Ralph Monti brought a new level of expertise to my sales team, drawing on his extensive background in all aspects of publishing. He elevated their thinking. His insights and analyses stretched their imaginations and enabled real-world solutions to increasing business in tough times.
Vanessa Mary Cognard, Advertising Director
Crain's New York Business

IEEE Media originally contracted Ralph Monti to spearhead a turn-key, non-member paid subscription initiative for IEEE Spectrum magazine. Ralph not only accomplished all we asked on the project but in the process he demonstrated such an exceptionally broad consumer and B2B publishing knowledge and versatility that he's now an invaluable extension of our publishing team. He's involved in almost every aspect of our business from editorial to marketing.
Jim Vick, Publisher
IEEE Media Publications

Ralph Monti has been a constant source of good advice for my companies and me. His knowledge of American publishing has been invaluable and his recommendations, I am certain, have both saved me money and prevented the embarrassment of getting my plans wrong. They have also made me money too, of course.
Alasdair Buchan, CEO/Publisher
Buchan Publishing (UK)

Special Interest Media and Ralph Monti bring the same high level of professionalism to all publishers — large or small. I would recommend Special Interest Media’s services to anyone looking for a thorough evaluation of their publishing operation. Their industry expertise makes working with them a pleasant and invaluable experience.
Glenn R. Filippone, VP Manufacturing
American Lawyer Media, Inc.

Ralph delivered an honest and insightful organizational review. He included recommendations and action ideas that were backed up with his broad industry knowledge and standards. And he was discreet and extremely professional in his approach with all the members of our organization.
Jan Ludwig, CEO
Allured Publishing Corp.

Ralph Monti provided Expresson Media LLC with a comprehensive business plan for a magazine launch we were considering. His business plan covered all aspects of the launch and it was delivered on time. Ralph went the extra mile and worked closely with us even after he completed the plan. He is a professional advisor that cares as much about the project as the client he works with.
Brian Doyle, President/CEO
Expresson Media LLC

I have known Ralph for a number of years and he has a thorough and complete understanding of all phases of publishing. He is the consummate professional and is well regarded in the industry for his innovative ideas and creative thinking.
Ernie Renzulli, President/Publisher
Absolute Publishing

You can trust Special Interest Media to deliver honest and insightful service. Ralph Monti's results consistently show that he not only understands the basics, but also sees the trends before most. He has a way of immediately understanding a client's essential needs and turns them into bottom-line results.
Gene Sittenfeld, Circulation Director
Blood-Horse Publications

Our brainstorming sessions about magazines, editorial, advertising sales, circulation and marketing have been invaluable. His vast knowledge and his willingness to share ideas are refreshing and wonderful.
Paulette McLeod, Founding Editor/Publisher
Biography Magazine, The Arts and Entertainment Network

Ralph Monti conducted a top-to-bottom operational analysis of our publishing operation, benchmarking our practices and processes against industry standards and providing invaluable strategic guidance for repositioning our 114-year-old magazine for a promising future. Ralph brings extensive knowledge of the industry to the table. His approach is congenial, consultative, and non-threatening. His recommendations were on point and attainable. What we had hoped for in our magazine audit was exactly what Ralph delivered.
Marilee Rist, Publisher
American School Board Journal, National School Board Association

I've known Ralph Monti for close to 10 years and I'm hard pressed to find anyone who knows more about domestic or international magazine publishing. He is a professional of the highest caliber.
Joseph Bertolino, Vice-President
VP, Client Services/Conde Nast Group

Ralph Monti is extremely knowledgeable about the magazine publishing industry. He has great business instincts and analytical skills. We have benefited from his expertise and insights.
Isabelle Marcoux Vice President, Corporate Development
Transcontinental Inc.

I got to know Ralph when we initially retained him to help us facilitate a conference series we were launching with several industry partners. The expertise and services he delivered were excellent. We've since had many conversations about magazine publishing and brand extensions and I have always found his insights to be valuable. I've recommended Ralph to a number of my colleagues all of whom were very pleased with his work.
Gerry Ryerson, President/CEO
Edgell Communications

We retained Ralph Monti to analyze and assess the circulation strategies and marketing plan for one of our paid titles. He delivered a report and subsequent action plan that was right on target for our needs. We found his expertise to be insightful and valuable.
Peter Goldstone, President
Hanley-Wood Magazines

Ralph Monti conducted our 2004 sales training over the course of several months. He was terrific. He covered a wide range of topics covering common sales objectives and challenges. The salespeople (ranging from junior to senior in experience levels) all loved him and thought it was an extremely productive use of their time. Ralph knows the publishing business from the inside out and he provided many relevant experiences that the salespeople could easily relate to and apply to their own circumstances. He goes beyond the basics and really knows how to provide solutions to every day sales challenges.
Sam Wender, Publisher
Crain's New York Business

Ralph Monti's services were excellent. All of our senior managers were very impressed with his insights and expertise into the magazine industry. He added a great deal to help us fashion our marketing programs. I look forward to working together with him again soon.
Mr. Mark Odgers, International Marketing Director
Madison International Sales

The Publications audit that Mr. Monti performed for us decidedly exceeded our expectations. His analysis was thorough and well articulated. His recommendations were revealing, even surprising. He left us with a wealth of practical and effective ideas. And all of this was clearly expressed in a very well written report, delivered complete and on time, as were all the deliverables in his work statement. An entirely professional job performed by a consummate publications professional.
John Childs, Executive Publisher
Optical Society of America

Ralph Monti of Special Interest Media has been a guest speaker at our annual publishing conference three different times since 2000. His expertise in the publishing industry covers a broad spectrum of topics that our attendees have found useful in their businesses, both large and small.
Christine W. Brune, Executive Director
American Horse Publications

Special Interest Media delivered efficient service that met our needs perfectly. The know-how we learned through our association was applicable to our daily business needs. We highly recommend their services.
Ms. Claudia Nitz, Publications Director
Bauer Publishing

Special Interest Media came highly recommended to The American Kennel Club as a resource to help us evaluate our publications organization. The AKC was experiencing significant revenue deterioration and increasing expenses. They helped the AKC evaluate and reduce publications costs. We are pleased to have Special Interest Media as a resource at a time when the economy is having such a negative impact on the publications industry.
Mr. Tom Murphy, Chief Financial Officer
The American Kennel Club