Association Vision did a communications audit for us and the results changed the way we do business. The audit was thorough, balanced, and chock full of practical tips for implementing the recommendations he made. It gave us insight into what our members are really thinking and how we could best serve their needs. I highly recommend him!”

Mary Yerkes
NACHA--The Electronic Payments Association

“I hired Association Vision to conduct a Communications Audit for the Direct Selling Association. Al Rickard did a thorough job of getting to know our association, and conducted online and telephone interview with our members. His assessment and suggestions were right on target. We're still referencing the materials he provided for us two years later and even hired him to do an additional assessment of one specific element of our communications program. I highly recommend Al for any communications project.”

Amy Robinson, APR
Vice President, Communications and Media Relations
Direct Selling Association

“Association Vision conducted a thorough and focused examination of all our association communications, both print and electronic. The result was a detailed report that has proved extremely helpful in guiding our future communications decisions, particularly the integration of a pending website redesign and our member newsletters. Al and his team were a pleasure to work with. I recommend them highly.”

Steven F. Sullivan
Director of Communications
American Academy of Actuaries

“Association Vision conducted an in-depth communication audit for ABIH that provided an excellent analysis of our program and gave us specific, actionable ideas for to grow our communications in the future. We were extremely pleased with the results and will probably hire the company to implement some of these recommendations.”

Lynn O’Donnell, CIH
Executive Director
American Board of Industrial Hygiene