Leslie Loveless, CEO,
Doug is the consummate professional, having helped me and Slone Partners reach some ambitious communications goals over the past year. He helps me think through our organizational messaging, and the most effective ways to target media to reach the audiences we want to reach. We’ve had placements in the Boston Business Journal, the California Business Journal, Silicon Republic, and STATNews among others. I’m thrilled with everything we’ve been able to achieve together!
Gene Webb, Founder & Owner, North Shore Boulangerie
I hired Doug to build a new website for my business, North Shore Boulangerie, a high-end bakery/café in Shorewood, Wisconsin. Doug was extremely responsive, working closely with me on the new site architecture and developing a modern, fresh look and feel for the site. He developed an attractive design and visuals, and a highly-functional user-friendly interface. Doug subsequently integrated additional functionality which allowed us to sell event tickets and store products, using customized features he was able to construct working around the limitations of the web development toolkit. Doug has an great eye for design and terrific attention to detail, and I would recommend him for other small business owners who need critical website support.
Kerry Donahue, Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies
Working with Doug on a media plan for our research center was a pleasure from start to finish. He provided an exhaustive analysis of our current media efforts, and drafted a detailed set of recommendations for moving forward. He also planned and conducted two, tailored media training sessions for senior leadership and junior researchers, which both groups found enormously helpful in making them feel confident and comfortable speaking with the press. Throughout the process, everything was on time, within our budget, and exceedingly helpful. I would recommend Doug without reservation to anyone who needs support with their communications and media strategy.
Co-founder and CEO,
My business partner referred me to Doug not long after we made the decision to launch a new company. We knew that we needed a highly-functional, user-friendly, and modern-looking website to compete in a very competitive marketplace, and Doug was able to deliver that for us. He is diligent, detail-oriented, easy to work with, and has a terrific eye for design. I would recommend him highly!
Professor Robert Stavins, Harvard Kennedy School
Doug Gavel was a remarkable colleague from the first day I had the privilege of working with him at the Harvard Kennedy School. Whether he was writing a web story highlighting new research from the Harvard Environmental Economics Program or joining our team in Paris for meetings of the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements with climate negotiators from around the world, he was always the consummate professional. His writing and broader communications skills are superb, and he is an absolute delight to work with. He made all of the people on my team look better – faculty and staff alike!
Doug single-handedly re-designed our Provincetown Tennis Club website over two weeks in early summer 2018. He did all of the design and layout work, most of the content creation, much of the photography, and ensured that our SEO settings were maximized for web searches. I am thrilled with the end result and would highly recommend him for website design!