News and Events

There's always a lot going on at DeSantis Breindel, whether it's brand launches, new industry research, or company milestones. Here are some of the most exciting developments at our branding firm.

DeSantis Breindel Ranked Top Branding Agency in Clutch 2020 Global Leaders Awards

We are honored to announce that DeSantis Breindel has been recognized as a top-ranked branding agency in the Clutch 2020 Global Leaders Awards. Clutch is the leading B2B ratings and reviews platform that connects buyers with top service providers around the world. Across 20 categories, 300 companies are highlighted for their expertise. DeSantis Breindel was highly ranked in two categories as a Branding Top 3 Agency and as a Digital Strategy Top 15 Agency. To be featured on Clutch’s platform, companies are holistically evaluated based on partners and clientele, portfolio and completed projects, as well as verified client reviews. For…

DeSantis Breindel Wins at Transform Awards North America 2020

We are honored to announce that DeSantis Breindel’s work with Quaker Houghton, Thornton Tomasetti, Littler, and Vicinity Energy were recognized at the sixth annual Transform Awards North America. The Transform Awards consistently set a strong benchmark for work in brand development while reflecting the growing significance of brand in strategic corporate communications. The corporate brand—and its implementation, positioning and creativity—has become one of the most valuable assets a business owns. Quaker Houghton and DeSantis Breindel were awarded Silver in the category of “Best Corporate Rebrand Following a Merger or Acquisition,” Thornton Tomasetti and DeSantis Breindel were awarded Bronze in the…

DeSantis Breindel Shortlisted for Four Transform Awards North America 2020

We are honored to announce that DeSantis Breindel has been shortlisted for multiple categories in the sixth annual Transform Awards North America. The Transform Awards recognize exemplary brand development work across strategy, creative and execution. These nominations demonstrate once again how our collaborative approach to building brands with clients drive meaningful change and deliver measurable competitive advantage. The work we’ve done with clients has been shortlisted for the following four categories: Best Creative Strategy: Littler One of the leading labor and employment law firms in the world, Littler came to DeSantis Breindel for help articulating a differentiated story in a…

DeSantis Breindel Hires New Head of Account Management

DeSantis Breindel is pleased to announce that Mike DiLuccio has joined the firm as Head of Account Management. In this role, Mike will lead our team of account managers, who build client relationships, develop and oversee project plans, and are responsible for the day-to-day program management of branding and marketing initiatives. Mike joins DeSantis Breindel from Siegel + Gale, where he headed the account management group.  Prior to Siegel + Gale, Mike was on the account team at Interbrand. “Over the course of his career, Mike developed deep and long-lasting relationships with clients, based on a consultative mindset and a strong commitment…

DeSantis Breindel Hires New Managing Director

DeSantis Breindel is pleased to announce the hiring of Daniel K. Golden as Managing Director. In this position, Dan will focus on crafting and implementing strategies to take the our growth to the next level, as well as overseeing the our largest relationships. Dan will work closely with leadership to develop new research, brand strategy, marketing strategy, and customer experience solutions. And, he will also lead marketing efforts focused on companies going through critical inflection points and transformations, such as M&A, spinoffs, and changes in leadership and business strategy After receiving his MBA from Columbia Business School, Dan joined Siegel + Gale as a…

DeSantis Breindel Hires Creative Director

DeSantis Breindel, the leading B2B branding and marketing agency in NYC, is pleased to announce the hiring of Austyn Stevens as Creative Director. Austyn brings over 15 years of experience in the industry to DeSantis Breindel, having worked with notable clients such as SAP, American Express, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Sony, Target, and Novartis to name a few. Her powerful strategic and design solutions have defined countless brands and their experiences, and she is as comfortable leading teams of talented designers as she is collaborating with clients in diverse industries. “We are very excited to welcome Austyn to the team. We…

DeSantis Breindel Appoints New Managing Director of Strategy

DeSantis Breindel, the leading B2B branding and marketing agency in NYC, has announced the promotion of Emmy Jedras to the role of Managing Director of Strategy. Emmy joined the firm as a Strategy Director in 2015 after receiving her MBA from Columbia Business School. Emmy now leads a team of expert strategists who help businesses leverage the power of brand to drive enduring value. Emmy and the DeSantis Breindel Strategy team conduct market research, craft powerful brand platforms, and bring these brands to life through implementation and activation activities that help clients forge authentic connections with their most important audiences.…

DeSantis Breindel Selected for the 2020 Chief Marketer 200 List of Top Agencies

DeSantis Breindel is honored to have once again been named to the Chief Marketer 200, an editorial list of the country’s best agencies. DeSantis Breindel was included in the B2B Brand Engagement category. The accolade comes from global online content portal Chief Marketer, which offers aspiring CMOs the tools, insights, data and training they need to master the “next frontier of marketing.” DeSantis Breindel was selected because of its consistently strong work across clients and industries, evidenced in client testimonials, case study submissions, creative concepts, and executions. New client wins of note included global marketing products company Halo Branded Solutions,…

DeSantis Breindel Hosts Third Annual Huddle for B2B Marketing Leaders

On November 6 and 7 in New York City, DeSantis Breindel hosted its third annual Huddle, a yearly event giving a select group of B2B marketing leaders the opportunity to connect, collaborate, and learn with peers. Attendees came together to discuss opportunities and challenges they’re facing, explore new ideas, and build relationships with fellow leaders in the industry over dinner and throughout the following day. They shared stories of their own brand success, as well as the role of marketing in their companies’ overall business strategies. Amber Naslund, Senior Content Consultant at LinkedIn, shared best practices for a pragmatic, real-world…

DeSantis Breindel Hires David Vazdauskas as Managing Director

DeSantis Breindel, the leading B2B branding and marketing agency in NYC, recently hired David Vazdauskas as Managing Director. David brings a rich background in management consulting, brand strategy and senior client-side marketing roles. He has guided brands through key inflection points in their growth – from navigating the complexities of M&A and divestitures to achieve growth and maximize value, to partnering with visionary CEOs to align brand strategy with their business strategy. In his role at DeSantis Breindel, David will assess clients’ key brand challenges and opportunities, and assemble the most effective team of strategists, designers and digital experts, and…

DeSantis Breindel Wins at Transform Awards North America 2019

We are honored to announce that DeSantis Breindel’s work with OneSpan on its rebrand was recognized at the fifth annual Transform Awards North America. The Transform Awards evaluate exemplary work in brand development and acknowledge the growing significance of the implementation, positioning and creativity of brand in strategic corporate communications. OneSpan and DeSantis Breindel were awarded Silver in the category of “Best Corporate Rebrand Following a Merger or Acquisition.” The awards ceremony, hosted by Anish Shah, was held in New York City. “We are proud to host an evening where those in the branding community can celebrate and take pride in…

DeSantis Breindel Hires Kirsten Nowak as Senior Strategy Director

DeSantis Breindel, the leading B2B branding and marketing agency in NYC, recently hired Kirsten Nowak as Senior Strategy Director. Kirsten brings a rich background in positioning and managing B2B, consumer, and not-for-profit brands, working across branding, marketing, and advertising disciplines. Kirsten has deep experience helping clients turn their brands into assets for growth, defining compelling promises for the market and effectively operationalizing the value of these promises for each of a brand’s most critical audiences. As Senior Strategy Director, she will lead strategy and marketing engagements for clients across a range of B2B verticals. Prior to joining DeSantis Breindel, Kirsten…