"Steve, is a highly creative individual and brings forward ideas along with open minded approach to helping clients build their marketing concepts. Steve takes care to really question and understand what the client is seeking from honing identity, messaging, and how best to communicate/market those elements. He helped mold our our messaging content and transform our brand imaging which contributed to us becoming recognized for our advertising focus, and product spotlights within the industry."
VP Traditional Aftermarket Sales at Bosch North America
“Thanks for all your great work Steve! You have always come through on any project that we have worked on over the years and deliver above and beyond our expectations!”
Vice President of Marketing, AGS Additive Manufacturing
“We have worked with Steve for over 6 years now. His ideas are innovative and unique across many industries. He has helped us build successful websites as well as marketing and e-commerce models in the Automotive, Food Service and Sporting industries. He is easy to work with, quick responding and considerate of the hurdles we all face on a day-to-day basis. Steve is great with all size businesses from start-up to existing successful businesses who just need a fresh eye or a quick update. We highly recommend Steve and will continue to use him for many years to come.”
Owner, Modern Silicone Technologies
“Steve Durning has done a terrific job for us. His creative ideas for advertising have been terrific. He understands the automotive aftermarket and the elements of product distribution. While I get tied up in the daily grind, Steve uses his creative energy to come up with multiple ad concepts for us to select from. His efforts are the cornerstone of our trade magazine advertising.”
Director of Marketing, Engine & Performance Warehouse, Inc.
“Steve is a rare combination of expertise, creativity, and attentiveness to deadlines and detail. Steve took my company's branding from the germ of an idea to integrated finished products. His overall focus ensured the brand identity stayed true to the vision.”
President, Lambert Bio-Consulting
“My company is a mid-size manufacturer with a number of product lines, serving several B2B and B2C channels. I am very pleased with the quality and timeliness of the work that Steve has produced for us. He is especially adept at understanding the needs and preferences of specific target audiences.”
Director of Marketing, Modern Silicone Technologies, Inc.
“Steve and Durning Communications were the clear cut winner when we were searching for an agency to create a marketing and advertising program. We were impressed then, and continue to be impressed, with Steve's creative approach and vision for our company. His graphic skills are awesome. He really puts together eye-catching ads. He is equally skilled at creating memorable tag-lines and brand identifiers.”
Vice President, Sethness Greenleaf Flavors
“I worked with Steve for many years while directing the marketing efforts at Fel-Pro. His work was part of the reason we increased sales and profit 33% over a 5 year period. I am now a marketing professor at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. I have recommended him to students’ companies and have had him judge final projects, Steve could teach my class.”
Director, The Veterinarians Cooperative
“I've used Steve to develop my company's logo and on-line personality. Steve has proven to be an ethical businessman with a great sense of style and how it relates to brand perception and presentation.”
“Steve has just completed a 4th project for Definitive Marketing and all have been right on target. He is a good listener, creative and executes well.”
President, Definitive Marketing
“Steve is very responsive, detail oriented and great with clients. We worked together serving a demanding client in the arts/entertainment industry and Steve was an effective communicator and partner - always putting clients’ needs first, but went the extra mile in keeping all partners involved and educated on details.”
AE, PS Communications