Real References...

"Thank you for an incredibly heartwarming, inspiring, even life changing 'real people' campaign that not only impacted the lives of those you interviewed, but those who sat on the other side of the microphone."

Monty Wyne, Senior Partner
J. Walter Thompson


"Your team is truly able to deliver miracles. You meet unbelievably tight schedules, deal with crazy, unprecedented agency requests, and, best of all, produce quality work that surpasses our expectations. On top of that, you're FUN - which really helps keep everyone going when the pressure in on!"

Ann DeLorenzo, Senior Vice President
Foote, Cone & Belding


"In very little time, (because we had very little time), you found great people and brought out their best with a sensitive, probing, down-to-earth interview style.  As a result, we have a testimonial commercial that speaks in an honest, believable way... Our client is delighted."

Ken Krausgill, Broadcast Business & Talent Affairs
McCann Relationship Marketing NY


"Right from the beginning, with the first interviews you did to test our idea for the campaign, you demonstrated a level of easy going professionalism and talent that made me and my creative team feel confident and relaxed. Your acute sense of people, and ability to get them talking on message while being themselves, opened the door to a great testimonial campaign and a happy client."

Tracy Dennis, Producer
Grey Worldwide


"Gerry, you know how to bring out the confidence, the joy, and the heart-of-the-matter with everyone you talk to.  Towards the end of 10 hours of interviewing, your humor and grace amazed all of us.  When we thought we had enough, you always knew we could get more." 

Barbara Mangini, Director of Adverising/Brand Development
Homeportfolio.com


"Four states, twelve cities, dozens of real people interviews - and one great advertising campaign. Thanks, Linda. I know, I know, what did we expect? Just another miracle in real people advertising, brought to us by Hidden Talents."

M.L. Strausburg, Director of Broadcasting
J. Walter Thompson
 


"We all know that coaxing emotional comments from the Marine recruits was not an easy task, but you accomplished the mission, and the final product is outstanding.  You elicited so many great responses that, in many cases, we had trouble deciding what not to use."

Angie Trewhitt, Associate Producer
J. Walter Thompson


"As each of these young men and women began to share their stories you dug deeper, Gerry, much deeper and they in turn revealed their true feelings, their fears, their despair and finally the change that took place as they met the overwhelming challenge of becoming United States Marines."

Monty Wyne, Senior Partner
J. Walter Thompson


First, the casting job... Find intelligent, attractive, active, and creative young girls who are not actresses, but just real kids who can talk about home design, and design dreams--quite a TALL order!  Lois handled our changing visions and her job with such grace and professionalism.  From the very first day, through countless hours of auditions and right down to greeting the enthusiastic parents of our final choices, she was such a pro! 

Barbara Mangini, Director of Adverising/Brand Development
Homeportfolio.com


"Lois, Julia and their Hidden Talents crew found so many wonderful prospects.  Having tapes for everyone to review in a timely way, gave us the chance to refine our needs and then select the best for the purpose of the spots."

Bruce Glanville, Senior Producer
Scripps Productions


"Interviewing was a very delicate job as we were dealing with clients discussing intimate details of their lives and financial situations.  You got our candidates to open up and reveal themselves in a way that made this whole campaign come to life."

Elise Daher, BBDO


"In four days you conducted a whirlwind, three-city video interview tour, and delivered the results to us with a smile, despite some very difficult restrictions necessitated by our client."

Ken Krausgill, Broadcast Business & Talent Affairs
McCann Relationship Marketing NY


"I recently worked with Gerry and Julia on a Lincoln Mercury testimonial radio campaign in Cincinnati. He had the Herculean task of drawing compelling comments from, by and large, a very taciturn group of people. Gerry was able to make them feel very relaxed and then, somehow, very eager to volunteer all kinds of praiseful information regarding their cars. He had a very good grasp of the client and agency needs, and used this accordingly to get the best from those he interviewed."

Jim MacBeth, Regional Creative Director
Young & Rubicam


"Gerry you taught us all a lesson in interviewing.  Your patience and sense of timing gave us more material than we would have guessed possible.  Your ability to draw truthful comments from nonprofessional talent was matched only by the fact that they all enjoyed the process."

Bruce Glanville, Senior Producer
Scripps Productions


"Working under grueling casting deadlines, they were always met by Hidden Talents and always with a smile. Whenever candidates were being discussed, our clients specifically asked for your input, and we were exposed to your keen insight and knowledge of people."

Elise Daher, BBDO


"We shot five interviews, expecting to get at most, three airable spots. Thanks to Hidden Talents TALENT for putting people at ease and bringing out the best in them, we walked away with five spots. What do you do for and encore?"

Brad Kimmelman, Producer
Grey Advertising


"Hidden Talents is the best real people casting company on this planet - or any other. They can find and interview the dead...and get results!"

Mike Myers, Actor/Writer/Producer
Saturday Night Live • Wayne's World
Austin Powers, International Man of Mystery

 

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