2010-11 Client Comments and References
Aug 11, 2011 Leslie McGuirk (International Best Selling Author/Products/Interactive/Show Development)
"Donnetta Campbell is a patron saint of creative souls. I have seen her working magic for several years, and I am incredibly impressed with how she navigates through these very complicated worlds of social media, publishing, entertainment, etc. One of her great strengths is that she is a master builder of projects. She has an innate ability to harness the brains of the business world with those of us who have layers of creative talent, but often do not know where to go with our gifts. She helps us figure out ways to monetize our talent. Donnetta is swift too. There is something so wonderful about working with someone who says she will do something and it gets done. I have found this to be a rare quality. She is a total class act, and a pleasure to partner because she truly protects creative souls. She is a trusted adviser."
Leslie McGuirk www.lesliemcguirk.com
The Michael Bolton Charities - Agency of Record
“This group is wonderful to know - and thank you for your generosity. Have great faith in you!” Jan 2011
“Pretty amazing - you are inspiring and awesome!!!” April 2011 after we executed our first event with the MBC
“This team pulls out all of the stops and has done more in one event than we have seen in 10 years of consultants- they are the real deal.” Sept 2011 after Ojai, CA benefit with celebrities including Clint Eastwood, Nick Jonas and BMI Records Chairman Del Bryant
Jacqueline J. Smaga, Executive Director, The Michael Bolton Charities www.themichaelboltoncharities.com
Aug 2011 Gina’s Ink - Agency of Record
“Donnetta and her team are already inspired angels - and rolling out our digital concept ChangeMyWorldNow a new kids platform - around a national launch of my book ‘Cassandra’s Angel,’ a United Nations event and a 20 city bus tour leading to entertainment development projects international roll-out.”
Gina Otto, Founder/Author www.CassandrasAngel.com www.ChangeMyWorldNow.com
Voices Against Brain Cancer (VABC) - Celebrity Fundraising Events/ Global Concert development/10,000 runners NYC Fred Elbow Run/Agency of Record
“BarnYardGroup is a gift and trusted partner- we are with them for the long run.”
Mario Lichtenstein, Founder and Executive Director, VABC www.voicesagainstbraincancer.org
July 2011 The Seekers Series - Book/TV/Wordsmith/Product Sponsors/Movies
“I have worked with Donnetta Campbell during the past year, and found her to be credible, helpful and that her expertise has made meaningful positive difference in the marketing of my books.
She and her team have presented unique marketing concepts using social media that has shown to be very effective. Additionally, she has executed on all commitments she has taken on regarding my projects.
I would highly recommend her services for the new digital landscape of book and entertainment marketing.”
John O’Melveny Woods, Award-Winning Author, Return to Treasure Island, Jesse James Secret, The Seekers (Fall 2011) www.theseekers.com www.treasureislandbook.com www.jessejamessecret.com
August 2011 Cancer Schmancer - Official Fashion Week Event and Goldie Hawn Foundation
“As CEO of Cancer Schmancer, Fran Dreschers non-profit dedicated to early detection and prevention of cancer, I am delighted to offer the following recommendation for Donnetta Campbell and the BarnYardGroup team for their amazing ability to jump into any project or event and offer top tier support on every possible level. We have had great results with them even when the lead time was short and tasks were challenging. Donnetta has an amazing ability to shift gears to activate the right team overnight to get the job done with ease and professionalism. The team is seasoned, well connected and devoted professionals who each have a passion for causes, campaigns and in making a difference; and the team is wonderfully diverse in experience and relationships. I have utilized their services numerous times in the past for Fran Drescher's Cancer Schmancer and also Goldie Hawn's charity, The Hawn Foundation. Donnetta has an instinct for handling Strategy, Social Media and PR and her team is brilliant in her orchestrating and executing messages into today's viral, many too many communities as well as in traditional media realms.
The BarnYardGroup team also has experience in helping the philanthropic world learn to utilize and activate the important tools which today’s technology and media offer. We are currently working with BarnYardGroup team to lay out this landscape for our long term interests and highly recommend that you are "in good hands" with Donnetta and her team as your guide. They are a team of trusted, discreet but hard-working, smart veterans who can help any cause effort through any type of challenge and come out with the best possible result.
They have also worked to recently support two major Hawn Foundation events, after handling a large scale official IMG Fashion Week event at Lincoln Center. They handled social media, pr (a major press announcement), event listings, a photographer, and also brought many influencers to the event, as well as pre event publicity and media coverage after-wards. We were more than pleased!”
Laurie Meadoff, CEO, Cancer Schmancer, Inc. www.cancerschmancer.org
March 2011 Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airman’s Club (SSMAC)
"The words cannot do Donnetta Campbell and her group of pro’s justice. She has saved my WW1 charity many times from executing a large scale Aretha Franklin Concert and Times Sq Live event in less than 6 weeks’ notice to developing some fantastic ideas for Fleet Week. Please call me for a long heartfelt endorsement. I trust her totally with all of my contacts. She has been a key advisor for many, many years."
Hazel Cathers, Executive Director, SSMAC www.ssmaclub.org
April 2011 Friends of the United Nations
“We are so impressed with this wonderful group of Sr advisors lead by Donnetta Campbell- they executed a full strategy around our existing assets from UN” roundtable events to our popular “Wear My Hat” campaign that they made happen at MB Fashion Week literally overnight."
Dr. Noel J. Brown, President & CEO, Friends of the United Nations www.fotun.org
Nov 2010 SmileyFaces Foundation/”O” Magazine
“I can say without hesitation that Donnetta is the hardest working, most innovative person in the PR space right now. My foundation couldn't have achieved the level of recognition it did without her. Look forward to sitting down and working together soon on any of her projects.”
Adam Bell, Executive Managing Editor, "O" Magazine www.smileyfacesny.com