Our Testimonials

I have been working with DGC since it opened in 2015 - best decision I ever made. Dannet and her Team are so talented. She makes RE/MAX of Hot Springs Village look great in all our media (print, digital, social media, internet...and so much more)! Thank you, DGC.
Clara Nicolosi
Broker-Owner RE/MAX of Hot Springs Village
I’ve known Dannet Botkin for over 20 years. I had the privilege of working with her when she was the Executive Assistant (and Account Executive) to Doug Leeds, the CEO of the most well-known successful POP Advertising Company in the world. Thompson-Leeds Co. That alone should tell you Dannet was an invaluable and trusted employee. Her ability to find solutions and implement new ideas which would benefit any company would certainly make her an asset to my business. And any company. To this day I use many of the ideas she shared with me and the staff at Thompson-Leeds. Dannet is a thinker, problem solver and willing to do whatever it takes. I would welcome her on my team anytime.
Steve Block, CEO - Magical Premiums
Dannet was my manager at Milltex Group in NYC for many years. She was the most inspiring manager I ever had. She always knew how to motivate me so that I not only reached my goals, I exceeded them. Her inspiration and believing in me are the best traits a manager could possess.
Kindra Miller
I have had the pleasure of working with Dannet on different projects for non-profit organizations over the years. There is one project that stands out because of her willingness to step in and use her time and talent to make a difference. The Village Loan Closet (formerly the DeSoto Nurses Association) is a non-profit, all-volunteer local organization that lends (free) medical mobility equipment to Hot Springs Village residents. In 2016, the VLC board changed and there was emphasis put on the need for sponsorships to raise money. This led to a meeting with Dee Dixon (volunteer coordinator), me and Dannet. We agreed to move forward with creation of a website, Facebook page, press releases and printed flyers and rack cards to promote VLC. Dannet served on the board as President for the first year to help us move forward. Collaborating with board, Dannet created sponsorships to improve visibility and generate donations. One of those projects as creating the Sponsorship Board which is proudly displayed on the wall at the VLC. In addition, we have a display in one of the front windows that lists any new sponsors. She interviews and writes interest stories on the board members, volunteers and people who use the VLC. Because of her ability to market the VLC, we now have a strong financial position. This allows us to keep the lights on and to do what we love most, give scholarships to deserving nursing students at National Park College. Dannet is easy to work with, can take an idea and make it a reality. She is committed to what she does and is a phone call away. Without her marketing and communications skills, the VLC would still be in the red financially. Last, but not least, Dannet is a friend.
Melanie Pederson
Chair Village Walk for Cancer Research Committee and Village Loan Closet Board Member
Dannet Botkin is as visionary a leader as she is a marketing consultant. As the President of DGC, she has gathered and trained a diverse group of talented team members who provide businesses of all sizes with the proper tools to grow. She motivates through positive reinforcement and praise, encouraging others to achieve their best. An accomplished multitasker, Dannet sets goals and meets deadlines for her diverse portfolio because of successful time-management skills and prioritization. In addition to being a successful business manager, Dannet is an asset to her community through volunteer leadership and philanthropy. Those fortunate enough to work with Dannet are inspired by her positive energy and impressive business acumen.
Sherée A. Niece
I have firsthand experience with managers and owners who absolutely cannot navigate directing remote teams, but Dannet has really mastered that art. She is always extremely communicative, available, quick to respond, approve and send files. Most importantly, she takes the time to let us know we are appreciated. It's truly a management feat considering we're not even in the same state!
Nancy Diedrichs
Digital + Video 859.533.2873
I have had the pleasure of working with DGC for a few years now and have been happy with the service Dannet and her company provides. It's been great to see the services offered continue to grow, keeping up with current trends and technology; I can always count on DGC when I am looking for new or alternative ways to market my business! Highly recommend talking to DGC to see what they can do for you!
Kathy Sherman
CRS SRES Executive Broker, RE/MAX of Hot Springs Village
Design Group Consulting has helped us manage our social media and website for the last 2+ years and we couldn't be more satisfied. They have also designed many pricing books and sales presentations for us with an amazing turnaround time and very affordable rates. The owner is very involved and personable, she always makes doing business with DGC a very pleasant experience. We greatly appreciate Dannet and the DGC team.
Standridge Heat & Air
When Dannet Botkin envisioned Design Consulting Group, she saw the value of assembling an expert team of freelance writers, graphic and web designers, videographers, marketers and media strategists from throughout the country, working together to provide businesses with all the tools of a full service agency. The result is a company that integrates every aspect of the marketing process to help clients achieve success. I’ve been working with Dannet on a wide array of projects since 2016, and am very impressed with her energy, her ingenuity, her organizational and management skills in leading our creative team. She listens closely to clients’ needs, making sure every detail is considered and every project is seen through from concept to implementation, every step of the way. She is a dynamic, high energy leader who expects and inspires the best from her professional team.
Melissa Palmer
I had a website for my series of books, Fanfare for a Hometown, designed several years ago. Although the website was well done and effective, a major re-design was in order. I looked over a variety of websites and found several excellent ones that shared one thing in common: Dannet Botkin at Designs Group Consulting designed them all. I contacted Dannet, and she listened carefully to my needs. The finished product surpassed my expectations. The turnaround time was amazing and her creativity exceptional. Dannet’s professional courtesies throughout the process were also greatly appreciated. My new website is eye-catching, informative, and easy to navigate. I give Dannet my highest praise and Designs Group Consulting my strongest recommendation.
Rick D. Niece, Ph.D.
I have known and worked with Dannet Botkin and her organization for about 4 years. During the 4 years, I have worked with her organization, Designs Group Consulting, on several projects and with Dannet on the Village Employee Benefit Fund (VEBF). The company has provided outstanding leadership and assistance with project development, social media creation, and email development. The work provided has always exceeded our expectation and was under budget. Designs Group Consulting is our ‘go to’ company for any website, video, and social media solutions. Currently, VEBF has a contract with Designs Group Consulting for long term assistance for website development.
DC Reed
President Village Employees Benefit Fund (VEBF)
Dannet Botkin has commented, when asked to give advice to prospective entrepreneurs and small business owners, “Treat your employees like they should be treated, they are your #1 asset.” Her management style reflects this as she makes communicating her appreciation to her employees a priority. Her expectations are clear, and she is very supportive and approachable, so the lines of communication are always open. This creates a spirit of teamwork, successful collaboration and the result is a team of satisfied employees who value Designs Group Consulting, and perform their duties with quality, pride and excellence!
Robin Burns

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