our story

two brothers, one competitive spirit

since 1988, we have grown into a premier marketing and lead generation agency.

success doesn’t just happen. it is born from a solid foundation of commitment to hard work. and this is where our story begins...

established in 1988 with a focus on automotive marketing, we’ve evolved into a dedicated full-service agency specializing in demand generation.

our team is hand selected from industry experts all with one common objective: to generate the best possible return on our clients’ marketing investments. from market research to the latest digital technologies, direct mail and everything in between, we are the full-service agency experience.

exceeding all expectations is our commitment. your results are our goal.


our executive team

an agency is only as strong as the people who lead it… and our leadership is what sets us apart. the perfect combination of traditional work-ethic and innovative knowhow, we have the right people in place – all focused on the same goal: your growth.

John Giovatto - Agency Principal


agency principal

Co-founder and Principal, John has been leading and inspiring the Giovatto Agency for over three decades. One of his greatest strengths is his ability to build and nurture relationships with his staff, his vendors, and of course his clients - most of whom have been with him for over 20 years. John believes it is important to understand not just the current advertising landscape, but to keep up with the latest trends and strategies for all of his clients' businesses. In his spare time he enjoys golfing, hitting the gym, and cooking up some of his favorite Italian dishes for his wife of 26 years and son who is attending school while working at the agency.


Mario Giovatto - Agency Principal


agency principal

As an exceptionally sharp team leader, Mario has been an excellent Co-founder and Principal for well over thirty years at the Giovatto Agency. Since the very beginning, Mario has been determined to provide outstanding service to all clients. With this goal in mind, as well as a mastery of the marketing and advertising industry, he has motivated the entire team and driven the Agency to where it is today. His work ethic and clever strategizing has inspired the team pushing it to become one of the leading advertising agencies in the NJ/NY area. When Mario is not working hard at the Agency, he enjoys hiking, skiing, tailgating at Jets games and cooking amazing meals for his entire family.


Michael Messano - VP Creative & Operations


vp creative & operations

Dynamic, collaborative, proactive creative leader who expertly straddles the line between creativity and business, strategy and execution, and vision and results. Always curious, always learning, always innovating, and always inspiring. Over 20 years of experience creating award-winning work across a diverse mix of industries, clients, and media -- building successful teams, companies, and relationships along the way. While not playing the role of agency executive, he’s always busy as a husband and father to two active boys.


Steve Aquino - VP Sales & Marketing


vp sales & marketing

Beginning his career in information technology for a leading telecom company Steven has brought to the Giovatto Agency extensive experience in working with large enterprise clients. With over 25 years of consultative selling and the rise in technology driven marketing has led to new and exciting opportunities.  Steven has been a part of building successful business relationships with companies such as ADP, Konica Minolta, and T-Mobile.  As a sales and marketing professional he understands the key to success is dependent upon the talent and commitment of the team. He has the highest level of confidence that we deliver world class marketing and advertising programs to the market. Steven is trained in Six Sigma and Professional Selling Skills and is married with three children and a new grandson.


Steven Ehrlich - Outreach



As a graduate of the San Diego State University School of Business, Steven is a seasoned advertising & marketing specialist with a 30-year track record in successfully managing client assignments. He brings a complete understanding of the entire marketing, advertising, and digital ecosystem to the Agency, as well as a proficiency in marketing program origination / implementation. His hands-on management knowledge as well as his ability to organize, drive, and nurture client engagement leads and energizes the team to meet tight deadlines and client needs. Outside the office, Steven is married with two children and enjoys distance running and golfing.


join our award-winning team

our collective efforts have what brought us to this point, and will help us continue to remain a leader in the advertising landscape. we are constantly on the look out for the freshest talent, quickest minds, and a dedicated work ethic no matter the experience level to join our team.

don't see a position for you? that's okay! send your resume to careers@giovatto.com