Testimonials

Our clients know us best.

“Ray’s knowledge of the public relations world is unparalleled. When the stakes are high, his results-driven approach provides us with the confidence and reassurance needed to remain completely focused on our goals. Ray and the Howell Communications team are easy to rely on and wonderful to work with.”

Thomas P. O’Connell
Managing Member of the Notos Group, Marina Bay Complex and Granite Links Golf Club

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“The best I know, and I know them all, is Ray Howell.”

William F. Weld
Former Governor of Massachusetts

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“Working with Howell Communications on complicated, sensitive issues was delightful and constructive. Ray’s keen intellect, knowledge of the environment, street smarts and terrific sense of humor make him a highly valued and effective advisor. He always kept the best interests of our organization front and center. He has my full trust and confidence.”

Elaine Ullian
Former President and CEO, Boston Medical Center

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“Howell Communications excels in providing strategic public relations services to industries like ours that operate in a regulated environment.  Smart, savvy, truly strategic, and tireless in their advocacy, they added real value to our government affairs efforts while successfully promoting the economic and other societal benefits of our industry.  Easy to work with, they were a seamless part of our team.”

Paul R. Cianelli, President
New England Cable & Telecommunications Association

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“Ray advised No Boston Olympics during pivotal moments of our high-profile, high-stakes campaign. We relied on Ray’s unrivaled depth of knowledge and his insightful mind to shape our strategy and our messaging. But above all we valued Ray’s character and integrity, qualities that have helped him build strong, enduring, and valuable relationships across the media and political spectrums.”

Chris Dempsey
Co-Chair, No Boston Olympics

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“We trust Howell Communications. Period.”

Michael Buckley
Vice President, Corporate Communications, The Hanover Insurance Group

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“If there ever was a guy who could give you hives, it was Weld. But Howell never cracked, and we won’t see him cashing in on a tell-all book.”

Joe Sciacca
Editor, Boston Herald

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“Howell Communications’ knowledge of the New England media market, understanding of the issues in our practice area, and creativity in developing story ideas and content, allowed them to consistently deliver results for our firm.”

Kevin Sullivan
Chief Marketing Officer, Fisher & Phillips

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“Howell Communications lived up to their reputation as the go-to public relations firm in New England for top companies, consistently getting us the results we need. I am proud to have had them on our team.”

Catherine Collins
Former East Coast Public Relations Lead, Microsoft Corporation

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“Ray Howell is a public relations professional who understands the nexus among business, politics and the media. His winning public relations strategies have earned him the respect of business and political leaders on both sides of the aisle. His deep experience in the Massachusetts political and business worlds is second to none.”

Jack Murphy,
Former Massachusetts House Majority Leader and co-founder of Murphy Donoghue Partners
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“Howell Communications was very helpful in successfully managing communications through a variety of situations and forums.  From an incident of workplace violence to finding creative ways of promoting our brand through both traditional and social media, Howell Communications was a valued and trusted advisor to our leadership team.”

Wayne Lowell
Former President and CEO, Senior Whole Health