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Anne helped me through Women's Business Development Council (WBDC) with marketing and technical solutions for my Linkedin page, Facebook page and re-strategizing my professional organizing web presence.
I highly recommend Anne for practical, first rate marketing solutions. She nurtures her amazing network of professional contacts, knows her industry, and is able to connect both when working with her clients. Every time I consult with Anne, I leave with a marketing issue easily solved by her, as well as next steps I can confidentially handle. If you are looking for creative, out of the box grounded marketing strategy and implementation...Anne is The Go To Marketing Woman!
Jul’s ArthurProfessional Organizer
Anne DiFrancesco and I are “Millennial Friends” so to speak. When laying the groundwork to form a consulting business rooted in operations and supply chain management, I turned to her for branding, website development and all the collateral which taken together represented my Store Window. Anne asked good questions, brought in or project-managed other disciplines, and the outcome was nearly a dozen years of consistent and attention-getting messaging for the firm.
Over four years, her talent and expertise helped drive hundreds of attendees to an industry breakfast at a Chicago trade show. In 2008 her designs and marketing materials helped a Westchester County, New York church successfully mount an ambitious $2.5 million capital campaign. In any number of ways, A & M Studios and Anne DiFrancesco achieve the results I want.
– Bob WhittonFounder, Arellton Group, LLC
Anne worked with Bennett and Cole to create and drive our branding strategy. Anne and her team helped all aspects from art direction to the creation of our website to press releases and marketing materials. We have had rave reviews from not only our customers but our competitors as well!! I would highly recommend Anne and A&M Studios for any company large or small looking to take your branding and marketing to the next level. They are fantastic!!
Jeff ColasanteManaging Partner, Bennett & Cole Water Solutions
Anne DiFrancesco’s expertise in marketing and communication, her immediate and clear understanding of the nature of my business, and her sincere interest in making sure that her advice and all my efforts on reinventing aspects of my business over a 10-year span produced positive results, have been so much appreciated. Thank you, Anne.
Lee DeMiloLingua E Cucina
Anne is a true professional with many years of experience in advertising and marketing. I’ve worked with Anne since 1988 on projects that include print, web, photography and videography. Anne is very easy to work with, but maintains her professionalism and makes sure the projects she’s involved with meet her exacting standards.
What makes Anne stand out to me is her ability to think outside the box, and to come up with a series of rapid-fire, creative ways to solve problems on-the-fly. The high quality of the projects Anne has been involved with speaks for itself, and her fun and easygoing style ensures that her relationships with clients and suppliers are smooth and productive. I would recommend Anne to anyone looking for top-notch creative services from a seasoned pro who is professional and fun to work with.
David LindsayOwner, Advanced Photographix
Anne recently consulted with me on marketing for my non-profit. I was fortunate enough to be able to work with such a professional, knowledgeable and genuine person. She was attentive, responsive and extremely helpful to me and focused on my questions specific to my business. She also provided a detailed follow-up to each meeting and added some well-thought out suggestions after learning about what it is my non-profit does. I would highly recommend Anne for anyone's marketing needs.
Danielle BeerliExecutive Director, Empower Her, Inc.
Anne, thank you for the time you spent with me going over a strategic plan of action to market my businesses. I wanted to tell you that you made me feel that I can and do add so much value to everything I do. You made me feel that my accomplishments are vast and very worthwhile.
Thank you for your time and care - And yes! We do have a lot in common! I will be putting all your recommendations into action! Looking forward to meeting again so you could see the results!
Aviva MallerPrincipal, Aviva Maller Photography and Aviva Maller Events
Through the WBDC, I was fortunate to have opportunity to meet with Anne DiFrancesco and discuss marketing for my new, patented, school safety product. While understanding the product’s benefits and advantages, Anne was engaged and enthusiastic at assisting me with getting it into the marketplace. We spoke for an extended period of time, with her suggesting short term and future marketing goals. The following day I thankfully received an email which included a recap of all the important points we had discussed. This professional advice continues to be extremely beneficial. I look forward to meeting with Anne in the future. Thank you WBDC and Anne DiFrancesco!
Deborah LoperDirector, OuttaVue LLC
Thank you so much for today - so many great ideas, and lots of seriously helpful homework!
I'm going to work through the rest of my strategy, and plan on having lots to report back to you next week!
I needed to get unstuck and focused, and our meeting really motivated me.
Mary CurleyFounder, Grand Statement
What an incredibly helpful summary and very insightful conversation. I appreciate you taking the time, especially given how early stage my ideas still are. I will do the homework and take the steps you suggested, and continue pursuing my vision, and yes, let’s touch base again in the New Year.
Ana KerteszIndependent Entrepreneur
Since 2000, Anne DiFrancesco has taken care of our marketing program. We’ve placed our trust in her. From the development of our comprehensive marketing plan each January, to the rollout of our direct mail campaign, the press releases, online and print ads, award submissions, special events, and much more. Anne handles every aspect of our annual program and does it well.
I can’t say this about many vendors: Hoffman Landscapes and Anne’s agency A&M Studios work together like an “in-house” team. We share the same goals and a desire to succeed. As they say, the proof is in the pudding. Through all these years, Anne’s efforts have helped Hoffman Landscapes grow steadily, even during the recession. I recommend her.
Michael HoffmanPresident, Hoffman Landscapes, Inc.
I truly can’t say enough about Anne. The energy, resources, ideas, and substance that she brings to counseling sessions with clients is really superb!
Jennifer HrbekDirector/Programs and Services, WBDC


  • Hermes Creative Awards – 2017, 2015, 2013, 2012
  • Summit International Creative Awards – 2017, 2015, 2012, 2007
  • Connecticut Art Directors Club
  • BPAA – Business Professional Advertising Association
  • BMA – Business Marketing Association
  • Fairfield County Art Director’s Club
  • Women in Communication Awards
  • Warren Paper Company Creative Awards
  • Planet Landcare Network – for Art Direction and Photography since 2002
  • International Machine Tool Show Awards – for creativity in industrial advertising 1983-1995
  • Numerous Readership Awards in Publishing



Present Board Memberships


  • EmpowerHer, Inc. (April 2017 – Present)


Past Board Memberships


  • Woman to Woman magazine
  • FINE – The Entrepreneurial Network
  • Business Professional Advertising Association

Empower Her Video

Anne teaching a class on social media.

Former Gov. Dan Malloy with WBDC’s CEO Fran Pastore.

Women’s Day at the Capitol with WBDC’s Robyn Davis and Terrie Wood, CT State Rep for Darien and Norwalk.

SBA Administrator Linda McMahon with WBDC’s COO Dorothy Bratchell.