These are testimonials from the CPTC team and individual members. We rebuilt and improved their website and later integrated a complicated article analytics system. CPTC is within the CHOP (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia) system. The website is ParentAndTeen.com
“As a non-profit organization with limited resources for our initial launch, we were able to get a photo-heavy website up and running, but within a few years we discovered that to continue moving forward we would first have to take a step backward. Michael and his team at Amplify helped us unravel complicated backend code, allowing us to better utilize photos and improve our SEO. They also helped streamline our day-to-day site management and make it much easier to update and maintain. We found our regular interactions with Michael and Sumon to be professional, pleasant, and timely. Now that Michael has built the team up further, we find they continue to succeed at merging service, technology, and creativity. As our website continues to evolve and grow, we look forward to working with Amplify to help us with large aspects of its development.”
– CPTC Team
“Michael has the ability to translate complicated computer issues into easy-to-understand needs so that we can make the most informed decisions as the digital landscape continues to change.”
– Eden Pontz, Executive Producer & Director of Digital Content
“As a team member that updates and posts to our website frequently, I’ve found the folks at Amplify to be incredibly helpful, responsive, and professional — even that means communicating outside of traditional working hours to get a problem resolved quickly. Sumon goes above and beyond, making user-friendly guides for site updates that explain in great detail how to operate and make the best use of new functions.”
– Taylor Tropea, Communications Associate
“Amplify has proven to be a reliable and trusted partner that helps us identify both creative and cost-effective solutions. Michael and his team have the unique ability to take abstract ideas and make them a reality.”
– Elyse Salek, Administrative Director of Research
“The Amplify team made a habit of being responsive and solutions-oriented. They created back end operations that made my front end tasks easier.”
– Dr. Andrew Pool, Research Scientist
“I like the fact that I don’t have to manage multiple communication platforms to get answers. The Amplify team is direct, responsive, and not afraid to talk things out. They solve problems at a human level.”
– Jacques Louis, Director of Community & Strategic Partnerships
Michael and the Amplify staff are uniquely skilled at honing in on a person’s or company’s special service, talent and/or contribution and figuring out how to bring it to the world.
First, they establish relationships – they are exuberant, honest, caring and insistent – meaning that they don’t let you off the hook! They bring all of their collective skills and energy to whatever is at hand: from a conversation to a longer project. They are candid and have strong recommendations.
For example, in a conversation four years ago, we were discussing the creative work I had been developing for several years. Michael and his staff challenged me to make it available to the larger community in a much bolder way than I had been doing and offered to help. I was initially resistant, in that I am cautious by nature. I eventually responded to the challenge, realizing that they were right. I now have an entity, a website and a video which the Amplify team built, and am poised to do more. They helped pave the way for me to contribute my hard work to the world in a bigger way. Amplify is a force!
Michael has done amazingly great work for me in audio and music production and raised the level of web presence significantly for one of my companies. He has it all – creativity, visionary ability to take your ideas to another level, solid development process, and all the moving parts to take ideas from concept to product.
Michael is the real deal. He has my best recommendation in all areas of communication using web and multimedia. Also, his mind and teamwork are at hyperdrive, if you need things fast!
“As owner of a commerical audio/video production company, I’ve worked with a lot of music producers and Michael is one for the few that consistently delivers high quality, creative work in a timely manner. He has been a pleasure to work with and I recommend him highly to anyone looking for professional level music composition.”
Working with Michael and the AMPLIFY Team is a fun, intelligent way to make sure your brand is seen and heard. We are a small violin shop and his enthusiasm, good sense, creativity and deep understanding of how web traffic works has done wonders for our new website.
Mount Airy Violins | Founder
FPCN | Founder
“Michael is versatile in all areas of the creative industry and works meticulously, fully committed to create experiences that touch people’s hearts.
I have worked alongside Michael to produce a variety of media for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Research Institute and his talents are a proven formula for success. Michael embodies a steadfast discipline that is rarely seen in the industry. As a fellow creative myself, I am impressed with his unique ability to amplify art direction through comprehensive vision. The results have been the production of impactful products for the institute that we could not have achieved without utilizing his creative talents.
One of the most notable aspects of Michael’s talents is his ability to pair visual content with original music. As a music composer/producer, he has the natural ability to create a critical layer that seamlessly compliments the visual elements and enhances the audience experience with unsurpassed energy.
Michael continues to set the bar for producing creative products and I look forward to working with him on many more projects – profiting from a true overall creative that supports our mission and vision.”
Creative/Art Director, CHOP Research
Michael and the Amplify team have been fabulous partners as we sought to build a new website and staff portal; to revamp our social media presence and more. They have been attentive, thoughtful, patient, flexible and creative. They have spent time meeting with various groups of our staff and clients to learn about our work and mission and to help craft their recommended strategies. The Amplify team composition has been an asset, as they bring different strengths and perspectives to their approach. We are grateful to have them as partners helping us to spread the message about the work we do and to be more effective at engaging clients, staff and broader Philadelphia communities.
Our liaison building the FPCN websites
Zero Balancing, Yoga and Dance Instructor
“The Google people were stoked by the site and praised it highly. I’m pimpin’ you out as often as I get the opportunity. Thanks for your hard work and have a great weekend.”
[This quote was from a few days before the website launch. Their site was going to be the first featured site in Google’s new product, ‘Google Places.’]
“Thank you, Michael – it has been a pleasure making this come to life with you. The media has been ridiculous… I did an interview this afternoon with a Taiwanese tele-journalist who claimed the piece would air in China. Amazing. Now we’ll have to face the music! 1700+ new customers, many of them coming tomorrow morning. Gotta get to bed. Thanks for your great help – you are appreciated.” [Day of the website launch with Google Places.]
Owner | Floyds Coffee
“Michael has done some great work for Dave’s Killer Bread. His video and music skills combined for a sharp video and his marketing insights have been very helpful. I do not hesitate to recommend Michael. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions.”
Dave’s Killer Bread
“Michael has been a huge value to our company time and time again because he not only possesses endless creativity and fantastic ideas, but the vast technical expertise to back it up.
After developing a Flash animation and building a micro-site around it for the release of a new product, we ran into a wall when it came to effectively formatting our file and finding that balance of fast streaming vs great quality. The only practical file size and load time we could come up with for our audience was devastating to the quality of both the audio and video, and it was painful to see this great animation we had worked so hard on withered down to sub-par.
Then we turned to Michael for some advice and with only a few minutes of explanations and suggestions we were able to find the correct export settings for a fast-streaming, high-quality animation we had been shooting for! If only we had turned to him sooner we could have saved hours of valuable time and saved ourselves the frustration.
Dave’s Killer Bread
“Michael did an amazing job with my website ! He blended two very different businesses seamlessly into a unique creative vision. His web design and creativity are the perfect match. He was helpful, accessible and I would highly recommend him to anyone needing to launch their business.”
Laurie Ann G.
“Michael is a very talented and well respected composer and musician. We needed a score for a training video on back safety. Needless to say, the subject matter is not very exciting, but the music that Michael created, made the video very entertaining and a success, which is a huge compliment.”
“Michael hired me as a freelance programmer over 3 years ago and we’ve been working together ever since. Sometimes budgets are pretty good and sometimes not so good. Either way, we’ve had a good working relationship and the breadth of projects he gets into is amazing. He’s been a good project leader and is organized and thorough, which streamlines my work. I’ve been impressed with how he deals with his clients and even for insignificant jobs, he wants the work done right. More importantly, he wants the client to understand what the issues are. He’s good guy to work for…and NO he didn’t pay me to say this!
“Michael is that rare sort of professional who combines warmth, care and competence. If you want to work with someone who really cares about what you’re doing, this is the guy. Michael helped me through a very intense career transition, and worked with me on creating an online presence to serve my immediate needs. I would definitely recommend Amplify to anyone just starting, or wanting to go through a new phase.”
Dr. Renee L.
“Michael is one of the most talented, experienced and credible marketing professionals with whom I have ever worked. His technical expertise and tireless work ethic ensured that I did not waste thousands of dollars investing in a product that appeared very attractive, but was actually flawed. He worked around the clock to provide an answer ahead of my deadline and he was spot on. He earned my utmost trust, is the first person I think of when I need assistance, and I highly recommend him.
When I first emailed Mike requesting some minor custom audio work I was only half expecting a reply. Not only did I hear back, but I was surprised and delighted that he was willing to make the changes I was looking for. During subsequent email and phone calls it was clear that Mike was taking a genuine interest in my work and that meant a lot to me. It was wonderful to hear and see how well the music he created fit with my visuals. I have since hired Mike for other projects and look forward to working with him in the future. I recommend him without reservation.”
“Michael applies his creative insights in such a helpful, non-judgmental and inspiring way. He gracefully brings the breadth and depth of his creative genius to each new person and project. It’s a pleasure to work with such a sensitive and caring solution-maker. Working with Michael gave me the clarity and confidence I needed to bring my vision to life. Thanks Michael!”
“Michael did a fantastic job taking a variety of videos posted on our Web site and aggregating them together to tell a story. We started with individual, long videos that not many people would take the time to watch. Now we have a concise, 3-minute video that pulls together the best clips and highlights customer successes and ROI. It’s a tremendous marketing and sales tool. Working with Michael was an absolute pleasure—his creativity and vision for a project is inspiring and he takes time to really understand your needs. The end result exceeded my expectations.”
Marketing Manager – LeanPath, Inc.
“Michael helped me solve my content management struggles. He gave me amazingly big help — like going from an abacus to a computer! I’m actually building pages and updating content and it’s fun.”
LMT | True North Massage
Having worked with Amplify Communication Design for over 4 years now, we’re continually impressed with the creativity and expertise that the team brings to the table. Michael is an extremely attentive and accessible owner, who made us feel as though we were teammates, not just clients. If you are looking for a company that is not only knowledgeable and experienced but also exudes a genuine friendliness, look no further.
AW Italian Auto Parts
“I highly recommend the talent and work ethic of MJ. He did a lot of work for me at Universal Music, and he was consistently going the extra mile and finding a way to make things work to bring out the best of the song he was working on. He was always on time and usually ahead of schedule in bringing the product to me. Michael’s greatest gift was in developing the music to exactly where the song demanded it go. He was always true to the music.”
Music Publisher – Final Four Music/frmly Universal Music | Adj. Prof. of Music Pub., Belmont Univ.
“Michael is one of the most talented, experienced and credible marketing professionals with whom I have ever worked. His technical expertise and tireless work ethic ensured that I did not waste thousands of dollars investing in a product that appeared very attractive, but was actually flawed. He worked around the clock to provide an answer ahead of my deadline and he was spot on. He earned my utmost trust, is the first person I think of when I need assistance, and I highly recommend him.”
International Entrepreneur and Consultant
“Michael is a creative genius, loaded with ideas on how to help businesses flourish. I feel that he really cares about helping others succeed in their life passions. He did an amazing job with generating successful ideas, developing my website, and testimonial video. I absolutely love what he did for me! Hiring him is like getting a social media guru, film editor, artist, musician, and webmaster all in one. You can’t get any better! Thank you! :)”
Business owner and RN
“You restored so much of my confidence even from our first conversation. It’s easy to get bogged down by the daily deadlines of life and feel like your dream will never come true. But I was convinced after we talked that I have much to offer. A professional, first class web site is the most important investment anyone can make in their business and in themselves. Thanks, Michael!”
“I first worked with Michael when he came onto the production scene in November of 1988. He was 18, full of energy and creativity, and wrote a winning theme song for the nationally syndicated broadcast talk show I was producing. Since then Michael and I have worked on numerous broadcast, cable and corporate projects. His talent is exceptional and the works Michael creates are always outstanding, but the main reason I come back to Michael with projects again and again is that he is extremely reliable and a real pleasure with whom to work! His work is always on time, on target and spot on! When we first worked together, the organization for which we worked followed the motto, ‘Excellence, Innovation and Integrity.’ Michael still works and lives by that motto. I recommend him to you without reservation!
VP Creative Product Development | DuPont Training Technologies, Corp.
“I hired Michael to help on an e-commerce site for one of our clients that required more expertise and common sense than my (then) current partners were able to provide. He took the project in a new and better direction, utilizing some of the latest tools available. And, he communicated in a pleasant and timely manner. The result was a pleased client, a great looking and user-friendly site, delivered on time and on budget.”
“We hired Michael through Kris Wilkinson’s office to design her website. This is something that Kris has wanted for a long time, but would get busy with projects and would have trouble getting all of the material together. Michael knew how beneficial this website would be to Kris and her business, so he really pushed to keep things moving and always be communicating about what needed to happen next. He was motivating without being pushy or annoying.He has an out-of-the-box creativity and really wants each person’s website to represent them and their individual personality. He doesn’t want to just do the minimum to get things finished; he really wants to provide and suggest new ideas that will enhance the site. He’s a person of integrity and man of his word, not to mention just a super nice guy. He was great to work with and I would recommend him to anyone.”
Assist. to film composer Kristin Wilkinson
“Thank YOU for the excellent web site. It’s a great leap forward for LeanPath and we appreciate all your help bringing it to life.”
CEO LeanPath, Inc.
“Michael can do it all. I am always amazed at his expertise in such a wide array of subjects. His music skills are surpassed only by his idea-oriented mind and his infectiously positive personality. He has proven this to myself both as a composer, my web developer and as a tireless ‘idea guy’. His involvement in my success is without measure.”
“Wow! That was my impression when I opened the web page Michael sent me. What I most appreciated about the process was that Michael really listened. He gave me the freedom and support to be honest, and helped illuminate what was important to me in my web page. I couldn’t be happier with his business style, communication, and talent. I highly recommend.”
EGO Women’s Accessories
“The wide world of web is anything but an exact science at times. Michael and his crew at Amplify are experts and they understand my industry and specific needs required for it. If they don’t, they’ll troubleshoot it, figure it out and explain why a “common sense” solution to an issue might not make much sense. That’s why I leave it to the pros.”
“I have known Michael for about 6 years now as a friend and as a colleague. I know him to be one of the hardest working and most consistent professionals I know – being someone who has unique ideas and follows through with them. In the music community, Michael has shown leadership in the areas of copyright issues and music business knowledge; sometimes having helped his peers navigate through business options they didn’t know existed. I can tell you that he is certainly on the pulse of where music and media are today. As a colleague, I have personally worked with him on various projects and will continue to do so where there is opportunity. I might also mention that I find his consistent track record of network credits to be truly unique in the tight-knit circles of Nashville – offering even more evidence of his musical skill and business prowess.”
Arranger-Producer | Carl Marsh