Barbette Media Services understands the value of an effective cover . Although BMS has provided hundreds of magazine fronts, its success is rooted in its attention to detail and a firm grasp of each client's editorial goals .
Magazine editors further appreciate that BMS consistently discovers images either outside the scope of photo agencies or before the agencies offer them.
BMS' cover services also include research, strategy, budgeting, market exclusivity, and talent negotiation.
Although its portfolio of covers touches a myriad of subjects, from nature to lifestyle to beauty and wellness, BMS is perhaps best known for its host of entertainment-related work. Indeed, for more than 20 years, magazine editors have regularly praised BMS for the trust it has built within the celebrity industry.
This standing allows BMS staffers to quickly and comfortably negotiate with Hollywood's A-list and its representatives through the many steps of approval. As testament, BMS has secured various personalities, such as Jennifer Aniston, Nicole Kidman, and Jennifer Lopez, for multiple covers .
No matter the subject, BMS' custom approach to each cover assignment leads it to find precisely what its clients need.
Drawing from a wide network of creative and media industry contacts, BMS also promptly meets even the most challenging of cover assignments .
Barbette Media Services brings to each shoot more than two decades of providing superior images .
From conception forward, BMS offers full photography and videography services for print, TV, and digital, and for editorial and commercial projects .
BMS helps craft the production plan and hires the right photographers, videographers, and other industry experts, including for security, lighting, audio, styling, and props .
BMS' other services, from casting to insurance to catering, provide editors, producers, and commercial directors a turn-key process .
The results have led to great comfort among clients and those in front of the camera .
Companies understand that any BMS-organized shoot will run smoothly and within budget. Because of BMS' experience with a wide range of subjects, including news, sports, politics, and entertainment, there is further trust that BMS will always hit short-term or fixed deadlines no matter what the assignment.
Celebrities and other subjects praise BMS' full-service, well-planned, and uncomplicated approach to shoots.
Driven by a passion for outstanding storytelling, the Barbette Media Services staff regularly assembles complex information and images to present a powerful narrative.
A lot of BMS' reportage work is on multi-page magazine spreads that have been praised for their contribution to the understanding of the world and its many wonders. The company's extensive photojournalism experience helps distinguish its clients from their competitors .
For many reportage projects, BMS has been trusted with connecting numerous parts, including research, graphics, photography, illustrations, writing, and historical images .
BMS also handles many additional needs — strategy, content creation, and territorial rights among them — to help keep the process moving smoothly.
Recognizing Barbette Media Services' digital-media vision, video and TV leaders, starting with Bild.tv, are turning to the company to keep a
While BMS provides clients a NYC digital news office and such other advantages as videography, content exclusivity, video monitoring, stock footage, editing, and location scouting, its staff keeps a trained eye on emerging media to help boost viewer interest and volume.
BMS' large roster of videographer clients and contacts and its fast and reliable needle-in-the-haysack finds have proven ideal for live and urgent shoots, especially as content providers find themselves without the time or resources to achieve the same.
Barbette Media Services’ full-throttle and proactive approach has transformed the company's NYC office into a round-the-clock news hub for media outlets . BMS' real-time and tireless support to leading European news operations has convinced many they don't need their own U.S. satellite offices .
On breaking U.S. stories, BMS regularly secures newsworthy photography before most or all of their clients' competitors and often before the most aggressive mainstream U.S. outlets .
BMS' pipeline of exclusive content is in place for each major breaking news event. Amid tragedy and triumph, BMS is out front because it searches well beyond news operations, photo services, and other traditional media feeds .
Filtering a mountain of real-time news and harvesting social media and its own news sources, BMS hits tight deadlines and uncovers original storylines .
Through it all, BMS staff is available 24/7 to deliver what editors will find compelling and informative.
Barbette Media Services scouts and books studios and unique locations in the U.S. and abroad.
BMS has met the needs of countless fashion, celebrity, portrait, print, video, TV, feature film, and documentary shoots and interviews . In addition to arranging any necessary equipment needs, the company's full range of customized venue services includes planning, site negotiation, permits, insurance, and catering.
BMS is especially active with locations in the greater NYC area. The site choices are diverse and many are available through exclusive BMS relationships .
Each day, the Barbette Media Services team alerts media outlets of exclusive eye-catching photographs from the natural world and other pockets of wonder . As important, BMS routinely delivers the "wow" photography to editors before they realize they must have it.
Clients also cite BMS' resourcefulness, network of photographers, and territorial-rights acquisition among the many ways the company stands apart from traditional photo agencies . These practices have led to BMS' unique ability to hit fast-approaching deadlines and gain the respect of many of the world's top photographers .
Barbette Media Services regularly engages freelance photographers, videographers, filmmakers, journalists, authors, illustrators, graphic artists, and other content creators to help fulfill many of the agency's exclusive assignments .
BMS takes great care in matching the creative professional who is best for each project. It quickly draws from its vast worldwide network to consistently meet long-term and breaking news deadlines within budget.
Bringing further comfort to its clients, BMS handles administrative needs, including the execution of artists' assignment contracts and payments .
In addition, BMS represents the work of accomplished photographers, videographers, and documentarians, such as Mattias Olsson, who's all three.
Barbette Media Services helps generate an impressive volume of coverage of the world's most popular personalities, including many exclusive photos, items, and texts .
Powered by BMS' extensive celebrity-industry and celebrity-journalism connections, the BMS team learns of a lot of boldface-name news before it goes public. As a result, many foreign clients see BMS as its U.S. celebrity radar .
In addition, BMS' cache of unique celebrity photos allows it to quickly fulfill the image needs of news desks when there are breaking stories about name entertainers, politicians, communicators, and other well-known figures .
The Barbette Media Services team never lets go of the past. Over its more than 20 years, BMS has built a reputation for uncovering many forgotten, exclusive and newsworthy historical images and text that often surpass client expectations .
BMS successfully extracts from museums, historical societies, estates, foundations, and its own large private archive. BMS' finds feature original and digitized photography that can't be found through traditional photo agencies or online.
Barbette Media Services has long been discovering newsworthy and eye-opening fashion and lifestyle images and stories, including many on beauty and wellness .
BMS routinely telegraphs what obscure activities will turn into future fads, trends, and hits . Once spotted, the storylines come to life through BMS' network of photographers, celebrity contacts, stylists, and other creative connections .
Among the many signs of trust BMS enjoys in the journalism world is the hundreds of fashion and lifestyle magazine covers leading publishers have turned to BMS to secure .
Barbette Media Services' goes well beyond traditional photo agencies in part through its customized text, art, and book services . Its offerings include strategy, budgeting, research, serialization rights, territorial exclusivity, and author approval.
For their art and illustration needs, clients often green-light subjects and layout ideas first proposed by BMS. From there, BMS takes many more steps, from hiring illustrators, graphic artists, and other artists to placing cover images .
Book publishers and authors most often look to BMS for photos that are a better fit for their work than what they've been able to secure online or elsewhere.