Our Work

What Our Clients Are Saying...

Most of the time, we prefer to let our work do the talking rather than talk about our work. Sometimes, however, the words of our wonderful clients about us speaks volumes.

"Through more than two decades of dramatic growth and change, Keating Associates has been an invaluable and trusted enrollment management and marketing partner at all stages of the University’s development. By cultivating a keen sense of our institutional identity and leveraging a deep understanding of the higher education marketplace, Steve and his team have identified opportunities and executed strategies that have undoubtedly been critical to our enrollment success."

Jim Barquinero, Sr. Vice President for Enrollment, Student Affairs and Athletics

Sacred Heart University


“Keating Associates has been a vital partner for over twenty five years.  Our exceptional record of growth and accomplishment would not have been possible without the work they have done with us.  Keating offers smart, innovative, creative marketing and communications solutions for educational institutions of all kinds, looking to make a big impact. “

Michael L. Iannazzi, Vice President for Marketing and Communications 

Sacred Heart University


“Working with Keating has been one of the best decisions we’ve made as an institution. Through this relationship, our brand, our mission and our overall public image have been redefined and clearly communicated to all of our constituencies, and we have seen enrollment growth each year since we began our work with Keating.”

Christopher Cipriano, Principal

Notre Dame High School - Fairfield, CT


“I have been blessed to have Keating’s expertise at Saint Mary’s High School during defining changes in school governance and mission. Keating’s understanding and commitment to Catholic education was key to our success in creating and developing Saint Mary’s unique story and position for school advancement.”

Grace Cavallo, President

Schools of St. Mary - Manhasset, NY


“As Vice President for Mission at Holy Family University, I still see the fruits of the collaborative and transformative projects that Keating facilitated for us during my years as Vice President for Institutional Advancement. Beneath and beyond the impressive KPIs that you will encounter visiting the Keating website or researching testimonials from the notable clients he has served, find Steve. I mean, really find him. Experience this incredible professional face-to-face, or at least on the phone. Give him a chance to create a pathway to what you need and engage you in achieving it. You won’t find anyone better at conceptualization, more experienced at crafting the message and delivering it. And, you won’t have to add “sizzle” because the light of truth and authenticity will already be there.”

Margaret Kelly, Vice President for Mission

Holy Family University


“Keating led us through the initial stages of an incredibly positive branding initiative. They developed our brand platform and in doing so really got to know us and understand us. As such the brand platform is us; it is both descriptive and aspirational. I could not recommend Keating with greater enthusiasm.”

Thomas C. Galligan Jr., President and Professor of Humanities, 

Colby-Sawyer College

“The creative branding process that Keating led us through has been outstanding.  From the beginning they laid out a comprehensive plan to define and develop our brand platform and the positive response has been overwhelming. They helped us articulate our essence, our source of promise, and we are already better for it.  Thank you, Keating!”

Lisa Tedeschi, Chief of Staff and Director of Strategic Planning, 

Colby-Sawyer College


“We hired Keating to freshen our admissions materials, including our viewbook. Steve and his staff were thoughtful and involved, and their attention to learning about our school and our mission and then infusing the viewbook with our personal charism insured they produced unique material for us. The results were amazing – we have received many compliments on the viewbook.”

Brother James Beamesderfer, SAC, Headmaster

Bishop Eustace Preparatory School


"I had the pleasure of working with Keating for several years when I served as VP Enrollment Management at Saint Joseph’s College. His professionalism, knowledge and commitment to Catholic Higher Ed has to be commended, and his engagement with my intuition was a huge part of our enrollment & marketing success. Working with Steve and his dedicated staff allowed us to have a full service admissions firm at our disposal with expertise that we could not find elsewhere. Where else can you rely on the President of a company to be on your campus to assist with your recruitment/retention efforts! For these reasons I have been very pleased to recommend Keating Associates to admissions/enrollment management colleagues over the past 20 years."

Reis Hagerman, Senior Manager- Higher Ed Partnerships

American Student Assistance (ASA) - Boston, MA


"I have had the pleasure of working with Steve Keating and the rest of the team at Keating Associates for more than two years and we have developed a great working relationship. Through in-person meetings and over email, they have done an excellent job of getting to know who we, helping us to establish a brand identity, and then helping us to translate our brand into various publications and projects. We have worked together on our admissions campaign and publications as well as our capital campaign and publications, and the feedback we have received on the messaging, the writing, and the overall quality of the final pieces have been nothing but excellent. Whether they are managing a large publication or giving input on a small project that we are doing, they are insightful and always ensure that we make decisions that will maintain a consistent brand."

Julie Barr, Director of Communications

Xaverian Brothers High School - Westwood, MA


"Steve Keating and his colleagues at Keating Associates jumped with expertise and enthusiasm into assessing, reviewing and making recommendations for branding and related marketing, messaging and communication strategies for Pfeiffer University -- letting us know that while our situation and goals were as unique as any organization's, they were nothing they hadn't seen or managed before. Steve and his team guided us through the steps necessary for discerning our strengths, leading us to understand and make decisions about the promise our brand can deliver and offered ways to "get there." Pfeiffer is the same institution it was before working with Keating Associates but with a much clearer and firmer knowledge of how to go from good to great. I recommend Keating Associates to any private, faith-based university (their particular bailiwick) that seeks the same."

Susan Messina, Director of Communications

Pfeiffer University