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“Steve Durning has done a terrific job for us. His creative ideas for advertising have been terrific. He understands the automotive aftermarket and the elements of product distribution. While I get tied up in the daily grind, Steve uses his creative energy to come up with multiple ad concepts for us to select from. His efforts are the cornerstone of our trade magazine advertising.”

Dusty Dodge
Director of Marketing
Engine & Performance Warehouse, Inc.


“Steve is a rare combination of expertise, creativity, and attentiveness to deadlines and detail. Steve took my company's branding from the germ of an idea to integrated finished products. His overall focus ensured the brand identity stayed true to the vision.”

Janet Lambert

President, Lambert Bio-Consulting


“My company is a mid-size manufacturer with a number of product lines, serving several B2B and B2C channels. I am very pleased with the quality and timeliness of the work that Steve has produced for us. He is especially adept at understanding the needs and preferences of specific target audience.”

Arnie Fox

Director of Marketing, Modern Silicone Technologies, Inc.


“Steve and Durning Communications were the clear cut winner when we were searching for an agency to create a marketing and advertising program. We were impressed then, and continue to be impressed, with Steve's creative approach and vision for our company. His graphic skills are awesome. He really puts together eye-catching ads. He is equally skilled at creating memorable tag-lines and brand identifiers.”


Tom Schufreider

Vice President, Sethness Greenleaf Flavors



“I worked with Steve for many years while directing the marketing efforts at Fel-Pro. His work was part of the reason we increased sales and profit 33% over a 5 year period. I am now a marketing professor at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. I have recommended him to students’ companies and have had him judge final projects, Steve could teach my class.”

Rich Morris

Director, The Veterinarians Cooperative



“I've used Steve to develop my company's logo and on-line personality. Steve has proven to be an ethical businessman with a great sense of style and how it relates to brand perception and presentation.”


Owen Wheeler

President, Theaterworks



“Steve has just completed a 4th project for Definitive Marketing and all have been right on target. He is a good listener, creative and executes well.”

Morrie Goldman

President, Definitive Marketing



“Steve is very responsive, detail oriented and great with clients. We worked together serving a demanding client in the arts/entertainment industry and Steve was an effective communicator and partner - always putting clients’ needs first, but went the extra mile in keeping all partners involved and educated on details.”

Mary Schutack

AE, PS Communications