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 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…

DeSantis Breindel and Lincoln International Win Gold in W3 Digital Excellence Awards

We are honored to win a 2019 W3 Gold Award for our work with Lincoln International on its new website. Our engagement with Lincoln included comprehensive research, brand strategy, logo and design language, and collateral, as well as the award-winning website. The W3 Awards celebrates digital excellence by honoring outstanding websites, web marketing, video, mobile sites/apps and social content created by some of the best interactive agencies, designers, and creators worldwide. The W3 Awards is sanctioned and judged by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms.…

DeSantis Breindel Guides Global Sustainability Leader to New Brand Following Merger

ENGIE, a multinational energy and services company with roots going back to the construction of the Suez Canal, has launched a consulting organization, ENGIE Impact, to guide sustainability transformation for businesses and municipalities. The new entity is a merger of strategic assets across the ENGIE portfolio, including ENGIE Insight, the sustainability management and implementation arm of ENGIE, Tractebel’s Advisory and Advanced Analytics division, RED Engineering and Ecova UK. DeSantis Breindel worked with the ENGIE Impact team and the different business divisions to create the new brand and name. Workshops with ENGIE employees from across the globe provided insight into the…

DeSantis Breindel Named a B2B Marketing Top Agency

We are pleased to have been selected as a top 15 agency in the B2B Marketing “US Agencies Benchmarking Report 2019.” The report, which is free to download, features 39 of the most forward-looking and ambitious marcomm agencies, providing detailed financial stats, headcounts, and more. The 76-page report also includes a wealth of analysis, commentary and interviews on the state of the market. As Joel Harrison, Editor in Chief of B2B Marketing says in his introduction, “If you’re looking for a B2B agency to meet your marketing needs over the coming months and years, be they tactical, strategic or everything in between,…

DeSantis Breindel Selected for the 2019 Chief Marketer 200 List of Top Agencies

We are pleased to once again be selected for the Chief Marketer 200 List of Top Agencies, the world’s only editorial list of best-in-class non-advertising agencies. The CM200 features editorial profiles with details on core capabilities and specializations, examples of outstanding work, insights on culture and people, client examples and RFP contact information. “Today’s marketer relies on a toolkit of new technologies and tools that emphasize engagement and experiences above advertising techniques that merely talk to, rather than with, the customer,” says Jessica Heasley, Content Director at Chief Marketer. “The Chief Marketer 200 serves as an invaluable resource for marketers seeking to…

DeSantis Breindel Recognized as a Clutch Global Leader in Branding 2018

We are honored to be recognized as a top branding company by Clutch in its 2018 annual global report. Clutch is a B2B ratings and review agency that connects buyers with top service providers around the world. Clutch’s in-depth research includes industries such as IT services, mobile app and web development, PR firms, and more. To be featured on Clutch's platform, we were holistically evaluated based on our market presence in the branding industry. Our presence consists of our partners and clients, portfolio, and the projects we have completed. We were also ranked based on our client reviews. Clutch’s team…