Redesign was absolutely worth it
It was absolutely worth it. . . . We would have never gotten here if we did this internally.
Creative Circle's experience is extensive
Bill Ostendorf has worked with hundreds of publications to improve design, visual impact, content and readability. His vast experience and his problem-solving insights are the essence of his spirited …
Creative Circle made it work with limited resources
Working with Creative Media Circle has been an outstanding success.
Our paper, the Bermuda Sun, was in dire need of a fresh look but like many relatively small operations, the resources were limited. Bill and Jennifer quickly tuned into our dynamics and came up with proposals that were both appealing and achievable.
Partnering with Creative Circle was the right choice
(The team at Creative Circle) are always willing to engage about ways to improve the publication and their technology platform.
Constructive, respectful authority
Bill has an uncanny ability to criticize weaknesses in a constructive way and to unearth hidden talents. He talks to people with authority and respect and in turn, people warm to him very quickly.
Creative Circle provided more than technology
Creative Circle was a natural fit. What I needed was a team with whom I could work with in a collaborative fashion to build a new news enterprise. . . The team at Creative Circle provided the right amount of pushback as part of the creative process.
Bill is a top industry consultant
If you want to improve your newspaper, make it more compelling for your readers, Bill Ostendorf is the best newspaper consultant in the business.
Creative Circle helped make his book dream come true
My photojournalism leadership and management book, "Vision, Courage & Heart" got its start with Bill Ostendorf. He was the book’s first editor. He did a great job of putting the book on a winning …
Creative Circle can take your newspaper to the next level
It was a pleasure working with Bill. He is personable. He is a straight shooter. He is one of the smartest persons I’ve ever worked with. He has an amazing understanding of what it takes to take a newspaper to the next level.
We love our new web sites
We really love the new website. Looks so great, so user-friendly — our reporters are already on it posting for breaking news, etc. Thank you and your team for all your work with us. It's just great!
(Bill's) expertise in a variety of aspects of newspapering makes him a tremendously valuable speaker who can address multiple topics. People attending his workshops always come out with information they can take home and put to work right away — a major goal for any meeting planner.
Here's a brief recap of what he taught me about our news product: Organization and design are key. Photos tell stories. Great photos grab readers attention. Use them well and use them often. Challenge your news staff. They're an untapped resource. Stories can be told many ways. Do it. Bottom line: demand excellence, hold to deadlines and remember that your responsibility is to serve your readers.
Lots of Love for "Election 2020" app
"This is very exciting. . . It's so hard to do this on election night and try to get it right and make it look good and keep it organized. Thank you."
Thanks for creating What's Open
This is a really great feature. I appreciate all the work you guys have put into it
Lots of Love for "What's Open" app
"I LOVE IT! We use this app in Arizona. I highly recommend it for your local market. Bill and his team are fantastic."
Saving time with What's Open
"This is going to save us time and help us a lot. Thank you!”
– publisher from Madisonville, Texas, during a demo of What's Open. Gathering lots of data about which businesses are open or …
What's Open well received
"What’s Open has been wonderfully received by our community. It fills a much-needed niche.”
– Jim Johnson, publisher/owner, The News, Kalona, Iowa