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Advertising and Events Done Right.

TEAM

SERVICES

ADVENT is focused on delivering a world-class product to local, national and global brands alike.  We offer full-service event management, brand strategy and promotional marketing to ensure our clients’ absolute satisfaction.

The agency and its partners are experienced, with proven, present-day business tactics, constantly researching and working through a multitude of creative projects to develop and implement the next great idea for your business. We strive to create unique layers to our events including live visual, culinary and performing artists, as well as  fitting vendors, food trucks and more.

Woven into the community and continuously creating connections for those we serve, we are able to establish valuable relationships, changing the trajectory of each project we touch.

    • Event Production
    • Sponsorships
    • Talent Booking
    • Staffing
    • Marketing
    • Public Relations
    • Business Consulting
    • Branding
    • Design & Print

PORTFOLIO

OUR CLIENTS & PARTNERS

Venues

Casino

 

Beer, Wine & Spirits

Restaurant

 

Non-profit & Community

Franchise

 

Developers & Residential

Health & Wellness

 

ACCLAIM

Most Community Minded Business

( 2017 Honorable Mention )
Presented by the Manayunk Development Corporation

Rising Entrepreneur Award

“In recognition of outstanding and invaluable contribution to local business growth and the Roxborough community.”
Presented by the Roxborough Development Corporation 2015

Chris Metaxas
Chief Executive Officer
Digital Recognition Network
– Fort Worth, TX

“I was very impressed with the impact Advent had on our clients and most of all the memorable experience we were able to offer. This great service and the ability of Advent to handle all our normal logistics from hotel booking, to private dinners, transportation and a personalized concierge service makes me feel comfortable in using Advent for our next event.”

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“As the Vice President of National Marketing for Hard Rock International, I’ve had the pleasure of working with Joe and Advent since 2010. We have engaged in many retail projects, resort marketing activations as well as executed community talent functions for NFL superstar Rob Gronkowski.”

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David Luber
Vice President of National Marketing
AIC Hotel Group

Jane R. Lipton
Executive Director
Manayunk Development Corporation

“What makes this relationship work so well is that Joe cares about creating a positive experience and outcome for all participants, be it sponsors, business owners or the guests who come to enjoy the event.”

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“I would like to thank Joe DeCandido and his organization Advent for their vision and support, bringing in the Mummers Parade to help celebrate Mardi Gras into our city’s neighborhood. Looking forward to working with you and your great organization in the near future.”

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Congressman Bob Brady
U.S. Representative
1st Congressional District, Pennsylvania

“As our fleets went from 800 cars in two cities to over 2600 cars in 4 cities, Joe was instrumental in carrying out our external branding and internal marketing and recruitment.”

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Everett Abitbol
Taxi Fleets & Services – PHL, NY, CHI, NOLA, BOS

“Their vision allowed us to expand our expectations and realize the power special events can have for an organization and a larger community.”

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James H. Calamia
Executive Director
Roxborough Development Corporation

CONNECT

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Joe@ThisisAdvent.com

6074 Ridge Avenue  Philadelphia, PA 19128

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“This year we participated in a very large conference catering to the Public Safety industry where we had the need to support a very large convention presence, ensure entertainment venues for our Law Enforcement Clients and demonstrate a sense of intimacy where my company was a small part of a very large convention presence. By taking advantage of Joe and his company, Advent consulting, my company was able to give our clients a reason to want to spend time with our organization versus the many other larger, well funded participants of this event.  Advent was able to craft unique, interesting activities that connected our clients to the local community in the Philadelphia market while also resonating with the overall theme of event. They created a plan that leveraged the spirit of the local market and were able to take our clients away from the mass confusion of the big event, while ensuring our clients were well treated to the best food and entertainment (unique food offerings and great local music).  We had a hard time getting them to leave and many of them were so glad not to have another dinner at a big steak house chain or be stuck in a boring hotel catering room. Needless to say I was very impressed with the impact Advent had on our clients and most of all the memorable experience we were able to offer.  This great service and the ability of Advent to handle all our normal logistics from hotel booking, to private dinners, transportation and a personalized concierge service makes me feel comfortable in using Advent for our next event. Thanks to Joe and his team for making our event a truly professional and impactful experience for both our clients and our company.”

Chris Metaxas
Chief Executive Officer
Digital Recognition Network
– Fort Worth, TX

“As the Vice President of National Marketing for Hard Rock International, I’ve had the pleasure of working with Joe and Advent since 2010. We have engaged in many retail projects, resort marketing activations as well as executed community talent functions for NFL superstar Rob Gronkowski. I’ll be a client of Joe’s for the remainder of my career for a simple reason; If you don’t understand the details of your business, you are going to fail. Joe is a perfectionist on attention to detail and follow-up. He connects the dots, completes tasks timely, and focuses on deliverables until the work is completed. As we continue to grow our resort footprint, Joe and his team will be the go-to group in helping us continue to develop our brands and market reach.”

David Luber
Vice President of National Marketing
AIC Hotel Group

“The Manayunk Development Corporation has worked with Joe Decandido and his team at Advent on many successful Manayunk business and community events. What makes this relationship work so well is that Joe cares about creating a positive experience and outcome for all participants, be it sponsors, business owners or the guests who come to enjoy the event. His best attribute is that he listens carefully to the needs of his client and then works hard to craft events, marketing plans or experiences that will meet those needs and exceed his clients expectations.”

Jane R. Lipton
Executive Director
Manayunk Development Corporation

“I would like to thank Joe DeCandido and his organization Advent for their vision and support, bringing in the Mummers Parade to help celebrate Mardi Gras into our city’s neighborhood. Looking forward to working with you and your great organization in the near future. Again thank you and Advent for all your support.”

Congressman Bob Brady
U.S. Representative
1st Congressional District, Pennsylvania

“My companies began working with Joe and Advent in 2012 till present. Using them as a full service marketing, branding and events company for our fleets in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and New Orleans. Joe is a self starter and quickly became familiar with our business and adapted to our growth and changes to our industry. As our fleets went from 800 cars in two cities to over 2600 cars in 4 cities, Joe was instrumental in carrying out our external branding and internal marketing and recruitment. Joe and his team at Advent were able to carry out a vision of our brands that helped us generate demand for our services during our growth spurt! All the while being conscious of costs and creating true value in every dollar we spent. I could not find a better partner who was willing to dive into our business, pull out the best parts, shine them up and put them on display for the public. That’s what they do best!”

Everett Abitbol
Taxi Fleets & Services – PHL, NY, CHI, NOLA, BOS

“Joe DeCandido and his team at ADVENT have been instrumental in producing some wonderful events in recent years in both Manayunk and Roxborough. Their efforts have attracted tens of thousands of people to the neighborhood who have stimulated the local economy… and enjoyed some of the best small towns in Philadelphia.   Keep up the good work Advent!”

Councilman Curtis Jones
Philadelphia City Council
District 4

“I have worked with my friend Joe at ADVENT on many occasions including a Bud Light City Hall event and they always support our Philadelphia Mummers!! ALWAYS a wonderful turn out on anything they touch, ADVENT makes it magical. You know it’s gonna be a great time when you are working with ADVENT.”

Jacky Bam Bam
Radio Personality
93.3 WMMR

“Joe and his companies have always been at the forefront and cutting edge of hospitality and providing entertainment for people. Joe is one of the best hosts I have been around for fun and bringing people together socially.”

John Clark
Emmy award winning Sports Anchor
NBC10 & ComcastSportsNet

“My grateful thanks to Joe DeCandido and the ADVENT team for building a foundation for the Roxborough neighborhood’s marketing strategies and signature event series.  Their vision allowed us to expand our expectations and realize the power special events can have for an organization and a larger community. Since our initial partnership over 45,000 residents and visitors alike have visited our neighborhood.”

James H. Calamia
Executive Director
Roxborough Development Corporation

“Much thanks to you and your team on a dynamite series of events!  I’ve received a lot of feedback from the attendees that they really enjoyed the Chairman’s Reception, the CTO dinner, and Expo Evening.  All events went off flawlessly and much of it is attributable to the superb job your team did!”

Terry Maloney
Vice President, Marketing & Business Development
Society of Cable & Telecommunication Engineers/International
Society of Broadband Experts

“Joe DeCandido and his staff at ADVENT do a great job… for both Roxborough Memorial Hospital and the Roxborough/Manayunk communities in taking the lead to get the good word out about local businesses and community events with hard work and vigor. They are the best!”

Thomas Reinboth
Chief Financial Officer
Roxborough Memorial Hospital

“I can’t say enough about Joe DeCandido and his team at Advent.  Four years ago he took a dream and turned it into a MAJOR EVENT.  Mummers Mardi Gras was his idea, his baby and now HIS SUCCESS. Not only has he helped the String Bands with Mummers Mardi Gras, but he was my ‘go to guy’ for many other marketing ideas, different promotional and event development ideas. No task too small or too big.  Always on point, on time and successful.”

Tom Loomis
President, Philadelphia Mummers Woodland String Band
Retired President, Philadelphia String Band Association

“I’ve worked with Joe and Advent for a variety of different events over the years, and I just can’t say enough good things about him. Joe’s compassionate, driven, extremely professional, organized, and an amazing leader. He really puts his heart and soul into community building…and into every project that he works on. He’s a genuinely amazing human being, and he gets my highest possible recommendation. My career definitely would not be where it is today without him.”

Alloyius McIlwaine
Artist + CEO/Founder
Cultures Clothing

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Joe and his time as an advocate for North Light Community Center. Joe’s tireless volunteer efforts have raised significant funding for North Light through a combination of initiatives and events. Joe founded the Manayunk-Roxborough Business Network and leveraged his contacts to pack the house on a quarterly basis. The Thanks4Giving clothing drive to benefit North Light and Impact Thrift stores has been a successful collection drive for the past three years, with over 15,000 pounds of clothing collected last year alone, and has been managed completely by Joe and his team. Joe now serves on our board and PR committee and we could not be happier to have his support!”

Dana Dabek
Director of Institutional Advancement
North Light Community Center

“It has been a pleasure working with Advent over the years. Joe DeCandido and his team are the ultimate professionals and help us put on a great event that continues to grow and raise more funds year after year. I would recommend Advent for all event organizers and fundraisers.”

Leo Dignam
Assistant Managing Director, City of Philadelphia
Executive Director, Philadelphia Marathon & Broad Street Run

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