A PUBLIC RELATIONS AND MARKETING COMPANY

Testimonials

Some nice things clients and other associates have
said about working with Winuk Communications, Inc.

 

“I have worked with Jay for many years, as well as with a number of other outside communications and marketing consultants.  Of this large and varied group, Jay stands alone.  His professionalism is unmatched, as is his strategic sense and tactical execution.  He is thorough, responsive and, most important, generates results, which is what every client wants.  And he does so in a calm, relaxed style that puts everyone at ease around him, even during the worst of times.  It also helps that he has a tremendous sense of humor that lightens the mood and puts everything in its proper perspective.  If you have a variety of choices, I’ll make it simple – hire Winuk.”

 

Gordon Earle

Associate Dean, Department of Communications & Public Affairs

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Former Executive Vice President, GCI Group

 

 

“Winuk Communications brought an expertise to our school district, and thus our town, that we had not had before and which we desperately needed when a crisis hit.  The aftershock of a bad public incident was spiraling out of control, and we were facing tough scrutiny by the media and from several other constituencies.  Jay and his team stepped in and immediately helped calm the waters and provide a clear pathway to constructive action.  Our community greatly benefited from Winuk’s spot-on strategic counsel, excellent media relations and writing skills, and thoughtful, creative approach.  The agency is a quick study, highly accessible, and immediately and seamlessly became a trusted, integral player on our team of government officials, educators and business leaders tasked with tackling this crisis.  Winuk brought an essential outside perspective to our challenges, providing both a short- and long-term vision of what needed to be done and how to do it.  I would highly recommend Winuk to anyone facing a crisis communications challenge or for any kind of public relations needs.”

 

Thomas J. Manko

Superintendent of Schools

Mahopac Central School District

 

"Winuk Communications did an outstanding job in support of Journey.  The agency’s role in generating national awareness, and therefore much needed funds for ailing heroes, was essential to Journey’s success.  I’m so pleased that Jay and his team have received these PR industry honors.  The agency is talented, resourceful and caring, and certainly deserving of this recognition.”

 

George Martin

Founder and President, a Journey for 9/11

Executive Director and President, NFL Alumni Association

Retired Co-Captain and Super Bowl champion, NY Giants Football Team

 

 

“Winuk completely blew me away.  I was completely impressed with the amount of PR the firm got for this Journey. I've never seen anything like it in the business.  We almost couldn't keep up with the press.”

 

David Jurist

Board of Directors and Treasurer

a Journey for 9/11

 

“We called you the ‘Sultan of Media’ here yesterday.  You are AMAZING!”

 

“This is FANTASTIC!  It was difficult getting (“NBA Inside Stuff”) to cover our programs when we were with the Knicks.  Great job, Jay.”

 

“Great work.  The level of interest for a USBL team that hasn’t yet played a game is jaw-dropping, and you’re the one that’s been stirring the pot.  Congrats!”

 

Pam Harris, Mark Pannes

Westchester Wildfire Marketing and Sales Directors

“You were very helpful to us during a time of real crisis, so thank you!”

 

David Rivel

Chief Executive Officer

Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services

 

“Of all the groups I got to work with while at the White House, David, Jay, and Fred of MyGoodDeed were by far the most inspiring and rewarding.  Their motivations are authentic and true, their work is really solid, their style of engagement is easy and sophisticated, and they are very smart and talented.”

 

Katie Loovis

Former  Associate Director

USA Freedom Corps, The White House

Former Director, Business and Society, Business Civic Leadership Center

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Former Director, External Affairs, U.S. Department of Interior

 

"As the founder/CEO of a growing startup, I need to be sure I get top-notch service from my vendors. We don’t have time or money to waste.  Jay and his team treated brettapproved as if we were a Fortune 500 client.  Most important, they produced impactful results, generating the traction we needed to help get our business to the next level. It was clear from the outset that the agency genuinely cared about achieving success for our company, and worked as hard as we do to help us get there."

 

Brett Heising, Founder/CEO

 

“As both a national broadcasting industry executive and founder of a philanthropic organization, I have worked with many public relations firms of every size over the years.  Few compare to Winuk Communications.  Jay and his team never disappoint.  They bring energy, smarts, creativity and passion to every element of their work, and it is a pleasure to watch them in action.  The agency continually strives and regularly manages to exceed expectations, and its personnel are true pros.  Any company seeking exceptional strategic communications thinking and top flight execution would be wise to consider Winuk Communications.”

 

Joel Hollander

Former Chairman & CEO, CBS Radio Network

Former President & CEO, Westwood One

Former General Manager, WFAN Radio

Founder, CJ Foundation for SIDS

 

“As a client of Winuk Communications I’ve had the pleasure of working with Jay and his team numerous times over the years, supporting major national and regional communications initiatives for organizations as diverse as Clear Channel Entertainment (today Live Nation), apparel retailer Steve & Barry’s, shopping and leisure destination DestiNY USA and others.  I’ve trusted his strategic counsel during times of crisis and for new product launches, implementations of new practices, employee communications and more.  I consider Jay the ultimate professional – he knows his stuff and thus quickly becomes a genuine and critical partner to the C-suite.”

 

Howard Schacter

President, DiGennaro Communications

Former Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications

Clear Channel Entertainment

 

 

“Winuk Communications has been our agency of record for many years.  Jay and his team demonstrate exceptional professionalism, have a sound understanding of how to make the most of media opportunities and regularly provide our law firm and its partners with sound counsel.  As an aviation law firm frequently involved in crisis and highly sensitive situations, we count on Winuk to be accessible, responsive, and at the ready to help us navigate difficult media waters and a wide variety of challenges and opportunities.  The agency never disappoints.”

 

Daniel Rose

Partner

Kreindler & Kreindler LLP

 

 

“Winuk Communications has served Kreindler & Kreindler exceedingly well over the years.  The agency’s professional staff is a quick study and highly productive, with a strong understanding of the nuances of the legal work that we do.  The agency consistently excels.  Its team is creative, proactive, discreet and a pleasure to work with.”

 

Marc S. Moller

Partner

Kreindler & Kreindler LLP

 

"Jay Winuk and his team were a wonderful asset to our organization during the Children’s Arts Awards. The high profile event we held at
Cipriani-Wall Street garnered appearances from celebrities and business leaders from across New York City. Thanks to the professionalism and fantastic work of Jay and his team, all of our press and PR needs were managed with great success. From print to television, we received press not normally seen in our organization. Additionally, Jay meshed seamlessly with our marketing department, which made the entire process of working with a consultant that much more positive. He is easy to work with, up front and delivers the goods. Jay Winuk brings great ideas to the table, is a teamplayer and a valuable public relations expert."

 

John G. Schultz

Executive Director

Young Audiences New York

 

“Jay Winuk and his team are consummate professionals, and Jay brought everything he had to this engagement: experience, intelligence, creativity and warmth.  The agency is a pleasure to work with in every way.”

 

Alison Pavia

Executive Director

Stephen and Elizabeth Alderman, Co-Founders

Peter C. Alderman Foundation

 

“Winuk Communications provided public relations services to Alacra for several years, from our early one-office start-up days through our development into a much larger entity.  From start to finish, the agency treated our business with the highest priority, as if it were their own.  Winuk excelled at media relations, event planning and writing, and was particularly effective supporting the launch of new products and as we re-branded our company from Data Downlink to Alacra.  Simply put, Winuk’s counsel and commitment to the highest standards was surely important to our company’s growth and success.”

 

Steven Goldstein

Chief Executive Officer

Alacra, Inc.

 

 

"I have had the opportunity to work with Winuk Communications, Inc. in two capacities.  As the new president of the National MultiCultural Institute (NMCI) in Washington, DC, my first order of business was to retain Winuk Communications as our public relations firm. The results have been nothing short of spectacular. The agency’s PR support has substantially elevated national media coverage of NMCI and has been consistently driving our brand message. Winuk is and will be our PR provider of choice.

 

Previously, I worked closely with the agency while serving as Board President for “a Journey for 911,” the national fundraising initiative of NFL Super Bowl legend George Martin. Journey’s goal is to raise money in support of thousands of Ground Zero workers who require ongoing medical care as a result of their selfless efforts at the site. Winuk’s tireless and effective efforts resulted in Journey receiving unprecedented and essential exposure through media coverage, public speaking engagements and events the agency orchestrated throughout the nation. Winuk’s comprehensive and creative PR support set the stage for Journey to raise about $3 million to date."

 

John R. Kirksey

President

National MultiCultural Institute

 

"I worked with Jay and his team on our annual Gala Fundraiser event and was very happy with the amount of coverage and ideas Jay brought to the table.  The ability to think out of the box provided the results we were looking for.  Jay and his team truly love what they do and that makes all the difference.  I hope to work with Jay again in the near future."

 

Janeen Shaitelman

Marketing and Promotions Director

WFUV Radio, 90.7FM and wfuv.org

 

 

“Jay, I am writing to thank you, again, for your assistance with my CIC speech.  It was well received and delivered the messages we highlighted.  I could not have done it without your help, and I look forward to working with you again.”

 

Brian E. Becker

Former President

SFX/Clear Channel Entertainment

 

"Jay, thanks for the report.  My office saw a significant on-line contribution from this past weekend.  The news coverage has definitely showed results and is greatly appreciated."

 

Mike Gormalley

Senior Director

VFW Foundation

Jay S. Winuk

Winuk Communications, Inc.

25 Brian Court

Carmel, NY 10512

Phone : 845-277-1160

Fax: 845-277-1168