Oscar Swag Bag: After the initial excitement of Boomerang.org being chosen for the Oscar Swag bags wore off, we faced our problem. How could we best explain how our charity apparel system works? We couldn’t expect the biggest names in entertainment to stop and read a pamphlet. We needed maximum impact in a small amount of time. We decided to create a song and put it on a sound chip. Luckily we found Karen and Clever Sound Promotions. Karen and her staff, especially Ann, handled everything with loving care, speed and tremendous attention. When your organization is being put into the hands of the Academy Award Winners, the producer of the biggest films ever made, James Cameron and the one and only Oprah, everything has to be perfect. IT WAS!
David Nichols, Founder, 914-205-2379 Boomerang.org
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Ms. Patti LaBelle really loves the sound cards that you all did. The party was wonderful! Thanks for all your help! You guys really came thru! I’m still in shock as to how you got all those sound cards done so quick! Clever Sound Promotions ROCKS!!!! Jocelyn,
Thanks so much for what you did for PLANIT. We are in process of finalizing this piece. So far this project has been a great success with your company’s help. Thanks again for your hard work and great turnaround. I look forward to working with your company again. Thanks! Richard F., Planit
The talking cards are STILL being talked about. Some of the coolest stuff done at Maritz. Resulted in half a dozen strong leads for our Rewards and Recognition group. I keep trying to whip up something new that needs sound. Stay as great as you are! R.M., Maritz
“I want to thank Ann* and her team for their tremendous support on our recent mailing endeavor. Your sound modules worked perfectly and were the difference in making our project a success to the point we rolled out with a larger quantity.
Ann’s expertise and knowledge is the greatest asset I found at Clever Sound Promotions.
She clearly demonstrates that she is grounded in the core values of exceptional customer service and consistently goes above and beyond the call of duty. Her infectious passion and enthusiasm for my projects makes her a formidable partner instead of just another vendor.
She is a natural talent when it comes to relating to people and was extremely responsive in meeting my needs. She creatively offers alternatives and suggestions that not only enhance my projects but provides the best value to make them successful. What a joy to work with her
I’m eagerly anticipating the next project we can work together with Clever Sound Promotions again.”
Dave Richardson, Babcock & Jenkins
*Ann Lutz, Former Super Sales Assistant at Clever Sound Promotions
“The PepsiCo invites were a huge success!!–the buzz was going around all weekend–Thanks for delivering such a great product”–PepsiCo
“Karen and her team at Clever Sounds helped us with an idea we had for a recordable key chain to be used in a new product launch promo through our distribution channel. The recordings were professionally done and the logos on the key chains looked perfect. Karen made recommendations to insure the recordings would sound great. The recorded key chains were inserted into a mailer that our graphics team/agency created. Overall it was a very successful product promo and the mailer was a big hit. I have recommended to Clever Sounds to my peers as a great company to work with.” B. Stevens, Trane
“Thank you, Thank you, thank you! In a business where I am constantly let down by the way companies do “business”, Clever Sound Promotions is a joy to work with. The courtesy, the follow-up & the thorough attention I received, all guarantees I will be back (and happily) to use your products again. Samples were received on time and orders were received on time. Everything–start to finish– was on time! You will never know how lovely it is to be able to cross something off my long list and KNOW it will get done. Many, many thanks!” Lenny at Little
“The products that Clever Sound has been providing us, have made our projects stand out among all the competition. Thanks for keeping us on the edge.” D.R., Blink Style
Karen, thank you so much for all of your help and hard work to make this project a HUGE SUCCESS!!! The cards look fantastic and we are very excited to see the reaction they will receive from those we are sending the cards to. I would definitely work with Clever Sound Promotions in the future and I will certainly recommend you and your company to others for any special projects they may have in mind. Angela Clegg, NYLC
“Karen and her staff are a dream to work with! They all have a great sense of humor, making the decision process easy and fun. The cards with the sound module were even better than we imagined.
Keep up the great work!” S.M., Rave Reviews (10/07)
“Experienced Perfection!” Eric Darius, Jazz Musician (08/07)
“The talking keychains were a success! The conference went well and now we are recovering.
Look forward to doing business in the future.” J.O., BeautiControl
“The talking mailing tubes worked out perfectly for our new product launch theme. It’s wonderfully original and catches the attention of each and every one of our sales reps. Thanks for having these made and shipped out on time because I know that we threw you an additional order at the last second. You guys helped us make a very important deadline!” Ken and Karl Storz, Endoscopy-America (1/07)
“Clever Financial Promotions provided all the necessary tools to make our annual bowling event invitation a stellar success. The sound module worked extremely well and the template supplied couldn’t have been better for producing the printed invitations holding the modules. Delivery was right on time and our invitation was very creative and one that will not soon be forgotten.” Chicago Bulls (11/05)
“Karen, we just wanted you to know that we got your cards and they are fabulous. The printing on them was really great and we appreciate it. Thank you.” Sharon Foeltz, AdMarketing (11/07)
“I just received the Custom Made Bridal Shower Thank You cards with lullaby music and they are wonderful. Thank you for your exceptional customer service and unique ideas. I want to let your customers know what a great company you are to deal with and that when they order from you they can be comforted knowing their order will come as promised and they will be thrilled. Thank you for all your help you were a pleasure to deal with.” Pat Pellegrino – NJ (12/07)
We were presented with the task of coming up with a unique and attention-getting invitation for a local law firm’s social gathering. The idea of an invitation delivered in a tube that played piano bar music when opened was a hit with everyone in our office as well as with the law firm. After locating the website for Clever Financial Promotions, we contacted Karen who assisted us in bringing our idea to life. Not only was the invitation unique, but glowing responses included, “Of all the invites I received for the event, this one is the most memorable and very well done!!” Our thanks to Karen for her knowledgeable assistance, professionalism and prompt service.” JB Cole, President, Cole Design Group (3/06)
“Clever Sound is the most professional and warmest group of people I ever worked with. We had a rush job and very special needs from custom lengths of music to extra colors.” Ann and Karen were on the phones, fax and emails with us from start to finish and the product looked great!!! I will use them forever and tell the world of the gem I’ve found in this industry. LOVE YA!!!!! “ Dwayne “DCat” Cornelius o/b/o/ Take Ovuh Records and Dcat Music Co.
“A client of Graphic Alliance approached us with a request from a national cable company to help them produce collateral for a in-store sweepstake. One of the pieces required a motion activated voice box. The box needed to handle several different messages to capture the consumers attention and drive them to the entry point for the contest. We contacted Karen Ibach and Clever Sound Promotions and found her and the company to be knowledgeable, professional and all in all fun to work with. A slight technical bobble in manufacturing was handled extremely fast and caused no delay in time frames. I mention this because it points to the professionalism of the Clever Sound team. The project worked flawlessly and the comments coming back to my client from their client pointed to a successful campaign. When the next opportunity for a sound box or sound card comes my way I will think of Clever Sound and will be able to relax when they handle this part of the project.” Erik Torgerson, Graphic Alliance
“Wanted to let you know I received the modules yesterday and they are great! Thanks to you and all of the folks there for making this mysterious and unknown process go so smoothly and painlessly. You guys did a great job, delivered exactly what you said you would, and when you said you’d deliver it! If only everyone would work that way.” Camenae Group