• “We took to heart what we learned from you Andrew, and as a result our sales have sky rocketed 15-fold in the first 10 months of the year, and are still climbing. I have to say, it’s the best money I ever spent.”
    ~ Rod Watson, CEO, PreventionMD
  • “I’m thankful we took Andrew’s advice because it continues to work extremely well. We have significantly increased our sales and market share. Through exit interviews, we are able to track sales each month that are solely due to strategies implemented by Marketing Solutions.”
    ~ Tim O’Neill, Owner, O’Neill’s Wheels
  • “Andrew’s process showed us how to more effectively position our practice and attract the right market. His direct marketing system brings qualified patients through our door.”
    ~ Jourdan Gottlieb, MD, FACS
  • “Andrew Ballard is a cutting-edge practitioner. He helps companies position themselves to effectively respond to real world challenges.”
    ~ Ron Battles, Director, Small Business Development Center
  • “Andrew has tremendous marketing skills. He’s been a huge asset to our team.”
    ~ Gary Wright, VP, Seattle Seahawks
  • “Since consulting with Marketing Solutions our international presence has increased dramatically; and sales have gone through the roof.”
    ~ Terry Quick, President, ENTCO International
  • “Marketing Solutions’ strategic process is the most effective I’ve ever used. We have them handle several of our clients because they consistently deliver a positive ROI.”
    ~ Pete Talbott, CEO, The Talbott Group
  • “Andrew is a very results oriented individual. Any project he undertakes receives his trademark dedication and follow through.”
    ~ Jann Blackbourn, Former CEO, Washington Transit Advertising
  • “Marketing Solutions, Inc. was one of the best things that ever happened to our bank’s marketing efforts. Their strategic process was a real eye-opener…we thought we were good, but we didn’t really know how good we could be until Andrew and his staff came along.”
    ~ Lori McNeil, VP/Marketing Director, First Heritage Bank
  • “I know Andrew to be strategic and creative. He is a very talented marketing professional.”
    ~ Pat Patrick, Past Chairman, March of Dimes
  • “With your personal service and depth of marketing knowledge, I have been more than comfortable placing our company’s future in your hands.”
    ~ Mark Ickert, President, Custom Care


  • “Working with Andrew and Marketing Solutions has been a very profitable experience. They positioned us in a way that made it easy to launch an integrated promotion strategy. With one campaign, we generated a 200% increase in our most profitable product line.”
    ~ Robert Bryce, President, First Heritage Bank
  • “Before engaging Andrew, we were a small practice with little to show for our marketing investments. Four years later, we have grown our revenues 10 fold and looking to expand our practice to other states.”
    ~ Rajiv Nagaich, JD, Johnson & Nagaich. P.S.
  • “We’ve worked with many ad agencies and consultants, but Marketing Solutions is the first one that actually got us results. They are great to work with and always deliver as promised.”
    ~ Cris Simmons, DDS
  • “Marketing Solutions has helped our business grow by leaps and bounds. The advertising program they developed for us generated four times the revenue we invested.”
    ~ Dana Fox, EVP, Inform Solutions
  • “Andrew dove right in and identified where we needed to change our focus. Our next campaign was the most successful one to date! Andrew’s goal is nothing short of the best. Working with Marketing Solutions was a joy.”
    ~ Doug Burbridge, President/CEO, Mercer Marine
  • “Working with Marketing Solutions has been a great experience. Based on their research, they developed a media plan that was very effective at reaching our target customer and driving qualified prospects to our business.”
    ~ Travis Brandt, CEO, Aerohead Aluminum Boats

Strategic Planning

  • “Andrew is a skilled facilitator. He ensures that everyone participates while keeping the retreat focused. In one day, Andrew led our Council through a process where they established their annual goals and arrived at consensus about the priorities.”
    ~ John Marchione, Mayor, City of Redmond
  • “Our board members and staff have stated that our 50 plus person strategic planning event facilitated by Andrew Ballard was by far the best one they have ever attended in the history of our organization.”
    ~ Erin Monroe – CEO/President of Workforce Snohomish
  • “Andrew Ballard’s pre-retreat coaching helped us fine tune our agenda and prepare a diverse group for working together to establish a shared vision. Andrew kept us on track; we were able to accomplish amazing results in a short time.”
    ~ Deanna Dawson, Executive Director, Suburban Cities Association of King County
  • “We received many very positive comments regarding Andrew Ballard’s ability to effectively manage topics and timing during our Council Retreat. The Mayor’s Leadership Team was duly impressed with his facilitation skills!”
    ~ Tom Brubaker, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Kent, WA
  • “I believe that if Andrew was sent to Mars tomorrow, without speaking a word of Martian, he would help them reorganize better and prepare a new plan for their future… in a weekend.”
    ~ Sarri Gilman, Executive Director, Leadership Snohomish County
  • “I’ve been through a number of mission exercises, and Andrew Ballard’s approach – and the way he led our board through the process – was by far the smoothest and most effective I’ve ever been through.”
    ~ Christi Flynn, Edmonds Public Schools Foundation, Board Chair
  • “One of the things I appreciate most is Andrew’s ability to keep everyone on task, yet maintain a light and friendly mood. He was so helpful leading us through the tough conversations that needed to happen.”
    ~ Dana Ralph, Council President, City of Kent, WA
  • “Andrew did a tremendous job of leading our City Council and staff through a very long and complicated list of governance topics. Even better, we’ve successfully implemented a number of process improvements identified during the retreat!”
    ~ Jessi Bon, Deputy City Manager, City of Sammamish, WA


  • “I could tell how inspired our sales reps were by how many approached Andrew after his presentation. I didn’t think they were going to let him leave the building.”
    ~ Lisa Carlson, District Sales Manager, Verizon Super Pages
  • “Andrew’s engaging style draws his audiences in and he always provides very thorough, thought-provoking presentations. Generously detailed sessions leave attendees with the applicable information as promised. Focused and clever. Worth every penny!”
    ~ Amy Spain, Executive Director, Snohomish County Tourism Bureau
  • “Andrew Ballard is always prepared and dynamic, turning the room from the passive listening “off” switch, to ‘ON’. Andrew gets people eager, energized, and engaged.”
    ~Sarri Gilman, Executive Director, Leadership Snohomish County

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