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Spotlight Is on Pierce Communications

Posted by Andrea Keating on August 21, 2012

We are always excited to get a call from Monroe Oakley an executive producer that we have been working with since 1987—a few years before he co-founded his northern New Jersey firm, Pierce Communications, in 1990.

“Crews Control has been a trusted resource that has helped us keep our corporate communications clients looking good on video,” says Oakley, noting that while video is one of Pierce’s core competencies, the firm doesn’t have a large production department. “We specialize in the creative side of video projects—how the videos look and sound—and we produce and direct them,” he adds. “So when it comes to hiring the crew, we look for videographers who insist on the highest quality, just like we do.”

925Consider a recent video shoot in Beijing.

“I was about to get on a plane for China when the client suddenly decided they needed additional video support,” Oakley explains. “It was a very last-minute plan that came up practically in the middle of the night, U.S. time. So I called Becky at Crews Control, and she just said, ‘I got you covered.’ She wasn’t kidding. As I was flying to Beijing, she worked out all the details. By the time I landed, a local crew was en route to meet me. She delivered, just as promised.”

With global clients that include Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Jaguar Land Rover, and Bayer Consumer Care, Oakley knows he can’t afford to make a mistake.

“When I work with film crews hired through Crews Control, I know that they’ll make me look good,” Oakley shares. “They understand what I need on each shoot, and always connect me with just the right shooter. And, if ever something isn’t 110 percent perfect, they are my sounding board and work tirelessly to resolve any issues.

“Working with Crews Control makes my life easy, and we are successful. I not only recommend them to colleagues—I recommend them to clients even when they don’t need us to be part of the video shoot. That’s how much confidence I have in Crews Control.”

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