Blackjack’s Andy DeVito joins KVA

ADV picKVA, the digital communications and brand experience agency with a creative soul, has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of travel retail and experiential marketing specialist Andy DeVito as client services director.

DeVito joins KVA from Blackjack Promotions, where he was responsible for improving the integration of the creative, design, planning and logistics. DeVito originally started his career at Blackjack in 2012 as account coordinator and Bacardi brand ambassador. He then moved to specialist events, experiential and retail production house Bluedog Productions as airport specialist and head of global travel retail. He returned to Blackjack in 2016 as account director before being elevated to the role of head of experiential within one year.

In the newly-created role of client services director for KVA, DeVito’s remit is to bring his expertise in design, production and experiential marketing to strengthen KVA’s offering as a multi-disciplined agency. He will report to KVA founder and managing director Kelly Allison.

Established in 2013, KVA is an award-winning full-service digital communications and brand experience agency with a creative soul. Combining attention-grabbing creative ideas with a strategic approach and high-quality technical delivery, KVA has a proven track record of bringing together the multitude of disparate specialisms to provide a seamless on and offline brand experience.

Commenting on his appointment, Allison said: “One thing I am really proud of at KVA is having an amazing team of people around me. Building the right kind of company culture is something very close to my heart and, having worked with Andy for a number of years, I know that he fits right in with that. It’s great to have Andy and his many years of experience on board to support the ever-expanding experiential side of the business, which in the era of ‘experiences’ is becoming an increasingly important element of brand engagement to ensure a seamless brand experience.”

DeVito adds: “I am super excited to join the team at KVA at a time when the opportunities for integrating digital technology into experiential activations are endless. With our in-house team of designers and developers, KVA offers something unique and it’s great to be a part of that. With a firm focus on innovation through investment in its own R&D lab, KVA offers cutting-edge, first to market, relevant technology solutions that secures ROI for clients.”


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