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“Working with Group of Minds has been provocative and extremely useful. While what we’ve learned and what Ron has shown us has stirred more activity and responsibility, it’s already showing, resulting in a more concerted and effective use of marketing toward greater involvement of the public and increased support, in every way.” -Paul Meshejian, artistic director, playpenn


“Your interactive presentation energized everyone and provided our members with great inspiration and new ideas and techniques about ways to engage their current and prospective audiences… Your framework for the different reasons people will commit to buy helped people think about transactions in a different way… Our entire team at CultureSource wishes to express our gratitude!” -Maud Margaret Lyon, Executive Director, CultureSource


“Thank you so much! This is all such fantastic work. I love that there could be really concrete (and sometimes simple) fixes. I also love how the rating system as well as your presentation really challenged the grantees to think about their online marketing in terms of quantifiable measurements – something that I think they are not used to doing, but now with the technology are able to pretty easily. I am pleased to see CCF arts grantees already implementing suggestions and seeing results.” -Leslie Ito, Program Officer, California Community Foundation


“For his deep knowledge of marketing and the Internet (and where the two come together), his passion and commitment to his work, his natural gifts as a teacher and discussion moderator, his impressive connections in the field (through whom he continuously enriches his base of knowledge), and his all-around likable and generous demeanor, I give Ron my highest recommendation.” -Matt Campbell, Director of External Relations, Stanford Lively Arts


“Ron made the process of building our new website exploring intrinsic impact for the arts: intrinsicimpact.org simple and easy.  His experience with search engine optimization also has been extremely helpful.  Ron’s approach to working with us was no b.s. and highly accessible, but steeped in a deep understanding of the technologies and how humans interact with them.” -Alan Brown, Principal, WolfBrown


“I was so impressed with Ron. He did an outstanding job. He’s informative, good at involving the audience and good at reading an audience. We were the first group using the AV equipment in our newly renovated art museum. There were a few hiccups as we set up, but Ron handled them well. Our audience never knew. He was excellent and our attendees found good value in our event. We had 80 registrations, which also speaks to the value of Ron and NAMP.” -Claudia Plumley, Chair, Columbus Arts Marketing Association


Group of Minds New Social Media Audit Tool: Highly recommended! Ron Evans is brilliant. I’ve seen groups use this tool and make major improvements to the their Social Media practices.” -Jerry Yoshitomi, Principal, MeaningMatters MeaningMatters


“Perhaps Ron Evans’ greatest strength is his ability to listen, which enabled him to come to a clear understanding of our particular needs. He keeps his finger on the pulse of public perception, and is always willing to share that often mysterious aspect of PR and Marketing. He understands, too, that solutions that fall outside our theater company’s ability to implement them are virtually useless; he’s suggested great strategies and solutions that are within our means (with regard to both financial and human resources) and that have reflected both our mission and our organization’s personality. -Lisa Mallette, Artistic Director, City Lights Theater Company


“I’ve worked with Ron Evans and the Group of Minds staff for Ballet San Jose for the last half dozen productions we have mounted. Our online sales have grown, our email database is expanding, and I could not recommend him highly enough if you are looking for help in this area. He is also a wonderful resource on social media and a terrific speaker on the subject.” -Lee Kopp, Director of Marketing, Ballet San Jose


“We’ve received so many compliments on our new e-newsletter with the video in it. Everyone thought it was great, thank you! Attendance at the Saturday concert was up, as was attendance at the Sunday concert — we filled St. Marks downstairs with a few in the balcony. And again, folks love the new website!” -Mary Holzer, Bay Choral Guild


“Ron and Group of Minds have been absolutely vital in all of our online efforts – they designed our e-mail templates to be effective AND informative, helped us move to a much more efficient ticketing system, and taught us the best way to use our facebook page as an actual two way communication channel. If you’re part of an organization looking to be more efficient, or just a nerd (like me) who likes to learn more about the business of the arts, check them out!” -Johnny Kolasinski, City Lights Theater Company


“Ron is clear thinking and to the point, cutting the ‘bull’ that is often used to mystify technology and especially social network marketing on the web. I’m a bit of a new media sceptic, but Ron put me straight in a ten minute conversation. He has a really clear view of what new media can do and the technical ability combined with good old-fashioned marketing-savvy to implement it effectively. And a nice guy too…” -Tim Baker, Vice President, The Pricing Institute


“I met Ron several years back at our Service Organization conference and from the minute I met him I knew he was someone with whom I could and wanted to work. His knowledge is vast and his passion for his work is contagious. Smart. Capable. Energetic.” -Robert Carr, Manager of Programs & Services, New Jersey Theatre Alliance


“Ron Evans is always willing to roll up his sleeve and jump in with both feet. One of Ron’s best qualities is his inventiveness and his excellence at creating and utilizing technology (such as his work on Artsopolis.com) in order to enhance audience development activities that have a regional as well as a national reach. In addition, his “can-do” attitude, work ethic and knowledge make Ron a great colleague.” -Josh Russell, Director of Emerging Initiatives, 1st Act Silicon Valley


“I met Ron a couple years ago at a conference and, although we are on opposite coasts, we have kept in close contact ever since. He is incredibly smart and creative, especially with utilizing new technology to market the arts, a discipline that desperately needs more people like Ron. The last time we saw each other, he came up with an idea for an online guide for art venues to see how they measure up with technology for their business. Within a year, he got the site up. Ron is not only a thinker but a doer. I look forward to our future collaborations.” -Maris Smith, Account Executive, Situation Interactive

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