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Overall rating: 5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews.

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Betsy Mueller

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★★★★★
She's exactly who you want in your corner. She never stops working on your behalf, she's your best advocate! Over 5 years working together she's taken me from market 183? to top 20 Sacramento… and now a main evening anchor spot in Texas. One of the hidden gems of the agent world
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Betsy Mueller

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★★★★★
Years ago I had a terrible experience with Scott Wachs (then with William Morris). I fired him then hired Betsy. She came highly recommended from a mentor of mine (a news director who worked with her and hired several of her clients through the years.) Here are some of the logistical distinctions: with the larger agency, I never had direct contact with Scott. I had to call the office line during business hours, then talk to his assistant who would then try to see if Scott was available, which he rarely was, then I would wait for a return call. Sometimes I got lost in the shuffle and wouldn’t hear back at all. I basically gave up on trying to talk to him unless it was time to negotiate a contract. When we both went to a conference, I had to schedule a day/time to meet him for coffee, then didn’t see him the rest of the conference. When I fired him, he didn’t take it well then popped up unexpectedly at my station and I came in to work to see him in my news director’s office where he was aggressively asking for more money on my behalf. My ND and I at the time had a good relationship and that pissed him off because he asked me why I didn’t give him a heads up that my agent would storm in suddenly with a list of demands. I had no idea Scott planned that as a last ditch effort to keep me from firing him, but it didn’t work. When I hired Betsy Mueller at Britomart Associates I first wondered if a small boutique agency could be effective. The answer is yes. Betsy has become more than an agent. She’s one of my most trusted advisors. She’s also become a friend. She is well known and respected among news directors. She is always available on her cell phone and is a great communicator. She does a great job during negotiations by pushing for more for you, but in a way that builds a solid working relationship with the ND/station management also. I have now attended several conferences with Betsy. She is a well oiled machine at those things! She has a plan for each one of her clients. We meet each other, get to know each other, may all meet for lunch together to swap ideas and advice, then she’s off to the races- introducing each one of us to prospective station management personally, setting up interviews, etc. Betsy KNOWS each one of her clients. She knows our spouses, families, what motivates us, our list of priorities, our strengths and weaknesses. She dreams for us by looking three steps ahead to anticipate career growth opportunities. She knows we don’t exist in a vacuum, so she looks at opportunities holistically. Here’s a fictional example of something Betsy would say: “I sent you to every ND in San Diego because I know your husband’s priority is to be in a city on the beach, plus that puts you much closer to your mom, since she lives outside LA. KUSI is already interested and that’s great, but let’s talk about if you’re a good fit for that station. It’s an independent station with a smaller budget, the ND is (name) who tends to be (insert management style), etc.” She’s truly in your corner and works to make not just your job, but your life a successful one. She doesn’t want to just land you a job, she wants you to be happy. She goes above and beyond to do her part to make that happen.
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