“I’ve operated Client Insight for nearly 20 years. I wish I had started with John Watson much sooner; it would have made a huge difference.
We’ve reimagined the business, created a product roadmap and an effective sales process. We’ve developed clear messaging, created a new website, an ebook and perhaps the most important thing is an effective method for making sales.
I’ve found the whole change in approach empowering.
I recommend John because he’s trustworthy. He listens to me, and he provides useful and helpful direction on all matters marketing. He’s also enjoyable to work with and is providing the results I need to improve my business.
He’s a fantastic business partner and coach, and I think it’s the relationship and the partnership that I value most.”
President, Client Insight
“I feel like I have someone in my corner who understands who I am, and what I’m trying to achieve.
John’s helped me go from pulling ideas out of the clouds to creating a physical product, which is now out in the market.
We’ve been able to chisel our product idea down and refine it into a real product with a real name, and real target market personas. We have quality messaging based on research and an understanding of where the world is at these days, and what the workforce is looking for.
It sounds cliché, but working with John is exactly like having a trusted advisor. He makes himself available and he tells it to me straight. So he’s trusted, and he’s a reliable adviser.”
Founder, inHabit Workplace Wellness
“What I value about John is he is totally for the customer. It’s about my team winning rather than putting Accrue Marketing at the forefront. You’re gonna get a dedicated team of people who are committed to you, who are always looking for you to succeed. They have a really down-to-earth approach. No nonsense. You’re gonna get the straight goods, and you’re gonna get it in a timely fashion. I have the experience that they’re there for me seven days a week. It’s very empowering.
What’s really unique about them is their collaborative approach. They’re not afraid to ask me provocative, reflective questions. They’re not afraid to say no, or to push back. Then when John takes something on, he doesn’t do it like a check the box; he takes it in and lets it marinate. Then if he comes across something he thinks could be an add-on for me or my team, he’s not hesitant to pass it our way.
I recommend John and Accrue Marketing for their honesty, their professionalism, their years of expertise, and their no-nonsense approach.”
President, The Leader's Circle
“Initially, we thought we just needed help building a website. We did not realize how much was involved in creating an online business. We realize now how much more there is to the process. John’s really helped us understand our business better.
When working with John you feel like you’re talking with a business partner. He’s not trying to sell you. He tries to help you do things in the best way possible that fits within your budget. He sits down with you, hears what you want to accomplish, and he works with you to get you there.
I think John knows my business, as well, or maybe even better than I do. He’s done a million things to help.
The support I’ve gotten from Accrue has been tremendous. They make you feel comfortable that you can communicate with them. I can say anything without feeling stupid. I know they’re trying to help me do the best I can. I can email John on a Saturday, and I know he’ll get back to me or anyone on his team, for that matter. They are very professional.”
President, Client Exchange
“I think his business offerings are profound.
Sometimes he will train us, send us off and say I’m here if you need me. Other times, when I’ve had limited capacity, John stepped up and took the reins for me. If I have a problem, I can call him anytime and he picks up. He’s been incredibly good to me.
I cannot say enough about the integrity, the approach and the diligence of John Watson.”
President, Rae Dunphy Aromatics
“Because John made the effort to really understand our business, he’s been able to produce a website that not only looks great but actually works! By developing quantitative measurements, John’s been able to demonstrate objective data to identify the actual cost of developing new customers. The result is that we are able to produce a predictable return on our investment. His assistance has been a critical component of our success!”
President, Express Badges
“John Watson has helped me take my product from conception to market. At every step of the way, he provided excellent direction and feedback to make sure I stayed focused and on track with my objectives. I have found John to be very well organized and a pleasure to work with. What I found especially powerful was John’s knowledge of how to market through the internet.”
Entrepreneur and Project Manager, Projecteze Inc.
“…I have come to rely upon John for the diverse experience and acumen he possesses. I trust him implicitly and have consistently found him to put the needs of our organization first and foremost. He has a strong background in business analysis, profitability models, sales and marketing as well as all things ‘web’ oriented…
…John is always punctual, reliable and consistently goes the extra mile under his own initiative, qualities that I have come to admire and respect…
No matter how busy he is, John always gives me the sense that I’m his most important client…”
Manager Community Relations, Mayfair Diagnostics
“I have owned advertising agencies for over 30 years. I have worked with John for over 20 years. John is extremely reliable, analytical and logical. He is a very intelligent strategic thinker, an expert at direct marketing and internet marketing. He consistently generates bottom line results.”
President, Powerlines Strategic Communications
“Over the many years that I have had the privilege of working with John, I have always found him to be targeted with his strategy, profound with his observations, and generous with his desire to help others succeed. He is a skillful collaborator who always looks for opportunities to provide a synergistic experience for everyone involved.”
“John offers insightful and pragmatic solutions that help me understand and manage better. I would not hesitate to recommend John to any business owner who is serious about achieving better results.”
President and Co-founder, GOIP Inc.
“John worked with World ICU to help develop both short and long term strategies for growth. He has an exceptional grasp of abstract concepts and was instrumental in helping to map out a game plan. I would recommend John for any business or start-up trying to find clarity in their approach to a very competitive marketplace.”
Chief Executive Officer, World ICU
“I admire John for the passionate and honest way he approaches his work and life. He is a fantastic marketing and sales strategist who is goal oriented and results-driven. His client’s best interests always come first. I would absolutely recommend John for any startup company, or company looking to start marketing initiatives online, or a company looking to increase their ROI.”
Senior Account Manager, Rare Method Interactive
“I highly recommend John and his team to any business looking to increase their sales. I’ve worked with them for several years and they have provided dramatic results. I consider them to be an extremely valuable addition to my business. Do yourself a favour and find out how they can help you!”
“John brings outstanding knowledge, and a unique perspective to the process of creating highly effective marketing strategies. I highly recommend his services.”
President, Unbiased Financial Services Inc.