"We brought Adam Ritchie Brand Direction on board to help increase our brand awareness in the 15+ states where our beers were being sold. They created and executed some of the most thoughtful media campaigns I have seen or heard of. Their work was of the most exceptional quality, and full of expertise and good advice. Because they fully immersed themselves into our brand and corporate culture, their public relations efforts were seamless and authentic, securing what would have translated to tens of thousands of dollars of advertising space for our company in a matter of weeks. As well as his raw talent, Adam's extensive network of media contacts was an amazing asset to the campaigns he executed for us. If I had to do it over, my first call would be to Adam because his finger is so decidedly on the pulse. His agency's marketing and public relations services have my most whole-hearted recommendation."
-Kate La Riviere, Public Relations Director, The Magic Hat Brewing Company
"I worked with Adam for years, and he did a fantastic job supporting our company and brand. His passion for marketing is obvious when you meet him. Marketing often requires reinvention. Adam is pragmatic in his approach but a good salesman when companies need to make changes in strategy. He brings a fresh perspective and rolls with the punches very well. The icing on the cake is he is a great person. I would recommend Adam to anyone who is serious about building brand recognition."
-Mark Messner, COO, Chicco USA
"We hired Adam Ritchie Brand Direction to plan and execute a multi-platform marketing and public relations strategy to support the launch of Changents.com and its first year of operations. Constantly amazed by Adam's endless range of capabilities, I found him to be superbly creative, thorough and resourceful. His team landed interviews with ABC News, GOOD Magazine, The Washington Post and The Boston Globe, among others, when we were wet behind the ears. They worked miracles for us that ultimately put Changents on the map. It is a pleasure to recommend them."
-Deron Triff, CEO, Changents
"Adam is brilliant and passionate. His team's love of music along with their marketing and public relations experience served us well."
-Madeleine Steczynski, Founder and Executive Director, Zumix
"I’ve had the pleasure of working with Adam Ritchie Brand Direction for more than a year now. As our global agency of record, they’ve established, coordinated and managed our global PR effort and network of PR agencies — from the UK, to France, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, Asia and beyond. Adam’s group continues to successfully drive us to accomplish our goals and far exceed them. While maintaining an incredible level of professionalism, Aritchbrand blends into our team’s infrastructure seamlessly. Ever strategic, always offering wise counsel, always highly accommodating, always delivering on time, Adam is a valued member of our team and critical to our professional and corporate success."
-Marjori Massitto, Director of Marketing, Nuna International
"Before Adam Ritchie Brand Direction, we had never engaged in PR and were unsure of its value. After receiving a recommendation of Adam's abilities and expertise from another company, we decided to move forward. Adam’s team quickly delivered on the national coverage and key markets we targeted. What I must compliment Adam and his staff on is their ongoing efforts, momentum and continued success. I thought the initial efforts would be strong and then fade off, but it has been quite the opposite. Their out-of-the-box ideas and efforts in creating new opportunities for stories have exceeded our expectations."
-Bobby Krause, VP Sales, LifeSpan
"Adam and his team delivered the kind of media results few nonprofit organizations ever receive — never mind a nonprofit organization in its infancy. The front page of the New York Times, a USA Today op-ed that delivered our point of view on policy and the issue, excellent pieces in the Associated Press, Huffington Post and Mashable — and 100% of the local coverage targeted. All with only a six day head start. The Aritchbrand team delivered professionalism, tenacity, creativity and superb results."
-Ken Freitas, VP Marketing Communications, Cyber Aces
"We hired Adam Ritchie Brand Direction to conduct public relations for our conference. They were extremely attentive and tuned-in to the idea of the event, and also sensitive to our budget restrictions. They did not do a "halfway" job. Their communication was very upfront, and Adam was a real pleasure to work with. We ended up getting good coverage, and more importantly, I enjoyed the experience of working with them after several bad experiences with other PR companies."
-Meghan McCartan, Founder, Detours and OnRamps
"I honestly don't know how Adam keeps it all organized, but he does. He has an approach to branding and publicity that is methodical, extremely coordinated and successful. He's passionate about what he does, he's personable and he's great fun to talk with. I learned a great deal of what I know about social media from Adam."
-Benjy Kantor, Account Management Team Manager, Sonicbids
"Adam Ritchie Brand Direction has used its talent and network of contacts to promote our efforts to the community during our national conventions. They are very diligent and persistent in their efforts and follow-through. In major cities across the country, they have secured television, online and print coverage of the community service and volunteerism of our students. The coverage has been worth thousands of dollars in advertising, which we could never have afforded to purchase outright. Their hard work has brought us tremendous publicity."
-Bob London, National Executive Director, Alpha Phi Omega
"Whether promoting a fun event or sorting through a controversial topic, Adam comes through with original, practical and thoughtful ways of delivering solid information to a wide range of people. It is always a pleasure to work with him."
-Jane Lazgin, Director of Corporate Communications, Nestlé Waters
"Adam Ritchie Brand Direction's professionalism and experience in crisis management and media relations was very helpful in managing news, influencer, social and consumer outlets. Adam's ability to navigate complex cross-functional teams and maintain clear, concise communication with executives, while always remaining focused on the message going to our audience, made for a successful partnership."
-Ed Sofia, VP Marketing, Evenflo
"Adam Ritchie Brand Direction helped us craft key messaging for the launch of Yumnuts at Expo West, the largest trade show for the natural and organic products industry. They worked closely with the founders to pull together the visuals and core communication for our initial PR efforts. Adam's team thinks outside the box and has a passion for supporting small business."
-Tyler Ricks, CEO, Yumnuts
"Adam Ritchie Brand Direction came to us with an idea that had never been done before. While we were tremendously excited and adored the concept, we knew what a huge amount of work, creativity and dedication it would require to get off the ground. From leading creative brainstorming sessions, serving as the focal point for multiple teams, planning and enforcing a launch timeline, managing community outreach, pulling off the release, and then perhaps most impressively, doggedly following through with a seemingly nonstop barrage of national media coverage, Adam's team created a tremendous launch experience which completely transcended the ordinary and set a new standard for how these things should be done. It's a game-changer that succeeded beyond our wildest expectations. It's hugely exciting to be part of something like this, and Adam's team made it possible."
-Ben Holmes, CEO, Aeronaut Brewing Co.
"It's an absolute pleasure working with Adam, and I've learned a lot about what it means to be successful in PR from him. Aritchbrand has always delivered such exceptional results, and Adam has always been a great sounding board for me."
-Barbara Yang, Senior Manager Entertainment Marketing, CYBEX
"Adam is one of the few people I've ever met who is truly amazing. His energy and creativity are boundless. He is whip-smart, fearless, disciplined and thorough. Plus, he's just a fun guy to be around. I've had the great pleasure of working with Adam three times and would love the opportunity to do so again."
-Paul Breton, Director of Corporate Communications, eHarmony
"Adam has a rare combination of strategic and creative ability that makes him a professional force of nature. I am constantly impressed by his seemingly endless ability to make the impossible a reality. He is extraordinary."
-Kristian Merenda, SVP Brand and Corporate Citizenship, Edelman
"Adam is the real deal."
-Greg Swan, Digital Strategy Director, Weber Shandwick