“SHERMAN Communications & Marketing, inc. was Humanium Metal’s PR partner during our U.S. launch. With a tight deadline and an agile launch, SHERMAN delivered a high-quality full-scale service with excellent results. With a personal but extremely professional approach, SHERMAN developed and implemented strategy and media processing that resulted in publications that exceeded our goals (AP News, US News, USA Today). SHERMAN’s communicative and creative approach to us as a customer, made us feel safe and involved throughout the process with the knowledge that nothing was left to chance. Based on our experience, SHERMAN is an agency that is systematic, analytical, caring and clearly committed to advancing its clients’ missions.”
“Jason is one of the best PR professionals I worked with during my 16 years as a reporter. He manages to be tenacious and relentless with a humble charm, easy smile and enthusiasm that’s infectious. He’s a great advocate for clients, while at the same time he’s authentic and earnest. He excels at cultivating sources and making connections. In short: Jason is a true pro, and an absolute pleasure to work with.”
Eddie Baeb, former senior reporter
Crain’s Chicago Business
(Currently: Target Corp., Corporate Communications)
“I have been working with Jason and his team for over a year and a half, and I would highly recommend them. They give highly personalized attention and provide tangible results, which is something we haven’t really found in any other PR agency over the years. They are great listeners and idea agents – but also very effective at getting things done.”
Nancy Beesley, president & co-founder
(Healthcare Ad Agency)
“Sherman Communications & Marketing has provided fantastic service and execution for us. We decided to work with them after having been disappointed by the work of a national communications agency. Sherman has delivered exactly what we were looking for: an all-of-the-above communications and PR platform with a localized, Midwestern eye and sensibility.”
Will Eberle, director of public affairs
(Global Energy Company; Wind, Solar & Battery Storage in N. America)
“For the two years I worked closely with Jason, he was the lead person on our agency’s account team. He consistently recommended and implemented low-cost, high-impact PR and marketing communications strategies and initiatives that got RE/MAX International results. We found him to be creative, imaginative, energetic, and very helpful. I would make the highest recommendation to anyone considering working with Jason Sherman.”
Bill Echols, former vice president of public relations
RE/MAX International, Inc.
“I reached out to Jason in late 2014 to help us with our PR through a strong recommendation from a mutual colleague. I was happy to find that Jason is more than just PR. He is a strong marketer. He is a terrific ‘thought partner’ as well. Jason sees the big picture but also understands the details well enough to get things done. He has great people-skills and as a result, he has been able to forge great relationships with our media partners and key influencers. Our recent success at CES in Vegas is a great example of Jason’s contributions. As a start-up competing against thousands of companies attempting to get the media’s focus and attention, CES can be particularly overwhelming. I was amazed to see the amount of coverage he helped generate for us. It was a culmination of great teamwork and collaboration in developing the right story but also an example of his relentless energy and focus to contact, engage, and follow-up with key media partners. We look forward to working closely with Jason as we evolve our platform and story!”
Mel Chiba, VP of marketing and business development
Cercacor Laboratories, Inc.
“Jason is a highly skilled and talented marketing and communications professional. Over the past two years, Jason and I have worked together on more than a dozen strategic and tactical plans on behalf of a major healthcare client. His work is exceptional – insightful and thoughtful. He also works beautifully with our mutual client, challenging them when appropriate and always wanting to introduce new ideas and new ways of doing things in the communications realm.”
Dorothy Balabanos, president
DJB Communications Group
“Working with Jason was great. He was instrumental in helping our nonprofit rebrand itself to be better positioned in our environment, and he really strived to get a strong grasp on our industry so that he could do so in the best possible way. His media outreach opened many doors for us with relevant, far-reaching publications. He helped us formulate and incorporate our strategic plans to deliver to top members of meaningful organizations in our field. He was always very easy to reach and quick to respond, and his work ethic and personality make him one of the easiest and best people I’ve had the pleasure to work with in my career. I would absolutely recommend Jason and hope that I can work together with him again in the future.”
Kevin Pugar, executive director at American Association of Surgeon Distributors
“Sherman Communications has provided excellent ideas to promote our institution since we hired the firm in 2008. It is a high-energy company that has listened to our needs and goals. Jason and his team are a pleasure to work with. They have produced several high-impact media stories for The Academy. We remain a very satisfied client.”
Duncan Webb, academic dean
American Academy of Art
“Sherman Communications has produced tremendous results for us over the last three years. They combine an ‘out-of-the-box’ approach to news generation with good old-fashioned persistence. And the result – broken down barriers and increased hits. They get the job done.”
Hank Shulruff, senior vice president
Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund
“In my 18 years of marketing, I’ve hired and worked with more marketing agencies and consultants than I can probably remember. One person that stands out for me, however, is Jason Sherman. He has proven himself a hard-working, hard-hitting marketing strategist who blends bold strategic thinking and ingenious execution. He’s a well-rounded marketing athlete and brilliant PR consultant – overall a smart-thinking strategic planner, tactician, and problem solver. If you’re looking for innovative marketing that really moves the needle, I’d recommend Jason to anyone but my competitors.”
Randy Foliente, former head of marketing with three previous SCM clients
(Currently chief marketing officer)
“I hired Jason and his company to help prepare, market, and create turnout for a series of major outreach events in the Chicagoland area. They did a tremendous job helping us create a meaningful strategy, executing on it, and ensuring that our turnout was phenomenal. When we hoped for 500, Jason delivered 1,200. If you want results, Jason is the guy.”
Michael van Zalingen, former director of homeownership services
Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago
(Currently, attorney at law, Law Offices of Michael W. van Zalingen)
“Jason was absolutely great to work with. He was always thinking of new ways to get our message in front of the right audiences, making inroads with potential strategic partners, and going above and beyond. I would recommend Jason and his firm to anyone that needs a hands-on, driven partner that exceeds expectations.”
Kate Hotchkiss, former national solar conference director
American Solar Energy Society.
(Currently: grad student – Global Energy Management)
“I was connected with Jason through a mutual colleague. She had recommended Jason for a client for which we were undergoing a complete re-brand. Jason came on board & immediately began adding value. Jason brings a wealth of public relations experience & expertise to the table. He is very thorough in gathering the information needed. He is strategic in his recommendations. He is creative in his implementation. He has a high level of integrity & transparency. And, as an added bonus, he is so fun to work with….and that’s always a huge plus in my book. I think so highly of him that I brought him in to help another client of mine…and both of my clients have been thrilled with all he has to offer. I’m sure Jason & I will be working together for a very long time to come.”
Tamee Roberts, president & founder
1M2Es (Branding, marketing and marketing research firm)
“Jason Sherman puts his money where his mouth is…he delivers on creative projects and provides imaginative publicity that works on many levels. He’s a great strategic thinker who can help you with real issues, like growing revenues and impacting your bottom line.”
Phillip McCaleb, founder and (former) president
Genuine Scooter Co.
“Jason Sherman is truly an exceptional OMS marketing specialist. We have been very impressed by his creativity, intelligence, work ethic and focus on our satisfaction. Jason’s guidance and prowess has and continually helped elevate our practice to heights well beyond our expectations during our three years working together. It would be hard to find an individual or firm more qualified to provide OMS marketing and PR services.”
Marvin Greene, D.D.S., surgeon & co-founder
Lincoln Park Institute for Oral & Cosmetic Surgery
“Jason has provided exceptional communications expertise throughout the development and implementation of the Academy for Global Citizenship. I have been particularly impressed with Jason’s refreshing energy, innovative thinking and ability to drive fruitful connections.”
Sarah Elizabeth Ippel, founder & (executive director)
Academy for Global Citizenship
“Jason has been a valued asset to our marketing department and has gone above and beyond to help us with various projects. Everything from interviewing our Strategic Partners on camera at our global conferences to writing and distributing press releases. Jason has showed that he is expertly well rounded in his field and is always looking to find more ways to strategically take our marketing efforts to the next level. His passion for his work and his clients is apparent in everything he does. Jason is easy to work with and would be a great partner and an invaluable asset to any organization.”
Tiffany Parotto, former marketing manager
(Currently: marketing & communications manager, PSC Group)
“I had the pleasure of working with Jason recently on a project he performed for the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association/Chicago Southland Housing and Community Development Collaborative (the Collaborative). Jason was hired to create a strategic plan for marketing a Collaborative housing initiative to create a homebuyer pipeline. I was extremely impressed with Jason’s grasp of the project, his delivery and the product itself. Jason’s passion and commitment was especially impressive given the short timeframe and the small dollar amount of the project. Jason’s knowledge of the foreclosure problem and the issues surrounding it was of great value.”
Janice Morrissy, director of housing initiatives
South Suburban Mayors & Managers Association-Housing Collaborative
“Whenever you hire an external marketing consultant to help craft and carry your company’s message to key constituents, you need to have complete trust in this person’s capabilities. That’s what I have with Jason. He combines a rare mix of foresight and meticulous planning with a hit-the-ground-running mentality that is perfect for executing against a plan and quickly producing results.”
Brett Wangman, former director of marketing
(Currently: president, the Center for Association Growth)
“Jason is a high-energy guy, a great listener, and he always brings fresh, innovative ideas to the table. He is responsive, fast, thorough, results-oriented and provides a good value. Since he began working with ATG in mid-2008, He and his team’s efforts have increased ATG’s public profile and brought a level of exposure we’d not been able to achieve in the past.”
Mary Beth McCarthy, senior manager – corporate communications
Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund
“Jason is a true professional with an inherent drive for perfection in achieving results. He’s articulate, knowledgeable, oozes with integrity, witty, highly creative, and simply a pleasure to work with; I would highly recommend speaking with him.”
Michael Matteoni, chief operating officer
“Jason is one of the sharpest guys I know. He can translate ideas into cohesive objectives naturally. His vast connections with various media outlets make him a man you must know. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Jason on many different projects throughout the years, and always look forward to doing more with Jason.”
Naveed Usman, principal + CEO
Usman Group, Inc.
“During my tenure at Takata, I had the good fortune to work with Jason when he was our account manager at Shandwick. Jason’s attention to detail, high level of integrity and strong work ethic were key factors in our successful crisis communications campaign, several new product introductions and the U.S. launch of the Takata brand to a wider audience. I highly recommend working with Jason.”
Scott D. Upham, former marketing manager,
Currently: founder, president & chief executive officer at Valient Market Research)
“Thank you for doing a great job. You helped me to create a solid brand, new logo and tagline, new website, and lots of ideas for reaching people. These efforts have helped my new pediatric dental practice to grow and move in a positive direction. Your expertise with getting me on television, in the local papers and in national trade magazines has been great. I have become a celebrity. For the record, I am willing to sign autographs.
“Again, I sincerely appreciate all the effort you have put into my practice and have enjoyed working with you. I hope to continue working with you for a long time. I would highly recommend you, Jason, and your firm to anyone and am happy to speak about my experience working with you.”
Dr. Lee Weinstein, D.D.S., founder
Dental Associates for Kids Only
“We hired Sherman Communications to work with our company to create its brand identity and expand our exposure. Jason’s experience in various industries provides him with a large pool of strategies to grab from allowing us to avoid the cookie-cutter approach most industry-specific PR firms often use. His firm found a fresh, new approach to marketing us, created a strong brand for our company, and secured a ton of positive regional and national media coverage – all helping us to stand out from our competitors. We highly recommend Sherman Communications.”
Nick DiCosola, president and founder
Distinguished Dwellings / The DiCosola Group
“If you want to take your business to the next level as I did, Jason is your guy. Creative, motivated and dedicated are the foundation of his outstanding work ethic. He will educate himself about your business and thoughtfully analyze your marketplace for optimum attack strategy. This is all done with smart regard for budget. I highly recommend Jason Sherman for all of your marketing needs, whatever they may be.
“It is without reservation that I recommend Jason and SHERMAN communications and marketing to address all of your marketing needs.
“I was initially concerned that Jason would not grasp our very specialized area of expertise, but Jason proved himself to be diligent in his pursuit of our success. He is easy to work with and often thinks ‘outside of the box,’ to get your message to the people that matter. My business partner and I sometimes don’t see things in the same light, and Jason helped put things in perspective for us both to find the common ground so things will work.
“We have now been in local, regional and national trade and consumer media as well as on major network and Spanish-language news thanks to Jason’s efforts. From creating our voice-on-hold script to developing a head-turning collateral campaign to helping us build our referral network, Jason has helped our practice fire on all cylinders. I am happy to provide specifics about our working with Jason. I think Jason could help almost any business, be it big or small, to reach the next level (or two!).”
David H. Hanson, M.D., D.D.S. and co-founder
Lincoln Park Institute for Oral and Cosmetic Surgery (www.oralandcosmeticsurgery.com)
“Jason gets results. Let me repeat that: Jason gets results. What more do you want?”
Bob Killian, president and founder
“Sherman Communications & Marketing has made a ‘marketing believer’ out of me. Jason and his firm have convinced me that there is a partner out there that really contributes positively to the bottom line through outstanding marketing research, strategic planning, and PR. I have been in the industry long enough to know that there are thousands of good people and companies that ‘do’ marketing communications, but very few who work hard at making a difference for a company. Sherman Communications & Marketing is one of those rare-breed firms that gets it and delivers.”
Mark Mohr, chief executive officer
“Jason clearly has a strong competency in developing marketing & communication strategies. Regardless of the industry, he devotes the necessary time and effort to understand your market, your competitors, and your challenges.”
Brent Arnold, former vice president of marketing
Allegiance Healthcare, Convertors Group (became Cardinal Health)
“I’ve rarely found a company that lived up to its tagline. For Sherman Communications ‘the passionate pursuit of results’ is absolutely true. Jason Sherman cultivated all the best media contacts in our industry and generated an incredible level of excitement and interest in our company and our service. This interest manifested in the form of timely and compelling write ups and articles that have given us more inquiries and leads than we have been able to handle. His grasp of technology and media relations is a great pairing. Jason is professional, smart and a joy to work with. What more can you ask for than someone who produces the results you want and makes the whole process a pleasure?”
Patricia Keljik, former founder and president
“I hired Sherman Communications to help get the word out about Terra Incognito. We were experiencing a very tough time due to the economy and to having opened a second location, less than a year before. It was not an easy undertaking. I had a limited budget and time frame, but Jason and his team worked diligently and even beyond the agreed upon number of hours. They spent time familiarizing themselves with our business model and the idiosyncratic needs of my situation. They came up with a number of strong plans to link us to a larger community.
“When it came to promoting a fundraising event at our new location, they were all over it. Jason and his team’s promotional involvement were invaluable. We had all the media exposure we could hope to have had. The event was a huge success. In fact, due to the success of the Empty Bowls event, we were named “Business of the Year” in La Grange.
“What struck me most about Jason and his team, though, was that they really seemed to care about my business and situation. I’ve dealt with other marketing firms. The level of involvement and personal attention I received from Sherman Communications was way beyond what I had experienced in the past. Plus, working with Jason couldn’t have been easier. Good ideas, good communication, good people, good results.”
David Toan, founder and owner
Terra Incognito Studios and Gallery
“Jason’s enthusiasm for us as a client fuels his creativity to find the parts of our experience as a company that are most interesting to our target audience and then form those parts into a cohesive story. We spent two weeks deciding what was novel about us and what we found fascinating about our business and products.
“Once Jason had the story down on paper, he really went to work. The real secret of Jason’s creativity comes in his ability to see connections where there seemingly are none. With only a thread of commonality between our company and other contacts, Jason has managed to tell our story and match us up with other individuals and companies that have resulted in wide exposure and direct sales.
“Jason’s efforts toward our initial goal of exposure have resulted in several newspaper articles, including in the Wall Street Journal, the Detroit News, Oakland Press, Crain’s Detroit Business, Macomb Daily, dBusiness, the Detroit Jewish News and others. Moreover, Jason has gotten product reviews in The Nibble, Fiery Foods, Taquitos, Nightclub Bar Magazine and others to come. We even got a 3½ minute story on CNBC that aired nationally!
“Jason’s impact on our company is substantial. Our customers have a new and improved respect for what we are doing. Prospective customers are easily willing to listen to our pitch when they find out where our story is being told. And sales of our new Buffalo Peanuts are growing. We are getting calls from all over the country and Canada.
“Jason is extremely attentive to detail. His guidance in helping us do our part in this public relations effort has been invaluable. We think so highly of Jason that I would recommend a company put him on retainer now before he gets too busy to take on new clients.”
Daniel Levy, founder and president
Nuts are Good! / Fresh Roasted Almond Company
“The media placements you secured absolutely created a huge buzz and interest in our transponders in the sailing world. You truly earned your money.”
Kim Flagstad, former president and founder
Flagship Integration Services
“From the very beginning, Jason Sherman understood what our company needed and was adept at explaining those needs. His company slogan, ‘the passionate pursuit of results,’ describes perfectly what he does.
“I would like to impart a short history of our experience with Jason. Initially, Jason interviewed us on what our company is doing and what we are trying to do. At that time we had just come out with a new product called the Buffalo Peanut. With excellent organizational skills, he was able to lay out a comprehensive plan to gain exposure for this product and our company.
“I’ve known Jason for many years in various capacities – Jason worked for a client of mine, did a project for my company, and was a client of mine. Most importantly though, Jason is a trusted colleague. The level of his work is outstanding – not only by my estimation, but by clients I’ve known that he has done work for. Jason is a true professional – a class act in every way. I do not hesitate to recommend Jason to my clients because he always goes the extra mile – vastly exceeding client expectations.”
Michael Shapiro, founder and president
Dynamic Management Solutions, Inc.
“To say Jason Sherman’s work is second to none is an understatement. The exposure Jason brought our firm has gone well beyond anything we ever imagined. I would whole heartily recommend you hire Jason for any of your public relation needs.”
Bill Hayes, former director of asset management
Chicago Investment Group