• 3D Asset Management

    A Company Transformed

    See how 3D Asset Management was transformed into an innovative brand that cannot be ignored.

    SEE THE WORK
  • LYDALL

    AWARD WINNING DESIGN

    Responsive design brings a global company closer to its customers.

    SEE THE WORK
  • SIMSBURY BANK

    Bank This Way

    What happens when a bank refreshes its brand and begins communicating across digital channels?

    SEE THE WORK
  • Aetna

    360° of healthy

    See how we helped the Aetna Customer Cooperative engage their national account customers to share strategies and innovations.

    See the work

Refreshingly Creative, Digitally Focused

What happens when great creative meets outcomes-focused digital marketing? Success!

 Find Out More

How We Work

 client as a team member

client as a team member

We don’t believe clients are on one side of the fence, and we on the other. Clients are part of our team and help us truly understand their business. This means working together, both onsite and virtually, throughout the process to iteratively shape and create amazing outcomes.

collaborative technology

We believe in using technology to support productivity, collaboration and transparency. For collaboration and project management we leverage Basecamp; to access and share files amongst all team players, we use Box. And to bring design to life, both on desktop and mobile, we use InVision. All of these technologies integrate to provide our team and yours, ease of use.

collaborative technology
 Agile Teams

Agile Teams

Unique to Donaldson Group, we don’t have a creative department or a development department. We have no departments. But we do have teams that work together using a focused approach. Each team member brings a unique role and perspective, and is expected to contribute equally. From strategy to design, development to project management, each team is customized by project to function efficiently to meet our clients’ objectives.

Fresh Insights & Ideas

Creating the Ultimate Social Media Strategy

Creating the Ultimate Social Media Strategy [Free Guide]

The key to successful Social Media marketing is having a solid strategy. So before pushing out content, take some time […]

Read More
Responsive Web Design

5 Reasons Your Business Needs Responsive Web Design

Today’s consumer can connect with your website on a myriad of different devices, and if their experience is ruined because […]

Read More

12 Quotes to Inspire Marketing Success in 2015

As marketers, we pride ourselves on being creative and coming up with fresh ideas that deliver meaningful solutions. And sometimes, […]

Read More

Generate More Leads & Sales

Successful digital marketing requires a marketing platform. See how we leverage HubSpot to integrate our clients’ digital marketing efforts.

Find Out More

Frank Rossi

Frank Rossi

Director of Marketing / 3M

Not only did The Donaldson Group get it done but it turned out to be a work of art! After the show was over, I had it shipped back and the engineers were absolutely floored about how nice it turned out. It is now in our lab and no one wants to disassemble it. It's sort of like a monument!

Rick Petreycik

Rick Petreycik

Manager, Channel Communications / Pitney Bowes

I look forward to working with you folks on each and every project we do together – you are the only firm I use.

Jodi Olshevski

Jodi Olshevski

Assistant VP & Gerontologist / The Hartford

We're getting a lot of mileage for the work you did for us -- it continues to look impressive and provides a great platform to promote our work!

Mike Savage

Mike Savage

CEO / Fitness EM

Since 2005, The Donaldson Group has given us branding and packaging solutions that have distinguished us from the market place as an innovative leader dedicated to women's fitness. Your talent, collaboration, and around-the-clock services are what keep us coming back.

David Brouillette

David Brouillette

VP of Sales / Allied Printing

Back in 1987 I made the jump from plant management to sales. Gamble and Bradshaw was my first customer. Over the years I have noticed that their unique design process and attention to detail leads to outstanding performance. As the company has evolved and the name modified, their core principles have remained consistent and the quality of work outstanding.

Rick Braithwaite

Rick Braithwaite

President & Founder / Sandstrom Design

I have known Jaye Donaldson for more than 16 years thanks to APDF. We were Board members for several years, and I was constantly impressed with her professionalism, commitment and honesty.

Wes Todd

Wes Todd

Locite

One night we had some work to get done, I was pretty tired but Jaye insisted we meet. Once we finished some work she asked if I wanted to have a drink. Of course I agreed. We headed to the Farmington Country Club and, to my surprise, walked into my 70th surprise birthday party. It was an incredible night. The Donaldson Group was a part of Loctite and, certainly, a part of my life.

Stacey Cohen

Stacey Cohen

President / Co-Communications

We were looking for office space in Simsbury, CT during a rain storm and happened upon signage for a vacant space. My colleague and I walked into TDG office drenched and were soon greeted by Jaye Donaldson who couldn’t be more welcoming, helpful and professional. Although we ended up taking space in the downtown, we knew immediately that this was the beginning of a lifetime relationship.

Natalie Zembrzuski

Natalie Zembrzuski

Director of Marketing / YMCA

I enjoyed being a part of the TDG family. Calls with Johanna, Ramona and Jane were like calls with old friends! We seemed to connect well and it did not take us long to figure out what was wanted, needed and how to get an incredible result.

Anne Rinaldo

Anne Rinaldo

Owner / AR Media Services

Working a variety of projects over the years has been a lot of fun! From water filters to insurance to food to exercise to telecommunications, technology & fitness; we have covered at lot of territory. Where else could we meet for lunch and actually get a tour of the kitchen at Max Fish at noontime to see the Cuno water filter in operation!

David Johndrow

David Johndrow

Brand Director / The Hartford

When I think of the Donaldson Group, I think about the energy and creativity that Jaye, John and Chet’s team brought to every concept, line of copy and design element! Great people with great ideas and execution! Keep up the good work!

Brenda Marsian

Brenda Marsian

Chief Development Officer / Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA

We received a ‘wow’ from our chair of the board. I don't think our constituents have received a publication this nice and informative. Thanks for your help, Donaldson.

Susan Nolte

Susan Nolte

Owner / May Cookie Company

The Donaldson Group created a fabulous marketing image for us of an old fashion kitchen timer that incorporated our logo. It was a great, innovative design and we continue to use it and elements of the award-winning packaging they designed for us.

Jessica Lyon

Jessica Lyon

EVP & COO / Co-Communications

Working with TDG has been filled with memorable moments - from late nights putting together RFPs to fun trips to trade shows to experiencing the recent earthquake together (we thought our work was groundbreaking!). The time we first met Jaye and the team we clicked instantly. From that moment on we've had tons of fun producing great work together over the last five years and I look forward to more fun times and fantastic projects in the future!

Marvin Goldwasser

Marvin Goldwasser

Senior VP of Marketing / Continuity Control

If you ever get a chance to work with The Donaldson Group, I'd highly recommend it. They are awesome to work with.

Suzette Roberts

Suzette Roberts

Acquisition & Retention Marketing Manager / Cox Communications

Cox Business identified opportunity in some of our industry segments based on third party research. We approached Donaldson Group to create a brand new approach that would focus on five of these segments. This is our first industry-specific campaign that has been executed with this level of planning and media integration. We really appreciate the creativity and commitment that Donaldson brings to this project, and look forward to sharing results with our Cox Business counterparts in other regions.

Francesco Lowe

Francesco Lowe

Owner / Cheairs

We were in search of a company to give us an amazing website. Jaye and the gang were at my house within a few days and we had things completely mapped out within 2 weeks! The turnaround time was excellent - we had worked very closely with them to get precisely what we want. We have had nothing but excellent experiences working with Jaye and TDG.

Janet Peckinpaugh

Owner / Peckinpaugh Media Group

John was on location with me shooting a commercial for Cox Business and stopped me to point out that the actor needed to adjust his tie. I loved it. I never would have noticed but John said after years of shooting commercials for IBM executives...the tie was most important piece of a man's wardrobe and had to be perfect.

Siobhan Onthank

Siobhan Onthank

Program Manager / Aetna

While our work with Donaldson Group began as a brand design initiative, the results were so much more. Beyond the look and feel of our materials, DG developed a clear, concise platform for our entire program that helped engage both internal and external constituents around a common goal. DGs commitment to understanding the goals and objectives for each program resulted in a holistic solution which was represented in everything from print materials and presentations; to web sites. DG consistently met and exceeded our expectations – often inspiring us to think differently with innovative ideas to build our program.

Bob Smith

Bob Smith

VP / The Village for Families and Children

Wow! That has been the overwhelming response to the fantastic brochure and poster that you and your team put together for the Village RIDE. Volunteers, staff, and riders alike have been giddy about the look and professionalism of the pieces. Thanks so much for your generous gifts of talent and time to the Village RIDE. I know this is exactly the next step that we needed to take, and we are thrilled that you are leading us down this path!

Kent Seeley

Kent Seeley

VP of Sales & Marketing / PTA Plastics

We continue to be “blown away” with what we have seen. Since 2010, each time we get together, with The Donaldson Group solidifies that we made the “right choice”!

Alyson Bohenko

Alyson Bohenko

Owner / PAI

It was over 6 years ago that a Connecticut research group recommended The Donaldson Group to assist us with a marketing and communications plan for a new health insurance product. We were so impressed with their work that we continue to use their services not only for other business products but also for the development and updating of our own company website. They are one-stop shopping, providing all of the services necessary for our new websites.

Robbin Myers

Robbin Myers

Marketing Manager / Simsbury Bank

The Donaldson Group has been an integral extension of our marketing efforts at Simsbury Bank. Jaye’s creative solutions and Corey’s responsiveness, attention to detail and can do attitude (no matter how urgent the request) along with Jim’s digital marketing expertise, have allowed us to implement many robust new marketing programs over the past year. Lisa and Ramona have given our ideas life with beautiful creative and a dynamic website. The team at Donaldson is a true partner with Simsbury Bank, and together, we will continue to bring the Simsbury Bank brand to new heights.