Public Relations Testimonials

“Al Rickard has served for more than a decade as our outsourced director of communications. His strategic insights helped us rebrand our organization, launch a magazine, and increase our presence in key trade media. His company also created and built a six-figure advertising program to boost our nondues revenue. Establishing this long-term relationship was a smart move for us.”

Bill Hudson
President Emeritus
Global Cold Chain Alliance

“When I want a communications project handled from start to finish, I turn to Al Rickard. He has the talent, creativity, and follow-through needed to achieve success. I strongly recommend Al and his company to any association looking for outside communication services.”

Susan Sarfati, CAE
CEO, High Performance Strategies


“Association Vision has raised the bar for public relations at AIHA. The company has helped us gain leadership consensus on core audiences and messages, created a strategic public relations plan, conducted media training for our key spokespersons, and consistently delivers our messages to the media.”

Peter O’Neil, CAE
Executive Director
American Industrial Hygiene Association


“We wanted to raise the visibility of NSA and promote the expertise our members can offer in the accounting profession. Association Vision generates hundreds of placements during tax season and has established relationships with trade and general media reporters that are also paying off throughout the year.”

Jodi Goldberg
Director of Marketing & Member Services
National Society of Accountants


“Association Vision was a key player in helping ASAE and The Center for Association Leadership communicate with members and the media throughout our merger process. The hard work that Al Rickard and his team put in helped us succeed.”

John H. Graham IV, CAE
President & CEO
American Society of Association Executives


"Association Vision has been with us since the inception of ConventionPlanit.com, and has been instrumental in gaining media coverage about the site and developing new partnerships. The company has helped put us on the map in the meetings industry."

Katherine and David Markham
Co-Founders
ConventionPlanit.com


"LES was not fully aware of the value and importance of media relations or experienced in this area. But Association Vision quickly educated us with an excellent messaging workshop followed by a long-term, consistent program that has landed us in the Wall Street Journal and numerous other publications. The ability of Association Vision to adapt to the range of interests of our volunteer leaders has been instrumental in the progress we've made."

Ken Schoppmann
Executive Director
Licensing Executives Society


"Association Vision provided PCMA with a complete public relations plan and executed it throughout the year to really ramp up our media coverage in the meetings industry. The diligence and timely follow-up that Al Rickard provided helped us respond quickly to breaking news stories and deliver a steady stream of news to the trade press."

Sandy Eitel
Director of Communications and Marketing
Professional Convention Management Association


“We hired Association Vision to generate media coverage for our TS² trade show in Washington, DC, and they delivered! We landed a major feature in The Washington Times and several radio placements.”

Tamara Christian
President
National Trade Productions


“When our organization began operations we were confronted with major challenges to gain general recognition and to communicate our achievements to many stakeholders. Association Vision consulted with us to create and implement a new communication plan that made us successful on many fronts. Our visibility is much higher as a result.”

Timothy R. Rugh , CAE
Executive Director
3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc.