What People Are Saying

“Since 2009, I’ve had the distinct privilege of working with Amy on three corporate advisory boards as well as in a client relationship with two different companies. She is a very smart marketing communications strategist, excellent writer, creative, ethical, experienced, quick study, responsive, concise, results-driven, timely, well-organized, highly respected both by her professional peers as well as the media, a true pleasure to work with … I highly recommend Amy to anyone looking for an excellent PR or marketing communications professional.”

Eldon Brustuen
Brustuen International

“When I was hired to lead the market development of a new technology for a Fortune 100 company, I knew immediately I wanted Renown Marketing Communications on my team.  Renown executed a strategic, concise and successful plan that included in-depth voice of the customer research to build targeted messaging that ensured the brand hit the mark.  Renown’s ability to connect your brand with the experts in the industry is unmatched.  If you are looking to get the most out of your brand, I would highly recommend that you hire Renown Marketing Communications.”

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity

Jim Flickinger
Former Market Development Manager
Eastman Chemical Company

“Renown Marketing’s help in developing Intek’s brand definition was critical to the success of our website, videos and ongoing marketing strategy.”

Mike Kinning
Intek Plastics

“Saint Thomas Academy began its partnership with Renown Marketing in 2007.  Our media exposure has tripled since working with the firm.  Amy understands our school, our students and our mission, and provides important community outreach.  We couldn’t be happier with her services, and strongly believe that she is instrumental in telling the story of Saint Thomas Academy to the broader community.”

Mary Machgan Culbertson
Director of Communications
Saint Thomas Academy

“The day we met Amy at one of our non-profit fundraisers, we knew immediately she was something special. She has since proven our instincts correct. We’ve worked with many media and marketing professionals in every conceivable situation and most corners of the world and Amy is one of the best. She is, as I’ve told many others, ‘scary smart,’ with a strong professional presence and an open, trust-inspiring personality. As a small non-profit in a tight economy, we had not considered the services of any marketing professional – much less such an accomplished one as Amy. However, she has taken us under her wing and has helped define and raise the public presence of our growing organization on a pro-bono basis. Her confidence encourages us, her leadership inspires us, and her advice energizes us.” 

Randy Patrick
Director of Operations/Development
Pawsitive Perspectives Assistance Dogs (PawPADs)

“Amy Lewis of Renown Marketing Communications transformed the MN Arts Count from a concept into a widely recognizable quantity placing print and online articles statewide, attracting inquiries, increasing participation, and raising visibility before an audience of greater than 2.3 million over a relatively short period of time. She is responsive, understands unique project needs, and focused on results.”

Brian Strub
Former Director of Public Affairs
Minnesota State Arts Board

“We hired Amy to write a detailed marketing and communications plan for our private K-8th grade school in 2010/2011. Amy was excellent at assessing our situation, creating an extremely detailed plan and then assisting us with the implementation of the plan. She also worked hard at obtaining several PR opportunities for us as well. We considered ourselves very blessed to have had the opportunity to work with such an amazing professional – and I would happily hire her again in the future. Amy is a highly ethical, responsible, experienced, detailed and creative Mar/Comm professional – and I am proud to offer up my recommendation of her services!”

Kristy Gusick
Marketing Adviser and Parent
Gethsemane Lutheran School

“Amy Lewis and Renown Marketing has had a dramatic effect on the Saint Thomas Academy Experimental Vehicle Team. Our program has been taking students outside of the classroom and into the real world of engineering for 11 years, but it wasn’t until Amy came along that my students and the program received the recognition that they deserve. In the past three years our group of “Junior Edisons” has been catapulted from a locally recognized group to one of the top high school engineering programs in the country. Renown Marketing has made the contacts, helped rehearse our students, and held our hands through media madness. Amy understands our program and has never failed to find creative ways to help garner exposure. Our program is better due to the work at Renown Marketing.”

Mark Westlake
Physics Teacher
Saint Thomas Academy

“Whenever we work with Amy, I consistently hear from my colleagues that she ‘get us.’ That is a high compliment from us and a daunting task for her. Church Innovations has a diverse audience, a complex message and a random way of collecting our thoughts. Amy listens well, reflects with us patiently, and brings clarity to our communication. We trust her to guide our marketing and communication plans, monitor our efforts and we recommend her to others with confidence.”

Barbara Miller
Former Chief Operating Officer
Church Innovations

“Amy is one of the finest professionals I’ve worked with in any field. We have been fortunate to have her ongoing guidance for many years. Her leadership on countless projects has enhanced our business image in many ways. If you have the opportunity to work with her, I highly recommend her to you.”

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity

Matt Clysdale
Maguire Agency

“I’ve known Amy for nearly ten years, and she is one of those rare individuals who is a freelancer by choice vs. by force. Amy is one of the best independent writers and media relations professionals I know, and really epitomizes the phrase ‘grace under pressure.’ I’ve never seen her get rattled even in tough situations. I’d wholeheartedly endorse her for any job requiring an experienced sole practitioner.”

Matt Kucharski
Executive Vice President

“When I worked on the client side, Renown Marketing Communications was a valuable resource for me. Amy was easy to work with and responded quickly when we needed help with communications to media, dealers and our employees. She is able to understand complex business issues, varied audiences and corporate dynamics. She is a versatile communicator, quick learner and diligent. Now that I’m a consultant, I continue to call on Amy as a valued partner to serve my clients with a variety of marketing communications activities.”

Barry Hallam
HMC Marketing Communications
Former Marketing Communications Manager
The Peachtree Companies

“I’ve known Amy for more than a dozen years and worked with her in media relations at PSB. She’s a talented writer and knows the elements that make a story appealing to journalists. Coupled with her dogged determination and work ethic, I’d highly recommend her for any assignment.”

David Hakensen
Former SVP, Media Relations