Bob AdsitCreative Director (Art), Healthcare
Gentle intensity that inspires relaxation. When she's on the job, nothing falls through the cracks because there simply aren't any cracks. So, hire Alisa. And relax for once in your life.
Bertrand GarbassiCreative Director / Publicis Kaplan Thaler
I've worked with Alisa on multiple projects across 3 continents. With every production, she had the energy, attitude and mastery of complex details that were vital to generating success. At their best, producers have to be hawkish accountants and creative contributors, they have to diplomats, masters of logistics and someone who can make nice with all the people brought together during the typical production. Alisa was all those things, and if she'd just come back and work with us at PKT I wouldn't have to be writing a recommendation for her to work elsewhere.
Katie GrayAssociate Account Director / 360i
Alisa and I worked together on a complex campaign launch - creating online videos for a fully integrated campaign. Though there were timing and budget challenges, Alisa managed every detail of the project so that we launched on time (delivering some assets early) and within budget. Alisa not only reacted to client comments with speed and accuracy, but proactively managed to and balanced the needs of all parties to produce the best work. Though there were numerous challenging road blocks, Alisa partnered closely with the team to identify and implement realistic and creative solutions. I would highly recommend working with Alisa on any digital, integrated . . . any project!
Andy GoodmanCreative Director, Copywriter, Rubbernecker / Ogilvy CommonHealth
No offense to any other producer--I love you all--most of you--okay, some--but the fact is, Alisa Cohen produced the single best-produced spot on my reel. She found an amazing selection of directors, put together a great team, and pulled off a complex production without a hitch. It looks beautiful and integrates live action, believable dialogue, photographs, computer graphics, various types of film, music licensing. It's really cool, and she's who I have to thank. Turns out, Alisa does this for everyone--internalizes the assignment, finds the most appropriate talent, adds smart, constructive suggestions, and does the hard work that makes creative partners like me look really, really good. Check out her reel. Chances are, whatever category you're in, whatever technique you're looking at, whatever channel you're planning for, she's done it and done it well. She's nice. She's buttoned up. She's great with agencies. Great with clients. Great with production companies. And great with budget. And if by some theoretical misalignment of the stars you ever have a bad experience, then buddy, you'd better do some soul searching, because it's not her. It's you.
Theda ScottSr. Digital Producer,Project Mgmt / Wunderman NY
Alisa is an exceptional producer with keen creative insights and strong technical knowledge. While working at I2i Communication, the direct division of Merkeley + Partners I was tasked with hiring Freelance producers and Alisa was typically requested by both creative and account. Alisa shows attention to detail, professionalism with external clients and the ability to sucessfully handle all types of production including short deadlines and economical budgets which are more challenging.
Dan McGiffinCreative Director / Proof Integrated Communications
I've worked with Alisa for close to a decade now. Large projects and small, tough clients and easy ones, here in the US and abroad. Any production or creative challenge that we've faced together, she's been more than equal to. She's an optimist first and foremost, but she also protects her clients and will always (as she like to put it) "give us options." Her enthusiasm brightens a room and makes the entire creative process a pleasure. What's more, as one of the nicest and funniest people I've ever met in advertising, she makes the business of this business fun. Looking back, I see now that meeting Alisa nearly ten years ago was one of those true lucky moments in my own career.
Melissa Jean GoliczewskiSenior Copywriter / Lowe Campbell Ewald
I had the pleasure of working with Alisa on two recent TV productions, and I have no qualms in saying she's by far the most fantastic producer I've worked with 10+ years into my career. As intense as productions can sometimes be, Alisa takes it in stride with an always-cool, positive demeanor — Which in my opinion is key. She's there when you need her, she always finds solutions and she does it with grace and an amazing sense of humor. In an ideal world, I would only accept job offers if we came as a package deal. But back here in reality I can only hope to be lucky enough to work with her again, somewhere down the line.
Deborah SullivanManaging Director / NO6
Alisa Cohen is a real "go-to" producer. She can be counted on to immediately embrace a project fully, with the ability to access best creative solutions while also employing best production practices. Alisa's experience is extensive that, along with her vast network of smart production colleagues, directors and creatives, proves Alisa to be a truly valuable resource and collaborator. I hope to work with Alisa again in the future and happy to endorse her whenever possible.
Joseph WitmerAccount Director / Lowe Campbell Ewald NY
Alisa is one of the best producers I've had the pleasure of working with. She is professional, detail-oriented and a lot of fun to work with. She had a great relationship with the creatives and the account team. The CPG production projects we worked together on were often very complex, and she handled all the ins and outs with ease. As an account person, the best producers are the ones you know you can depend and rely on - with Alisa I never had a doubt about that.
Jessica StuartFreelance CD / Copywriter / Cracking Good, LLC
Alisa is a superb producer and consummate professional. I worked with her on two video shoots for two different clients and she consistently wowed me. Alisa is a "can-do" producer even when faced with extreme budget and timing constraints; she's excellent with clients; and she exhibits nothing but honesty and integrity. She's such a pleasure to work with, I'd recommend her to anyone.
Joy AbellaAccount Director / Director of Social Media and Online Communications / Lumentus
Alisa was a terrific producer for our broadcast commercial. Her strong partnership with our creative team helped produce great work that the clients are extremely proud of. She was extremely helpful at every turn, and made our jobs easier all around.
Geraldine WhiteDirector, Interactive Program Management / SapientNitro
Alisa is fantastic! We worked together on a Pharmaceutical PSA campaign whose shoot day couldn't have been more complicated. Despite on-site legal and regulatory edits, impossibly tight timing, paparazzi & celebrity drama and very close quarters ...she delivered flawlessly. I look forward to working with her many more times in the future!
Stephanie PavinCopywriter + Creative Director
Alisa is a real find. Simply put, she gets stuff done, no matter how impossible it may seem. She produced three different web videos for us in a challenging timeframe - and she did it with ease. Always positive, always pleasant, always keeping everything in check...she's a fantastic producer. I recommend her wholeheartedly.
Jason SavageCreative Director / Publicis
Alisa is outstanding. Smart, efficient and keeps the production moving along with all parties well informed. She has great creative instincts and her input is always constructive. I would welcome the chance to work with her again.
Mel HiokiArt Director / Proof Integrated Communications
Alisa has high standards and is a real pleasure to work with. She's always up to speed with the top directors, editors and music houses. Alisa has always stayed within budget without sacrificing creativity and is well respected in the industry.
Judy TabakFreelance Creative Director, Copywriter, Marketing Consultant / Grey Healthcare
Alisa is the best. I love her work and her. She did everything a great producer should do and 100x more. I would heartily recommend her to anyone.... anytime... ( except when I need her)
Andrea D'AquinoFreelance Cerebral Director and Coat Check Girl / Marty Weiss & Friends
Alisa Cohen is very simply one of the sharpest, detail-oriented, and professional producers I've worked with at any agency. Besides being a total pro with knowledge of every nook and cranny of the biz, she's a pleasure and fun to be around. Highly recommended!