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DeVito/Verdi Advances Digital Expertise With SongPlus

Jul 17, 2012 (03:07 PM EDT)
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Move Deepens And Broadens Agency's Capabilities

New York Ad Agency Puts David Song At Helm Of Digital Operation

NEW YORK, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing to expand into the digital marketing realm, New York advertising agency DeVito/Verdi is bringing in the capabilities of SongPlus, a full-service digital agency, and its founder, interactive media pioneer David Song, to lead the agency's efforts to meld its traditional and digital capabilities for clients.

Song started his agency five years ago and built it substantially with clients such as Sony Corporate America, Sony Entertainment Network, Sony Pictures Television, Orbitz Travel, Australia Tourism, New Zealand Tourism, Curacao Tourism, Accor Hotels, Cobroxin and others.

Prior to SongPlus, Song held top interactive positions at such agencies as Arnold Worldwide, JWT, MMB and Hill Holiday. He will be responsible for evolving the agency's media, digital and social interactive disciplines in order to drive measurable results for client businesses.

"The impact I can make here is immediate, given the agency's storied creative reputation and its strong existing digital capabilities," said Song.  "This is a tremendous opportunity to help add a piece to the puzzle that will take DeVito/Verdi to the next level of digital offerings.  Existing and future clients will benefit tremendously from this evolution of the agency."

Song began his advertising career at Horizon Media in Los Angeles, working on Boston Chicken, NBC Networks, Suzuki and the History Channel, among others.  He later moved to Hook Media, Inc., where he helped the start-up interactive media agency grow from four employees to more than 100.  He has held the titles of vice president/interactive media at Arnold Worldwide; senior partner, director of channel planning at JWT; managing director at MMB; and chief media officer at Hill Holiday NY.

"The addition of SongPlus' capacity instantly raises our digital intelligence exponentially.  There's nothing David Song hasn't accomplished on the digital side – from account management and production to website building and media.  We're excited to put his expertise to work for the agency," said Ellis Verdi, president of DeVito/Verdi.

About DeVito/Verdi
DeVito/Verdi, a privately held company, has been recognized as one of the most exceptional creative agencies in the industry.  Its lengthy list of industry awards includes the top prizes at the Clios, Radio Mercury, Cannes, Andy, Addy and One Show award ceremonies.

DeVito/Verdi is an idea-driven agency that employs traditional and non-traditional approaches to achieve creative excellence.  The agency has developed a strong digital expertise to broaden and complement its longstanding creative reputation.

The agency has been voted "Best Agency" six times over the last 12 years by the AAAA, and has created some of the most memorable ad campaigns of the past 20 years. DeVito/Verdi strives for excellence and maintains a unique level of prestige within the advertising industry, as evidenced by its work for such clients as Kohl's, Legal Sea Foods, North Shore/Long Island Jewish Health System, The National Association of Broadcasters, Daffy's, Sony, Canon, Duane Reade Drug Stores, BMW, Varian Medical Systems, Esquire Magazine, Men's Wearhouse, TimeOut Magazine, Grey Goose Vodka, EPC Cigar Co., eCampus, SteinMart, Reebok, Hotwire.com, Office Depot, Appleton Rums, Pepsi/SOBE, Corazon Tequila, Empire Kosher Chicken, Acura, Massachusetts General Hospital, Abington Memorial Hospital, CarMax, Sports Authority, For Eyes Optical and others.  For more information on DeVito/Verdi, visit www.devitoverdi.com.

SOURCE DeVito/Verdi