“I had overseen three successful ballot questions across the prior decade before seeing a DehlerPR presentation at a school board event. Knowing that each ballot question is different from the last, even in the same community, I asked DehlerPR to bring a fresh approach to our pre-campaign storytelling in the community. Their work during this critical time frame produced the best set of live engagements with constituents, materials, web presence, and overall 'reason to believe' awareness of any campaign we have done. DehlerPR is where technical know-how meets nuanced (and fast!) understanding of how best to calibrate communications for future success.”
Scott Robison, Ph.D. | Superintendent
ZIONSVILLE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
"New superintendent; statutory operating debt; two previously failed referendum campaigns; a global pandemic; and 41 days to the vote; Call DehlerPR! GFW Public School District was facing unprecedented challenges to save the school district. DehlerPR brought strategic, well planned, and responsive communication to inform voters in a positive manner. The amount of time and effort they put in was second to no one. Their work is high quality, fast, and professional. They are without question a significant reason the referendum passed with a 63% yes vote; and they did it in 41 days!"
Jeff Horton | Superintendent
GFW PUBLIC SCHOOLS
"DehlerPR has provided the Minnesota High-Speed Rail Commission with valuable public relations services. As the lead staff for the commission, I saw firsthand how valuable clear and consistent communication can be. DehlerPR has been instrumental in providing content for social, electronic, and traditional media. They are also available whenever needed to get the correct information out to the public so that the fires can be put out."
Michael Rogers | Former Lead Staff
MINNESOTA HIGH-SPEED RAIL COMMISSION
“There is no doubt that the ideas and work MP+G Marketing Solutions and DehlerPR provided for our school district were critical components to getting community and voter support for our recent Bond Referendum. They brought ideas and strategies that our schools had never used and never really considered. We felt we had good community support, but it is clear in today’s current social and political climate, those old traditions are not enough. We had to dive into new strategies and new ways to frame our message. If were not for their guidance, we would not have achieved our desired outcome.”
George Weber | Superintendent
PIERZ SCHOOL DISTRICT 484
"The DehlerPR team was a great asset to our operating levy campaign. Our financial circumstances were dire, our community is mostly farms, and the COVID-19 pandemic delayed our election by a month, adding additional uncertainty. I was very relieved when our referendum passed and I know that our school corporation is in better shape because of it. The DehlerPR team helped us to engage with our community and make a meaningful case for our district. I was impressed with the entire process, and grateful for the guidance we received throughout. It was well worth the investment."
Tracy Albertson | Director of Finance/Treasurer
BENTON COMMUNITY SCHOOL CORPORATION
“I really liked working with MP+G and Dehler PR. It is challenging to communicate the actual value they provide – the prep work that goes into the communications materials is hard to define. What you are purchasing is the time that superintendents don’t have to put this all together plus the intangibles that give it a professional polish. My messages to my staff were clearer because of the talking points they helped craft. The Constant Contact emails were well done and the referendum brochure was “the end all and be all” for the whole campaign. Their price was right and it was definitely money well spent. My board was so impressed with their work, they are asking if we need a marketing person on staff because the referendum was so successful.”
Timothy R. Schochenmaier | Superintendent
CENTRAL PUBLIC SCHOOLS
"Our referendum was dependent on strong (Herculean!) efforts from the district, from our Yes committee and from our communications consultants. It truly was an "All In" effort by everyone! MP+G Marketing Solutions and DehlerPR set the strategy, the tone, and the pace for our information campaign. We needed their expertise to create the plan, and their time to create all the communications materials needed to get our message out."
Dave Bernhardson | Superintendent
INVER GROVE HEIGHTS SCHOOLS
"Given the competitive nature of open enrollment in our region, Watertown-Mayer Schools recognized the need for improvement in the District’s marketing and communication work. A critical step was rebranding. We needed a new logo, and we needed core messages. The Dehler PR team was the perfect fit for our needs, helping us through a comprehensive community process and creating the branding materials that even our school board members were excited to use to strategically communicate our district’s attributes."
Ron Wilke | Superintendent
WATERTOWN-MAYER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
“MP+G and DehlerPR bring significant knowledge and skill sets to the referendum process. Other districts may ask why would we hire a consultant team to help with almost zero increase project? We felt it was vital to reinforce trust in the district’s financial decision-making process. We wanted to ensure this referendum was done right in order to set ourselves up for the best possible outcome now and for the future. MP+G and DehlerPR helped showcase our commitment to transparency and built on our reputation for conservative and honest use of taxpayer dollars. Their expertise and hard work paid off in a big way for Crosby-Ironton.”
Jamie Skjeveland, Ed.D. | Superintendent
CROSBY-IRONTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
"DehlerPR provided general communications assistance to the SWMCB for its Rethink Recycling public information campaign and related SWMCB promotions. Less than six months after taking over communications services for SWMCB, DehlerPR helped to significantly improve the Rethink Recycling social media presence and measurement of the brand's impact. His firm consistently exceeds expectations for the execution of deliverables for the SWMCB's outreach projects"
Trudy Richter | SWMCB Manager
SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT COORDINATING BOARD (SWMCB)
“As consultants, MP+G Marketing Solutions and DehlerPR used best practices based on their extensive experience. When I say they are persistent in their approach it might be misconstrued as a negative – but let me assure you, in my view it was a positive. Everything they did had a purpose and everything they did worked. Let’s face it referendums are a boatload of work not just for superintendents but for everyone involved – from support staff to your citizens group. Their persistent guidance served as a reminder of the importance of this referendum and the fact that if it doesn’t pass, my job becomes that much more difficult. They kept me on track and focused. And they delivered a win. Without question I’d hire them again.”
Bill Adams | Superintendent
JANESVILLE-WALDORF-PEMBERTON SCHOOL DISTRICT
"DehlerPR completed a communications audit for the Waconia Public Schools. They conducted focus groups, examined our current strategies, and provided clear direction for future focus. DehlerPR has also provided the support to produce numerous district publications. They were engaging, and helped us to share our key messages. I appreciate their timeliness, their respect for the culture and success of the district, and their ability to provide specific, concrete suggestions that helped us clarify our message."
Nancy Rajanen, Ph.D. | Former Superintendent
WACONIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
“I am grateful to DehlerPR and MP+G Marketing Solutions for their talents and support in this bond process. Having failed the last two bond referendums, we needed them to re-energize our team and give us a new focus moving forward. They were able to help our team find and market the right message for our school. They worked with us to find the right strategies and to use the multiple media methods to communicate ‘our story’ to our taxpayers. They took our ideas and converted them into well produced flyers, newsletters and videos. They were instrumental in helping us pass our bond project.”
Brian J. Phillips | Superintendent
CLEVELAND PUBLIC SCHOOL