John Bailey is a standard for today’s entrepreneur – Forward looking, taking the right risks at the right times, and always looking to grow through success for his firm’s customers.
–Andy Hetzel, Vice President Corporate Communications
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
John Bailey is the ultimate PR guy – a man of integrity and passion with a superb network to benefit clients. He and his team saw H.E.A.T. as a mission not as just a customer, and we are better for that.
–Terri Miller, Executive Director
Help Eliminate Auto Thefts (H.E.A.T. ©)
I’ve had the distinct pleasure of working with John from day one of JB&A. John’s proactive business planning and management always impressed me. JB&A was one of the best managed and most professional firms that I have worked with and John has always been one of my favorite clients.
–Rob Dutkiewicz, CPA, Shareholder
Clayton & McKervey P.C. Accounting
I worked with John and his firm for almost 20 years. John and his team always challenged themselves, and our team at Polk, to do the best possible work. JB&A has been an important part of our communications over those years.
–Stephen Polk, Chairman and CEO
R.L. Polk & Company
Nine years ago, after a life in public relations, he found himself trapped in a company that offered no hope for advancement. He didn’t get discouraged. He responded in true American fashion: He went out and founded his own firm. And today, John’s business is one of the largest public relations firms in Michigan.
–President George W. Bush, February 2005
I learned business fundamentals working for John in the late 70s. He ingrained in me the importance of smart strategy and great client service. But just as important, I learned work-life balance. John also believes work should be fun and he went out of his way to make sure it was.
One of my first internships was with John Bailey & Associates. I was able to work the North American International Auto Show for a couple years, which still weighs in as one of my most meaningful work experiences. I can’t wait to read John’s book, and I appreciate everything he taught me!
–Jenni S. Lewis, communication and events manager, Metro Detroit