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About Us

Why CGT?

Simple. Experience. We know how to build businesses, and bottom lines, with smart advertising and marketing strategies that deliver results. As a leading Long Island Advertising Agency, CGT Marketing specializes in effective business-to-business programs. We select the best approaches from a full arsenal of techniques including digital marketing, compelling websites, intelligent digital marketing strategies, results-driven social media programs, impressive print materials and much more.

 

Where we came from.

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CGT Marketing was created in 2009, but the roots of our company took hold in the 1980s, when Mitch Tobol, Fred Candiotti and Vince Grucci were young men with a passion for marketing and advertising. In 1981 Mitch (the “T” in CGT) formed the Tobol Group, and then in 1987 Fred and Vince (the “C” and “G” in CGT) launched Candiotti and Grucci. In 2004 Candiotti and Grucci purchased Cooper Leder, a well-known Long Island ad agency, to form CGL Communications. CGL Communications and Tobol Group merged in February 2009 to become the CGT Marketing we are today, a full service Long Island advertising and digital marketing agency providing clients with proven services in all areas of marketing, from traditional to the latest in digital.

The right size to meet your needs.

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If you want the smartest strategy for your advertising and marketing program and from an experienced team that knows how to build your business and your bottom line, choose us. As a leading Long Island Advertising Agency, CGT Marketing specializes in business-to-business (B-to-B) marketing and advertising, research and development, branding and product development, and strategic planning. We select the best approaches from a full arsenal of techniques including targeted direct mail and viral marketing, compelling print materials, dynamic websites, intelligent web-marketing and internet-marketing strategies, results-driven social media applications, and lead generation programs.

The right size to partner with you.

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If you want a resourceful, full-service business-to-business advertising and marketing agency with the personal care, attention and follow-through you deserve, choose us. From aerospace to global transportation, from precision manufacturing to retail sales, from nano-technology to medical equipment, from high fashion to corporate law, we’re the right choice. We know how to promote the simplest spring or the most complex technology; how to reach the student market or the global marketplace; how to craft a message for a prestigious law firm or a start up business; how to breathe life into an ad campaign for a line of dental supplies or fighter jet electronics. Whatever you need, wherever you’re located—we’re there. Your objectives + our expertise = The Perfect Fit.


Our Management Team

Fred Candiotti

Fred Candiotti

Partner

When you meet Fred, you’ll understand why he’s responsible for overseeing all of our creative and production staff as well as personally servicing our clients.

He’s smart. He’s funny. He listens. He learns. He’s savvy. He’s talented. He’s practical.

Fred is involved in every project from inception to completion, always demanding a bit more from our team and from himself to ensure that every project hits the mark. You’ll never hear him say “let it go,” or “it’ll do.” He brings out the best in everyone with every project the agency produces.

It’s no surprise that with a background as a Creative Director and as a Corporate Advertising Manager, Fred brings a broad range of experience on both the agency and corporate sides. Over the last twenty-five years, Fred has been honing his creative expertise in business-to-business marketplaces including manufacturing, industrial, dental, electronics, and consumer goods.

Fred has earned a number of prestigious awards on both local and national levels and is often referred to in the media for articles written about the advertising industry and creative discussions.

But don’t take our word for it. Meet Fred, and you’ll know that you can trust him for his innovative creativity and uncompromising execution.

Mitch Tobol

Mitch Tobol

Partner

When you think of Mitch, think: energized and energizing, innovative and creative, forward-thinking and inspirational, doable and accountable.

Count on Mitch to meet any marketing challenge with intelligent, sensible and valuable strategies that will make your business thrive.

Mitch’s broad range of experience includes international work with the New York State Department of Economic Development GEMS (Global Export Marketing Services) Program assisting local companies to establish international distribution and representation.

Mitch’s marketing/advertising expertise is matched by his insatiable desire to learn and teach. He has taught a wide range of courses in local colleges, including in the Hofstra University Certificate in Entrepreneurship Program, and at C.W. Post, and Long Island University. He is also a dynamic speaker who is called upon for topics such as branding, the new marketing paradigm, and LinkedIn.

Mitch has been acknowledged in Long Island Business News 2002, Who’s Who in Graphic Communications, and received the 2003 Long Island Ad Club Marketing Award for corporations under $5,000,000.

When you speak to Mitch, we know you’ll think: Smart and clever, practical and profitable–where do I sign up?

William Lang

William Lang

Creative Director

Since 1994, Bill has been using his talents to integrate design components with branding elements. As the Associate Creative Director he transforms creative ideas into compelling print and digital solutions while working closely with the Creative Director and overseeing our production design team. With 25 years of award-winning annual reports, collateral, websites, and advertising, Bill has been honored by Print Magazine, LIAC and the NY Art Directors Club. Bill holds a BFA in Advertising/Marketing and a BFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts. Bill relaxes by “feeding his spirit and soul” with skiing, biking, sprint triathlons, and expanding his personal photography portfolio.

Donna Munnelly

Donna Munnelly

Media/Production Manager

Since 1999, Donna’s been handling all things media – in print and online. As Media and Production Manager her responsibilities include ad placement, production, vendor interactions, scheduling, tracking, proofreading, and overall project management. From the time we enter the office to the time we leave, we all count on Donna to know where everything — and everyone – is.

Previously, Donna managed a company that produced and distributed educational materials for corporations such as Johnson & Johnson, AT&T, CIBA-Geigy and Texaco.

Donna’s relaxes and renews her unstoppable energy and infectious good humor by traveling, reading—and zumba-ing!

Susan Brenman

Susan Brenman

Account Manager

Sue has been an Account Manager at CGT since 2004. She began her career as a medical illustrator working with prestigious medical schools including Thomas Jefferson University and the University of Pennsylvania. She then applied her informed intelligence to help pharmaceutical companies, such as Bristol Myers Squibb, to strategize, position and brand their HIV products and educational materials. Since joining CGT, Sue has been building integrated campaigns in the healthcare fields, especially dental, medical, and neutraceuticals. As an experienced marathoner and an avid globe trotter, Sue energizes us all.

Georgina Kostopoulos

Georgina Kostopoulos

Social Media Manager

Long Island native Georgina is putting her creative abilities to work as the new Social Media Coordinator at CGT Marketing. With a background in marketing and international business, she puts that knowledge to good use for our clients. Having previously worked for a professional sports team, she knows what it takes to develop a strong brand and implement successful marketing strategies. According to ‘G’ (as we call her), “Because Social Media Marketing is a marketing force unlike any other, it has influenced me to pursue a career in this direction”. When she’s not creating content, graphics, or interacting with the online community, she loves to travel, bike ride, and do volunteer work.

Natalie Greene

Natalie Greene

Traffic Manager

Natalie is our amazing Traffic Manager. She is responsible for coordinating and scheduling all of CGT Marketing’s work. She ensures all projects are progressing on time and deadlines are met. Natalie is a super team player and her upbeat personality is infectious. As a self-described ‘beach nut’, Natalie can be found relaxing on a beach, surfing in the waves or building sand sculptures as soon as the warm weather rolls in.

Art Diparte

Art Diparte

Digital/Technical Manager

When it comes to anything digital, Art is the man. His knowledge of digital marketing techniques, as well as being a ‘Wiz’ with IT issues, makes Art an integral part of the CGT Marketing team. When he’s not using his technical skills at work, Art is an avid traveler and outdoorsman.