Our roots run deep

Verdant Brand Communications began in upstate New York in 1997 as Brand Cool, a small agency driven by big ideas. As a proud B-Corp and 100% employee-owned agency, we believed that businesses can do good in the world while thriving—and we still do.

As we grew, we realized our work and our values were having a real and measurable impact on the world. Alongside our clients, we’ve reduced carbon emissions by thousands of tons, helped save businesses millions of dollars, and transformed the way our clients think about their customers. While a lot has changed over the years—new name, new clients, new categories, and a new production studio—our dedication to the values that got us here is still at the root of it all.

Our Services

Brand

Branding

Company, product, and program naming

Competitive intelligence/analysis

Target audience research/profiles

Connect

Campaign strategy and development

Print, digital, and broadcast creative

Content strategy and development

Measure

Data hygiene

Information aggregation and integration

Dashboard development

Insight analysis

Our leadership

Kimberly Jones

Kimberly Jones

President & CEO

Melissa Palmer

Melissa Palmer

Chief Financial Officer

Keith Betz

Keith Betz

VP, Client Management

Amanda DeVito

Amanda DeVito

VP, Marketing & Growth

Scott Ensign

Scott Ensign

VP, Client Solutions

Mike Della Porta

Mike Della Porta

VP, Business Operations & Technology

Lori Burghardt

Lori Burghardt

VP, Talent Management

Wendy Emerson

Wendy Emerson

Group Director, Reporting & Measurement

Whit Thompson

Whit Thompson

Executive Creative Director

Sarah Gibson

Sarah Gibson

VP, Client Services

Christine Mackey

Christine Mackey

Head of Production

Donna VonDerLinn

Donna VonDerLinn

Creative Director

Our clients

Like all great partnerships, our client relationships are rooted in honesty and a shared vision to deliver award-winning creative that has an impact on the audience and on the world around us. Together, we’re relentlessly paving a new path toward results-driven creative excellence.

NYSEG
Causewave Community Partners
Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
Efficiency Vermont
Jewish Senior Life
McKinstry
Focus on Energy
Northwest Bank
San Diego Gas & Electric
South Jersey Gas
Sodexo
National Fenestration Rating Council
CooperVision
Pulse Technologies
Sun Kissed Cannabis

Careers

We offer a fast-paced creative culture fueled by the most creative thinkers and doers in advertising. If you’re a hungry, solution-focused, team-first player looking to join an award-winning agency, check out our current openings.

Certified B Corporation
WBENC-Certified Women's Business Enterprise

Through our parent company, Butler/Till.

ESOP