Raving Fans

“We have worked with Mary Beth Huffman at Impact Marketing and Public Relations for over a year now and are very happy with the results of our campaigns. She has assisted us with strategy development, contacting the media, following up, providing media coverage both in print and online. She is very good at research and putting together timely pitches to best attract the attention of editors and journalists. She is always thinking and looking for opportunities to share with her clients. She is well versed in social media marketing and can easily guide her clients in how to participate in social communities to build awareness for your brand. She can think beyond traditional print media to help create demand for your company’s products or services. Mary Beth also takes the times to really get to know your product, your industry, and your competitors to help you clearly differentiate your pitch.”

Sue Kirchner of, Chocolate Cake Club and Chocolate Cake Moments



“I don’t write very many recommendations. But after working with Mary Beth Huffman of Impact Marketing and Public Relations, I felt compelled as her marketing abilities are far above anyone I worked with in the past. Like you, I don’t have time or money to blow but I need to grow my business.

Mary Beth Huffman’s insight, planning, and implementation has given us RESULTS! She is creative and an expertise of identifying our market position and measuring results. No more spend and see approach! Finally, we have a ‘Partner” in our practice to help us grow.”

     Dr. Bob Hollett of Expert Health and Rehabilitation



“Mary Beth Huffman has been working with me since I started my architecture practice. Before meeting her, I did not know there was a difference between marketing and public relations. Her creativity, motivation, and expertise has been an asset to my business and my sanity.”

     Matthew Falco of Falco Architects



The shelves were bare and we didn’t have anything in our storage area. Previously I had sent a letter to the editor weeks ago of the Northwest Herald, but not seen anything published. You helped bring the pantry to the front page!  This (community) push (these last two months) all started with you and I am grateful.

I thought that any donations we would get would be a blessing. It has been an amazing month for the pantry in food, as well as monetary donations! Our phones rang off the hook with people wanting to do what ever they could. So many food drives, checks came in the mail, as well as by foot and volunteers came from all sorts to do what they could as well.  It was just amazing and a great comfort to see the community behind what we do for the less fortunate.

Now at 1/2 capacity would be a good description of the pantry today. With all the monetary donations that came in we just had a huge delivery yesterday from the Northern Illinois Food Bank, so it really looks good in here!

We still continue to increase our client base, which is very hard to predict when or if it will slow down to an average that is consistent. This is why it is hard to determine what our future needs are. It is just comforting to know that if we do need help with donations, they will come.

Thanks again and I hope you can stop by and see how much better the shelves look!  God bless you and continue with your talents.

Thanks for all you are doing for the pantry! God Bless you for your help!

Marilyn M. Georgy

     (Former) President, Crystal Lake Food Pantry