I highly recommend GTB Communications. They created a plan to overhaul and improve our website after comparing it to the websites of our competitors as well as to the websites of the biggest companies in our industry. Using those comparisons as well as best practices from a web design expert, GTB came up with a plan designed to make our website easier to navigate, better organized, better looking and more engaging — in short, they made it more likely that potential clients would visit our website and choose us over the competition.
GTB combed through hundreds of “off the rack” templates to find the best fit for the above-stated objectives. After agreeing on a template, GTB worked with a web designer to transfer our outdated website over to the new template. They worked very closely with us on updating, streamlining, and improving content for our new site.
GTB also set up a Facebook and Twitter page for our company and made several recommendations for getting our name before potential clients as well as for improved visibility on Google searches. Finally, GTB provided a one-hour tutorial on how to maintain our website and social media pages and created a user manual for those purposes.
GTB’s staff was a pleasure to work with and were always very responsive to all of our requests. As a result of GTB Communications work, our business has significantly increased.
Tracker Investigations, LLC
I worked with Dan at Jerry Thomas Public Relations and was impressed with his insightful observations about the company and his take-charge attitude. When Dan arrived at the firm, he saw that colleagues were grumbling. He correctly perceived that growth had made the company’s structure obsolete. Dan volunteered to lead the reorganization effort, and he talked to every member of the staff to find out their concerns and listen to their suggestions and to develop a plan. Dan was later named Vice President of the company, and I think he earned the promotion.
— Joe Kirby,
Communications consultant, Between The Lines
I wrote a story about a high school athlete whose life was saved by an automated external defibrillator (AED) after a lacrosse ball hit him in the chest and caused Commotio Cordis. Dan Holly, my former newspaper editor, read the story and helped me realize its strongest points, which belonged up front and not buried in the middle. He pointed out what paragraphs didn’t advance the story and quickly provided me with the reader’s point of view.
— Kate Turgeon,
Freelance writer, Raleigh, N.C.
Dan is an example of the best kind of freelancer: Someone who knows what they’re doing, works with minimal direction, produces high-quality work and gets it done on time. I know when I give Dan an assignment that it’s going to be done well and require little editing.
— Jason Foster,
Editor, North Raleigh News
Dan Holly has been my go-to guy to write about the growth of mainstream black journalists, whether it was his 1989 investigative piece about corporate media influence in a three-way race for president of the National Association of Black Journalists, or front-line reporting from Miami, Detroit or Raleigh, N.C., throughout the 1990s and into the 21st century. Dan is a top-flight professional.
— Wayne Dawkins,
Editor, Black Alumni Network Journal
Dan is a committed media professional who works diligently to understand his clients’ needs. As community editor in North Raleigh, he developed strong readership and made a real difference with the content he created. Beyond his media skills, however, I was impressed by his integrity and his trustworthiness. I would not hesitate to recommend Dan as someone with whom you can confidently do business. I would work with him again, without reservation.
— Brenda Larson,
Publisher, community newspapers, The News & Observer