Who are we?

Strategic ad agency in NY

Our Man In Havana (est. 2003) is an award-winning creative agency based in New York. Our mission is simple: to help clients define and tell their stories in ways that will connect with consumers and move them to act.

The company is really a hybrid: one part strategically-driven ad agency, one part design firm, and one part go-to creative partner.

 

We have many capabilities, most of them listed here:

Brand Strategy
Media Planning Consultancy
Content Strategy
Creative Development
Creative Ideation
Comms Integration
Dog Walking
Advertising
Video Production
Branded Content
Digital Advertising
Cymbal Playing
Out Of Home Advertising

Social Strategy
Mobile Advertising
Branding
Social Campaign Ideation
Design
Cocktail Mixing
Print Advertising
Point-Of-Sale
Blue Sky Thinking
Hambone (really!) 
Product Innovation
Brand Positioning
Naming Ideation

Events & Activations
Brand Planning
Pranayama
Internal Comms
Video Production
Brand Audit
Insight Mining
Holiday Gift Giving
Copywriting
Video Post-Production
Kickball Change
Data Analysis
Desk Research

 

We also have an in-house production division. Collaborating with the best content creators in and outside of New York, we create captivating visual narratives and content for brands. You can see the gist of it here:

 
 

Our People

Andrew Golomb,  Founder/Executive Creative Director |  Sylve Rosen-Bernstein,  Creative Director |  Aisling Bodkin,  Head of Production |  Lisa Alban,  Senior Art Director/Designer |  Michael Miller,  Senior Designer |  Joseph Deutschmann , Copywriter |  Tyler Barbiaux,  Account Executive / Project Manager |  Stephanie Hsieh,  Account Executive |  Nick DiPillo , Senior Production Designer |  Kelly Riordan  Senior Project Manager |  Taylor Alton,  Junior Designer |  Haley Pesci , Production Coordinator |  Tony Yu,  Finance |  Wilma,  dog

Andrew Golomb, Founder/Executive Creative Director | Sylve Rosen-Bernstein, Creative Director | Aisling Bodkin, Head of Production | Lisa Alban, Senior Art Director/Designer | Michael Miller, Senior Designer | Joseph Deutschmann, Copywriter | Tyler Barbiaux, Account Executive / Project Manager | Stephanie Hsieh, Account Executive | Nick DiPillo, Senior Production Designer | Kelly Riordan Senior Project Manager | Taylor Alton, Junior Designer | Haley Pesci, Production Coordinator | Tony Yu, Finance | Wilma, dog

 

A bit more about us:

Creative agency for a different kind of brand
 
 

We’re Not For Everyone

As our name suggests, we're here for clients looking for help in challenging the status quo or fighting the establishment. For fourteen+ years, we've helped clients improve their businesses by giving voice to brands that are either not being heard, are poorly understood or are struggling under the weight of behemoth competitors.

 
 
 

We’re Fearless

And we love to work with fearless, renegade clients. Much of the work we do takes the shape of uncovering greatness where it’s unrecognized or underdeveloped, and at times that requires leaps of faith. Plus, we’re more than happy to parachute in when fan and shit are on a collision course.

 
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We’re Not Good Followers

While following the paths of other successful brands may yield success in the short term, that approach means forever relying on someone else to lead the way. We prefer to find the answer that’s right for your brand and yours alone.

 
 
 

We’d Love to
Meet You

We’re always looking for smart, interesting clients that share our goal of finding the other way
in to the hearts and minds of consumers. Drop us a line, and
let's talk.

 
Boutique advertising agency in New York City