The John Paul Jones Arena was voted the Best New Concert Venue of 2006 by industry influencers and the editors of Pollstar magazine. Today, the arena has not only secured a stronghold as a destination, it has logged sold-out shows and has exceeded their projected booking goals by 20%. We couldn’t have reached this success without Payne, Ross’ creativity and marketing strategies. Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to our success.

Liz Flynn

SMG Management, John Paul Jones Arena

Payne, Ross has the talent of a large agency with the customer service of a small one. Their award-winning creative is topnotch. It is only matched by their commitment to serving the client. We are an international company and utilize all their talents: advertising, public relations, direct mail, etc. I’ve used larger agencies with disastrous results – poor creative and poor client service. No matter the project, Payne, Ross always delivers.

Nancy Ryan

Group Director, Corporate Communications
Klöckner Pentaplast Group

CACF has worked with Payne, Ross for a number of years and has always been pleased with their excellent work. Their ad campaigns always exceed our already high expectations. Ad campaigns constitute a major part of Payne, Ross’ comprehensive communications strategy for CACF. Taken as a whole, their efforts have had an enormously positive impact on the Foundation’s visibility, image, and ability to have a positive impact on this community. In fact, 40 new donor-advised funds were opened within the Foundation, which was a 100% increase. Time and time again Payne, Ross proves their understanding of non-profit needs and goals.

John Redick, President

Charlottesville Area Community Foundation

Payne, Ross has a very talented team in place. They are excellent at identifying the core of what you need, bringing a fresh perspective to things, and generating ideas that get results. In every instance their communication with us has been clear and the delivery of the product has been on time and as promised.

John Greene, V.P. Marketing

ACAC Fitness & Wellness Centers

I have had the pleasure of working with Payne, Ross for over 10 years in my role as Co-Chair of the Downtown Business Association of Charlottesville. In that time, they’ve helped DBAC create a sense of unity and cohesiveness among the downtown business community. Their sound and challenging creative process is at the heart of everything they do. Thankfully, they are nimble enough to work on sometimes impossibly tight deadlines, and still deliver solutions beyond our expectation. The agency has not only shown a commitment to being a partner with us, but has a commitment to the community and non-profits at large-something we appreciate, as it is not too common in the for-profit business sector.

Robert F. Stroh Co-Chair

Downtown Business Association
Charlottesville Historic Downtown