About Us

The DNA of DeVito Group

Big ideas. Big agency know-how. Small shop agility.

We are a company of ideas. DeVito Group is a full service, integrated marketing and communications company. We are a microcosm of a large agency, offering senior people, big agency experience, in a smaller, hands-on, more nimble environment.

Ideas that work.

Our strengths are breakthrough creative, brand-building strategic positions and solutions. Creative ideas that are measurable and achieve results!

Ideas that touch.

We believe in ideas that make an emotional as well as a rational connect with the consumer. An emotional connect is much deeper and lasts much longer than a rational connect alone. Don’t just listen to us, look at our work. You’ll feel it!

Big Ideas that don’t get lost in big structure. Unlayering.

We’re not an agency of lots of layers and lots of overhead, where big ideas can get lost in the layers.  The people you meet in a meeting are the people who will be working on your business. Our structure is faster, friendlier and more cost effective.

Ideas that Bridge the traditional and new traditional.

Let’s start with the challenge.  Then develop the best ideas to meet that challenge and opportunity.  Media neutral. Whether the solution is digital, social, event driven, or a big TV, radio and print campaign. Or a combination of all.  It’s all got to start with an idea.  An idea big enough to span all means of communications, make a connect with the consumer and endure the test of time.

Our partners

Chris DeVito

Partner/ President

Chris started his career as an Art Director at Young & Rubicam, working on Adidas, Colgate, United Negro College Fund, Holiday Inn, IBC Root Beer, the US Postal Service and Xerox. His creative for the US Army continues to be recognized as one of the most successful recruitment efforts in Army ROTC history.

As an award winning Creative at Bates USA, Chris helped raise the profile of Texaco, Wendy’s, EDS (Electronic Data Systems), Cunard Cruise Lines, Champs Sports, Footlocker and Miller Beer, where his work was integral in re-freshing an American classic with the repositioning of the “MGD” brand.

Chris joined Frank DeVito and Betty Fitterman as Creative Director in 2000 to help build DeVito Fitterman (now DeVito Group) and became President of the agency in 2018.

Chris is also an Adjunct Professor of Marketing at FIT in New York City.

Frank DeVito

Founding Partner

Starting his career at BBDO and then at Young & Rubicam, Frank rose to become Creative Director of Y&R NY. His award winning work included Johnson & Johnson, Eastern Airlines, Merrill Lynch, General Foods/Kraft and the highly acclaimed “Be A Pepper” campaign for Dr Pepper.

Frank went on to join LINTAS NY as Vice Chairmen / Worldwide Creative Director, overseeing clients like IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Coca-Cola, Diet Coke “Just For the Taste of It”, Maybelline “Maybe She’s Born With It. Maybe It’s Maybelline.” He was elevated to Vice Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of LINTAS Worldwide, overseeing LINTAS’ worldwide creative product and driving multi-national brands around the world.

Frank Started DeVito Fitterman (now DeVito Group) along with his partner at the time, Betty Fitterman, in 1997 and retired as President from the day to day operations of the business in 2018. Frank continues with the team as a special advisor.

An idea we borrowed from Picasso

Picasso, as a young artist could draw with great precision. Over a course of years he drew the same bull. Each time, stripping away non-essentials. Until finally, he was left with the same bull, but now reduced to about 5 or 6 lines. Same bull! This philosophy, first find the essence of the brand, then build from there, defines us as an agency and shapes everything we do, from strategy to positioning to creative, media, production and beyond. Before we create a single idea, we set out to understand the essence of a brand, its core equity, its definition, its unique qualities and its potential. We strip away all the non-essentials and get to the core of the brand, then build to create something essential, exciting and enduring.

Our Awards

We are proud to have been recognized by our peers in the Marketing and Creative communities not only for creative excellence, but for creative ideas that have led to success for our clients. Ideas That Work.