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“In the crowded entertainment and event production industry, Gil has consistently proven to be our most dependable and honest business partner. His relationships and knowledge have significantly enhanced our ability to deliver national acts and innovative production elements to our corporate clients and marketing partners. We look forward to working with Neste Event Marketing for years to come.”
-Bob Lundblad, President, eSource Group, Inc.
“Quite simply the best firm I have ever worked with. Gil and his staff have transformed NEBRASKAland DAYS in two short years by presenting options we didn't know were within our reach. What seemed out of reach to us not long ago now seems possible.”
-David Fudge, NEBRASKAland Days
"Creative, innovative and leader in live entertainment."
-Barry Jeffrey, William Morris Endeavor
“As a small organization in South Dakota I am relatively certain we are one of Neste Event Marketing’s smaller clients. From the very beginning of our relationship, Gil has showed us the utmost respect and attentiveness. The fact that we are treated with the same importance as any of their other clients is the reason we have stayed with Gil and Neste Entertainment for the past 12 years.
Gil, Nicole More Hardy and the rest of the staff have proved to be honest, hard-working and reliable. They have also showed great composure and maturity when put in stressful situations. As you know, these traits are incredibly important in the entertainment industry.
I trust Gil and Neste’s abilities in all capacities; I have worked with them during every single event the chamber has sponsored and I do not hesitate to find them at any time when I’m in need. It is nice that I can concentrate on other issues when working with Neste and that comes from the level of trust I have with them in all situations.”
-George Milos, Executive Director, Deadwood Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau
“I have known and worked with Gil Cunningham for over 25 years. In that time, I have come to count on his company’s straight forward and honest dealings in a manner which makes one feel like a friend first as well as a business associate. His word is his bond and in this business, that’s everything. His staff, or “Gil’s Angels”, as I call them, also reflect his mantra of professionalism with that friendly touch. A great organization all around.”
-Howie Silverman, Paradise Artists
“Working with the Neste Event Marketing team is always a pleasure; they are always very personable and professional in their approach, and I am always confident that contractual issues will be handled in a timely manner.
-Jeff Gregg, Creative Artists Agency
“Neste Event Marketing is truly the key to the perfect fundraising event! I have worked with Gil and his great staff for 3 incredible events for our hospital and foundation in Lebanon, Missouri and one event for our hospital and foundation in Rogers, AR. The attention to detail, energy and enthusiasm of the entire staff, and providing incredible service truly makes our events more than our guests could have ever expected.”
-Karen Simpson, Vice President, St. John's - Lebanon Heritage Foundation
“Panhandle Productions has had the pleasure of working with Neste Event Marketing and in particular Gil Cunningham since 1995. His understanding of the live music industry, his list of contacts coupled with his list of clients is exhausting. Both Gil and his team bring a wealth of information to every event they are involved with. NEM is dedicated to success and that shines through to their clients; we are proud to be associated with them.”
-Larry Werner, Panhandle Productions
“I have known Gil Cunningham for the past two decades; plus. Early in his career, he worked for, and learned from one of my hero’s Don Romeo at The Romeo Agency. I believe it was that early experience that gave him the knowledge, and insight to greatly advance his career in the entertainment business. There are only a hand full of truly devoted and fully knowledgeable anchors in this business. Going a step further, he has instilled these same principals to his staff. His company, Neste Event Marketing, and his associates are always a pleasure to work with. One thing I sincerely appreciate is the honesty, and integrity from his organization. Their word is gold, and the dates are clean, and trouble free. It makes the artist, their road crews, and the agents job much easier, and they can depend upon the stability and reliability of quality engagements.”
-Rob Battle, Battle Artist Agency
“Gil Cunningham has a proven track record of successful events with some of the biggest names in the business. I’ve known Gil and booked many acts on many shows with him and plan to book many more.”
-Tony Conway, Conway Entertainment
“Neste Event Marketing has been an integral part of Country Stampede’s success over the past 16 years. We rely heavily on Gil's knowledge and experience when booking and producing our talent. The agency’s work has always been very professional and their personal service is top notch.
As we celebrate our 16th year in the business, I am very pleased to highly recommend Neste Event Marketing.”
-Wayne Rouse, President/General Manager, Country Stampede, L.L.C.
“OK, first of all, kudos to Nicole. There was some pretty interesting stuff to be dealt with toward the end of the advance and she came to bat a number of times that I saw and I am sure many more that I did not. I believe that she represents the interests of Deadwood far better than any ‘agent’ that has been used in the past. YEA!!”
-Merel Bregante, Production Manager, Deadwood Jam
“I have known Gil Cunningham for approximately fifteen years, in his capacity as an agent, first with Romeo Agency, and then on to his own company. In that time, I have found Gil to be one of the best at what he does. He is the consummate professional. Gil`s word is gold. Take it to the bank. When he says he will follow up...he follows up. When he says something will be done...it is done. He is a man without pretension, sincere and forthright in his endeavors. With these kinds of attributes, it is little wonder Gil Cunningham continues to have a successful run in the entertainment agency business.”
-Gene Daniel, President, Gee Dan Productions
“Since 2005, the Redlin Art Center has had the pleasure of working with Neste Event Marketing. Hosting concerts is not our primary business, so we rely on the professionals at Neste to guide us from the selection of the act to the fulfillment of the concert event. They are there to make sure every step of the process goes seamlessly! It is a pleasure to work with Neste Event Marketing.”
-Julie Ranum, Executive Director, Redlin Art Center
“I have been a close friend and business associate of Gil Cunningham for more than fifteen years.
We’ve worked together and planned numerous fairs and festivals. I trust him impeccably because frankly, he’s never let me down. And besides that, he’s just a great guy.”
-John Whittaker, Event Factory
“I have had the pleasure of working with Gil Cunningham and Neste Event Marketing for the past 9 years and have always found them dedicated to providing the most professional service for each and every event. Their expertise eliminates the guesswork and virtually guarantees success time and time again.”
-Bettina Breckenfeld, Plan B Events
“People who write testimonials always do their best to say nice things about the person or people they’re writing about… but, I can’t do that! What I can do is tell you this: “… without Gil and his team doing the “magic that they do” our event might have never taken place. They literally “made it happen.” And, keep in mind – I didn’t get paid to write this!”
Dr. Bob Sewak, Gen. Mgr. CEC