Testimonials

The experienced and proven Wainger Group team is solely dedicated to the success of each client. But don’t take our word for it. In keeping with the old expression in journalism, “Don’t tell me, show me,” here’s what our clients say about us through these testimonials.


Liz Wainger brought deep insights on one of the classic marketing challenges – gaining earned media. In the age of digital information and content marketing, she offers new approaches and ideas to develop more successful pitches and create visibility for your firm. Liz is an expert, and she is first on my list to call for PR and communications consulting.Ashley Campbell
Director of Marketing, HITT Contracting
SMPS DC Board of Directors

Your presentation at the AIA conference in Orlando was well prepared and insightful.  I was impressed with the content and the way you grounded the information with some relevant case studies.  Using examples and stories is a great teaching method and helped your points to resonate. I look forward to sharing your ideas with team members in my firm… Thanks for your session.Jim Allegro
Principal
Fox Architects

We turn to Wainger Group when we need clarity of message, identification of the right target audiences, and access to media outlets for our message. Liz is not only a great PR and message specialist, she is fun to work with and an active listener who puts what she hears and observes into PR practice. I would recommend Wainger Group to anyone interested in a successful PR/marketing campaign that gets your message.Michael Stevens
President
Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District

We truly benefited from Wainger Group’s experience and professionalism. The training sessions were engaging, interactive…and the collaboration was one of the keys to success. In fact, one SVP said,  the “How to Write Better Emails” workshop was the best training he’d ever had for his team.Tina Ordenes
Director, Training and Professional Development
Vornado/Charles E. Smith

Wainger Group was instrumental in designing and executing and effective and inclusive (strategic planning) process to gather thoughtful input from our staff for the first draft of the plan…Within a few months, we had a full strategic plan that was enthusiastically passed by our Board of Directors and embraced by our full staff. It is truly a living, breathing document–which everyone feels they own. We are very grateful to Wainger Group for all of their guidance and support. I would recommend Liz and her group to any nonprofit seeking to develop a strategic plan that has meaning for every part of the organization.Susanne Slater
President and CEO
Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C.

Wainger Group was instrumental in making our company retreat a great success. From the start, you listened to us and understood what we needed to accomplish; and with that, you developed a highly effective retreat program which had us all participating in a positive way throughout the day. Most importantly, we were able to reconfirm our company values and set a vision and strategy which will serve us well in the years to come.Nancy Hooff
Principal
Somerset Development Company, LLC

Wainger Group thoughtfully evaluated the Chapter’s value proposition and connected key stakeholders to develop a multi-year vision, and produce a communications strategy and detailed plan for achieving actionable outcomes. We now have common language and an easy-to follow communications plan that will support our efforts to continue to grow our membership and our influence.Peter van Emburgh
Vice President
CoreNet Global/Mid-Atlantic

We truly benefited from Wainger Group’s experience and professionalism. The training sessions were engaging, interactive…and the collaboration was one of the keys to success. In fact, one SVP said the “How to Write Better Emails” workshop was the best training he’s ever had for his team.Tina Ordenes
Director, Training and Professional Development
Vornado/Charles E. Smith

Wainger Group proved incisive in building consensus and managing discord among dramatically different perspectives and personalities as well as sharply competing interests. I am amazed and grateful for how they built our plan for the future.Steve Glaude
Executive Director
Coalition for Nonprofit Housing & Economic Development

Liz and her team do not take a cookie cutter approach. They draw on their experiences and broad understanding of the communications and media industry to personalize both the engagement and the results. We benefited from Wainger Group’s guidance during a period of organizational transition and change, and their objective analysis continues to serve as a resource as we build our communications and marketing department.Beth Brummel
Vice President for External Affairs
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts

Maybe your firm is transitioning to address a new vision – and your employees don’t understand. Perhaps your organization is investing time and money on communications, but no one is hearing you. Or you simply want to cut through the noise from the myriad of communications platforms to learn which ones works best with your strategy. Wainger Group is your ideal partner, Liz and her team provide strategic thinking and results that count.Louise Boulton-Lear
Vice President Integrated Marketing Communications
DAVIS Construction

Based on a recommendation, we asked Liz Wainger to facilitate our annual corporate retreat.  Over the course of two days, Liz led us through several complex issues to reach a favorable outcome for all. She took the time to understand our business and this preparation was evident as she help steer the conversation towards practical solutions.  I heartily recommend Wainger Group!N.J.
Confidential Client

We chose Wainger Group because we wanted more than just a message platform that would end up in a drawer—we wanted and needed a real conversation with our staff, stakeholders and community that would articulate our vision for the future… Liz and her staff brought us creative ways to think through our hopes and helped us understand what messaging really means.Sara Gibson
Chief Development and Communications Officer
Miriam's Kitchen

Liz Wainger is amazing. She facilitated a day-long retreat for our senior staff that enabled us to move from planning to effective and powerful implantation of our strategic plan. She connected with a large (and largely introverted) group of researchers, keeping our energy level and productivity high for the entire day… We felt like we had a facilitator who cared about our mission and really “got” us as a group. I would turn to her again in a heartbeat.Carol Emig
President
Child Trends

Wainger Group is, bar none, the best in the business when it comes to communications, media strategy, messaging, and outreach…[and] extraordinarily thoughtful in their approach to each engagement. I would highly recommend them to anyone.Shyam Kannan
Former Principal and Director of Public Strategies
RCLCO

Liz Wainger [and Wainger Group] is a valued advisor to the Morino Institute. She is knowledgeable in her field, strategic in her thinking, highly professional and brings an objectivity that can be constructively challenging, and delivers results.Mario Morino
Chairman
Morino Institute and Venture Philanthropy Partners

[Wainger Group] has been an invaluable communications partner for more than a decade. Liz (Wainger) is smart, strategic and has an intuitive ability to shape a story for the press. She has had a discernible impact on the CBRE brand in the greater Washington, D.C., and Florida markets.Steve Iaco
Senior Managing Director, Corporate Communicationsbr>
CBRE

Liz Wainger and her colleagues consistently bring smart, strategic communications thinking to any challenge. They are focused and make the best use of resources, when it comes to tapping new audiences that may be valuable allies. [Wainger Group] is extremely collaborative and responsive, and is always looking for ways that we can enhance our communications impact.Susan Promislo
Former Senior Communications Officer
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Pioneer Portfolio

Wainger Group provided us with sound and practical communications counsel that helped us grow our relationships with clients and funders. The firm really listens and Liz (Wainger) is first rate. They understood what we needed, delivered strategies and products that made us more successful and gave us the tools to regularly and effectively communicate with our stakeholders.Julie Chapman
President
501cTech

Wainger Group helped us put Tivoli Square on the map. The media coverage for our unveiling celebration of our mixed-use project was covered on every local television station and newspaper. Liz (Wainger) developed a great strategy and helped us shape our messages. The results were terrific.David Roodberg
CEO
Horning Brothers

Wainger Group provided a solid foundation from which we could build our external marketing efforts. Liz’s assistance with messaging allowed us to focus on what distinguishes us from the rest of the pack.Terri Lee Freeman
President
The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region

We made incredible progress and breakthroughs in our one-day strategy session with Wainger Group….As a result of our session, we now have a laser-focused business strategy that will target our resources and win sales. I highly recommend Wainger Group’s facilitated strategy sessions!L.H.
Confidential Client

Wainger Group’s smart and practical approach to media relations helped to position us well in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Liz Wainger worked with each of our four offices throughout the region to get to know our people and our stories, which translated into effective media coverage that got us in front of the right people at the right time.John Germano
Executive Managing Director
CBRE

[Wainger Group’s] creative strategies and tireless efforts positioned the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association as the source for venture capital information in the Mid-Atlantic region. During my tenure as its president, we again relied on her organization, when we launched Valhalla Partners. Our media results were outstanding.Art Marks
General Partner
Valhalla Partners

RCLCO has worked with the Wainger Group on several high-profile engagements, and we believe they are bar none the best in the business when it comes to communications, media strategy, messaging, and outreach. They quickly understand the important issues, the “hidden” issues, the people that must be in the room and the people that aren’t in the room that need to be there. They are artful in their use of language and strategic in their thinking. I would highly recommend them.Shyam Kannan
Principal and Director of Public Strategies (2012)
RCLCO

Wainger Group was engaged by Forest City Washington, along with the Capitol Riverfront BID, to provide strategic messaging and media relations for the grand opening of The Yards Park. Wainger Group were trusted partners every step of the way and provided valuable media relations and public relations counsel throughout this assignment. We look forward to the opportunity to have them on our team again in the future.Gary McManus
Former Director of Marketing
Forest City Washington