The Five DeMarco Sisters (Lisa's mom Anne and aunts) with her mom introducing "I'm Never Satisfied"
Lisa's mother and aunts in one of their many guest appearances on the Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Show. The Fabulous Five DeMarco Sisters are introduced by the late, great, Dino himself!
Lisa's dad, actor Remo Pisani with a young "J.R." (Larry Hagman) on The Edge Of Night
Lisa's mom, Anne DeMarco with Lisa's "honorable father #2," Jimmy Rose, performing live in On Broadway Tonight
Lisa's uncle, the great character actor, Murray Hamilton, was Stephen Spielberg's first and only choice to play the "Mayor of Amity" in his iconic film Jaws.
Lisa Brandi and The DeMarco Sisters on The Joe Franklin Show
Lisa's sister Jamie Rose Helfand auditions for the New Jersey Lottery host...
Jamie gets the job!
Lisa auditions for the New Jersey Lottery host...
(Might have helped if she faced the numbers toward the camera)
So...Jamie gets the job!
Lisa makes a personal appearance at the New York Old Time Radio Convention video courtesy of Rick Saphire
Lisa and her brother Stephen on stage in Hollywood performing in her hit comedy An Evening of Whine, Women & Song
The legacy continues with Lisa's son, film maker Matthew James Reilly winning an award at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival
MEET LISA BRANDI
Lisa Brandi is the creative force and face behind... GENUINE JERSEY GIRL MULTIMEDIA MARKETING.
Growing up in a show business family, Lisa's natural talents were nurtured at a very early age.
Following in her famous family's footsteps, Lisa is an accomplished singer/songwriter, award-winning actress, and critically acclaimed playwright and director.
QUESTION: How could Lisa apply her creative passion and prowess into one theatrical package?
ANSWER: A revolutionary approach to the thirty-second local television commercial...
... And that is how GENUINE JERSEY GIRL was born!
Created logos, domain names, newsletters, mission statements, flyers, billboards, and holiday cards, for individual campaigns as well as corporate campaigns
Wrote, directed, and produced televison commercial campaigns for local companies
Developed brand names, icons, and slogans for key company product lines
Conceived the look for the Artistic Director Awards in Hollywood California, as well as performing duties as writer, producer, director, designer, publicity, and performer
Copywriter, emcee and mistress of ceremonies at numerous corporate and show business events in New York, Los Angeles, and everywhere in between
Playwright, producer, director, set designer, and leading lady in New York and L.A. theatre productions
Creator of the sitcom
"The Magical Days of Marty Hayes"
Author of the children's book and upcoming musical "The Lonely Little Dream"
Lisa is putting the finishing touches on her long awaited book "From Rome with Love: the Official Biography of the Five DeMarco Sisters" a loving homage to her mom Anne and aunts Gene, Gloria, Terri, and Arlene.
"Look for my upcoming CD entitled 'BRANDI ON THE ROCKS' ... featuring my original, rather heart breaking love songs. Hey, I'm great at marketing, but when it comes to romance...did I mention I'm great at marketing?"
(TV, Theater and Radio)
Joe Franklin Show - NYC - writer, guest
ABC News - NYC - guest
Entertainment This Week - NYC - writer, guest
The Powers That Be [A Norman Lear Production] - CA - actress
Friction Fighter Commercial - CA - copywriter, actress
Bill Boggs Talk Show - NYC - writer, guest
Make Me Laugh - Hollywood - writer, guest
Greed - Hollywood - writer, guest
Act One Commercial - copywriter, actress
Dead Man Talking - Hollywood - writer, producer, director
An Evening of Whine, Woman & Song - Hollywood - creator, lead
Saint That A Shame - Glendale, CA - creator, lead
100 voice-overs for regional commercials
Over a dozen regional jingles - writer, arranger, musician, artist
Newark Star Ledger
New York Post
New York Daily News, where it all began!
Lisa's first press release, as it appeared on the back cover of the New York Daily News: proud papa Remo along with the 5 DeMarco Sisters (left to right) aunts Terri, Gloria, Gene, Arlene and Lisa's mother Anne welcome the new addition to the family
MacGregor Realty - CA - marketing director
Keller Williams - CA - brand designer
Johnson & Johnson - NYC - writer, voice-over artist
Squirrelco Incorporated - CA - marketing director
Commercial Talent - Beverly Hills, CA - brand designer
Ventura Court Theatre - Studio City, CA - playwright, director
Alex Theatre - Glendale, CA - playwright, director
Secret Rose Theatre - Hollywood - playwright, Director
Tujunga Playhouse - CA - playwright, director
JFK Hospital - NJ - brand designer
Com Systems - CA - writer of commercial campaigns
Commonwealth Title - Los Angeles - brand design
Countrywide Home Loans - CA - writer, brand design
Incarnation Church - CA - producer (Holiday Productions)
St. Culumbkille Church - CA - producer (Holiday Productions)
St. Elizabeth Church - NJ - brand designer
Eddie Condonís Restuarant - NYC - writer, performer
Danny Stiles Radio Theme Song - NYC - writer, vocalist
Real Estate People - CA - brand Design, marketing director
Coldwell Banker - CA - brand designer
Skin Deep Salon - CA - writer of TV commercial
Pat & David Fogg, Fogg Realty - CA - writer of TV commercial
Lolly Vegas (Redbone Productions) - CA - brand designer
Spot On Media TV - CA - writer, director
Believe in Stephen Productions - CA - brand designer ,writer
Burbank Townhomes, LLC - CA - writer, voice-over artist
Valley Theatre League - Hollywood - director, brand designer
Charter Communications - CA - writer, director
Pie Town Productions - CA - writer, voice-over artist
H&R Condos - CA - brand designer
Outdoor Media Specialists - CA - billboard designer
McDonagh Dodge - NJ - brand designer
Peter Dean Management - NYC - writer, vocalist
Mandaloun Restaurant - CA - writer of TV spot, voice-over artist
Your Home with Karine - CA - co-creator, executive producer
OCD Mortgage Group [TV commercial] - CA - writer, director
West Hills Nissan - CA - writer, actress
New Look Skin Center - CA - writer, voice-over artist
Monte Carlo Catering - CA - writer, voice-over artist
MGM Banquet Hall - CA - writer, voice-over artist
AAA Audio - CA - writer, voice-over artist
Valentins Hair Design - CA - writer, voice-over artist
Mighty Fitness Boot Camp - CA - marketing director
Emerging Market Equities - Los Angeles - marketing director
Prudential California Realty - brand designer
Modern Line Furniture - NY tri-state area - brand designer
Vanderbilt University Hospital - Nashville, TN - brand design
Los Angeles Police Department - D.A.R.E Division
Burbank Chamber Of Commerce - Burbank, CA
Herbert Berghof Studio (Coached by Ms. Uta Hagan) - New York, New York
Milton Katselas Beverly Hills Playhouse - Beverly Hills, CA
Robert F. Lyons Intense Scene Study - Los Angeles, CA
AFI Women Directors Program - Hollywood, CA
When it comes to advertising, it's apparent that the small business owners have always gotten a raw deal. The spots look cheap and cheesy, and they are usually not taken very seriously. These are hard working people, and I have often wondered why they would settle for such mediocrity when it came to their marketing dollar.
Where is it written that humorous and heartfelt ads are reserved for the "Big Football Game?" Or that Budweiser, Burger King, and BMW have cornered the market on cool commercials?
Remember, no matter how big or small, simple or complex, your company is, the recipe for an effective ad campaign needs but one ingredient... An imaginative, original idea, that will touch and tantalize your potential customers.
You can throw in all the car chases, aliens, explosions, and talking animals, that you can get your hands on, but without the human connection that will reach out of the screen and make people feel something, your commercial has missed its mark.
GENUINE JERSEY GIRL creates signature spots designed to capture attention. Micro-mini movies that tell a story... your story. They will build and better your business, and how's that for a happy ending?
IN CONCLUSION ...
Whether you have a multi-million dollar corporation, or you sell cupcakes out of your kitchen ó if you want an original ad campaign with a little heart and humor ... call GENUINE JERSEY GIRL!