Endorsements

“Chris is a well seasoned professional with great integrity. His personable, down to earth style allowed our staff to be at ease while learning crisis communication skills. His media training was hard hitting and realistic thus providing real life scenarios to our employees. I highly recommend Chris and am looking forward to using D. Chris Turner Communications in the future.”

Patti Garibay, Executive Director, American Heritage Girls

“I had the pleasure to work with Chris this year on some financial education material for Truth In Financial Planning. Chris did an amazing job in understanding what my needs were and was able to deliver in a tight timeframe. I am confident in his work and his abilities. I look forward to working with Chris again and would encourage you to consider him for his services.”

Michael Gathier, CEO, Strategic Income Group

“Chris provided us with a great experience in working with him for our 31 week video project. His writing of the scripts was spot on with very few edits needed as he captured the voice and language used by our pastor, Gene Appel. Chris’ professionalism and kindness were very evident in the whole process and I look forward to working together with him again on future projects. I gladly recommend him to others. “

Dave Higgins, Executive Director, Community Life, Eastside Christian Church

“Chris recently helped us redesign the newsroom section of our website. He was of great assistance in helping us understand what would best serve news media as they visit our site looking for key information. He has researched the topic extensively, so his knowledge was very helpful. He has a good feel for social media as well and is well versed in how to get news out to the widest audience possible. He had some great ideas and has helped us implement a much better approach. Chris is easy to work with and delivers on time. Definitely someone you can rely on for a good product

Mike Ebert, Vice President, Communications, NAMB

“Chris is diligent, reliable, and conscientious in all his work. He is a quick writer, very hard-working, and perhaps, above all, keeps a great attitude even under pressure. It is a pleasure to work with Chris!”

Pamela Jones, Vice President, Communications, Council for Christian Colleges and Universities

“A few years back I wanted to give a new senior executive a good introduction to social media. I arranged a meeting with Chris and one of his opening remarks nailed it– “I want to be where the conversation is taking place.” Chris is remarkably adept at figuring out where the conversations are taking place, which ones are worth entering, and what to say when he gets there.”

Van Payne, Director, Creative Strategies, IMB 

“I hired Chris to establish a social media presence for my commercial real estate business. Chris was able to to quickly assess my needs and create a plan that was custom fit to me. He made sure i had a complete understanding before moving to the next step, and he researched my unique situation to the extent that he became proficient in making suggestions i would have expected from an industry insider. He is a public relations pro.”

Jeff Wages, BrokerCrye-Leike Commercial, Memphis

“Chris has been someone I’ve turned to for advice again and again. He is exceptional in areas that individuals and organizations are often weak: media relations, crisis communications, and general news writing and strategy. I always look for opportunities to work with Chris. You’ll appreciate his professionalism and commitment to his craft.”

Ben Stroup ,Writer, Blogger, Consultant, BenStroup.com

“Three words define Chris Turner: Knowledge, Insight and Integrity. Chris’ knowledge helped me learn how to navigate the murky Social Media waters. His insight took me from what I thought I needed to what will work in the real world. What he said he would do he did and more. He produced a written plan of action that will help me reach my target audience efficiently and effectively. He took a genuine interest in my work and took the time to learn about who I am how I communicate. He then customized a social media plan tailored for my needs and objectives now and in the future. I highly recommend Chris Turner to anyone who wants to learn how to grow name recognition and business using social media

John Garner, Founder, LifePoint Coaching

“Chris is solid. He has a a solid marketing and corporate communications mind. He’s a solid writer, journalist, and editor. He’s a solid leader in traditional media who also has a solid grasp of social and other internet media. He is solid in character and dependability. Did I mention Chris was solid? Do yourself a solid, get to know Chris!”
“Nearing our deadline, we unexpectedly needed one more feature story for the magazine I edit for an association of independent colleges and universities. Knowing I needed a writer who would send me a quality story on the first go with quick turn-around, I called Chris. Though we haven’t worked together formally before, we’ve often “talked journalism,” and I was hopeful he could supply what I needed. And he did. In addition to working quickly on a demanding assignment, conducting many interviews in a short period of time, and turning in excellent copy, Chris also kept me informed along the way and worked well with me to get the story we needed.

Kami Rice, Editor, Advance magazine

“I have worked with Chris in several contexts for about 15 years. He has a marvelously varied skill set and a great work ethic. He attacks projects with gusto and follows through to completion. He is a man of integrity who sets a high standard and pursues excellence in everything he does. I would recommend Chris without reservation and would hire him in a moment if I were in a position to do so.”

Mark Kelly, Media Strategist, Baptist Global Response

“Chris is a rare talent. He combines exceptional writing skills and a strong sense of story with an accomplished understanding of traditional, new and emerging media. He is a strategist who can craft a strategy that cuts across all those arenas. He is also a stimulating person who is a joy to work with. I couldn’t recommend him higher.

Bill Bangham, Director, Media Production, IMB

“Chris is a strategic thinker who can help set a great course for media relations. When I began working with Chris, I was a novice at working with the media. Chris was a huge asset in getting me up to speed and in preparing me for opportunities with reporters. Chris also opened new doors for our communication by introducing us to new media contacts, providing ideas that added value to our releases, and including good advice on how we communicated. Chris’ investment in new media relationships have continued to yield long-term value.”

Scott McConnell, Director, LifeWay Research

“I became acquainted with Chris through the Baptist Communicators Association. I attended a social media workshop led by Chris. I was impressed by his ability to both understand and deploy new tools effectively. He is an engaging and informative teacher who exudes professionalism and warmth. I heartily recommend Chris as a writer and communications consultant.”

Brenda Smith, Electronic Media Specialist, Kentucky Baptist Convention 

“Chris is one of the most talented people I’ve had the privilege of working with in the field of communications. He is confident, consistent, innovative, organized, responsible, and he’s one of the best writers I know. More importantly, Chris is a team player and works hard to get the job done right.”

Kathy Chapman Sharp, Author, and Conference Speaker

 “I have known Chris for over 10 years and this I do know, he is a man of true integrity. Chris is also one who enjoys sharing his creative thoughts and ideas freely. He is enthusiastic and genuinely enjoys promoting and encouraging others to help ensure their success.”

John Magyar, Owner, SilverLeaf Entertainment