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"Karl James & Company LLC handled the public relations end of my judicial campaign. I had waited too long to start my campaign, and I was faced with a situation where I needed design and materials developed in less than a week. I turned to Karl. He and his team jumped in right away, and soon had the highest quality framework developed in order to go forward, with a couple of days to spare. After retaining him on a Tuesday evening, we were literally texting back in forth in the middle of the first night in order to get the project rolling. I didn't have to ask him to do this. In fact, I didn't have to ask him to do anything because he is always several steps ahead of me and exceeding my expectations. In addition to logo design and print materials, Karl and his team have also developed a high quality website and social media page for me. Karl has a superior ability to listen to your needs and translate the inartful (your words) into the artful (the finished product).

On January 2, 2018, I learned that I would be running unopposed for Jefferson County Branch 3 in this Spring's election. I largely credit Karl and his team for this, for helping me get my message out in a clear and classy manner. Thanks, Karl!"
– Robert Dehring, Circuit Court Judge at Jefferson County Courts

"Karl James & Company has provided superior public relations counsel for one of our portfolio companies with 35 locations across the United States. Karl James is responsive, on brand, and insightful. The results are a direct result of the integrity and work ethic of the agency principal, Karl Robe. I would highly recommend him and his firm if you are looking for solid results backed by impeccable integrity."
– Intersection PartnersCo-Founder Richard Rakowski

"Karl stepped in recently to help a client of mine who was facing a challenging legal issue and needed advice quickly on how to handle the high profile PR challenge. Karl tackled the issue immediately, got up to speed quickly on a host of legal and technical issues, then delivered a comprehensive approach. Great job by any measure."
–Hansen Reynolds Dickinson Crueger LLCFounding Partner Tim Hansen

Karl Robe and his team had one outstanding characteristic from the very beginning, their ability to listen to us tell our story and then craft our message into a precise, well stated mission our customers can understand and appreciate. Karl James & Company continues to provide valuable strategic marketing and communications assistance to help position GS Global Resources for ongoing success in our industry.  I highly recommend Karl Robe and his team."
– GS Global ResourcesPresident John Thornton

“I greatly appreciated Karl James & Company expertise and guidance while navigating the murky waters of public opinion, political negotiations, and general market awareness. Karl James’ agility in keeping all the balls safely in the air contributed substantially to our success in kicking off a potentially controversial project. Professional and pleasant to work with!”
– Midwest Fiber Networks, Partner, Donna Meyer

"Karl James & Company successfully guided my campaign to unseat an incumbent mayor. From the message platform, advertising and direct mail to public relations, media coaching and speech and debate preparation, the strategies and dedication by Karl James & Company are beyond compare. If you are looking for a thorough and professional entity that will work with you and advise you on how to advance your platform to the public, I highly recommend Karl James & Company and Karl Robe is a pleasure to work with."
– City of WaukeshaMayor Shawn Reilly

Karl James & Company provides great service and is totally accountable for their work. They're aggressive in their efforts to promote our organization and produce results. I would highly recommend Karl James to businesses looking for professionals who understand the customer’s needs.”
– Environmental Systems, President, Paul Oswald

Karl James & Company is the public relations agency of record for all of our facilities across North America. Communications is crucial to our business success at a facility, community, corporate and industry level. Our executive team depends on Karl James to help advance our agenda."
– ReCommunity Recycling, Exec. VP Business Development, Jeff Fielkow

“Karl James' calm demeanor and expertise in PR are great assets in strategically managing clients through business crisis.”
– Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. Legal Counsel/Shareholder, Andy Schlidt

“Integrity is not a word I use lightly when referencing colleagues. In the case of Karl Robe, founder of Karl James, however, his integrity is the real deal — both in his professional dealings and his way of living. Karl is a highly-intelligent individual who possesses superb leadership counseling skills. He is a tenacious researcher and applies his ahead-of-the-curve knowledge when working with clients. Karl also gets results whether in the form of changing opinions, nailing major media coverage, or positively increasing the profile of his clients. To this day, I consider Karl to be among the best and brightest PR professionals in the field.”
– Alliance for Children and Families, PR Director, Helaine Johnson

"On behalf of the Mukwonago Area School District, I want to provide my highest recommendation of the Karl James and Company. Karl Robe and his staff produced an outstanding marketing video for our district. Their professionalism was unmatched. As this was a cooperative effort between the district and local municipality, they needed to work with a wide variety of people including students, administrators, school and village board members, small business owners, and community residents. The final video created by the Karl James and Company was of excellent quality and has received rave reviews from countless people inside and outside our district. Please don't hesitate to contact me with questions about our exceptional experience with the Karl James and Company.
–Mukwonago Area School District, Superintendent Shawn McNulty

href="http://http://www.linkedin.com/in/karljamesmarketingadvertising" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Karl Robe is my right hand when it comes to local and national public relations initiatives. His insight and experience can only be outshined by his ability to learn your business, focus efforts, and spend money wisely. My entire team relies on Karl for his ability to create and deliver the right message to the right people. Don't ever leave us !!"
– Cultivate by Standard ProcessPresident Jerry Curtin

"We began working with Karl because our Village website was in need of improvement and our online presence lacked a clear and consistent message. We were drawn to his work with the non-profit sector and an intimate understanding of our market area. Karl's team helped us identify and define our brand narrative while reconstructing our website into a user-friendly, cohesive, informational and marketing tool. We also worked together to create a series of cross-promotional videos showcasing our organization's ability to break down bureaucratic barriers and serve as a dynamic player in our community's growth strategy. From the initial brainstorming stages to "going live" and after, Karl's team has been responsive and easy to work with. I would highly recommend working with Karl and his team."
Village of Mukwonago Administrator,  John Weidl

"When the Mukwonago Education Foundation was looking for a partner to guide us through the branding process, Karl Robe was the perfect match. He was able to identify the key differentiators to the brand and guide various committees through the necessary steps to finalize our message. Karl has a unique ability to think at a strategic level but drive on a tactical level as necessary. Karl has been a great partner for the Foundation.
– Mukwonago Education Foundation, President Jamie PrattSHPR

Karl James & Company listened to our team’s needs, gathered critical information, and delivered an amazing branding package. The value will have an immediate impact now and years to come. Karl James exceeded all expectations. I highly recommend Karl James & Co.”
Phantom Lake YMCA Camp CEO, Jeff Spang

Karl James and Companyresponded quickly and professionally to a marketing need we had, and has since opened other doors for us to promote our organization. They are straight shooters who deliver what they say they're going to on time and at a reasonable price. I highly recommend Karl James.”
St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy Vice President of Strategic Planning & Advancement, Jay Smith

Karl James and Company is more than a professional firm, they're the ultimate professionals. I worked with Karl James on a recent assignment and since then, the client’s name and picture is in every publication that I seem to open up. The client is extremely happy. I think the client should thank his lucky stars, I have never seen so much publicity for one client in a given year. Literally, I think I have counted more than 15 cover stories, features and articles. Additionally, Karl James has gotten two articles of mine placed in leading publications in the last several months. If you want to have an excellent team help you build your reputation, Karl James is the one to call.”
Business Development Directives CEO, William Lowell

“What Karl James & Company wrote in our advertorial does a great job of highlighting the value of academic medicine while weaving in children’s services.”
OU Physicians CEO, Brian Maddy

Karl James and Company has become a valued partner of Environmental Systems. The quality and volume of their deliverables have exceeded my expectations. I am very pleased with the results of our partnership and look forward to their insight and knowledge as our company strives to grow.”
Environmental Systems Sales & Business Development Director, Joe Feuling

Karl James & Company took the time necessary to understand the nuances of my business model and then delivered work product that captured the essential concepts. I will look to Karl James for further advice as my business grows.”
– General Counsel LLC, James C. Green

"I had the opportunity to see how effective Karl Robe is at working with a political candidate to shape a message that inspires voters. When I then decided to run for state assembly that same year in the state of Wisconsin, I decided to partner with Karl. Karl's knowledge of public relations and political strategy prepared me to give the best version of myself and my message to voters. Having Karl on my campaign enabled us to communicate with voters in several types of media. I would recommend his services and strategy to anyone."
– Waukesha AldermanAaron Perry

"I worked with Karl James & Company on a State Assembly campaign. Karl Robe's knowledge of public relations and communication strategy was second to none. From a political perspective his ability to create succinct messaging was a great resource. I would recommend anyone looking at running for public office they procure Karl's services before anything else."
 Journal CommunicationsAccount Executive John Parrish

“Karl James took time to listen to us and help us plan a comprehensive PR strategy. They provide great insight into communications needs in the medical and military marketplace.”
Dedicated Computing Marketing Manager, Leonard Lamberg

“Karl James worked with a client of ours. The client was a medical software provider. Karl James did an excellent job and I look forward to working with them in the future.”
Karutz Flavin Wells Investment Bankers Principal, Meade Flavin

“Karl James is a smart, tenacious PR professional firm that brings a passion to their craft that’s rare in the industry.”
– Scheibel Halaska Vice President Client Services & Partner, Mike Stefaniak

Karl James and Company handled our project very professionally, and they are a pleasure to work with as well. I would definitely hire Karl James to work with our company again in the future.”
Evans Transportation Logistics CEO, Don Cox

Karl James & Company lives up to its reputation as responsive, professional, and talented.”
Hofbauer Law, Owner, Thomas Hofbauer

“The Prairie Heart Institute of Illinois engagement has been going very well. We have been very impressed with the work you have done at Karl James and Company.”
– bvk agency – Chicago, Ali Dawe

“I had the opportunity to work with Karl James when they hired me for an urgent trade show project for a major corporate client. Firm principal, Karl Robe, impressed me as a solid professional who thinks strategically, applying public relations principles to clients’ businesses, and knows how to navigate client and timeline challenges to get the job done. I would recommend him and his firm highly.”
– Danbridge Communications Owner, Julie Well

“Strategies provided by Karl James & Company were key in turning voter sentiment in favor of the building referendum and getting $22.4 million for capital improvements to the high school.”
– Oak Creek-Franklin School Board Member, Sheryl Cerniglia

“Karl James personally outworked a leading international public relations firm to raise the visibility of our welfare reform research project with national media. I recommend them to all organizations seeking to communicate effectively with any audience.”
– Faces of Change Research Director, Tom Lengyel, Ph.D.

Karl James & Company provides us with synergistic public relations strategies that position our utility seamlessly to our consumers, media and business partners.”
Oak Creek Water and Sewer Utility General Manager, Steven Yttri

“The media training provided by Karl James built the competency and skill level of our trainers to effectively engage a variety of media resources in an effort to both sustain and expand local programming. Because our trainers, who are educators, social workers and paraprofessionals learned how to get their message out, countless parents continue to receive needed services to build strong families. More than 75 percent of the communities with trainers leveraged media exposure to expand community support and maintain programming.”
– Families and Schools Together National Director, Linda Wheeler

“As a leading provider of technology products and services for the financial industry, we needed a means to communicate with our expanding workforce across the country. Karl James provided insight and direction to our communication strategies. Bottom line: over the course of two years an internal survey showed 95 percent employee satisfaction with our internal communications.”
Metavante Corporation Manager of Knowledge Management, Carrie Wolter

“Program design and execution provided by Karl James produced measurable success. They created a give-and-take informational session that produced valuable feedback.”
American Bowling Congress Public Relations Director, Rory Gillespie


Karl James & Company
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Suite 2 Chicago, IL

Chicago (312) 924-3731
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