Agency Profile

DeVito/Verdi, New York

  • 100 Fifth Avenue
  • New York, New York 10011
  • United States
  • Phone: 212 431-4694
  • Fax: 212 431-4940

Philosophy & Competitive Advantages

Strongest creative reputation.
Since our inception in 1991, we have arguably been the most creatively honored agency in the country, year after year. We have been named “Best Mid/Small Size Agency in the U.S. for General Excellence” six times by the 4A’s. This is a record that no agency, large or small, can match.

Balanced approach.
Our agency is not headed up solely by a creative person, who might seek solutions that are not strategically sound, or by a businessperson whose views may not result in the best creative work. In our company there is a balance, which results in a highly strategic product that also meets the challenge of being unforgettable.

We Search for Truth.
Our philosophy is based on a view that our job is to capture a truth either about the product or the consumer that will resonate. What works, and we have proven it time and time again with all of our clients, is the need to find and hit a consumer nerve that resonates as valuable, truthful and unforgettable.

Trade Organizations

American Association of Advertising Agencies (United States)

Contacts

New Business

Ellis Verdi
President and Co-Founder
Phone: 212 431-4694
everdi@devitoverdi.com

Personnel

Number of Employees: 120

Campaigns

Clients

Advertiser Brand Business Sector Type of Work since
Abington Memorial Hospital Abington Memorial Hospital Health & Pharmaceutical Products
  • Television & Cinema
  • Radio
  • Print
  • Outdoor / Out of Home
  • Interactive
  • Research & Others
  • Direct Marketing print
  • Packaging, Branding & Design
  • Promotion & Event
  • Public Relations
  • Media Buying & Planning
Acura Acura Automotive
Ad Council Ad Council Institutional/Public Interest/Non-Profit Org.
American Asthma Foundation American Asthma Foundation Consumer & Public Services
  • Television & Cinema
  • Radio
  • Research & Others
2009
American Civil Liberties Union American Civil Liberties Union Political/Religious/Trade Organizations?
Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum Beverages
  • Television & Cinema
  • Outdoor / Out of Home
  • Interactive
  • Research & Others
  • Direct Marketing print
  • Promotion & Event
  • Public Relations
  • Media Buying & Planning
2009
BMW BMW Automotive
Britches Britches Apparel & Accessories Stores
Canon Inc. Canon Consumer Electronics & Audio-Visual
CarMax CarMax Car Dealers
Carvel Ice Cream Carvel Ice Cream
Chipotle Mexican Grill Chipotle Mexican Grill Restaurants & Fast Food
  • Television & Cinema
  • Radio
  • Print
  • Outdoor / Out of Home
  • Interactive
  • Research & Others
  • Direct Marketing print
  • Packaging, Branding & Design
  • Promotion & Event
  • Public Relations
  • Media Buying & Planning
Circuit City Circuit City Drugstores, Specialty Stores
Citizens for a Strong Senate Citizens for a Strong Senate Political/Religious/Trade Organizations?
DAFFY'S INC. Daffy's Apparel & Accessories Stores
Duane Reade Duane Reade Retail, Distribution & Restaurants
  • Television & Cinema
  • Print
  • Outdoor / Out of Home
  • Research & Others
  • Direct Marketing print
  • Packaging, Branding & Design
  • Promotion & Event
  • Public Relations
  • Media Buying & Planning
2009
E.P. Carrillo Cigars E.P. Carrillo Cigars Tobacco
  • Television & Cinema
  • Print
  • Interactive
  • Direct Marketing print
  • Packaging, Branding & Design
  • Promotion & Event
  • Public Relations
  • Media Buying & Planning
2009
eCampus.com eCampus.com Online Retail, E-store
Ehrlich Pest Control Rentokil Pest Control Retail, Distribution & Restaurants
  • Television & Cinema
  • Radio
  • Outdoor / Out of Home
  • Interactive
  • Research & Others
  • Direct Marketing print
  • Packaging, Branding & Design
  • Promotion & Event
2009
Empire Kosher, Inc. Empire Kosher Chicken Retail, Distribution & Restaurants
Ferrer for NYC Mayor 2005 Ferrer for NYC Mayor 2005 Political Party/Candidate
For Eyes Optical For Eyes Optical Opticians
Hearst Communications Inc. Esquire Magazine Media, Publishing & Production
Hillary Clinton Senate 2000 Hillary Clinton Senate 2000 Political Party/Candidate
Hotwire, Inc. Hotwire.com Online Travel & Reservation Services
Intelius Intelius Internet Sites (Excluding ISPs)
  • Radio
  • Interactive
  • Direct Marketing print
2009
Jackson Hewitt Jackson Hewitt Accounting & Audit Companies, Organiz. Consultants
Legal Sea Foods Legal Sea Foods Restaurants & Fast Food
  • Television & Cinema
  • Interactive
  • Print
  • Direct Marketing print
  • Packaging, Branding & Design
  • Promotion & Event
  • Outdoor / Out of Home
  • Radio
  • Public Relations
  • Media Buying & Planning
  • Research & Others
Linens 'n Things, Inc. Linens 'n Things Retail, Distribution & Restaurants
Massachusetts General Hospital Massachusetts General Hospital Health & Pharmaceutical Products
  • Television & Cinema
  • Radio
  • Print
  • Outdoor / Out of Home
  • Public Relations
2009
Meijer, Inc. Meijer, Inc. Retail, Distribution & Restaurants
Men's Wearhouse Men's Wearhouse Retail, Distribution & Restaurants
  • Television & Cinema
  • Radio
  • Print
  • Outdoor / Out of Home
  • Interactive
  • Research & Others
  • Direct Marketing print
  • Packaging, Branding & Design
  • Promotion & Event
  • Public Relations
  • Media Buying & Planning
2009
Mount Sinai Medical Center Mount Sinai Medical Center Health & Pharmaceutical Products
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation Pro-Choice Public Education Project Public Safety, Health & Hygiene
National Association of Broadcasters National Association of Broadcasters Culture, Leisure & Sport
National Thoroughbred Racing Association National Thoroughbred Racing Association Culture, Leisure & Sport
New York Media LLC. New York Magazine Media, Publishing & Production
New York Metro New York Metro Media, Publishing & Production
North Shore - Long Island Jewish North Shore - Long Island Jewish Health & Pharmaceutical Products
  • Television & Cinema
  • Radio
  • Outdoor / Out of Home
  • Interactive
  • Research & Others
  • Public Relations
2009
Office Depot Office Depot Retail, Distribution & Restaurants
PepsiCo Inc. South Beach Beverages Beverages
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. Planned Parenthood Public Safety, Health & Hygiene
Radio Advertising Bureau Radio Advertising Bureau Media, Publishing & Production
Random House USA The Crown Publishing Group Media, Publishing & Production
Reebok Reebok Apparel, Fashion & Footwear
  • Direct Marketing print
2008
Sidney Frank Importing Corazon; Grey Goose Spirits, Fortified Wines
Solgar Solgar Health & Pharmaceutical Products
Sony Sony Consumer Electronics & Audio-Visual
Stein Mart Stein Mart Apparel & Accessories Stores
  • Television & Cinema
  • Radio
  • Print
  • Outdoor / Out of Home
  • Interactive
  • Research & Others
  • Direct Marketing print
  • Packaging, Branding & Design
  • Promotion & Event
  • Public Relations
  • Media Buying & Planning
Support the Troops Support the Troops Government & Other Authorities
The Sporting News The Sporting News Media, Publishing & Production
The Sports Authority The Sports Authority Apparel & Accessories Stores
  • Television & Cinema
  • Radio
  • Print
  • Outdoor / Out of Home
  • Interactive
  • Research & Others
  • Direct Marketing print
  • Packaging, Branding & Design
  • Promotion & Event
  • Public Relations
  • Media Buying & Planning
The Street.com The Street.com Banking, Finance, Law & Insurance
Time Out Time Out Media, Publishing & Production
Tire Kingdom Tire Kingdom Automotive
VICORP Restaurants Village Inn Retail, Distribution & Restaurants
  • Television & Cinema
  • Research & Others
2008
Weatherproof Garment Company Weatherproof Apparel, Fashion & Footwear

Awards

award Distinction Category Brand Year
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Bronze Lion Commercial Public Services Ehrlich 2010
The One Show Silver Pencil Campaign Radio National Thoroughbred Racing Association 2010
The One Show Silver Pencil Campaign Radio National Thoroughbred Racing Association 2010
The One Show Bronze Pencil Campaign Radio National Thoroughbred Racing Association 2010
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Gold Lion Retail Stores, Restaurants & Fast Food Outlets National Thoroughbred Racing Association 2009
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Gold Lion Retail Stores, Restaurants & Fast Food Outlets National Thoroughbred Racing Association 2009
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Gold Lion Retail Stores, Restaurants & Fast Food Outlets National Thoroughbred Racing Association 2009
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Gold Lion Retail Stores, Restaurants & Fast Food Outlets National Thoroughbred Racing Association 2009
London International Awards - LIA Gold Retail Foods and Stores Legal Sea Foods 2009
London International Awards - LIA Gold Humour Legal Sea Foods 2009
The New York Festivals International Advertising Awards in All Media Bronze World Medal Entertainment Promotion National Thoroughbred Racing Association 2009
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Silver Lion Commercial Public Services Mount Sinai Medical Center 2007
Art Directors Annual Awards Silver Radio Advertising over 30 Seconds National Thoroughbred Racing Association 2006
Art Directors Annual Awards Gold Advertising Campaign National Thoroughbred Racing Association 2006
Art Directors Annual Awards Gold Advertising Campaign National Thoroughbred Racing Association 2006
Art Directors Annual Awards Gold Advertising Campaign National Thoroughbred Racing Association 2006
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Gold Lion Campaign National Thoroughbred Racing Association 2006
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Gold Lion Campaign National Thoroughbred Racing Association 2006
CLIO Awards Bronze Entertainment Promotion National Thoroughbred Racing Association 2006
CLIO Awards Gold Product/Service - Campaign National Thoroughbred Racing Association 2006
International ANDY Awards Bronze Health/Medical products and services Mount Sinai 2006
International ANDY Awards Bronze Health/Medical products and services Mount Sinai 2006
International ANDY Awards Bronze Health/Medical products and services Mount Sinai 2006
The One Show Gold National Thoroughbred Racing Association 2006
The One Show Gold Radio National Thoroughbred Racing Association 2006
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Bronze Lion Campaign Commercial Public Services Mount Sinai 2005
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Bronze Lion Campaign Commercial Public Services Mount Sinai 2005
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Gold Lion Campaign Travel, Entertainment & Leisure National Thoroughbred Racing Association 2005
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Gold Lion Campaign Travel, Entertainment & Leisure National Thoroughbred Racing Association 2005
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Bronze Lion Campaign Commercial Public Services Mount Sinai 2005
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Gold Lion Campaign Travel, Entertainment & Leisure National Thoroughbred Racing Association 2005
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Gold Lion Campaign Travel, Entertainment & Leisure National Thoroughbred Racing Association 2005
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Gold Lion Campaign Travel, Entertainment & Leisure National Thoroughbred Racing Association 2005
CLIO Awards Silver Health Care Services Mount Sinai 2005
CLIO Awards Silver Campaign National Thoroughbred Racing Association 2005
CLIO Awards Silver Campaign National Thoroughbred Racing Association 2005
CLIO Awards Silver Campaign National Thoroughbred Racing Association 2005
The One Show Gold Consumer Radio: Campaign National Thoroughbred Racing Association 2005
The One Show Gold Consumer Radio: Campaign National Thoroughbred Racing Association 2005
The One Show Gold Consumer Radio: Campaign National Thoroughbred Racing Association 2005
The One Show Gold Consumer Radio: Single National Thoroughbred Racing Association 2005
American Advertising Awards, ADDY Gold ADDY Regional/National Campaign National Thoroughbred Racing Association 2004
American Advertising Awards, ADDY Gold ADDY Regional/National Campaign National Thoroughbred Racing Association 2004
American Advertising Awards, ADDY Gold ADDY Regional/National Campaign National Thoroughbred Racing Association 2004
American Advertising Awards, ADDY Gold ADDY :60 or more Regional/National (Single) National Thoroughbred Racing Association 2004
American Advertising Awards, ADDY Gold ADDY :60 or More Regional/National (Single) National Thoroughbred Racing Association 2004
American Advertising Awards, ADDY Gold ADDY Consumer Outlets (49.H-49.L) Regional/National TV Campaigns Meijer 2004
American Advertising Awards, ADDY Gold ADDY Consumer Products - Regional/National TV Campaigns Meijer 2004
American Advertising Awards, ADDY Gold ADDY Consumer Outlets - Regional/National TV Campaigns Meijer 2004
American Advertising Awards, ADDY Gold ADDY Consumer Outlets - Regional/National TV Campaigns Meijer 2004
American Advertising Awards, ADDY Gold ADDY Consumer Products - Regional/National TV Campaigns Meijer 2004
American Advertising Awards, ADDY Gold ADDY Consumer Products, Food Regional/National TV, Single Spots Meijer 2004
Art Directors Annual Awards Gold Radio Advertising - Campaign National Thoroughbred Racing Association 2004
Art Directors Annual Awards Gold Radio Advertising - Campaign National Thoroughbred Racing Association 2004
Art Directors Annual Awards Gold Radio Advertising - Campaign National Thoroughbred Racing Association 2004
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Bronze Lion Retail Stores Meijer 2004
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Silver Lion Savoury Foods Meijer 2004
International ANDY Awards Audience Award Meijer 2004
International ANDY Awards Silver Retail Food Meijer 2004
London International Awards - LIA Winner Radio: Entertainment National Thoroughbred Racing Association 2004
London International Awards - LIA Winner Radio: Campaign National Thoroughbred Racing Association 2004
London International Awards - LIA Winner Radio: Campaign National Thoroughbred Racing Association 2004
London International Awards - LIA Winner Radio: Campaign National Thoroughbred Racing Association 2004
The Gunn Report 48 Most Awarded TV Ads Meijer 2004
The One Show Bronze Consumer Radio: Single Mount Sinai 2004
The One Show Gold Consumer Radio: Campaign National Thoroughbred Racing Association 2004
The One Show Gold Consumer Radio: Campaign National Thoroughbred Racing Association 2004
The One Show Gold Consumer Radio: Campaign National Thoroughbred Racing Association 2004
American Advertising Awards, ADDY Silver ADDY Regional/National Campaign National Thoroughbred Racing Association 2003
American Advertising Awards, ADDY Silver ADDY Regional/National Radio National Thoroughbred Racing Association 2003
American Advertising Awards, ADDY Gold ADDY Regional/National Radio :60 National Thoroughbred Racing Association 2003
American Advertising Awards, ADDY Gold ADDY Regional/National Radio :60 National Thoroughbred Racing Association 2003
American Advertising Awards, ADDY Gold ADDY Regional/National Campaign National Thoroughbred Racing Association 2003
American Advertising Awards, ADDY Gold ADDY Regional/National Radio :60 National Thoroughbred Racing Association 2003
American Advertising Awards, ADDY Gold ADDY Regional/National Campaign National Thoroughbred Racing Association 2003
American Advertising Awards, ADDY Gold ADDY Regional/National Campaign National Thoroughbred Racing Association 2003
American Advertising Awards, ADDY Gold ADDY Public Service: Television Ad Council 2003
ADDY Awards - New York Silver Campaign For Eyes 2002
ADDY Awards - New York Gold Single :60 For Eyes 2002
ADDY Awards - New York Silver Campaign Consumer Outlets For Eyes 2002
ADDY Awards - New York Gold Consumer Outlets, Retail Stores For Eyes 2002
ADDY Awards - New York Gold Local Campaign NewYorkMetro.com 2002
ADDY Awards - New York Gold Local Campaign NewYorkMetro.com 2002
ADDY Awards - New York Gold Local Campaign NewYorkMetro.com 2002
ADDY Awards - New York Silver Local Single :30 NewYorkMetro.com 2002
ADDY Awards - New York Silver Local Single :30 NewYorkMetro.com 2002
ADDY Awards - New York Gold Local Single :30 NewYorkMetro.com 2002
ADDY Awards - New York Gold Local Single :30 NewYorkMetro.com 2002
International ANDY Awards Distinction ACLU 2001
ADDY Awards - New York ADDY eCampus.com 2000
ADDY Awards - New York ADDY eCampus.com 2000
ADDY Awards - New York ADDY eCampus.com 2000
ADDY Awards - New York ADDY eCampus.com 2000
ADDY Awards - New York ADDY eCampus.com 2000
ADDY Awards - New York ADDY eCampus.com 2000
ADDY Awards - New York ADDY eCampus.com 2000
ADDY Awards - New York ADDY eCampus.com 2000
ADDY Awards - New York ADDY Canon Business Solutions 2000
ADDY Awards - New York ADDY Canon Business Solutions 2000
CLIO Awards Bronze Retail Services eCampus.com 2000