What Our Clients Say About Us
“Fran Sharkey is a driven marketing and communications professional. Whenever we worked together, she was a constant source of clever ideas that promoted the brand and positioned our products and services to provide competitive advantage. She’s resourceful with research data, she’s immersed herself in social media, she’s adept at all aspects of customer engagement, she’s got a strong moral compass. And she never let a ball drop in the many years we worked together. She was always a trusted, valuable asset to the team”.
— Ed Walsh, Advertising Director at Foreign Affairs
“In the demanding world of entertainment, Fran Sharkey and her incredibly talented team at Sharkey Advertising were the answer to our every need. Their creativity was unmatched, their execution superb and the results were beyond our expectations. How did they do that? Sharkey Advertising truly listened to what we needed, and then they moved quickly, efficiently, and deliberately. I look forward to the next opportunity I have to bring Sharkey Advertising on-board – I know I can trust that our vision will be realized by the incomparable Ms. Sharkey and her amazing team.”
— Michele Riordan Read, Previous Senior Vice President Development & Marketing, KidRo Productions, Inc.
“It’s rare that you come across standout talent and a visionary like Fran Sharkey. Fran is wonderful to work with—she’s smart, creative, responsive and has a very high level of commitment to her clients. She never ceases to amaze with her innovative concepts, marketing expertise and business strategies. Her creative vision and knowledge of the industry make her a valuable asset to any client or company. If you are looking for top results and want to work with someone who will bring your business to the next level, then she is your person. Great team player with great attention to details and budgets.“
— Lon Mandel, CEO, SMS Marketing, Inc.
“Working with Fran has been a unique experience. Her enthusiasm is truly genuine and her creative talents are unique while immersing herself in your project. She has a ‘no-compromises until its perfect’ attitude, which I’ve rarely seen. Our past experiences with agencies were; creative but unprofessional, or professional but stale. Fran and her expert team have all of the qualities and talents that you would want in an agency. Their finished products are meticulously thought-out, created, and crafted to convey your message. If you have high expectations and a passion for your project, Fran is the person to work with.”
— Joseph Marchese, WS Ponton
“This is what you get when you deal with Sharkey Advertising – Commensurate professionalism, creative options galore, a quick understanding of your market and perspectives, an aggressive timetable to move your project at a rapid pace, in-depth resources in all of the vital marketing disciplines and a portfolio of finished products that will exceed your expectations! One of the best things I ever did for our business was to hire Fran Sharkey – you should hire her too!”
— Roger Halvorsen, CEO Clinical Systems, Inc.
“I have great respect for Fran Sharkey and her abilities. When determining what firm we would use to develop a rebranding strategy for Adrea Rubin Marketing, Inc., I knew that Sharkey Advertising would be my firm of choice. Fran’s knowledge of the direct marketing industry helped us develop our brand execution strategy. Her creativity set the vision for the website. The results were beyond our expectations. I am proud of the amazing work that Fran and Sharkey Advertising created for my firm,”
—Adrea Rubin, CEO, Adrea Rubin Marketing, Inc.
“I hired Fran and her firm at 3 different firms that I was president of over about a 10 year period of time. Her firm did all our creative, website design, media placement and image building. Her work won several industry awards. As result of her work, each firm grew in size and it most case we more than doubled our annual revenue. Her and her team were wonderful to work with, very creative, cutting edge and always on time. Her firm is one of the best kept secrets in the industry, a real winner in my book.”
— Dave Thornbury, Previous CEO of Spectra Data Group,
CPC Associates, Inc., D.A. Lewis Associates, Inc., MDM Technologies
“We would very highly recommend Sharkey Advertising for your website or advertising needs. After consulting with Fran we decided to move forward on a completely new website as our website was getting very dated after patching and changing it for over 10 years. Fran immediately took the wheel sending us a strong selection of branded concepts and imagery to choose from and giving us solid advice in building a new look for our business. After deciding on a basic design and imagery, Frans team went to work on branding, website layout and content. We had to give them minimal direction and before we knew it the site was complete. We had to make very little changes, it was a instant hit for us! Sharkey’s entire team is above professional and if you want the best this is the place to go! Five stars!”
—Eric Reinertsen, CEO/Founder, Datastream Group, Inc.
I enjoyed working with Fran Sharkey very much. She’s quick, creative, a real problem-solver—and fun to work with. I believe she produced some really great work for us that have stood the test of time.
– Donn Rappaport, Chairman & CEO, ALC
“Fran worked with us to upgrade our website, and she and her team were just wonderful. They were extremely responsive, getting back to us right away when we had questions or changes. Most importantly, they learned how our business operates, and what we need the website to do, as opposed to putting up a bunch of pretty pictures. We look at Sharkey now as an integral partner to our marketing team, and we’ll be relying on them for marketing materials and design in the years to come.”
– Data Services, Inc.
As a recent client of Sharkey Advertising, I’d like to commend Fran Sharkey and her staff on the excellent level of attention and commitment brought to our new branded marketing materials campaign. We are thoroughly pleased with the collaborative efforts between the Sharkey organization and ours. We are very happy with the creative ideas that were presented at the finalist meeting. There is continuity in theme/feel throughout the materials developed including corporate capabilities spiral presentation booklet, folder with insert, new logo, promotional giveaways and new website. We solicited bids from several other advertising agencies and Sharkey’s proposal was very comprehensive and was the best price for what was to be delivered. Sharkey Advertising has been very flexible in working with our team to get all the projects completed in a timely manner.
— Tom Giordano, Vice President, TPA Administration, IBA
“Working with Fran and her team has been terrific. They are smart, progressive and exceptionally creative.”
— Livleen Singh, CEO, The Fidelis Group, Inc.
“Fran Sharkey was great to work with in designing our real estate website. Extremely knowledgeable and creative! I would highly recommend Fran and Sharkey Advertising to anyone looking for advertising campaigns, direct mail collateral, brochures, web design and integration. A very professional and first class operation!”
— Jeff Lynch, Realtor at ReMax Executive Realty
“After working with her in the past, I sought out Fran Sharkey to take on the role of CMO for this new start up venture in the health arena. Sharkey has been critical in the growth of our marketing capabilities. She understands the issues of brand and the importance of putting the customer at the center. Sharkey brings a balanced insightful perspective to our partnership.“
— Michael Brown, CEO Fellow Health Partners, Inc.
“I had the pleasure of working with Fran while undergoing the re-branding process at Marotta Plastic Surgery Specialists. From our very first interaction, I knew that we were in the best of hands. She listened to our vision and made it come to life. The logo and print materials she designed for our practice beautifully and successfully relay our message to the public and we are very proud to display her creations. I would recommend her services without hesitation to anyone looking to take their company or brand to the next level.”
— Alisa Vinasco, Marketing Manager, Marotta Plastic Surgery
“Fran Sharkey and her team at Sharkey Advertising have been instrumental in developing our new successful brand and website. She has spent considerable time asking all of the right questions on the front end to ensure our brand is dramatic and effective. They have also been responsive in creating the finished product in a timely manner as well as answering questions and making changes where necessary.”
— Steven R. Sheck, President, MailingLists.com
“I have worked with Fran for many years on everything from branding projects to complicated mailing cycles. Fran’s endless positive attitude and genuine concern for her client’s success continues to be refreshing. When I have a challenging marketing project that needs a realistic solution and sustainable process, I turn to Sharkey Advertising.”
— Ed Testa, Previous Vice President, Sales at Oaktree Systems, Inc.
“Sharkey was a pleasure to work with. They were extremely responsive and encouraging throughout our web site redesign process. We loved the designs they provided and appreciate all the help they provided in making sure our web site was launched successfully.”
— Risa Sudnow, Association Director, DMFA Direct Marketing Fundraisers Association
“Sharkey Advertising hit the nail on the head with their designs and made the process simple and seamless. With their skills and natural creativity, they worked quickly and efficiently, presenting professional options and offering sound advice. Sharkey Advertising immediately understood what I wanted and translated it into a new branded image that was carried through our new website. The professionalism and personalized service that we got from Sharkey Advertising made us feel so comfortable. Incredibly trustworthy and high value!“
— Declan Carney, CEO Pubvantage
“I’ve worked with Sharkey Advertising regularly for more than fifteen years on everything from creating media kits and designing websites to executing national ad campaigns. Their work is nothing short of Madison Avenue quality, which has earned them a long list of prestigious awards. As important to me is the level trust that they inspire. This is a team of pros that knows what works and gets the job done, on-time and on-budget. If you need creative design work that’s powerful, exciting and effective, don’t hesitate a second—call Fran Sharkey today!”
— Vincent Santoro, Owner, Military Retailer, MilitaryLife Publishing LLC