“Jim does Great work! Highly recommend.” November 9, 2008
John Hambleton, Islandsurf.com
“I met Jim when working as the Creative Director at The DeSantis Collection. Jim is a direct marketing guru! He’s a dynamic, creative thinker and he’ll share his proven methods to achieve success. Not only does Jim excel in all areas of direct marketing, he knows exactly how to achieve the best results through your creative efforts too. Working with Jim gave me an excellent education in real world, cost effective direct marketing. I highly recommend Jim if your ready to bring in the business. Jim will provide you with as much ROI as you can handle.” October 2, 2007″
Michelle Constantine Wiarda, Creative Director, DeSantis Collection/ Hassler Consortium
“Jim is a diligent, loyal and hard-working employee who thinks out of the box and is a true pleasure to work with.” September 28, 2007
Marci Zaroff, Founder/President, Under the Canopy
“When I first met Jim he brought his extensive portfolio of Direct Mail pieces, catalogues, inquiry conversion packages and more skillfully demonstrated his skill set v. just talking about it. I was extremely impressed and hired him immediately. Jim is a passionate believer and a strong professional. He is creative in spirit, but stays firmly rooted in the world of ROI. He is able to plan strategically and adjust direction accordingly to meet with changes in the market. Over the time that we have worked together Jim has helped us to better understand our customers in detail without spending a single dime. He has developed creative campaigns online and offline to capture the attention of our prospects and increase their propensity to convert to sales from concept through initial layout. He is very hands on and has a great deal of ownership for his work. His broad understanding of and connections within the direct marketing world that have made him a terrific asset to the eDiets team. I would enthusiastically recommend Jim Gilbert as a direct marketer and professional.” October 18, 2008
Kim Evenson, SVP, eDiets.com, Inc.
“Jim’ greatest quality is his ability to work well with others. He is dedicated and extremely knowledgeable about what he does. I enjoy working with Jim and I’ve learned a great deal from him. I can honestly say that he is one of my favorite people to work with and I would highly recommend him as a valuable asset to any organization.” October 17, 2008
Ron Noel, Sr Web designer, eDiets.com, Inc.
“Jim can be relied upon for delivering expert advice columns for Catalog Success’ Web site each week. He is well liked by our readers, knows his stuff well, offers very valuable advice to catalogers and has a good pulse on the business overall. I’d recommend him for any sort of catalog/multichannel work across all departments.” October 12, 2007
Paul Miller, Editor in Chief, NAPCO, Catalog Success Magazine
“Jim is a detail oriented List Manager and marketer who gets results. His knowledge of direct mail and catalog marketing and his analytical ability and negotiating skills are exceptional. At DeSantis Collection, for the period that Jim managed our lists, he increased business 11% over the previous quarter. Jim was well liked at DeSantis and when he left to pursue other opportunities, we were sad to see him go.” September 28, 2007
Lauren Devine, Production Manager, The Desantis Collection/Hassler Consortium
“As I have collaborated with Jim closely over the last decade or so, have came to realize that his analysis is always right on the money and the creative process to get there has been a fun ride! Always look forward to working with Jim on any project.” October 12, 2007
Keith Clark, President, CC Group, Inc.
“Jim Gilbert was a teacher of Direct/Electronic Marketing at Ai Miami International University of Art & Design. He taught a class of about 10 girls, which is not an easy task; especially to keep our attention. However, Mr. Gilbert did a great job of explaining how direct/electronic marketing works in our field (fashion). He showed us what his career consisted of as well as give us an opportunity to show people in the field what we learned (at the end of the quarter). Overall, Mr. Gilbert knows this business (from what I learned and absorbed in his class) inside out.” September 2008
Nicole Moya, Student, Miami International University
“Dear Professor Gilbert, first of all I want to thank you not only for teaching us some of the most important tools necessary to succeed in this industry, but also for taking the time to explain to us how to apply those tools to different scenarios… You really shared your passion and knowledge with us more than a teacher you are a mentor, and because of it I feel I am a better professional today. Thank you.”