“Ira has been great to work with and brings thoughtful ideas and a wealth of knowledge to his clients’ marketing, public relations and development needs.”
Brent Robertson, President, Fathom

“I have known Ira Yellen for eight years. He is a leader in the industry, and I recommend him as both a colleague and leader for his ability to generate results.”
John Deveney
, Principal, Deveney Communication, New Orleans, LA

“Ira Yellen is a thorough professional and leader who melds his deep experience with creativity and enthusiasm. Ira is a walking knowledge bank of communications process and achievement in his integrated approach to delivering success to his clients.”
Reed Bolton Byrum
, President and CEO, Byrum Innovation Group

“Nobody works harder than Ira for clients, whether in public relations, marketing, or advertising. He cares about the effectiveness that clients realize, and clients are cared for as partners.”
David Baker, Principal, Recourses, Nashville, TN

“Ira is an astute PR professional. He has an impressive client list, including Open Solutions Inc., so he knows the tech industry. He also knows the non-profit sector. You can trust him to give you a cohesive statategic plan to get the word out about who you are and your company’s capabilities.”
Mike Scricca, Membership Director, Connecticut Technology Council

“Via PRSA, our professional society, I’ve known Ira Yellen for nearly 20 years as one of our industry’s senior executives and leaders. When someone wants a “hometown PR pro or firm” they turn to someone like Ira and First Experience. They know the industries in which they work, they know their markets, and they know the players. If, and when, I need help where Ira practices, I will call him first!”
Sam Waltz, President, Waltz Communication, Wilmington, DE

“Dear Ira: I just wanted to say thank you for the terrific advice, mentoring and on some occasions, handholding during the PRSA Counselors’ Academy course. I am very, very happy about the way things turned out. It was not the direction I had in the beginning but is the best direction for me. Or course, now business is picking up – but I am able to bring in the people with the  right skill sets. In all, time well worth spent. Thank you so much!”
Joy Scott, President/CEO, Scott Public Relations, Canoga Park, CA