Testimonials

People aren't shy about expressing their love for The Cultivated Word. Read on to find out what some of our recent clients and partners have to say about our work.

“Since 2004, Sonja has been my go-to person for copywriting, video production, and creative collaboration. She’s a talented researcher, writer, and nuanced thinker who has grown The Cultivated Word from just a few clients to a thriving and selective creative services firm that focuses on producing provocative and interesting work, rather than status quo. Sonja played important role in our re-branding campaign for Grasshopper, writing and producing the video that inspired hundreds of thousands around the world, Entrepreneurs Can Change the World.  She will drive a project forward from start to finish without losing focus on the overall company/project objective. I recommend her to any company who wants to captivate their audience and tell a compelling story.”

- Siamak Taghaddos, Co-Founder & CEO, Grasshopper

“Sonja was an absolute pleasure to work with on the “Future of work/Join the Movement” video & promotion at oDesk. Her passion & creativity were evident throughout the brainstorming, scriptwriting, and video editing phases of the project, and her professionalism ensured that the project was completed on time. We can be a difficult bunch to work with here at oDesk – we have lots of opinions, and can be very particular. But, Sonja did a great managing us and leading us towards a great end product that describes our business in a very exciting way. I’d recommend Sonja in a heartbeat!”

- Amit Bakshi, Product Marketing Manager, oDesk

“Sonja is a highly motivated and talented creative strategist who excels at challenging projects. Time and again she has demonstrated the ability to quickly analyze business and marketing issues, and provide thoughtful and effective solutions. From ideation to copywriting to video production, if you want an upgrade to your content that will grab the attention of your audience, talk to Sonja.”

- David Polcaro, Principal, East Coast Catalyst

“Sonja was an integral part of our branding and website overhaul. Taking the time to learn about our industry and our company, Sonja proved to be a quick study, easily relating to our message and generating thoughtful content for the site and other marketing collateral. Further exceeding our expectations, Sonja also brought her design skills to our project turning out exceptional print pieces that perfectly complement our brand. I look forward to leveraging Sonja and her talents in our future endeavors.”

- Miguel Edwards, Senior Vice President, Cover-All Technologies

“I have only hired Sonja twice. I didn’t have it in the budget to hire her the other 19 times I really wanted her. Sonja does exactly what you wish all of your business partners did… she delivers. She is easy to communicate with. Her questions are clear and concise, demonstrating a grasp of her subject matter that puts you immediately at ease. You know that her wedge of the pie will be done professionally even if all the other moving parts are spinning out of control. There is never any bullshit from Sonja. She tells you exactly what to expect and when to expect it. It’s refreshingly simple. She is what Seth Godin refers to as a “Linchpin”. You can get work done without her, but it will be average work that doesn’t move people.

Not only would I hire Sonja for any project requiring original thinking or hard work. She’s one of a handful of people I would try to lure away to start a company stocked with artists and change makers.

I wish I could express it better, but when I need to do that, I usually hire Sonja.”

- Phil Buckley, 1918

“Sonja is one of the most talented and professional people I’ve hired over the past 15 years. She brings insight, expertise, and energy to all of her assignments, and I make it a point to get her involved (when she has availability) on every project I work on these days.”

- Tim Bourgeois, Principal, East Coast Catalyst

Sonja was an integral part of our branding and website overhaul. Taking the time to learn about our industry and our company, Sonja proved to be a quick study, easily relating to our message and generating thoughtful content for the site and other marketing collateral. Further exceeding our expectations, Sonja also brought her design skills to our project turning out exceptional print pieces that perfectly complement our brand. I look forward to leveraging Sonja and her talents in our future endeavors

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