I was very impressed with Nelson. Impressed with his ability to get great results very fast. Would absolutely work with him again.
ROBERT KIYOSAKI- NY TIMES BESTSELLER – RICH DAD POOR DAD
We have worked with Nelson for quite a while and he has always done an excellent job in promoting our company and connecting us with media globally to secure meaningful interviews to help us tell our story. MICHAEL ZAHRA, PRESIDENT & CEO, DRONE DELIVERY CANADA CORP.
As the Marketing Manager of Farm Boy, I had the pleasure of working with Nelson in 2019. He is PR go-getter full of ideas on how to get the word out. He made valuable contacts for our organization and secured incredible media exposure (television, print and digital). His attention to detail cannot be surpassed by anyone, or his drive when an opportunity presents itself. I have no hesitation in recommending Nelson, if you are looking for a resourceful PR professional who never stops, Nelson is the PR professional for you.
JIM EMPEY, MARKETING MANAGER, FARM BOY COMPANY INC.
“We retained Hudes Communications to generate local media exposure for our business partners across Canada. Hudes Communications was very effective and exceeded our expectations in terms of the volume of media exposure that was generated. Great job Nelson.”
JEFF MALPASS, PRESIDENT & CEO-SIVANTOS INC.
“I hired Nelson Hudes of Hudes Communications International to do PR for an event. It was my first time delving into PR so I had my doubts, but Nelson really came through. He truly is the “KING OF HEARING AID PR,” is highly capable and knows how to get the job done !”
KRISTEN WEINBAUM, A.U.D. BOARD CERTIFIED IN AUDIOLOGY AND OWNER OF PRECISION HEARING.
“Since entrusting our media relations with Nelson I have to say the results have exceeded my expectations. From TV, radio, newspaper and more, Beltone Canada has received more exposure in the past few months than the entire hearing industry has in the past few years. I owe this all to Nelson, his passion drives results and that’s what we have received. Need PR, call Nelson!
FRANK SKUBSKI, GENERAL MANAGER-BELTONE CANADA
If you asked me if PR works, I would say no. If you ask me if PR works with Nelson, I would say 100% yes. Nelson is professional and pushes you and your company as if it were his own. He is worth the investment. His professionalism and tenacity are incomparable to any others in his industry. You would never regret using him…and I had my doubts when we started. Now I believe in PR…with Nelson at the helm.
MICHAEL ANDREOZZI, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, BELTONE NEW ENGLAND
“With over 30 years of marketing and PR experience, I have never had anyone work a PR program like Nelson. Tenacious and driven to succeed, Nelson, surpassed all my expectations. Nelson is a true professional and a PR Titan.” Need PR, call Nelson!
PERRY EBEL- PRESIDENT AND CEO, BELTONE SOUTH
Nelson Hudes is an extremely persistent and successful PR professional. He worked very hard to make sure our company achieved the goals that we set for the success of our program. He is very organized and wants to see your company succeed as much as you do.
LESLEY HENDON-MARKETING DIRECTOR, BELTONE AUDIOLOGY AND HEARING AID CENTERS
Nelson Hudes delivers results. And quite frankly, that’s all that matters to a client. He raised netTALK’S brand awareness significantly, which I am very pleased about. His commitment to our company was invaluable and I strongly reccomend Nelson to any CEO looking for media coverage.
ANASTASIOS “TAKIS” KYRIAKIDES-CHAIRMAN AND CEO- netTALK
Nelson Hudes is an extremely talented PR Professional. He impressed me and everyone here at netTALK with his vast knowledge of public relations and his abiility ro get an incredible amount of media coverage for our company. He surpassed my expectations by working tirelessly, persistently and persuaisively on netTALK’s behalf. His passion for our product and our brand was unbelievable and he also went above and behond his PR duties. NICK KYRIAKIDES – V.P. OF PRODUCT AND CONSUMER OPERATIONS- netTALK
Namaste Technologies has engaged with Nelson Hudes on multiple occasions, due to his success in securing our company with valuable PR interviews and articles published by reputable authors and enterprises. We have found Nelson to be very effective in his role working with Namaste. We have returned to him multiple times because of his great track record in working with us and providing tangible results. His hard work and dedication are evident in every aspect of his communication with us and with his peers. We would certainly recommend Nelson’s services and would be happy to provide a reference. KORY ZELICKSON, CO-FOUNDER, VP INVESTOR RELATIONS, AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, NAMASTE TECHNOLOGIES
I can whole-heartedly recommend Nelson. He has done an incredible job for us. He has lived up to every promise he’s ever made, and then some. His price is very reasonable for services rendered. As a result of his work, we have had several Major PR hits, including an upcoming feature article with photo in Inc. Magazine, several stories in various business journals, numerous radio interviews, and so forth. His best traits are persistence and attention to details, which I have decided are probably the most critical traits for a person in his position. We are a large company with the resources to hire whoever we need for this position, and we are sticking with Nelson. You’d be well advised to do the same.
RICH HARSHAW, CEO, Y2 MARKETING, DALLAS, TEXAS, USA.
Nelson Hudes has provided excellent public relations services for Kennedy Wilson Auction Group. His tireless efforts on our behalf have brought our real estate auctions invaluable media coverage, adding immeasurably to their success. Not only does Nelson offer excellent value for the money, his efforts continue after hours and on weekends if necessary – things you can’t put a price tag on! I have no hesitation toward recommending Nelson in any public relations capacity; indeed I look forward to doing so.
RHETT WINCHELL, PRESIDENT, KENNEDY WILSON AUCTION GROUP.
Nelson Hudes is a respected member of our marketing team and adds considerably to the success of the company”s auction marketing programs by generating vital media coverage. Nelson is very thorough in planning and exectuing each campaign, works 24/7 and provides his services for an excellent value.
MARTY CLOUSER, SENIOR MANAGING DIRECTOR, KENNEDY WILSON AUCTION GROUP
Nelson is a highly talented PR professional who over the many years of working with Kennedy Wilson has never failed to deliver huge media responses related to our real estate marketing campaigns. TV, Radio and news stories-in support of our marketing has contributed greatly to the success of our sales.
LINDA REDMAN, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, OPERATIONS, KENNEDY WILSON AUCTION GROUP.
I’ve worked with Nelson for five years and he has always produced outstanding results for Kennedy Wilson. He has great expertise in persuading media sources to provide print and T.V. exposure for our various project. I would recommend Nelson highly to provide public relaitons for projects and businesses.
DAVID RUTGERS, SENIOR MANAGING DIRECTOR, KENNDY WLSON AUCTION GROUP
Nelson I have to say “a job well done” to you for arranging three local TV. stories of our Windstone Estates Auction at this high time of our campaign. Thank you again for your efforts, you demonstrate your strength in your business and I am so glad to have you on the team.
SHONE WANG, PRESIDENT, NATIONAL SECURITY CONSTRUCTION.
“Tenacious. When Nelson takes on a project, either strategic or tactical, he pursues it with drive, passion and a tremendous force of purpose. His results are always above expectation. And he’s a heck of a nice guy to work with.”
BILL BISHOP, MANAGING DIRECTOR, ACCUITAS
“I’ve worked with Nelson on many integrated marketing projects and I’ve found him to be a public relations professional par excellence. He combines an understanding of the marketing objective, the key attributes of the brand and an understanding of the dynamics of today’s public relations to get results, every time .
LARRY BASSANI, PRESIDENT LARRY BASSANI CONSULTING
“Nelson delivers results! I have worked with Hudes Communications International on many projects and Nelson has proven that he has the contacts and tenacity to get my clients media coverage across Canada and the U.S. I highly reccoment his services.”
GARY CHOMYN, THE SALES MD
Nelson is a very persistent fellow and is extremely great at what he does. He has an unique way of obtaining every type of media exposure for his Clients which in the end, produces results. He was always very informative and gave great feedback given his knowledge in his field. Nelson is a hard worker, results driven, tenacious, and it was a pleasure working alongside with him for many years.
CATHERINE MILLARE, ACCOUNT MANAGER, BROOK ADVERTISING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS
Hi Nelson,, Just wanted to drop you a few lines about how pleased we are with your representation. Tracy and I know the value of PR. You can’t buy that level of 3rd party independent validation. Simply put, a single interview on a national news station is a level of validation of who we are as a company and what we stand for, that cannot be matched – even with un unlimited marketing budget. Your relentless pursuit of coverage and client service places you head and shoulders above large PR firms. From a cost perspective, your services, in terms of our business are not just cost effective but an important part of our growth strategy. Your connections in the industry, and your understanding of the machinations of the world of media is proof positive of being a dedicated professional in the field for many years. We are a technology company, and for us it was important to work with a PR professional who understands the rapidly changing world of technology and IT – because media is changing as well, and our services are technology based. Thank You Nelson, You make a difference, and we are grateful. Donat Plenter & Tracy Thomas recommend Nelson to anyone (business or individual) seeking to create awareness through the media.” to others.”
DONAT PLENTER AND TRACY THOMAS . CO-CEO’S AND CO-FOUNDERS Homazooma.com
“Nelson is a knowledgeable, competent, articulate, well connected and aggressive PR Consultant. I have been extremely impressed by the way in which he has represented PreAxia Health Care Payment Systems to the media. I strongly recommend Nelson to anyone (business or individual) seeking to create awareness through the media.” to others.”
PERRY SHOOM, VICE PRESIDENT PREAXIA HEALTH CARE PAYMENT SYSTEMS INC.
“Nelson responded to a query I put on HARO to interview CEO’s of small businesses (50-1000 employess) who could demonstrate a solid team cluture with behaviors that support trust, interdependence, empathy, risk and sucess in the business culture. The interview is for my book. Nelson contacted me on behalf of his client and connected me to an absolutely inspiring on target leader. Nelson provided a solid service for a client and a solid connection for me. The man does his research and jumps international boundries with the skill set of a poll valuter. He sailed over the bar as far as I am concerned and I highly recommend his services to others.”
DIANNE CRAMPTON, PRESIDENT, TIGERS SUCCESS SERIES
Nelson, just wanted to let you know that our web traffic syrocketed yesterday. We had a 523 % lift from one day to the next on our .ca website, mostly due to the blog.canoe.ca story. Yesterday alone, we had 1,260 visits attributed to the link. Your hard work is paying off. Thank you so much for your efforts, Nelson.
MELANIE DE VITO, DIRECTOR OF MARKETING, netTALK.COM INC.
“Nelson is a tenacious individual who has comsistently produced results. If you need PR, I suggest you hire Nelson.”
DARREN WEEKS, FOUNDER OF THE FAST TRACK GROUP
“Nelson has contaccts seemingly in every major American market. He has the ability to understand and execute any maketing plan. P/R and free TV and Radio are his forte. “
RON LOZOFF, CEO, ChoiceREAssets.com
“Nelson has definitely been worth every penny. He is a diligent worker and tenacious at following up with producers of key media outlets throughout the country. Always available and never makes you feel that another client is more important. I strongly recommend Nelson to any company looking for more media exposure.”
PAUL TIMOTEO, PRESIDENT, ARMADA DATA CORP – CARCOSTCANADA.COM
Leasebusters retained Nelson Hudes in the spring of 2005 and by the grace of Nelson’s tenacious work and countless media contacts, we have converted a three month trial agreement into a long term public relations initiative. Nelson has the ability and assertive discipline to maintain our company’s “story” and business model fresh, up-to-date and newsworthy. Furthermore, Nelson has become a part of our business and takes interest in all the new developments and evolution of our organization in order to make his role more effective and needed. Leasebusters has every intention to keep Nelson as part of the Leasebusters marketing team for the long term as he has proven that with Hudes Communications, it is a win-win scenario for both client and vendor.
JIM MATTHEWS, GENERAL MANAGER/CO-OWNER-LEASEBUSTERS
“If your business or business model could be considered newsworthy or “within the public’s best interest” then you should consider having a meeting of discovery with Nelson Hudes. Nelson is an expert at exposing businesses to the proper media in order to generate news and information as well as human interest pieces. Hudes cannot take on just any organization as a client; he must be able to see the concept as viable, new,innovative and not common-place.
If you or your organization is on the cusp of something big and need branding and exposure through mainstream or electronic media; contact Nelson Hudes of Hudes Communications International to see if your business qualifies….ours did and today our brand is leaps and bounds ahead of any other lease-take-over service in the country. that with Hudes Communications, it is a win-win scenario for both client and vendor.
JIM MATTHEWS, GENERAL MANAGER/CO-OWNER-LEASEBUSTERS
“Nelson is a hard-working, enthusiastic, persistent and persuasive individual who has consistently managed to secure media interviews and stories for us . We are very appreciative of his efforts and dedication.”
SCOTT WHITE, PRESIDENT & CEO, DOT COM ENTERTAINMENT GROUP INC
“Nelson, What a great job you accomplished in very quickly publicizing and high-profiling in a most positive light the acquisition of our business by the Cambridge Group. You were able to give us the right advice on handling major media and PR activity. Our new owners, members, employees and the world out there were all very favourably impressed with the results of your work.”
JOHN WILDMAN,FORMER PRESIDENT, THE FITNESS INSTITUTE.
“Nelson is a significant part of PictureTheWorld’s success. He is always available to speak whenever you need him, and provides excellent advice–clearly from someone with much experience and a fresh perspective. I would highly recommend Nelson to anyone looking to receive publicity.”
ALEX DARROW, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, PICTURETHEWORLD
“Nelson has managed PR relationships for many projects I’ve worked with in the past and the results have always been above and beyond expectations. The quality of the pieces he puts together and his perseverance in obtaining exposure in key publications, make him possibly the most effective PR expert I’ve ever worked with.”
JOUARI SANTIAGO, INDEPENDENT MARKETING CONSULTANT
Nelson Hudes’ constant persistence in obtaining media attention for the Kinetix Program was incredible. His sheer will and determination with the media was unbelievable!! We have received some great television, radio and print coverage over the past several months due all in part to Nelson’s efforts. He has clearly demonstrated his ability to “get the story”.
TRAVIS REYNOLDS, CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER, KINETIX
Even before our working contract was signed, Nelson had already arranged various Publicity opportunities for our company. I have never encountered a person with such focus, intensity and enthusiasm for their work. Nelson just has a tremendous amount of energy and persistence, it’s incredible… he doesn’t take “NO” for an answer and he will not quit until the job is done properly. Nelson has been instrumental in obtaining significant print, radio and television exposure that has allowed our company not only the ability to continue to grow, but also first and foremost gave us the jump-start we needed to begin really achieving any meaningful sales results. I would highly recommend Nelson to anyone requiring publicity services, even if my endorsement doesn’t help to reduce my monthly PR bill! Seriously though, Nelson is top notch.”
DAVE DI MARCANTONIO, PRESIDENT, INSTABOOK CANADA INC.
Nelson’s determination and persistence with the media is superb. As a result of his efforts, we’ve received some great coverage due to his efforts. Nelson’s always on top of what’s happening with our story ideas, and continually comes up with opportunities to get us in front of the media. He’s clearly dedicated to getting the most for his clients.”
RON GREY, FORMER MANAGING DIRECTOR, HAY GROUP LIMITED.
“Nelson uses his P.R. magic, and PRESTO… Amazing results every time! The only things up his sleeve are integrity, persistence, and determination. Nelson’s ability to “get the story” has surpassed all of our expectations… and he keeps telling us he’s not finished yet! WOW!
STEPHEN LOKASH, PRESIDENT, TZATZ INC.
“Nelson has done an excellent job in securing and scheduling numerous Television, Radio and Newspaper interviews for us and our new product. In actual fact, some of the Television stations have had us back on numerous occasions. Every aspect of the project that Nelson committed to came to fruition.”
HUGO MARRELLO, PRESIDENT, MAR COMMUNICATIONS
“Nelson, I wish to thank you for your contribution to a successful launch of our Healthy Natural Choice Eggs. Sales are up on Healthy Natural, and you share in the credit for the increase. Your constant persistence in obtaining media attention for our new product was amazing. It was not only successful for the product but also for our company. I cannot believe how many people have mentioned to me about reading or seeing something on Healthy Natural Choice Eggs in the media. You never lost focus on our goals. The positive attitude and motivation you contributed certainly assisted our company with the needed confidence we would succeed. Thanks Nelson, keep up the good work!!”
MIKE WALSH, VICE PRESIDENT SALES & MARKETING, L.H. GRAY & SON LIMITED.
When I first met with Nelson Hudes, I was impressed in that the only promise he made was to work hard on behalf of my business. It quickly became apparent that this was not an idle promise as within a short period of time Nelson arranged for several radio interviews, newspaper articles and a television appearance. This was beyond my expectations and I am able to confidently recommend his experience and expertise to others.
PAUL SPIAR, PRESIDENT- CRAWFORD CLOTHES LIMITED
“Nelson is a shrewd, charming and dogged promoter who never stops opening up new channels for exposing his clients. He not only gets mentions and stories and interviews. He also had an in depth understanding of positioning and communication strategy. “
TOM ST. LOUIS, PRINCIPAL, SMART LAWYER MARKETING
“Nelson, you’re batting 1000%! You’ve called four major media outlets, and every one of them picked up my story. I probably shouldn’t tell you this, but I would have been happy with just one. That’s more publicity in two days than I’ve had in the past ten years!”
TOM ST. LOUIS, PRESIDENT, ZERALD COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION
“Over the past two years, (2000 & 2001) your enthusiasm, dedication and support of our organization has been tremendous. In 2001, we would not have been able to secure the media coverage we had in Toronto or nationally without your help. Nelson, thank you for all of your hard work!!.
KATHLEEN ELLIS,FORMER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, BRAIN TUMOR FOUNDATION OF CANADA.
Of course we would turn to Nelson Hudes for all our publicity needs for “On The Road 2008 with The Cooking Ladies.” Nelson put us on the map in 2003 and he has done it again in 2008! 84 media interviews as we travelled 15,475 kilometres from Ontario to British Columbia and back. Nelson helped us to turn our road trip, in a 40-foot motorhome wrapped with Home Hardware and sponsorship logos, into a media extravaganza! Thank you Nelson for your tenacity, creativity, professionalism and loyalty. You have never let us down.
PHYLLIS HINZ AND LAMONT MACKAY, THE COOKING LADIES
Nelson Hudes was just what we needed when we hit the highways across Canada to promote our cookbook, The Cooking Ladies’ Recipes from the Road. The trip began with Canada Am in Toronto and ended with the Vicki Gabereau Show in Vancouver. In every major city on our route, television cameras either came into our travelling kitchen or we went to studios to appear on early morning talk shows or the noon news. Along the way, we were also interviewed by newspaper columnists and radio announcers. Nelson is a communicator. He is persistent and enthusiastic. He took our energy and dangled it in front of the media and they opened their doors. It was a great trip, Nelson. Thank You.
PHYLLIS HINZ & LAMONT MACKAY, AUTHORS, “THE COOKING LADIES, RECIPES FROM THE ROAD
The PR Magician does it again!!! Who says lightning can’t strike twice? Like a good movie that’s better the second time, this publicity campaign was the best yet. Impacting with a PR force that only Nelson can deliver, my Webmaster was kept busy constantly updating my appearances, and my business partner was forced to stay up late counting all of the money that Nelson was making us. Above and beyond is how I can best describe Hudes Communications. From detailed itineraries including maps, to alternate contact numbers, to opening doors that I didn’t even know existed, Nelson was more that a PR rep, he became part of the team. He even checked the weather!!! Whenever Hypnosis Toronto searches for publicity, we always call Nelson.
COLLIN ROSATI, DIRECTOR, HYPNOSIS TORONTO
“It is my pleasure to provide Nelson Hudes of Hudes Communications International with this endorsement. I met Nelson through an associated friend who recommended Nelson to me. At the time I had just published my book Man Shoes and was hoping to gain some exposure for the book and myself nationally. Little did I know at the time the depth of engaging Hudes Communications International the depth of expertise and determination that Nelson would bring to my particular project. Shortly after agreeing to work together Nelson was able to secure numerous radio and television interviews for me – both in local markets and nationally. Nelson’s attention to detail – his creativity in placing my book in the market place and his unfailing persistence have assisted me in positioning my book as a National Best Seller within 9 months of it’s release. Nelson has been a joy to work with. I’ve found him to be a tremendous alley and completely professional. If you have a need to get yourself noticed. I would highly recommend Nelson Hudes of Hudes Communications International. I have been very, very pleased with the effort and results I’ve received.
TOM WATSON, PRESIDENT OF YOUR BETTER LIFE AND AUTHOR OF MAN SHOES
Nelson Hudes has successfully completed a public relations project for me in the launch of my book “No Mountain Too High”. A Father’s Inspiring Journey Through Grief.” The results were excellent and exceeded my expectations. Nelson is not only a consummate professional, but is creative and tenacious. All the traits I wanted in a publicist.
NED LEVITT, AUTHOR OF NO MOUNTAIN TOO HIGH, A FATHER’S INSPIRING JOURNEY THROUGH GRIEF
“I hired Nelson to promote my books and he did an excellent job, getting me into TV, radio and organizing speeches for me. Selling books is a highly competitive market and he was the main reason for my success.”services to anyone seeking to develop a profile in the media for any reason.”
BRUNO GIDEON, AUTHOR OF DON’T TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER
“We are authors of four best selling low-carb books. We have used the services of Hudes Communications International and Nelson Hudes on two separate occasions when we were engaged in book tours. Nelson has been incredibly successful in booking us on high profile television and radio shows, in addition to a number of great print interviews. For example, he arranged for us to be interviewed by a CP Wire journalist whose story was picked up by a number of papers across the country. We are amazed at Nelson’s tenacity and perseverance. He doesn’t give up! This is a welcome trait in a publicist. Nelson has excellent contacts in the media throughout Canada, with his greatest strength being in the Greater Toronto Area. We also appreciate that Nelson is very organized. He provides his clients with detailed directions to studios, names and phone numbers of producers, hosts and other contact people, plus specific information about programming and formats. All this is extremely important when doing concentrated media events over a short period. Nelson keeps his clients fully informed and up to date on all interactions and pitches made on their behalf. He is well equipped technologically which enables him to monitor and record client’s performance wherever they are performing. We are delighted to recommend Nelson Hudes and his services to anyone seeking to develop a profile in the media for any reason.”
DR. HARV HAAKONSON, MD, PATRICIA HAAKONSON, BSC, AUTHORS, SLOW CARB FOR LIFE and ALL NEW EASY LOW CARB COOKING.
“Nelson is a results oriented consultant whose stature in his industry enables him to achieve results when others cannot. He is clear and succinct with his advice and his word is as good as money in the bank. The bonus is the joy in working with him.”
DR. HARV HAAKONSON, CO- AUTHOR, SLOW CARB FOR LIFE and ALL NEW EASY LOW CARB COOKING.
Tom and I are extremely pleased with all the media opportunities you have generated. You are focused, persistent and always on top of your ‘goals’ list. You also are very responsive to our emails, telephone calls or other requests. I couldn’t be happier. You are doing exactly what you said you would be! Considering all the leads and interviews you accomplished to generate over the holidays, I can’t wait to see what you can do now!
Nelson, I am extremely grateful for all your efforts and work, Many, many thanks.
IDA M. COVI, MANAGING DIRECTOR, SYNTHESIS, AND AUTHOR OF JOURNEY OF THE NIGHT, LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS, USA.
We had done our own PR for the past 8 years and had a certain degree of success in promoting our children’s resource directory Help!…We’ve Got Kids. However, there were certain media outlets that continued to elude us. Also, while we update our book annually, the concept was no longer brand new and exciting, and it was getting harder to get the media to pick up our story. When one of our clients got onto 680 News and we called to congratulate her, she told us about Nelson. We decided to give him a try. Not only did he start working for us before our official starting date, but he got us some of the outlets we had been trying (unsuccessfully) to get for years! We were on 680 News, Rogers TV, CP 24, CHUM and in The Town Crier, the Metro papers and more – all in a 6-week period! We were very impressed with Nelson’s results and definitely plan to use him to promote our 10th annual edition this fall. (2003)
SHARI WERT & ELISA PALTER, CO PUBLISHERS- HELP! WE’VE GOT KIDS.
“I hired Nelson to promote my book, THE TALE OF THE RABBIT AND THE ROSE. As a literary fable for adults, the challenge facing Nelson was major. He never quit … and his determination and faith in both my book and myself was unwavering. He has become a trusted business ally and friend and I look forward to working with Nelson for many years to come.”
VERONICA LOW, AUTHOR/PUBLISHER: THE TALE OF THE RABBIT AND THE ROSE, ROAR PUBLISHING INC.
I discovered the power of publicity when I published the first edition of my book: THE FRENCH SIDE OF TORONTO, however the problem I encountered was trying to do it on my own. I truly didn’t think I could afford to pay a professional to help me with my publicity. When I realized how many balls I was already juggling, I quickly came to the conclusion that I had to get a good referral and get a quote fast. A short conversation with Nelson over the telephone indicated to me this guy knew his stuff. Nevertheless, I still did my homework and interviewed three other publicists. None of them had been able to convince me they knew their craft. My gut told me Nelson was the guy for the job. My gut was right. In a short period of time Nelson delivered many radio and TV interviews and many reviews in National and local newspapers. The incredible amount of publicity Nelson achieved for me more than paid for his fee. Hudes Communications International got the word out and the buzz going about my book. Without this investment I would never have gotten so many people to know about my product in such a short period of time, I would recommend Nelson Hudes to anyone who is in the market for a qualified professional – he’s incredibly talented at his craft!
KRIZIA DE VERDIER, EDITOR IN CHIEF—OF THE FRENCH SIDE OF TORONTO
“I confess to having been pleasantly amazed at the speed and accuracy of Nelson’s efforts. Within hours of agreeing to work together, he was presenting me with media opportunities that I couldn’t have found on my own. His persistence and enthusiasm along with a genuine concern for his clients shows through immediately, and I consider his services to be an essential component of any venture that seeks success.”
STEVE PRENTICE,PRESIDENT, BRISTALL MORGAN INC, AND AUTHOR OF “COOL TIME AND THE TWO-POUND BUCKET, TIME MANAGEMENT FOR THE 24 HOUR PERSON”
“Nelson is a bull-dog, once he sets his sites on an opportunity for his clients he never lets go until he has results. I highly recommend him.”
BARRY SISKIND ” PRESIDENT OF INTERNATIONAL TRAINING AND MANAGEMENT COMPANY AND AUTHOR OF MANY BOOKS
“I have always approached Public Relations with a bit of scepticism. I know how important it is and I know that it is a crapshoot. Working with Nelson has renewed my faith. My goal in business is to surround myself with consultants of his calibre. A real challenge since Nelson has set the standard so high.”
BARRY SISKIND, AUTHOR/SPEAKER OF “BUMBLEBEES CAN’T FLY”
(Here’s what one of the media contacts Nelson contacted on behalf of Steve and Barry had to say. These comments were totally unsolicited)
Dealing with book publicists is something that, as television producers, we are compelled to do. Sometimes, it can make the difference between being in the paradise-like ease of show-planning never-never land, and launching, full throttle, into the deep, dark, depths of guest-booking hell. Often, this difference lies in the publicists themselves. Managing the delicate balance between keeping actively on a producer’s long list of “people to get back to”, without landing on the “stop calling me or I’ll have a restraining order put out on you” list, is a talent. And Nelson Hudes has it!! A mix of tenacious and charming, he’s easy to deal with, persistent, and (here’s the clincher) more organized than I am. Chances are, if he’s your publicist, you can be on my show.
BRIDGET E. WEISS,ASSOCIATE PRODUCER, HELPTV, CANADIAN LEARNING TELEVISION”
(Here’s another media comment)
I appreciated Nelson’s familiarity with our publication and audience and his ability to discuss intelligently an article that would be read by senior executives. STEPHEN BURNHUT,EDITOR-IVEY BUSINESS JOURNAL—RICHARD IVEY SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
(And another media comment…THE BEST ONE YET.
Anytime you have a guest for my show… I will interview them. No one brings guests like you do. Every time out…you deliver the goods!
DAVID COHEN,PRODUCER/HOST OF THE SMALL BUSINESS BIG IDEAS RADIO SHOW–CKDO RADIO 1350 AM/107.7 FM
“Understanding that I had no experience with promotion, Nelson was extremely helpful. His promotion included coverage on television, radio and the newspaper. He has many contacts in the media and has great follow-up.”
MARIANNE DUSCHEK,CREATOR AND PRODUCER OF THE NEW CD “REJUVENATING STRETCH WITH MARIANNE.”
Nelson has all the qualities of a great PR person. He is sharp, energetic and sensitive enough to understand the needs and objectives of his clients (as a matter of fact, not only did he pitch our story idea but actually helped us develop the right angle). Business wise, I can simply state that the exposure we got through his work would. have cost us at least ten times more if we would have used paid advertising
RABBI YONATON SHANI,DIRECTOR OF THE KABBALAH CENTRE- CANADIAN BRANCH
“Nelson is an extremely effective, hard-working, enthusiastic, flexible and reliable professional, as well as a persuasive and resourceful communicator. He has secured me dozens of excellent media opportunities for my book, SEEING THE LIGHT: EAT WELL, BE ACTIVE, FEEL GOOD ABOUT YOURSELF, ONCE AND FOR ALL. and I have received very positive feedback from the media that he has worked with on my behalf. He is very thorough in his follow up and honest and meticulous in his conduct of business.”
SHARON GOTTLIEB,AUTHOR, SEEING THE LIGHT: EAT WELL, BE ACTIVE, FEEL GOOD ABOUT YOURSELF, ONCE AND FOR ALL.
(Here’s what one of the media contacts Nelson contacted on behalf of Sharon had to say.)
“Sharon, Thanks for everything! You should know you have a true cheerleader in Nelson Hudes. We should all be so lucky to enjoy your success and have someone like Nelson urging us on!”
TED WHIPP, REPORTER-THE WINDSOR STAR
“Thank you for your tireless efforts to promote LabourLink. Your persistence, connections and knowledge of the industry have been greatly appreciated. I would not hesitate to recommend you to my friends or colleagues should they need media outreach services.”
TANYA GERBER, MANAGER, LABOURLINK.
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BRIAN SMITH, MANAGING PARTNER, OPSIS COMMUNICATIONS.
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PAUL JURBALA, FORMER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ONTARIO WATER SKI ASSOCIATION.
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