Working with Adam has given us seriously wide-eye-opening views towards what we do as service organization in the arts. His attention to detail, ability to listen and very quickly understand the what and the why of our mission, has allowed to us better define how we communicate that message. He executes this in a clear, simple, and very effective manner. We could not recommend his services enough.
- Residency Unlimited, New York
Adam's professional and passionate perspective helped us to build a comprehensive marketing plan process for each show and he was able to help us determine what works, what doesn't and then focused our resources on what works.
- Anthony Moseley (Collaboraction), Chicago
I think when you get really good at something, you kind of become a therapist for that thing: gently nudging, but ultimately helping the coachee to discover the actions they need to take on their own terms. This lets organizations get passionate about making their own change happen. And that means: you're really good at what you do.
To all Adam's readers: I highly recommend a sit down with Adam, and hiring him for further marketing and strategy coaching if you both feel your organization could benefit from it.
-Nick Keenan (New Leaf Theatre), Chicago
Adam's marketing workshop was unlike any we have offered to our artists in Indianapolis. This was not a typical passive workshop. As an arts administrator who works directly with individual artists , I found myself having several "ah-ha" moments during the course of the evening. I feel I'm much better to guide artists through their marketing plans now that I've observed Adam's presentation.
- Shannon Linker (Arts Council of Indianapolis)
Last weekend I attended a workshop hosted by Adam Thurman. It was the best money I've spent on a workshop so far in my career.
- Charles Riffenburg (Grab Bag Media)
I cannot tell you how wonderful and inspiring your workshop was. It is so refreshing to see someone with such intelligence and business savy with also such great passion for the arts and artists themselves.
- Lori Ecker (Singer)
[Adam's workshop] was the best thing this organization has presented.
- Bill Dunnam (Singer)
Adam's workshop was kick ass!
- Pam Peterson (Singer)
Your considerable expertise added so much to our discussion and really helped to make the event a huge success. We received many positive comments from the participants.
- Andrew Micheli (Arts and Business Council)
I have hired Adam Thurman to teach several arts marketing workshops for the Southside Arts & Humanities Network because he is knowledge, accessible and engaging. His presentations are lively, entertaining and packed with concrete knowledge that can be put to use immediately.
-Joanie Friedman (Coordinator for the Southside Arts & Humanities Network, Civic Knowledge Project)