Here's a sampling of some of the testimonials I have received from entertainment clients, colleagues, former bosses & peers over the years (this is also posted on my new Facebook Fan Pagealong with other examples from my portfolio):
“Having worked with
Owner, Entertainment Enterprises Pr & Marketing Firm, Marcia N. Groff
“Ms. Kennelly worked as a freelance publicist for Kahn & Jacobs Public Relations and Marketing. Though the company, of which I was Co-President, is now closed, it was ranked as one of
During her time with us, Ms. Kennelly worked on a variety of projects, most notably the broadcast of a trilogy of HBO documentaries, the Human Rights International Film Festival, and the music for the hit film “The Red Violin.” The work required her to deal with a wide range of press outlets – from the national political press, to classical music critics, and national and regional news reporters in print, television, radio and online media.
We were very pleased with her. She was extremely diligent, reliable, responsible, well organized, and unfailingly pleasant with clients, co-workers and the press. But, most importantly, she achieved excellent results, amassing impressive national and regional press coverage on difficult projects. It is also worth noting that she was thrown into this work during a very busy time for us, and handled a pressured situation with grace, humor and equanimity.”
Former Co-President, Kahn & Jacobs Public Relations & Marketing, Sharon Kahn
Festival Chairman, World Animation Celebration and former CEO, Klasky Csupo (RUGRATS, WILD THORNBERRYS), Terry Thoren
President, Noble House Entertainment, Inc. & Ceo, The Script Broker, Devorah Cutler-Rubenstein
“Joy's talent is one of unrivaled expertise and passion for her field. She not only coordinates the seemingly impossible, but she does it with a smile on her face.”
Director and Star of My Date With Drew, Brian Herzlinger
“I'd like to recommend
She is not only a hard worker, she is a believer. I have achieved so many goals while working with Ms. Kennelly: she repositioned my image, updated my networks, helped me sign with new representation, created my personal website, and got me press in the Los Angeles Business Journal and LA Confidential, among other things.
I would say she is a great publicist, but she might as well be an impresario. She helps her clients because she cares and understands that if they become big stars, she will be working with big stars, which is where she belongs.”
Actor, Domiziano Arcangeli
“I have worked with Joy for almost a year, and am impressed with her enthusiasm, her knowledge, her ability to strategize, her original ideas, and her ability to make contacts for me.”
Author/Script Consultant, Dr. Linda Seger, Advanced Screenwriting: Raising Your Script to the Academy Award Level
“(Joy) successfully oversaw the media blitz and represented Penton Media at Sundance and NATPE. We were very happy with Joy’s performance. We would recommend her for similar assignments where passion, creativity and professionalism are valued.”
Former Vice President, Internet World Events, Penton Media, Courtney C. Muller
“When it comes to public relations, Joy, quite simply, makes it happen. She was a master of online marketing before most people even realized what a major tool it would become. That’s not surprising, because she’s always making every aspect of the media work to her client’s advantage. But just as often, it’s her 6th sense about just the right phone call here, or detail there, that makes everything she does for her client extra special.
And the most amazing thing? She maintains her warmth, smile, and enthusiastic presence through it all. You’d never know she’s the most result-oriented PR person in L.A. Anyone who’s lucky enough to be represented by Joy is, quite, simply, very lucky indeed.”
“Joy, I enjoy attending your events... you're a charming and savvy hostess... keep up the good work!”
Producer, Daniel L. Paulson Productions (Saving Jessica Lynch), Dan Paulson