We are very proud of the reputation we have established over the past 20+ years. Below are some of the testimonials we have received from clients and colleagues.
"Throughout my 25 year tenure in the NYC nightclub scene and now at Bounce! Trampoline Sports, I have worked with some of the greats in the field of public relations—Zarem, Rubinstein, etc. but never have I come across a publicist who works as hard for a client as you do. Aside from the fact that you are a consummate professional and a pleasure to work with, you consistently deliver where it counts most… you get results! Keep up the great work." Danny Fried, CEO Bounce! Trampoline Sports and Co-Founder of the China Club NYC
“Risa has done a phenomenal job for Morton's in White Plains. She always comes up with fresh ideas and has executed many successful programs for our company in several markets. She is a true professional and great PR resource.” Raul Adorno, Regional Director of Operations, Morton's The Steakhouse
"I have had the pleasure of using GMG Public Relations for the past two years in marketing my chiropractic office. I have been in private practice for over 25 years and thought I had a good handle what it took to publicize my practice. I was in fact somewhat skeptical in hiring a public relations firm because I did not understand what they would do differently. However, after an informative initial meeting with Risa Hoag I decided to give it a try. Well in the time I have been with GMG Public Relations, I have seen our practice grow immensely. Through the re-creation of our website as well as the artful use of social media, we are now seeing more new patients and treating more of the community then ever before. I owe this resurgence to the creative efforts of Ms. Hoag and her staff. I would highly recommend them to anyone who is looking to step out of their old ways of advertising and grow their business." Dr. Michael Cocilovo, New City Chiropractic Center
“I have had the honor of working with Risa Hoag for the last 15 years. Risa is a total pleasure to work with and a true professional in every sense of the word. Risa's attention to detail and CAN DO attitude is second to none. I give Risa my highest recommendation." Darryl Popkave, Vice President/Executive Producer at RDP Productions, Inc.
“Great PR services and thinking outside the box abilities like no other PR services I ever worked with. Great results, expert in her field, highly creative.” Dary Rees, Entrepreneur
“When I ran the IMAX Theatre at Palisades Center in West Nyack, New York, I was challenged with driving results as a stand-alone large-format theater in a suburban community in the same mall as an AMC multiplex...not easy. I needed someone with local expertise who had relevant contacts and was highly self motivated to generate creative events and drive awareness for my business. Risa did all that and more. She was very proactive in helping me manage our public relations programs and did an incredible job building relationships with promotional partners quickly, creating fun and mutually beneficial events and promotions for us and our partners. It was a very tough market to do all of this in and having someone with her combination of professionalism and local insight/contacts was a huge benefit I can't put a value on. I was very pleased to have Risa represent myself and IMAX, would recommend her to friends in need of similar services and would absolutely hire her again!” Ian Scott, Director, IMAX Theatre Palisades Center, IMAX Ltd
“Risa is easy to work with; great with public relations and marketing ideas. I have known her for 20+ years and highly recommend her services. She is an expert with high integrity and a creative flair!" Maxine Casalbore, MCM Agency
“Risa has been a breath of fresh air for our White Plains Morton's team since the day she started working with us. Her relationship with her restaurant team there is beyond comparison. I always use Risa as an example of how great communication with your team insures better PR and event results. Risa is multi talented as well with suggesting great new and creative ideas as well as documenting them with her own photography. I would highly recommend Risa to other clients and would be available to provide more input on this.” Roger Drake, Public Relations Director, Morton's The Steakhouse
“I have had the opportunity of working with Risa for many years – both before and after our association with New Paradigm Strategic Communications. I’ve found her to be an outstanding professional, a pleasure to work with, someone who maintains a cheerful and positive outlook, even in some difficult circumstances. I would highly recommend Risa, and her firm, GMG Public Relations, to any organization seeking PR assistance that values strategic thinking, creativity, and professionalism.” Rocky Cipriano, Executive VP - Creative Director, New Paradigm Advertising
“In 2005, I opened a solo medical practice. With Risa's help my volume increased 5 fold. She's great! A results driven, personable expert in her field.” Lewis Kass, Westchester Pediatric Pulmonology & Sleep Medicine
"Thanks again for going way above and beyond the call of duty and being there for me. You're the GREATEST Risa, and the best investment I have made in my business. Thanks again." Jerry Streim, Owner, Monster Mini Golf, Nanuet
“Risa and I worked closely on the maiden voyage of one of her client's buying advertising time on CBS Radio. The experience of working with her on this went smoothly. Obviously, there can be a learning curve for any new client and she coached her client right through the process. She was a pleasure to work with and, should the situation arise, I'd be happy to work with her again!” Andre Archimbaud, Account Executive, CBS Radio
“Risa and her agency were among the first to participate in The PR Collective so I have had a long opportunity to build an opinion of her work. Risa brings a truly creative approach to marketing and is perpetually eager to go above and beyond to obtain visibility for her clients. Her perspective is a perspective worth having.” Jonathan Zaleski, President, The PR Collective, Inc.
“Risa Hoag has nurtured a personal, involved, concerned, engaged, and professional relationship with us for many years. Her clientele may be assured that her ability to reach out to media and to be received openly is a testament to the culture she fosters. I always welcome hearing from her. Her personal approach sets her apart from a cluttered public relations crowd.” Hezi Aris, Publisher/Editor, Westchester Times Tribune and Yonkers Tribune
“I couldn't be more delighted to have this opportunity to recommend Risa Hoag. I have been working with Risa as a colleague on P.R. campaigns for the last ten years. We have had major coverage on Associated Press and the top newspapers and television networks. Not only is Risa a great publicist but moreover she is a great individual: honest, industrious, creative--everything you would want in a business associate all rolled into one. When she is available you can't go wrong working with Risa Hoag.” Richard Berman, Promotional Writer, President, Berman & Associates.
"Risa is a genius. Not only is she the only PR person that I would recommend in New York, but she really understands the bottom line- which is being able to convert great press into higher sales. It's also nice to interact with a real person that takes the time and effort to learn and care about your business. If you are looking for a true professional, that knows the ins and outs of public relations, look no further than GMG Public Relations!" Kevin Richardson, Naturally Intense™ High Intensity Training 10 Minute Workouts
"Risa came highly recommended to us by a trusted marketing professional in Rockland County...and she lived up to the billing. We needed a PR and Social Media boost to support my wife Lois's recently published book The Sound of Hope and new branding of her speech therapy and language development practice. Risa was terrific. She grasped our needs quickly, developed a targeted PR and Social Media plan, and executed the plan with passion, relentless energy and dedication. As a small practice/business, Risa was careful to stay within our budget while still providing top quality, professional services. In addition to being a joy to work with, Risa generated the results we wanted. We got featured articles, radio interviews and PR placements that helped support the branding of Lois as the expert in her field of Speech Therapy that she is." Peter Heymann
“It has been my pleasure to have known, and worked with, Risa for many years. She is the consummate PR professional who takes the time to really understand her clients' needs and then use her abundant experience and creativity to address them with insightful, oftentimes unusual, and invariably successful solutions. Moreover, Risa is a fun, bright and delightful person to be with.” Milton Kapelus, Partner, Director of Client Services, Green Team
"Risa's ability to communicate complexity of social media marketing in simple terms that are easily comprehended by non-experts, illustrates her deep understanding of and vast experience with the topic. Her presentations and workshops are always insightful, energetic, personable, and she also gives her audience actionable plan that is easy to implement and shows results." Sara Speicher, Virtual Project Manager