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The Alberta Family Histories Society and I, in particular, want to thank Marilyn for helping to get the word out about our FamilyRoots2017 Genealogy Conference. As a small non-profit group managed entirely by volunteers, this can be challenging, indeed. There are never enough hands, time or money. And even when these all fall in place, there is a lack of knowledge and experience in some areas – especially in marketing. Marilyn was the answer in all cases. She provided our society with a timely, cost-effective solution backed up by her deep knowledge and experience in knowing where to target our message.
So, far we at the Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters have really enjoyed using your media database. As you know we did a lot of research in to what database would be best suited to our needs. On the basis of usability, reliability and price yours has been working out really well for us. If you have any potential clients who would like more detailed insights from our decision-making process then please do pass them along to me. Phone 780-218-4468.
Thank you for all your hard work on getting our media release out today announcing ELEVATE! our new business start-up program for people with disabilities. I would certainly highly recommend your services to other non-profit organizations.
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We received good media coverage from the event, thanks in part to the media release and media advisory Marilyn distributed on our behalf. Both print and broadcast media picked it up. Better still, a savvy reporter who attended the conference and was, therefore, well informed, pursued the matter with the Premier later in the day, and secured a commitment from the provincial government on our behalf. Marilyn was responsive, reasonably priced, and her service appreciated. I will happily use her media release distribution services in the future.
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