Smarter Ways to Connect With Your Market

Who we’ve helped

Companies from A to Z (well, almost). Working independently or with agencies over the years, we’ve “had our fingers in lots of pies” (so to speak). From special projects to full-blown campaigns, you won’t find many lists as diverse as this.

Some firms from my early career days have merged, of course, or disappeared altogether.

Fortunately, I have not.

What about your marketplace?

Whether we’ve touched on it (see list) or been immersed up to our eyeballs, now would be a fine time to have us adapt RES Gang Thinking & Writing for you.


Clients Served


Allied Mills, Deere & Company, Kelley Mfg. Co., Keystone Steel & Wire, Mobil Oil Corp., Monsanto, Nor-Am, Olin Corp., Potash Corp., White Farm Equipment


Alcoa Wheels, BorgWarner (TwisThink), Budget Rent a Car, Chicagoland Buick Dealers, SPX Genfare, Santa Fe Railway, Tidy Car, USAC/MD Auto Club


Arenalogic (F-16 Air Combat Simulation/Training), Hassett (Air) Express, LLC

Broadcast & Print Media

Bonneville Broadcasting, Country Beautiful Books, Farm Journal, Health Facilities Management, National 4-H News, WBBM-TV (CBS, Ch.2), Public Broadcasting Service - (PBS-TV), WFYR-FM

Building/Construction & Materials

Castle Metals, Finkl Steel, ITW (Buildex, Ramset, RedHead), Keystone Steel & Wire, Ludiwici-Celadon (Certainteed), WR Meadows, PABCO, TEC Specialty Products, USGypsum

Business Systems/Equipment

Hamilton Industries, Oce-Industries, Spacesaver Corporation

Chemicals & Petroleum

Arizona Chemical, GATX Corporation, Lubrizol, Master Ring Corp., Mobil Oil Corp., Monsanto Company, Nalco Company, Purifiner, Quantum Chemical Co., Tuboscope (pipeline services)

Consumer Pot Pourri

Brown & Williamson, Coty, Inc., Continental Scale Corporation, Kimberly-Clark Corp., Shure Brothers, Skil Corporation, Sheaffer Corp. (A.T. Cross), Underwriters Laboratories (UL)


Amsted Industries, Federal Signal Corp.

Distributor/Dealer Programs

Culligan International, Monsanto Company, Potash Corp.

Electrical/Electronic & Components

Ideal Industries, Molon Motor & Coil, Motorola, TCI (Trans-Coil, Inc.), REO-USA, Toyocom USA

Energy, Environment & related

Culligan Water Technologies, Monsanto Enviro-Chem, Nalco Fuel Tech, MEGTEC, Waste Management, Inc. (WMX), Wheelabrator (Air & Water Tech)


DeVry University, Keller Graduate School of Management, National Louis University (NCE), National Safety Council

Financial Services

Associates Commercial Corp., Discover Card, John Nuveen Co., St. Paul Federal Bank (Charter One), The Principal Financial Group

Food/Food Service, Beverage

Aramark (Managed Services), Barton Brands, CPC International, DMI (Dairy Management Inc.), Gonnella Baking Co., Hawthorn-Mellody, Hirzel Canning Company, Joan of Arc Foods, Rath Packing Co., Tabor Hill Wines, Wayne Farms

Health Care

Abbott Nutrition, Baxter Laboratories, Clearwater Tech (Superbug control), Fitzsimmons Surgical Supply, Lavatec Laundry Technology (LLT), Nutrition Day USA

Home/Household, Lawn & Garden

Elkay Manufacturing Co., HirsH Industries, Illinois Bronze Paint Company, Restonic Corporation, SC Johnson, Spring Air Company, Vigoro Corporation/Safe Step


The Drake Oak Brook Hotel, Holiday Inn Mart Plaza, Clearwater Tech (Linen Life), Lavatec Laundry Technology

Industrial/Construction Equipment

Caterpillar Tractor Company, Deere & Company, Griffin Wheel Company, International Harvester

Information Technology

IBM Corporation, MCI/Darome, Motorola, Nixdorf Computer, Northern Telecom/Nortel

Material Handling & Storage

Crown Equipment Corp., GATX, Terminals Corporation Hyster(-Yale), Jarke Corp., Sonoco Fibre Drum

Manufacturing & Machine Tools

ABB Robotics, Heidenhain Corporation, Sciaky Bros.


Cleaver-Brooks, Culligan International, Federal Signal Corp. (Autocall Div., Federal Sign, Security Products, Signal Div.), Office Max/Depot (Boise-Cascade), SC Johnson Company

Packaging & Package Design (food, beverage, personal care)

Amcor PET Packaging, BERICAP North America, Comp 24, Kaleidoscope, Continental Can Co., FMC Corp./Pkg. Systems Div., Huhtamaki, RockTenn, Monosol LLC, Packaging Corp. of America, Quantum Chemical Co., Silgan Containers Corp., US Can Corp.

Printing Inks & Equipment

Accuweb, Inc., FineEye Color Solutions, GFI Innovations, INX International Ink Co., INX Digital, manroland


American Lock, HL Flake, Master Lock Company


American Bar Association, The Catholic Charities, Illinois 4-H Foundation, National Safety Council, Public Broadcasting Service, San Lucas Foundation

Sports & Leisure

(AMF)/Harley-Davidson, Head Skis, Tennis, Slickcraft Boats; Brunswick BRCs, Lester Tire & Wheel Co., MacGregor Div./Brunswick, National Marine Manufacturers’ Association (NMMA), Vetter Fairing Company

Water Treatment & related

Aquion, Inc., Clearwater Tech (O3 systems), Culligan International, Erie Water Treatment, RainSoft, Pro Systems

Wearable Technology

Avidasports (TwisThink), Crown Equipment

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