cDs Client Testimonials (image: effective-cold-calling.com)


Many thanks to these leading agencies for their thoughts!

 

“cDs is the brand leader and for good reason. Innovative, up-to-date and responsive”

John Horner, Managing Director, Models 1, London

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“Well, what would we do without cDs? It is just the bee’s bollocks! Fast, logical and updated intelligently every now and then. It does everything you want it to do! Love Carole”

– Carole White, Founder, Premier Model Management, London

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“cDs continually goes above-and-beyond to meet our creative needs and demanding schedules. Their latest platform is a reliable and effective cornerstone to our core business. Their web-based delivery of images to clients via Portfoliopad is clean and versatile. As repeat consumers of their web-development services, we have been satisfied again and again. Furthermore, the technical support they are able to provide is top-notch and provides peace-of-mind to our end users”

– Cameron Peak, Elite New York

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“When it comes to Agencypad and the relationship I have with cDs Global in general, I have to say: Agencypad is for me the most modern and efficient online booking application that exists on the market. And I say this after more than 15 years of booking experience as an international booker, as well as a division director in several important agencies. Compared to competitor products, Agencypad is much faster, more user-friendly and shortens your workflow by more than 80%. The imaging feature of Agencypad is superb – allowing you to quickly upload all images of a new model / talent to Portfoliopad, the Agencypad database and your website with just a few mouse clicks. Images are automatically re-sized and instantly available for Portfoliopad. And if you have your website powered by cDs, then your model is online within 5 minutes. I find Agencypad extremely useful as someone who travels often. I can make last minute changes using my iPhone while on the move – whichever country I am in. If a client needs options right away, I can quickly check if my models are available. For me Agencypad is the perfect tool for any booker who travels a lot and needs to be on top of things nearly all the time”

– Benedikt Schlegel, International Headbooker, Option Model Agency, Zurich

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“Pour City Models, l’expérience et la rapidité d’exécution de l’équipe de cDs Group sont essentielles, tant pour la vie courante de l’agence que pour accompagner le rapide développement. Jérôme Maréchaux et son équipe nous font bénéficier, depuis plus de 15 ans, des spécificités et innovations de leur logiciel ainsi que de leurs services marketing et communication. cDs group a toujours su nous répondre avec professionnalisme et réactivité, anticipant, parfois même au-delà de nos attentes, nos enjeux de demain, notamment en matière de mobilité et d’ouverture aux réseaux sociaux.Avec cDs group, nous avons bâti une relation de confiance et de compréhension instantanée.”

“For City Models, the experience and the speed of execution of the cDs Global team are essential, both for the daily life of the agency and our rapid expansion.For more than 15 years we have benefited from Jerome Maréchaux and his team’s software with its tailored features and the innovations, as well as for their marketing and communication departments.cDs group has always responded to us with professionalism and responsiveness: anticipating, sometimes even beyond our expectations, our challenges of tomorrow, particularly in terms of mobility and openness to social networks.With cDs Global, we have built a relationship of trust and immediate understanding.”

Lionel Dejean, Managing Director, CITY Models, Paris

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“It has been an incredible journey coming from managing a busy hair and makeup agency with paper charts to utilising cDs. Since we have worked with Agency Pad, our business has been much simpler and easier due to the information we need being right at our fingertips. We have been able to count on Agency Pad to help train new agents to get up to speed, but cDs has also allowed us to more importantly share information across 10 agents and hundreds of suppliers and customers with such ease that we couldn’t imagine not having it! Our business can now utilise all our connections intelligently and easily”

– Carla Pierce, Hair, Makeup & Styling Artist, Streeters, London

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“cDs is the world’s most superb system. Recently, we wanted to completely refresh our website: something new and different. We liked that cDs could take care of the whole design process and understand what features we wanted. As a lot of our clients and models use such a variety of browsers and devices it was important that the website resized and displayed as nicely on an Android device as on an iPad. It is a pleasure to see our website look so great on all of them.”

– Junko Shimazaki, Donna Models Inc., Tokyo

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“I am truly delighted with the new system for many reasons and know it will play an important part in the growth of Red.”

Neil Mautone, CEO, Red Model Management, New York

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“Can’t think of agency life without cDs!!”

Rachel du Preez, Director, Union Models, London

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“I can say a lot of words about cDs… cDs is my control panel”

– Vasso Bania, VN Models, Athens

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“cDs is reliable and professional. You can’t go wrong with cDs!”

– Chuando, AVE Management, Singapore

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“cDs 令整體運作變得輕鬆簡易, 而最重要的是JC一直支持鼓勵及友誼, 多謝!!

“cDs’ overall operation is easy and simple, we value encouraging and supporting you, Thank you!!”

– Emmanuelle Pouliquen, Founder, Synergy Models, Hong Kong

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“Il y a deux qualités essentielles à mon travail :la rapidité de réaction et la précision technique.Ces qualités, liées à une présence humaine que j’apprécie particulièrement, rendent la collaboration avec cDs efficace, chaleureuse, irremplaçable, et cela dure depuis 10 ans et j’espère pour encore au moins un demi-siècle!”

“There are two essential qualities in my work: responsiveness and technical precision.These qualities are related to the human presence that I like, and make our effective collaboration with CDS, warm, irreplaceable, lasting for 10 years and I hope to have at least half a century more!”

-Juliette Ménager (Directrice), Joule Studio Casting, Paris

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“cDs always goes out of their way to make things work the way you want”

– Kathryn Carter-Allen, Bookings Models, London

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“cDs stands for easy to use software and great support – a package we’re convinced of since many years!”

– Moritz Jahn, Agent, Kult Model Agency, Germany

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“cDs Global has changed our lives for the better. Looking back I wonder how we did it without them. Their help and support is brilliant!”

– Anna Shillinglaw, Milk Management, London

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“I have been using cDs for many years now and have always found their back-up service very fast and professional, which is what you want when you have a problem!”

Rod Zane Gallocher, Managing Director, Outlaws Model Agency, Cape Town

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“cDs understands how the model business works – this is why the combination of the booking program and Portfoliopad – together with website design and hosting – has become an essential part of FM Agency’s day-to-day operations. Highly recommended!”

– Laurie Kuhrt, Founder, FM Model Agency, London

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“As the CEO of a Holding company of which one of the 5 companies is a Model Agency, it is an absolute God-send having cDs, as it eliminates time consuming elements and allows me to completely stream-line my efforts and energy on a daily basis”

– Neal Vincent, CEO, Base Model Agency, Cape Town

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“We started working with cDs 13 years ago. cDs has helped to build our business by being professional, up-to-date with today’s technology and an impeccable service around the clock. Without cDs we would not be where we are today”

– Harry Denker, Managing Director, Harry’s Model Management, Munich

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“I want to let you know that after 4 years working with your professional system, I am still very happy with the collaboration, and would inform other colleagues to use your cDs system for their modeling business. I thank you guys for everything and hope to work on a longtime base business with you”

– Jill Matheuwezen, Managing Director, Jill Models Management, Antwerp

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“cDs is always a great help and respond promptly to any inquiries we may have. They offer a friendly approachable service, and products that are easy to use and understand. Everything works so well together which is why we choose cDs”

– Amy Berry, Design & Brand Manager, Leni’s Model Management, London

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“In today’s dynamic world of model management, information is everything. At FIRST we have relied on cDs Global’s integrated booking table management system for many years. Its flexibility and ease-of-use makes what is an already complicated day just that little bit easier. Thanks cDs!”

– Gareth Roberts, First Model Management, London

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“The team at Established love the flexibility, ease of use and advanced features of CDS’ AgencyPad booking and imaging system. The set up was quick and straight forward as was the training. The back up team have been quick to tweak the program to suit our agency’s specific needs. AgencyPad definitely feels like the way forward”

– Mark Evans, Co-founder & Director, Established Models, London

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“cDs have been a great company to work with. They are very responsive to any problems we have and have a good understanding of the way our company and the industry works. The New Modeling software that we use works like a charm, and meets all our requirements for managing models, their days and details, as well as client details”

– Madhushan Gokool, IT Manager, Storm Model Management, London

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“cDs for us has been an absolute find. It has completely revolutionised the way you can manage your artists. It allows you to work more efficiently and it is a very user-friendly service. The most important aspect too is the potential to gather a brilliant database, which in turn, creates a higher revenue stream. I cannot imagine how we worked before without it”

– Carol Hayes, Managing Director, Carol Hayes Management, London

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“cDs has bought a standard of booking and an ease to our business that makes distance and size no barrier. JC we love it when you visit, not just because you listen and make our work easier, but because you make us smile when you walk in the door. We might be far away but at least we feel part of the global industry that is modeling”

– Sara Tetro, Director, 62 Models & Talent, Auckland

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“We have been clients of cDs’ New Rep program since 2002. As agents/managers for Cinematographers, we find this software an invaluable tool. It allows us to integrate everything we do from scheduling, artist info, client info, financial info and invoicing. It helps us be extremely efficient and is key in our company’s exceptional service to our Artist and our Clients”

– Dora Sesler, Sesler & Company, Los Angeles & Toronto

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“A huge thank you to cDs and its team of professionals for their help and creativity! Since I use cDs Global’s Portfoliopad and created my website with these guys, my professional life has really changed for the better. The tools are incredibly well-thought and easy to operate, and once you have passed the original process of entering your contacts, group-sending and communicating becomes so much easier. I honestly don’t know how I could work without them before! Well done guys!!

Marc Guillon (Photographer)

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“I first heard about Jerome Marechaux as I was working at Elite in Paris in 1989. He had developed a “minitel” casting system… very innovative at the time. A few years later I moved to London to head Profile Model Management. I immediately contacted cDs and ordered their first ever booking system, which at the time were operated by Unix. It was already the very best booking system in the world. 15 years on cDs has developed so many auxiliary products such as Portfoliopad – imagerie that allowed them to remain in a world leading position. Their website design team is also a leader in the fashion industry sector. I can only praise their professionalism and expertise that they have shown me during the 15 years of partnership that we have had, and I have every intention to keep on using cDs”

– Christophe Chalvet de Recy, Director, Profile Model Management, London

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“A great big thank you to cDs Global for helping me with the launch of my agency, Crayon Tots Management! The cDs team were brilliant. Always professional, very helpful and quick delivery. I made the best decision choosing cDs Global. I look forward to our long term partnership.”

– Irene Seninde, Owner, Crayon Tots Management, London

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“The cDs team has been an invaluable resource to the establishment and success of Model HQ. We look forward to a continuing and mutually beneficial relationship.”

Renee Magazi, Managing Director, Model HQ, Johannesburg

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“When I started my agency, I had a very specific look and feel I wanted to project. I don’t believe in doing anything half measure, and am an advocate for “what you see, is what you get”. My company image had to project that. I wanted simple, elegant lines that did not detract from my talent, but that would compliment the images and create an exclusive feel. Behind the scenes, I wanted the same experience, and cDs’ layout for Agency Pad and Portfolio Pad, does exactly that. I love that I can update my website at a click of a button and that the end result is sleek and professional looking. It’s empowering learning new ways to market my business and being able to implement them myself.”

Martez Saporta-Rothuysen, owner, Martez Model Management Cape Town

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“Being able to update an image for a model on our website anytime day or night, is an incredible time-saver. The changes are immediate and so easy to do, which means our website is always fresh and interesting for our clients. We feel this is important because we want to invite agencies worldwide to get out in touch with us if they have a model that they would like introduced to the German market. Whilst it was a thought that crossed our minds: that it might be tricky dealing with very ‘techie’ people based in another country, I don’t think we should have even thought about it. Pieter and his team were so easy to get hold of whenever we needed to and we worked closely realizing all our ideas. It was an awesome experience and one that we really enjoyed.”

– Management, on1 Models, Berlin

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“First of all I want to share my positive customer testimonial because I appreciate the kind and professional support of your crew.After working with my former website for 2 years, cDs offered me the opportunity to have a make-over of my website. The experience taught me that I wanted a front-end with a different “look and feel” which lives up to the most current trends in the modelling and fashion industry. I am proud of the result”

– Thans Model Management, Owner Thans Model Management, Amsterdam

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“As a photographer, it is important for me to have a platform from which I can have the best exposure for my images, as well as a secure environment from which they can be displayed. I believe that cDs’ expertise in development and design brought my website to life.With an emphasis on the way clients view images through devices such as smart phones and tablets, it is vital that my images display for easy viewing. Once again this was an area where cDs was able to deliver on their wealth of knowledge in bringing the concept into a reality.Using customized portfolio layouts I am able to have a website which truly represents the very best elements of my work and which brings these images into the scope of the viewer, thereby enhancing their experience while on the marklegrange.com website”

Mark Le Grange (Photographer)

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“I knew I wanted a high quality model agency website. It was just finding the time to fit it in. But I was actually surprised by the speed of the whole process. Working with CDS the whole process took a month, from very first discussions to website launch.I have had a lot of success in this industry and I wanted my image to reflect this. I see my new website as like wearing a hot new suit; the person underneath the suit is still the same – but now others who maybe didn’t know me before can see the vision.Like the way I run my business the design of my website is clean, efficient, bold, uncomplicated yet (in my opinion) stylish.The agency tools (Agencypad and Portfoliopad) set up by CDS literally cut the time it takes to work on a casting in half.I’m happy. Seb”

– Seb Holden, Owner Sports of Seb, London

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“I cannot even imagine working in our industry without cDs! The way the systems integrates all aspects of imaging, booking,invoicing is simply brilliant. We work in an image business and cDs has the image down on all levels to make the right impression!You are only as good as the people you surround yourself with, so I choose to surround myself with the best. The support team goes above and beyond to assist!”

– Margaret Merritt, Owner Margaret Merritt, Arizona

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“Our approach to designing the First in Service Wonderwall site was the same approach of a modeling agency, which is why we chose cDs. Our 52 luxury properties are effectively our ‘models.’ So displaying each one with exceptional visual appeal – both side-by-side and alone – was essential to its success.We knew that in designing the site, customization and filters were also key, and we were able to collaborate with cDs on best options. Each property would need a customized portfolio page including images, video, bespoke experiences and perks. All of these fields are easy to update day or night, which is incredibly convenient for my team and keeps content fresh. In addition, cDs helped us design filters to allow clients to narrow their selection between properties.Throughout the process, the cDs team were not only extremely responsive, reliable and professional, but they excelled at problem solving. We really thought of them as creative collaborators, offering innovative solutions, and ultimately helping us to surpass our original goals. We would be more than happy to work with them again.”

– Fernando Gonzalez, CEO, First in Service Travel, New York

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