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It was a pleasure to work with everyone at Wilks Communications for the article I wrote for Investor's Business Daily featuring author Michelle Tullier.
I had never worked with Wilks before when one day I received Michelle’s book and a press release. Bre, Gardi, and Bozena were all very nice, receptive, professional and very attentive to my needs for the story. I felt a real personal commitment from all of them. I thank them and look forward to our next collaboration.
Contributing freelance writer for Investor’s Business Daily
Founder, Mink Business Communications
Wilks Communications is our PR department. As a trusted partner, we count on them for their expertise and ability to develop PR plans and effectively execute the elements of those plans. We've found their knowledge of the increasingly more complicated media landscape, understanding of the food world and ability to develop initiatives that take into account the marketing goals of clients invaluable in securing placements that effectively help build brand awareness and reputation. On a more personal level, they're also wonderful people to work with. They're the kind of people that you can actually hear "smiling" over the phone — and why wouldn't you want to work with a team like that.
Savor - the food agency
From the get-go, working with Wilks Communications was a true pleasure. My publisher, Alpha Books (Penguin) hired them to help promote Nutrition At Your Fingertips. Their team worked diligently and in an extremely organized way to distribute review copies of the book and to create timely and appealing media pitches. The pitches were very well received and were used by scores of national and local newspapers including USA Today, web sites including CBSNews.com and magazines including Woman's Day. Wilks even helped me craft a pitch for my free weekly e-newsletter, The ZIED GUIDETM. Because of the great work Wilks did, and because of all the placements they helped me secure, my publisher allowed me to work with them even longer than they had budgeted for. This was a testament to all the wonderful work they did getting exposure for my book. I couldn't recommend them enough and hope to work with Wilks in the future.
Elisa Zied, MS, RD, CDN
Founder/President, Zied Health Communications, LLC
Author of Nutrition At Your Fingertips
I've worked with Wilks Communications in conjunction with several different clients. Gardi and team are pros at the fundamentals of PR, but are also a go-to team for social media and more innovative communications needs. Their staff offers personalized service for clients - they learn your business so well it feels as if they're a part of your team. And though they have big-shop capacity, I've always found Wilks' rates to be a bargain for what they've done for me.
I have known the staff at Wilks Communications for over 15 years, as they have been the firm handling my three books in The Complete Idiot's Guide series, including on Dating, Healthy Relationships and Tantric Sex. It is hard to believe all this time has gone by, but wonderful to realize how delightful it has been to work with Gardi and her team all that time! They have been outstanding professionals and exceptional people. They are so devoted and helpful about the series over all these years, and such a pleasure, that I look forward to knowing them and working with them for decades to come!
Dr. Judy Kuriansky
Author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Dating,
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Healthy Relationships
and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Tantric Sex.
Gardi and her team worked with us to promote the World Vision Youth Empowerment Program. Wilks Communications has prepared our teens to talk to top media such as the Chicago Tribune, ABC and PBS Newshour. The students were initially very nervous about speaking with government officials and the media, but Gardi's team came in and gave them interview tips, an overall understanding of how the media works and a really fun opportunity to practice! They also learned a skill that came in very handy--the ability to stay on message. As a result, when we went to D.C. the students were able to present their ideas with confidence and grace and represent themselves and our organization wonderfully!
Youth Development Specialist
World Vision U.S. Programs
To authors, our books are like our children. They represent incalculable investments of our passion, energy, and commitment. Just like any good parent, authors only are willing to entrust our creations to individuals who will respect our books' spirit and intentions with integrity, enthusiasm, creativity, and energy. Gardi Wilks and her team have looked after and nurtured my books for over a decade. They command respect in the marketplace, are always forthcoming with ideas and information, and never fail to welcome my own ideas. Moreover, they are unfailingly responsive, polite, intelligent, and fun. I am proud to be represented by them. I would not have it any other way.
Author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Etiquette
and several other etiquette books
Cleaning anything is a subject most people prefer to sweep under the rug and ignore. Ignore the dirt and it goes away - right? No, it doesn't and Wilks Communications understands not only the subject and importance of my book, but also how to present this subject matter in the proper light to encourage sales. They have sent press releases to magazines who have requested my help with cleaning articles. They have put me in front of their social media groups. Their most recent endeavor has been to match my knowledge of cleaning with one of their other clients for cross promotional opportunities. It's this type of personalized service and attention to opportunities that has just skyrocketed sales of my book. I could not be more pleased with the creative way they have promoted my book. It's been fun, exciting and highly successful.
Founder of Mary Moppins
Author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Green Cleaning
I was a first-time author when Pearson hired Wilks Communications to promote my book, Your Credit Score. She was phenomenal. She packed my schedule with high-value interviews, including an appearance on The Today Show, and introduced me to journalists who continue to interview me for stories five years later. Wilks Communication's contacts are phenomenal and their professionalism makes them a pleasure to work with.
Liz Pulliam Weston
Author of Your Credit Score
LA Times Syndicated Writer
I have been very pleased with the entire Wilks Communications team. Without them, my book The Complete Idiot's Guide to Year-Round Gardening would not have reached #1 on Amazon. Their attention to detail, highly effective PR campaign, use of social media and all around response time is fantastic! They have worked hard to make sure I reach audiences in the U.S. and internationally. There are always new opportunities for me including TweetChats, interviews on radio programs and in widely-read, full-color magazines. The addition of YouTube videos has been another great opportunity. They are truly on top of the game! I highly recommend them to anyone who wants to get ahead in today's world using a PR campaign! They are simply put, a top-class agency that is on top of the PR game!
Sheri Ann Richerson
Author of The Complete Idiot's Guide To Year-Round Gardening,
101 Organic Gardening Tips and 101 English Garden Tips
As a two time author I was the most impressed with Wilks Communication ability to catapult my book into international exposure. The phone was ringing off the hook for interviews worldwide and the Wilks Communications staff was prompt and organized at coordinating interviews. The media coverage including print, radio and major TV networks was excellent. Finally, I especially liked how closely they worked with me to promote the message of my book.
Audrey Nelson PhD
Author of Code Switching: How to Talk so Men will Listen
Blogger at Psychology Today
The talented and responsive pros at Wilks Communications have made tremendous contributions to our branding, messaging and outreach efforts. They are both creative and disciplined — equally adept at high-level strategic counsel and hands-on execution. Of special note is the team's outstanding media relations expertise, both traditional and social. We appreciate their firm guidance and tireless devotion to our success.
West Suburban PADS
The Wilks Communications team really did their homework. They were knowledgeable, well prepared and presented a thoughtful, well-constructed media training experience. The hands-on training included practical exercises and real-world experiences, which helped me fine-tune my message and prepare for media interviews.
Dr. Mark Rodgers
Dominican University Graduate School of Social Work
Wilks Communications has worked with Alpha Books on The Complete Idiot's Guides since the early days of the series back in 1994. The company's professionalism, expertise, and thoroughness are hallmarks of the business. We renew the contract year after year for these reasons, as well as the continuing evolution of Wilks' publicity skills and practices. From traditional media relations to cutting edge social media, Wilks Communications has been able to successfully provide every service we need.
Director of Marketing
Wilks Communications has promoted my books for many years and helped me to successfully navigate the media world. They not only succeeded with traditional media, but helped me to learn how to use social media for book promotion.
Lita Epstein, MBA
Author of several Complete Idiot's Guides finance books
Columnist at AOL's Walletpop.com
Wilks Communications has played an integral role in World Vision's work with the news media since 1996. Many of our placements in key national print and broadcast news outlets have resulted from this firm's outstanding counsel and/or its effective collaboration with journalists. The firm's principal, Ms. Gardi Wilks, is one of the finest communications strategists with whom I have had the pleasure of working since I entered corporate communications in 1984.
Dean R. Owen
Director, Executive Communications