As a Small Business Marketing Coach & Consultant:
“Informative, easy to understand, dependable, reasonable, funny … all words to describe Kevin Bulmer during his presentation on marketing at the Ontario Association of Food Banks Conference in Sarnia.
Food banks are multi- service, social service non profit organizations offering a multitude of services and programs. How to market this is a challenge. Not only did Kevin understand, he sympathized with the attendees! Kevin offered helpful, insightful examples of each food bank’s current website and social media usage. Wow! He did his homework!
The hour session was not long enough for all the questions and queries, and Kevin stayed afterwards to chat and discuss with many of the attendees.
Kevin is an authentic, sincere gentleman who wants to help everyone. He embraces opportunity and serves those in his path.”
– Adelle Richards, Operations Manager at the Inn of The Good Shepherd | Ontario Association of Food Banks Annual Conference
“My experience with Kevin is that he arrived prepared with thought provoking questions about my business, not just business in general, but my business. He took the time to listen and then develop marketing solutions that specifically targeted my objectives. The longer we worked together, the more the process improved.
I’ve never known Kevin to put his own objectives ahead of mine. It is a lot to do with how we became friends. Knowing that someone else puts your interests ahead of theirs, tells you something about that person.
I’m not an easy guy to get to. There have been very few sales people that I have let in the door. It is those people that are willing to invest in me. They exercise great patience and spend the time to understand what is important. Those people become longtime resources and have my respect. Kevin is by far one of the most effective marketing people I have ever met. Glad to have him as a business associate and a friend.”
– Rick McKinnon, Miami Car Wash
“Having worked with many dozens of advertising, marketing, and account managers in the marketing of our business across Canada, I can state with confidence that Kevin Bulmer has been the very best of that group. I have come to appreciate that Kevin uniquely understands small business marketing, and I would recommend that any small business owner listen carefully to his advice.”
– Scott Hill, Founder & CEO, Hockey Night in Canada’s Play On! Canada’s Largest Sports Festival
“In every project, Kevin consistently demonstrated that his primary purpose was to help us achieve our goals, and not just make a sale or secure a contract. He was always conscientious, thoughtful, insightful and positive, and he connected with us in a way that ensured we were maximizing the value of our campaigns. Kevin’s motivation is to bring value to his clients and fulfill their best interests.”
– Tim Schwindt, Gateway Church
“Kevin was instrumental in maximizing the value we received for our advertising budget in the London, ON radio market. He was able to shape a campaign that fit my budget constraints and delivered what I considered a high quality option that delivered great results for our company. I would trust him to keep my best interest at heart.”
– Paul Maheu, Bedrock Kitchen & Bath LLC
“In this era of ever-increasing competitive markets, Kevin Bulmer understands business branding and helped me steadily grow my client base and business.”
– John Goodwin, Broker: Century 21 First Canadian Corp.
"Kevin helped us to distill our key messages and then choose the right medium to communicate those messages to as many people in our target market as was possible with our budget. He understands the value of traditional, digital and guerilla marketing and was able to help us choose which to use when and how."
- Kyla Woodcock, Founder: Forest City Sport & Social Club
As a Speaker:
“I think my exact words were, ‘I feel like I could lift a building right now,’ because I was just so empowered by your presentation … It blew me out of the water. It was what I was expecting and then some and more after that. It was really, really impressive. This is how we wanted to end the conference, leaving people feeling good, feeling empowered, walking away with a sense of, ‘Life may have handed me a couple curve balls, but I can make a change and I can make the most out of my situation.’”
– Stephanie McGill, Executive Director, Brain Injury Association of London & Region
“It was great! There were a lot of really good comments on the evaluation. People really liked it. You (Kevin) got to people today. I would recommend (Kevin) highly.”
– Mary Lynne Stewart – Director of Fund Development & Communications, March of Dimes Canada ( “Opening Doors for Accessibility” Event)
“I really admire the way Kevin takes his message and connects it with audiences. I’ve seen him do this and he’s got such a personal and such a profound human style to him where you really feel he’s only talking to you. If you’re looking for a speaker to really connect with your audience in a real personal way for your next event, look no further: Kevin Bulmer.”
– Gair Maxwell, International Speaker & Author, TEC Canada’s “Speaker of the Year” (2012)
“I heard Kevin Bulmer at an Ottawa event and you could hear a pin drop during his opener, laughs from the other room during his stories and throats swallowing at his authenticity. You will love him! I do!”
– Tracy Schmitt, Author, Speaker, Humanitarian
“Kevin brought the stage alive! Sharing his own story electrifies an old fable. I could see his passion and craft reach beyond the stage as everyone wanted to talk with him after the show! His genuine smile and authentic sharing of himself endears him to all who meet him.”
– Cynthia-Lee Sharee, Host of MoMondays Barrie
“I will never tire of hearing Kevin speak, he captivates the audience and tonight was perfect.”
– Janet Benedict, Founder of The Canadian Networker, Hostess of MoMonday Kitchener-Waterloo
“I was in the audience when Kevin spoke about his ‘No Schedule’ concept. It was a fresh idea, combined with a natural, easy-to-listen-to speaking style, that really made people — myself included — pause and think. That’s a rarity these days in the speaking world.”
– Michel Neray, Co-Author of “The Great Crossover” and Founder of MoMondays
“The speech was amazing. Kevin did such a great job. He interacted with the crowd and … made it very personal. I was very impressed. It actually almost had me in tears a few times. Really, compared to the rest of the speeches that were going on today, yours (Kevin’s) was the most relatable and the one that people reacted the most to. It was great. Overall, the feedback has been very positive. People came up and talked to me afterward about how good it was, and that’s what I thought too.”
– Mike Mulligan – Owner/Founder of Moving Forward Rehabilitation and Wellness Centre
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