Client Testimonials

Marketing Check-Up

"With Wendy on my team, I feel we have gone above our goals and expectations for our first year of business. I wanted to create a client-focussed and supportive environment for women and felt I needed a marketing specialist on my side. The strategies we create are doable, task oriented and the results have been fantastic." Jane Wilson, Aradia Fitness Oakville.

"I want to say how much I appreciate your expertise in marketing. You have an uncanny sense of what is going on in my mind and truly care in helping me overcome obstacles so I can achieve what is important to me - caring and helping other women feel good about themselves. You have such a gentle spirit, and I feel blessed in knowing you. I look forward to our future collaborations. What a wonderful card you sent me. I love flowers and it reminds me of the growth of my business The struggle of pushing out of the ground, the energy it needs to grow and the final topping glory of a beautiful flower for everyone to see . I’m going to put this card a prominent place for me to see every day to remind me of the final glory." Lavinia Sparks, Fifth Avenue Collection Jewellery

"I want to thank you for your wonderful consultation yesterday. Your personable and clear manner was very positive. We all feel passionate about this project and we are totally aware that people keep appearing to support and guide. We felt beforehand that we had a huge cloud of ideas. Now that cloud is more funnelled to provide us with the structure. We all felt that could move on now and realize we must prioritize to get key elements in place. Again, thank you for your wonderful support." Maureen Brown, Diversity TrainersPlus.

"We want to thank you for meeting with Heather and taking the time to provide her with such valuable information. As you can see below, she was very appreciative. You are a great asset to our program and we always know that when we refer a client to you that you will do your best to assist them." Margaret Gaskell, Program Assistant, Regional Municipality of Halton.

"As a result of your referral, I met with Wendy Marlow today. I would like to tell you what a truly genuine, confident, knowledgeable woman she is. I appreciate the Business Development Centre putting me in touch with Ms. Marlow, and I sincerely appreciate her giving of herself. I will continue to meet with her. I want you to know what an asset she is to your program. In turn, when I am able to establish myself in business, I would like the opportunity to repay the community and those who helped me get started. Thank you." Heather Clark Smith, Certified Interior Decorator, Heather Clark Smith Design

Strategic Marketing Program

"I would not be where I am today without Wendy Marlow.  As a newly licensed Chiropractor relocating to Burlington in 2000, Wendy was able to help me visualize and create the kind of practice I wanted for my husband and I.  Wendy has been there every step of the way, from marketing plans, advertising, brand identity, event planning and so much more. From the moment I met Wendy I was impressed with the number of ideas she had to help me grow my new business.  Wendy does an incredible job brainstorming and provides not only focus and direction but also creativity, practicality and is my own personal cheerleader.  She keeps me on task with the right amount of “reminders”. I often look back over notes from meetings that we had years ago and I see that her foresight is remarkable. I feel that Wendy has taken the time to familiarize herself with the needs and issues in my profession and has been able to guide my marketing so that we are the most time and money efficient as possible. Thank you Wendy." Kathleen Nazar Corbett, D.C., Corbett Family Chiropractic.

"Thanks again for meeting with me, Wendy! As an entrepreneur, my ideas often get ahead of me and I'm overwhelmed before I've even started. You listened to my stream of consciousness and were able to piece together a concrete, feasible action plan. Thank you for your practical, yet very positive, approach." Isabelle Ekoko, La Belle Hotesse - Couture Apron Collection.

"Thanks Wendy, I’m so happy with my website. You played a big role in this, helping me with focus and direction. Your energy and intelligence, and - well all around amazing personality, inspires me. Thanks." Gisele Doucet - Leader & Managing Partner, The Art of Accounting.

"Hiring Wendy Marlow was the best thing I could do for my business. She has been the anchor I needed to keep my business focused and on target. She has been a definite asset in the development of my marketing strategy. Her innovative approach as well as her business insights have already given me great results." Angèle Desgagné, ImagÉlite International

"It truly was a pleasure to meet with you. I cannot express how delighted and appreciative I am that you took the time to meet with me and help me with my new business. I do not have any contacts that are small business owners, so your insight has allowed me to take my business in a whole new direction. I will always be thankful to you for this. Thank you also for sending an email out introducing me. I'll keep you posted on how I'm progressing and I would love for you to be there for the opening. I'm sure I will also be setting up another meeting with you once I get further along. With much thanks and the kindest regards." Karen B.

Your Marketing Manager

“In 1999 we were struggling with which direction our company should take. We had diversified from our original target market, but were unsure as to how to attract more customers. So we turned to The Art of Marketing. First they helped us create a comprehensive marketing plan. After that, and through to the present day, they have professionally guided our marketing efforts such that we have become very successful. Working with Wendy, we have updated our marketing plan every two years, and have navigated through another change in business direction in 2003-2004. We are now the most successful company in our line of business in Canada, have gained 2 customers in the U.S., and our plans for U.S. expansion are really heating up! The results speak for themselves." F. Charles Waud, WaudWare Incorporated

Promotion Ideas

"I have been working with Wendy for about 2 years now and she is a life saver! When my workload is weighing me down, she helps me get organized. She has helped me recently with my newsletters; grammatically and creatively. She adds a special touch without taking it over. She provides suggestions but doesn't make you feel compelled to use them. The work she does is always discussed and explained in full. She includes her clients in every step of the process. You are left with a product that is still very much you - but better! Thank you Wendy for your way with words. You truly are the best at what you do!" Emily Berridge, R.M.T. Registered Massage Therapist, Burlington.

"I would not be where I am today without Wendy Marlow.  As a newly licensed Chiropractor relocating to Burlington in 2000, Wendy was able to help me visualize and create the kind of practice I wanted for my husband and I.  Wendy has been there every step of the way, from marketing plans, advertising, brand identity, event planning and so much more. From the moment I met Wendy I was impressed with the number of ideas she had to help me grow my new business.  Wendy does an incredible job brainstorming and provides not only focus and direction but also creativity, practicality and is my own personal cheerleader.  She keeps me on task with the right amount of “reminders”. I often look back over notes from meetings that we had years ago and I see that her foresight is remarkable. I feel that Wendy has taken the time to familiarize herself with the needs and issues in my profession and has been able to guide my marketing so that we are the most time and money efficient as possible. Thank you Wendy." Kathleen Nazar Corbett, D.C., Corbett Family Chiropractic

Sales Coaching

"I was very fortunate to discover the services that Wendy Marlow specializes in. Being a hair salon owner with a staff in the "twenty something" age group, I needed a sales seminar that would be effective, profitable and hold their interest. Wendy created a successful workshop with the use of her professional dialogue, creative props and obvious enthusiasm. Each team member received individual attention from Wendy and she accommodated both their strengths and areas to improve on. The direction and training from Wendy enabled my staff to gain confidence and be more educated in their selling skills. We definitely had an increase in our "take-home" sales and because of Wendy's follow-up class, my staff were able to have their efforts and accomplishments professionally acknowledged. Well worth the investment!" Brenda Russell, Owner, Hello Gorgeous Hair Salon, Waterdown.

"Selling is a process. Very scary, but by breaking it into steps it’s achievable. The concept of working the funnel helps so much. Also the way you helped us recognize if someone is a true prospect, means you can spend more time with them rather than wasting time on someone that holds no potential." Brenda Z.

"What I liked best was your approach to the concept of a what a sales person is… internally and externally. I appreciate the focus on internal (perception, attitude and behaviour) …where it all begins. It’s always delightful, informative and eye opening to have you teaching us. Your topics directly relate to the sales development process. As a suggestion next week could we try hands on practice with classmates, saying our elevator speech with eye contact?" Jill.S.

"Love the prospecting and selling aspects - and your suggestion of an opening question, “tell me about your average day” rather than launching directly into my sales pitch. Learned a lot as usual!" Petronella C.

"Thank you for practicing with us. It was extremely helpful, as it allows us to think more about the initial visit and be prepared. Learning how to talk to potential clients and ask questions is definitely a required strength and having the opportunity to observe others was very helpful." Karene N.

"I would not be where I am today without Wendy Marlow.  As a newly licensed Chiropractor relocating to Burlington in 2000, Wendy was able to help me visualize and create the kind of practice I wanted for my husband and I.  Wendy has been there every step of the way, from marketing plans, advertising, brand identity, event planning and so much more. From the moment I met Wendy I was impressed with the number of ideas she had to help me grow my new business.  Wendy does an incredible job brainstorming and provides not only focus and direction but also creativity, practicality and is my own personal cheerleader.  She keeps me on task with the right amount of “reminders”. I often look back over notes from meetings that we had years ago and I see that her foresight is remarkable. I feel that Wendy has taken the time to familiarize herself with the needs and issues in my profession and has been able to guide my marketing so that we are the most time and money efficient as possible. Thank you Wendy." Kathleen Nazar Corbett, D.C., Corbett Family Chiropractic

Copy Writing & Editing

"Thanks Wendy, I’m so happy with my website. You played a big role in this, helping me with focus and direction. Your energy and intelligence, and - well all around amazing personality, inspires me. Thanks." Gisele Doucet - Leader & Managing Partner, The Art of Accounting.

"I have been working with Wendy for about 2 years now and she is a life saver! When my workload is weighing me down, she helps me get organized. She has helped me recently with my newsletters; grammatically and creatively. She adds a special touch without taking it over. She provides suggestions but doesn't make you feel compelled to use them. The work she does is always discussed and explained in full. She includes her clients in every step of the process. You are left with a product that is still very much you - but better! Thank you Wendy for your way with words. You truly are the best at what you do!" Emily Berridge, R.M.T. Registered Massage Therapist, Burlington.

Workshops & Seminars

"As VP Education for the Canadian Chapter of the Association of Image Consultants International (AICI), one of my responsibilities is to organize education events for our members, where participants can earn credit education units (CEU’s).  When the time came for me to book speakers for our Annual One-day Business Bootcamp “Position Your Business for Success and Growth” on Saturday March 23rd 2013 in Toronto, Wendy Marlow of The Art of Marketing Inc. was one of the names that popped in my head.

Thank you Wendy for providing our participants with pertinent information they can use in their business!" Angèle Desgagné, AICI CIP, Certified Image Professional, ImagElite International, VP Education for AICI Canada/Toronto Chapter.

"I attended your workshop in North Bay and at that time, you generously listened to me, thought about my company and gave me advice. Thank you Wendy. You are someone who instilled confidence in me and reassured me that my business decisions are healthy ones. Your seminar was truly excellent, informative, open and interactive. I really enjoyed your presentation and enthusiasm. Many thanks for a fun day." Karen Sarlo, Energy Healer, Healing and Communicating. Communicating on behalf of those who cannot speak for themselves due to illness, injury, or condition at birth.  [Whether it be for an infant, child, teen, adult or senior, having a voice to express their needs and wants is of utmost importance to their quality of life.  Giving their messages to those around them creates an amazingly effective environment for healing, joy and the ability to create a successful life story no matter the hardships or challenges.] 

"We have worked with Wendy Marlow of The Art of Marketing over the past few years, most recently at our 2012 Women Entrepreneur event as a guest speaker. She has also presented various marketing seminars in the past years and received very positive responses from the attendees. In addition to presenting at our events, Wendy also volunteers for our Access to Professional Program. A few quotes from our clients: Access to Professional Program - "I just wanted to let you know that I met with Wendy Marlow on January 3rd (as part of the Access to Professional program). She's a great lady and possesses an extensive knowledge of marketing. She provided us with a lot of advice and suggestions on which I have already started working. Thank you for connecting us with her." Marketing Seminar - "Thank you for your incredible content and materials." We continue to work with Wendy." Sandra Nuhn, Manager, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Halton Region Small Business Centre.