SPOTLIGHT CLIENT TESTIMONIALS
The entire Spotlight team is proud of the long-term relationships we have with our clients and the results we have delivered. We regard ourselves as an extension of our clients’ business and care about achieving their objectives as much as they do. We are very grateful for the kind words shared by some of our clients below:
“I have worked with Candis and her company Spotlight Agency for over 5 years with extraordinary results. She has arranged countless media interviews both nationally and internationally in every type of media. From local news to talk shows such as The Doctors to The Steve Harvey Show, to morning shows, newspapers from the Chicago Tribune to the LA Times, every beauty magazine both in print to online and online publications such as Buzzfeed to Huffington Post and many more. She manages to maintain close relationships with New York media even though she is based in Los Angeles.
Most important is the personal touch of Candis and her staff. Always wonderful to work with, reminding me gently but insistently of deadlines! And, everyone at the publications and TV shows always compliments her to me.”
~ Dr. Ava Shamban • Board-Certified Dermatologist
“As a physician to many high-profile patients in Hollywood, as well as the medical advisor to several health and fitness television shows, I’m often called on to comment on subject-related stories by top media. In this digital age, people are bombarded with many different messages about how to achieve optimal health, so it’s difficult to determine fact from fiction. With the privilege of media exposure comes great responsibility. I had chosen before to go without media representation or a marketing team, but I wanted to have a greater opportunity to set the record straight on many health-related issues in hopes that people can live healthier and happier lives. Working with the Spotlight team enabled me to do just that. From managing media inquiries, to helping me secure media in order to communicate vital information to a mass audience, to creating my website, directing photoshoots, managing my social media and more, the Spotlight team has done a great job every step of the way. The Spotlight team is a group of some of the hardest working professionals I’ve had the pleasure of working with, and I am delighted to recommend them to any medical group in need of their services.”
~ Dr. Robert Huizenga • Internist & Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at UCLA
“I have worked with Candis for over 10 years and am her biggest fan. She has helped me appear on Larry King Live, Oprah, Extreme Makeover, The Doctors, E!, Extra, Access Hollywood, The View and countless other shows. In addition, Candis is always at my side to support me in every PR endeavor I encounter.
However, her greatest asset has been in finding me unique, new media opportunities and maintaining my existing ones.
Not only is Candis my publicist, but she has become part of my family.”
~ Dr. Bill Dorfman • Dentist
“I’ve had the privilege of working with Candis, Sue, and everyone at Spotlight for the last year. When I first came to them, my clinic had been open only a few months and we were struggling to find a presence in the field of Functional Medicine – which is highly competitive in Los Angeles. They have spent countless hours working to establish an online presence, and coordinate an overall marketing plan, and we are now beginning to engage their excellent PR resources. The result of all of this has been beyond expectations – we have met and exceeded all of our short and long-term goals for overall patient flow. I always expected to be this busy, but never in this short of a time span! The result of all of this fantastic work is that my services are in ever increasing demand, and I am now looking to expand the practice and hire clinical partners to meet this demand – years before I ever anticipated needing to do this. Spotlight has been essential in making this happen. I’m truly thankfully that I crossed paths with them – my practice is thriving because of it!”
~ Dr. Elroy Vojdani • Functional Medicine MD
“Spotlight Agency has transformed my office’s branding, online presence and media presence in so many ways. They are thoughtful, result-oriented professionals who know how to make things happen. I’ve worked with them for marketing, public relations, social media, reputation management and more, and have seen my business grow immensely as a direct result of the changes recommended by Spotlight. If you are thinking of growing your business or practice, look no further than Spotlight Agency. I highly recommend them.”
~ Dr. William Kwan • Dermatologist – Kwan Dermatology
“I absolutely love Candis! Both her and the entire Spotlight team go above and beyond for their clients. They offer a fresh perspective, are advocates for their clients and I always trust that they hold my best interest at heart at the core of every opportunity presented. The Spotlight team is well-versed in working with physicians and the hectic practices we have and they do a great job managing expectations, collaboratively working with the office staff and delicately pushing to meet media deadlines. They are a dedicated team of creative, responsive and results-driven women whom I not only enjoy working with, but would hands down recommend!”
~ Dr. Thais Aliabadi • Obstetrics & Gynecology at Cedars Sinai
“We have worked with Spotlight Agency, for the past 2 years. We have found them to be highly dependable, professional and to be respected and well received by the industry.”
~ Dr. Kerry K. Assil • Ophthalmologist – Medical Director, The Assil Eye Institute
“Spotlight Agency has done a fabulous job for me! They’ve opened the doors for me to appear on prominent national television programs, magazines, and websites. They are great communicators, easy to work with, and well-connected. It’s no wonder so many of Spotlight’s clients stay with them for so long! I give them my highest recommendation.”
~ Dr. Anthony Youn • ASPS Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
“I have been using Spotlight to enhance my Plastic Surgery practice for about 2 years. Prior to that time I had very limited internet exposure. I had an “off the shelf” website and no social media. Nearly all of my new patients were referred from prior patients and doctor referrals. I noticed that over time, my share of non-directed patients (people without a referral source) was diminishing. These tend to be the younger patients who are always beneficial to have in your practice as they keep your practice vibrant and growing.
Spotlight created an entirely new on-line presence for me. They made my practice visible on all the internet review sites and helped my patients get their reviews seen. They created a new website and have orchestrated the search engine optimization to keep my practice on the first page of searches. Spotlight also suggested marketing ideas and tools to help me boost revenues when needed.
I highly recommend Spotlight to anyone who wants to better present themselves to the online public.”
~ Howard Gross, MD • ASPS Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
“Working with Candis and Spotlight was a true pleasure. She helped guide me to achieve the goals I set out to accomplish. Candis and her Spotlight team were professional, courteous and conscientious. She was always on time and she always followed through with what she set out to do.
I have referred Spotlight to other colleagues of mine and would recommend using her and her firm. Thank you Candis!”
~ Dr. Jeremy Fine • Board-Certified Internal Medicine Physician
“I was referred to Spotlight by a colleague who said his practice was doing well because of their work. I had been in Santa Barbara for 2 years and nobody had heard of me. I was introduced to the Marketing Director of Spotlight. What I found notable was her ‘go-getter’ personality and her enthusiasm about her work, which I find important attributes in people and realized later the entire team is like that. Our following meetings, she took the time to learn about me, my business and my ‘dream-as-big-as-I-want’ business objectives. She came back with a whole business plan. Her goal wasn’t to just build me a website. She’s making my dreams come true! Since then, (my website aside- which is truly fabulous) my name is known in the community, I have great reviews and my followers on social media keep growing. My business has grown to the point that I’m on my way to opening a second location in less than a year and well on my way to making my dream a reality. I’d like to thank the Spotlight crew; it’s been a great experience. I am happy to give Spotlight my highest recommendation!”
~ Dr. Pedram Rashti,MD • Board-Certified OBGYN
“I would highly recommend Candis and Spotlight Agency to anyone looking for Beauty PR representation. Their ‘Can Do’ positive attitude is infectious and their proven track record in garnering great press coverage is amazing. The Spotlight team is results-driven, creative and very conscientious of working within your budget. An absolute delight to work with, I hope to work with Candis and her team for many years to come.”
~ Wanda Longo • Vice President, Retail Operations NUDESTIX
“I began a relationship with the Spotlight Agency after working with a big-named beauty PR firm in NYC. Spotlight was recommended to me by a colleague for their ability to provide big results and high value. And, that is exactly what Spotlight has done for us. For emerging brands, it is often not realistic to have open ended, large retainers and unknown extraneous costs. Candis and her team did an excellent job of spending for us wisely and working with us in the capacity we needed for the time periods we set. Moreover, Candis is a beautiful person that lives with integrity. I highly recommend Spotlight!”
~ Mally Chakola • President, M. Steves Skincare
“During the past 5 years, it has been a phenomenal opportunity working with the Spotlight Agency as our public relations and communications firm. Prior to working with Candis Melamed and her company, the idea of public relations was very foreign to us. However, Candis and her team have guided us and taken our reputation to the next level. They are easy to work with and have a superior amount of knowledge and contacts in the world of media and press. And currently, our reputation – which was excellent in the medical world – is now well known in all forms of media.
Spotlight Agency has helped the Southern California Reproductive Center beyond the cover of some of the most renowned newspapers in our country and has given us the opportunity of interviews and articles in international and domestic press that has significantly helped our reputation and business. We look forward to continuing our work with them as publicists and greatly appreciate everything that they have done for us over the past years.”
~ Southern California Reproductive Center