An organization can hire consultants who are excellent at getting a job done, and sometimes you are fortunate to have the professional staff that are exceptional at what they do, but in the case of the National Heritage Museum, we have the best of both rolled into one in Linda Patch, our marketing and public relations consultant. Whatever task she is given or job she takes on, you know it will be done well, on time and on budget. Always one step ahead of the curve, her ideas and advice has helped to keep this history museum front and center with the media and in the public’s eye. What more could any executive director of a not-for-profit institution ask of their marketing firm in this era of advanced communication.
John H. Ott, Executive Director, NATIONAL HERITAGE MUSEUM
Linda and I worked together for 10 years at the Museum of Fine Arts. During that amazing decade, the I. M. Pei-designed West Wing was opened, galleries that housed world-renowned collections were renovated and re-opened, and some of the world’s most important and popular exhibitions, like Renoir and Monet in the ’90s, came to the Museum. Through each year and for each project, Linda expertly handled a myriad of responsibilities including press relations on an international level, corporate liaison work for the Museum’s public relations function, and an extensive advertising program. She supervised a departmental staff, an ad agency, and managed the budget. Her high-quality work always reflected the stature of an august institution like the MFA. I give her my unconditional support and recommend her without hesitation.
Ross W. Farrar, Deputy Director, MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON
Linda Patch is the best public relations person I have ever worked with. Period.
Jeanne O. Mitchell, Public Affairs, EXXONMOBIL OIL CORPORATION
Linda Patch became an integral part of our effort to build public awareness for the Masonic Learning Centers for Children. While we hired her to generate media attention, Linda’s services extended far beyond that initial charge. Her commitment and dedication to our work inspired her to come to us with the idea of teaming with the Boston Marathon to have runners raise funds for our centers. The “Run for Dyslexia” program was born, and its success succeeded all expectations. Not only did the program raise impressive sums, Linda was also able to use the runner’s efforts to generate coverage for Learning Centers in newspapers throughout the country. Based on my experience, I’d have no hesitation in recommending the services of Linda Patch and Associates to anyone looking for to raise the profile of their company or organization.
Joseph J. Berlandi, Executive Director, 32° MASONIC LEARNING CENTERS FOR CHILDREN
When we opened Evolution Sports Science, we needed to reach a broad audience with the word about our unique health assessments and performance training programs. It was important that our message not be directed to just elite athletes, but to the general public at large. Linda was able to secure major feature coverage in The Boston Globe that blew our doors wide open. Appointments went through the roof! Her tenacious pursuit of media outreach positioned us in the desired target market. Equally impressive to the efficiency and effectiveness was the ease of effort with which she made the evolutionary and evolving experience both enjoyable and prosperous for our organization.
Bruce S. Cohen, Ph.D, Exercise Physiologist, EVOLUTION SPORTS SCIENCE
Linda Patch is a remarkable publicist! Working with her at the National Heritage Museum guaranteed media placement in both print and broadcast for all of our special programs and exhibits. Her creativity is such that you can throw any topic at her for a home run! At NHM she was able to bring attention to traditional exhibits focused on Shaker furniture or New England quilts, as well as other forms of American decorative arts and culture. But more importantly was her ability to position more adventurous projects ranging from jeans and leather jackets, to the history of cake and candy, to somber reflection on the Vietnam War. Combine that with an ability to deliver on time and on budget — you won’t be disappointed!
Cara Sutherland, Curator of Exhibitions and Collection, NATIONAL HERITAGE MUSEUM
We have worked with Linda on many large and small design and photography projects. We can always rely on her to be clear in her message, direction, and budget parameters, which makes each project move forward extremely efficiently. She turns projects around quickly, and the material is complete and ready to go. We enjoy working with Linda immensely, and know any organization she works for will be extremely well served.
Jim Higgins and Joan Ross, HIGGINS AND ROSS DESIGN AND PHOTOGRAPHY