As owners of a small building business, my husband and I tend to wear many hats.  Our
business has grown mainly on the personal referrals from our client base.  However, we
have always known that it is quite important to have good marketing strategy to supplement
and enhance our referral business.  Over the past fifteen years we have managed our
marketing in house.  This consisted of sporadic mailings, a newsletter (when there was
time), occasional print advertisements in local magazines and newspapers, a yellow pages
ad and a good quality website.  Although it was our intent to do a good job with any and all of
these items it was sub-par at best.  We realized that we needed a professional and started
interviewing marketing firms.  Many of these companies were large with major clients from
the automotive industry.  They had grand illusions of six figure marketing budgets that were
completely unrealistic for a small firm like ours.  During that time a past client of ours, Mary
Hickman, called to inquire about our marketing program. The timing was perfect.  

During our initial meeting with Mary, we were excited to see how prepared she was to meet
with us.  She not only had a descriptive plan, but a realistic budget with many ideas.  Since
that time, we have worked with Mary to narrow down the best type of advertising and
marketing efforts for our company.  She has instituted a mailing system based off of each job
we do, a referral program,consistent PR, an e-newsletter for past clients, referral sources
and vendors, and worked heavily on re-vamping and optimizing our website.  

Mary has completely followed through on every aspect of our marketing plan, kept us on
track and worked with us to compile and maintain an accurate budget.   She not only
expands and works on our ideas, but constantly brings new ideas to the table.  We can work
together with her and decide as a group what we believe may work and be worth the
investment.  We hope to work with Mary for many years to come.

Christine & Steve Ramaekers, Owners, MainStreet Design Build Birmingham Michigan

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I have worked with Mary Hickman for over 3 years now. Her consultant role
as our Director of Sales and Marketing has helped us develop new
initiatives to reach our target is most important in the work that we do for our
clients. Her partners in graphic, web and SEO have been top notch. We
respect and appreciate her efforts as we help our soldiers and contractors
in the Middle East.

Saad Hajjar, COO, Advanced Technology Systems West Bloomfield
Our newly formed business needed an expert to help us find an effective,
creative way to market our company. MHK Marketing did a tremendous job!
Mary Hickman assisted Nth Degree to the next level with email marketing
and other marketing suggestions. Mary is very dedicated to her work. She
guided us with her expertise and utilized our input to develop a strategic
marketing plan.  Mary is very easy to work with and gets the job done in a
cost efficient manner.  I highly recommend her to any business in need of
marketing services.

Kristin Turner, Nth Degree Fitness Royal Oak Michigan
As a fine-arts photographer and professional artist, I want to spend time
on my work, not marketing my business.  Mary and I met to discuss a
plan for growing my business.  The marketing plan had to include cost
effective solutions and require minimal effort on my part. I now have a
successful e-newsletter in place and Mary manages all of the details.  
This consistency has helped keep me in the mind of the customer for
repeat business, and has generated new clients from the referral
program we created.  I highly recommend working with Mary to help you
get the right things in place that work for your business.

Melissa Leeper, Owner, Leeper Photo Beverly Hills Michigan
I have known Mary a few years now through our Mom Entrepreneurs
group.   She has a strong passion for helping others in business and
continues to think of new ways to get the word out about Ewe-nique
Knits.  I also welcomed her help with our fund raiser for the Royal
Oak Animal Shelter.  She has a genuine excitement for the success of
my business.

Amy Goller, Owner, Ewe-nique Knits Royal Oak Michigan
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Mary is great at what she does. She works hard and is extremely
organized and detail oriented. Every time Ive worked with her on a project
she has gone out of her way to learn our client’s industry.

Stephen Yatooma, Owner Audere Inc Birmingham Michigan.
Mary is skilled marketing and advertising professional. We have worked
with Mary and her Detroit marketing agency MHK Marketing Group on
several SEO projects. Mary and her partners have great knowledge of both
online marketing and she understands how to maximize the powers of the
Internet for her clients. Mary is client focused, organized, detail oriented
and great person to work with. If your are looking for cost-effective Internet
marketing and SEO solutions from: planning, creative, buying and
placement with rapid turnaround contact Mary Hickman.

Jack Roberts, Owner, Peak Positions Traverse City Michigan
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Mary has done a great job helping with marketing our business. She took the time to learn
what our needs were and came up with a plan that was formatted for our specific
requirements. There was never any packaged or preplanned ideas that she used for other
projects, we had our own customized approach that fit our needs perfectly. In what I would
consider very difficult economic conditions Mary has been able to drive new clients and
significantly increase our exposure to existing and potential clients using multiple avenues.
These new and fortunately cost effective ideas have allowed us to scale back on our more
expensive and less effective marketing and advertising we have done in the past (Yellow
Pages), with much better results. Mary has been a fantastic resource for our business and
continues to keep us on track with our marketing and advertising plan.

Michael Hood D.V.M. Owner, Greenfield Animal Hospital Southfield Michigan
Thank you Mary for the great work (again) on my last project!  What I really
appreciate is your professional creativity.  I know that when I give you a
project, you can take it from start to finish with almost no input or hand
holding from me and it comes out perfectly; like you knew exactly what I
wanted...  are you a mind reader?!  Thanks again!

Eric Knorr, Owner Medical Village Optical Beverly Hills Michigan
As a novice small business owner without website or SEO
experience, Mary's guidance and expertise were exactly what was
needed to build and launch our website. I so appreciated her
enthusiasm and keen anticipation of just what we needed. She's a
pleasure to work with!

Ann Wagner, Fresh Start Moving Solutions Royal Oak Michigan
Our growing theatre company had the pleasure of bringing Mary
Hickman onto our team this past season. It couldn't have been a better
decision. Mary's expertise in Social Media greatly enhanced our ability
to communicate with our patrons. She handled all aspects of our
Facebook pages, Constant Contact e-newsletter messaging, and even a
blog that she created for the company. Mary's positive "can do" attitude,
fantastic work ethic and razor-sharp skills have made her an invaluable
member of the Water Works team.

Katja Thomakos, Managing Director, Water Works Theatre Company
Royal Oak Michigan
Our law firm is thrilled with its new logo and sophisticated website thanks to
MHK Marketing!  Mary also helped our firm step into the next wave of
marketing -  helping us get involved with Internet marketing using things like
LinkedIn , Facebook and e-newsletter communications. We rely on Mary for
marketing and presentation materials for our conventions and different
e-mail campaigns and have been very pleased.

The best thing is about working with Mary is that she sends polite
reminders to gently push us to get together information and data to benefit
the marketing.  Without her motivating us it would surely get pushed aside!  
She takes the time to help build our name when we are busy doing what we
do best.  Mary has a lot of great ideas and really makes an effort to learn
our business to come up with the right ideas and solutions.  We look
forward to our ongoing relationship.       

Patty Corkery, Partner, Holzman Corkery Southfield Michigan
No Bike Left Behind is a brand new non-profit organization with a huge
interest in gaining the knowledge and wisdom of the “Best of the Best,” so
needless to say our platter is full, and without looking for handouts in our
journey, we crossed paths with Mary Hickman.  Mary has graciously put
her knowledge and skills in action in helping to market NBLB in the
Social Networking arena.  She assured me that I have no worries and to
trust her expertise. Mary has gone above and beyond our expectations
and it shows she has taken a personal interest in our mission by helping
NBLB to reach the people!  I highly recommend MKH Marketing as they
are a fantastic resource for getting the ball moving in the right direction.

Gerard A. Pazdziora, Founder/President, No Bike Left Behind Warren
Mary helped us launch our new law firm and was a real blessing .
Experienced and  efficient, she guided us through the marketing elements
of a new business.  She provided us with a first-rate website at a
reasonable price. She also helped us navigate getting a press release out
with a prominent display in the Business section of the Detroit Free Press
and created a savvy email communication to our business colleagues and
clients on the establishment of the new firm.. Mary is someone who brings
expertise and a positive attitude to any situation and I recommend hiring her
without reservation.

Tom Murray, Founder and Member Partner, King & Murray PLLC
Birmingham Michigan
If you are looking at enhancing your business opportunities and  solicit
new customers I have to tell you Mary Hickman is the one to talk to. I
have a unique business that many don't understand. I meet Mary and she
took on the challenge of understanding my business right away. Not only
did she research my market, she offered suggestions how to change my
Facebook accounts to better reach those markets. In other words, she
pointed out where I went wrong and how to fix it.  Then it was time to
organize my monthly newsletter.  Another awesome customer service by
Mary. The patience and direction she offered was the best. Together we
came up with a game plan and she ran with it for a touchdown!  My first
letter went out and new orders came in the next day.  I would recommend
Mary to anyone!

Donna Nowak, owner, ShowOffs Body Art
We began thinking about the idea of hiring a marketing company for our
business several years ago.  We had lots of ideas, but were having a hard
time actually finding the time and focus to implement them. Fortunately, we
found Mary.  Her ability to help us focus our ideas into a successful
marketing program has been invaluable.  One of the major ways she has
helped us is with our online presence. Social media has really changed the
way we are interacting with customers, and Mary’s expertise has really
helped to increase our presence online through Facebook, Twitter and
Instagram, as well as consulting on our website makeover this past year.  
As a small business, we were finding that although we had some idea of
where we wanted to go, we didn’t have the time, energy or know how to be
able to get there.  Mary has helped us put our ideas into action and
organize our plans so that we actually accomplish them!   
Cindy Schoenherr
Erma’s Original Frozen Custard
Mary has been a priceless member of our team.  We decided to go with
MHK Marketing after a conversation on the phone where she talked
about her ideas for our company and it quickly became apparent that we
needed her professional expertise.  She has helped us to create a new
company with an amazing look and feel as well as a memorable logo.  
Mary was invaluable in her ability to create a website for our practice
and to train one of our team members on how to continue to make
updates.  As a result of our press release that Mary did, we were
recognized by Crain’s Detroit Business.  The most surprising addition
was her ability to keep us moving forward and more involved in the world
of the web, which, for some of the team, was a very unfamiliar.  Thank
you Mary for all your hard work to get the word out about the Glovinsky
Center for the Child and Family!

Lindsay Buckley Ludtke, MS, OTR/L  Pediatric Occupational Therapist
www.glovinskycenter.com West Bloomfield Michigan