Creative & Connected

A great idea can take you far. Why not go farther?

At Thompson & Bender, all of our advertising, marketing & PR campaigns start with a great idea.

 

But we take our clients farther.

 

Thompson & Bender not only delivers full-service, award winning creative campaigns, we also connect our clients to influencers, leaders, partners, technology, media & markets that make our great ideas work better & harder.

 

At T & B we move great ideas so far that they close the distance between your business & your customer.

What we do

Advertising & Integrated Marketing

Public Relations & Crisis Communications

Special Events Planning & Promotion

Branding & Identity

Strategic Planning & Research

Social & Digital Media

Media Planning & Buying

Web & Mobile Development

Design & Production

Government & Community Relations

Media Relations & Press Events

SEO & SEM

Leadership

With seasoned advertising, marketing, PR, design & copywriting pros with expertise in Westchester, the Hudson Valley, Manhattan, Connecticut & beyond—we do it all, we do it fast & we do it all under one roof. Meet our team leaders.

Dean Bender

Dean Bender

Partner
Elizabeth Bracken-Thompson

Elizabeth Bracken-Thompson

Partner
Geoff Thompson

Geoff Thompson

Partner
Valerie Hovasapian

Valerie Hovasapian

Vice President
Jessica Apicella

Jessica Apicella

Senior Manager of Marketing, Media Planning & Special Events
Jennifer Bannan

Jennifer Bannan

Director of Advertising & Marketing
Sarai Bartels

Sarai Bartels

Art Director
Mary Cronin

Mary Cronin

Copywriter
Gaby Dioguardi

Gaby Dioguardi

Social Media & Events Coordinator
Jerry McKinstry

Jerry McKinstry

Senior Account Executive
Hope Salley

Hope Salley

Senior Account Executive
Lauren Seebacher

Lauren Seebacher

Graphic Designer
Juliana Wynohradnyk

Juliana Wynohradnyk

Senior Account Executive
Dean Bender

Dean Bender

Partner
Elizabeth Bracken-Thompson

Elizabeth Bracken-Thompson

Partner
Geoff Thompson

Geoff Thompson

Partner
Valerie Hovasapian

Valerie Hovasapian

Vice President
Jessica Apicella

Jessica Apicella

Senior Manager of Marketing, Media Planning & Special Events
Jennifer Bannan

Jennifer Bannan

Director of Advertising & Marketing
Sarai Bartels

Sarai Bartels

Art Director
Mary Cronin

Mary Cronin

Copywriter
Gaby Dioguardi

Gaby Dioguardi

Social Media & Events Coordinator
Jerry McKinstry

Jerry McKinstry

Senior Account Executive
Hope Salley

Hope Salley

Senior Account Executive
Lauren Seebacher

Lauren Seebacher

Graphic Designer
Juliana Wynohradnyk

Juliana Wynohradnyk

Senior Account Executive

Our Work

  • Although we were on the opposite side of the issue at the beginning of the campaign…your effective ads, petitions and marketing strategies convinced me to change my mind. You did a superb job.

    – Paul J. Feiner, Town Supervisor, Town of Greenburgh
  • On behalf of The Auxiliary of White Plans Hospital Center …, we would like to thank you and your team. This was the Auxiliary’s most successful Annual Gala ever.

    —Janelle Berger, Judy Lupin, Gala Event Co-Chairs, White Plans Hospital Center
  • Please extend my sincere thanks to your staff for the high quality and consistency of their efforts on behalf of the Hospital.

    – Jon, B. Shandler, President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Congratulations and best wishes on your latest award…Working with you, we can understand why you’d receive this!

    – Joseph N. Hankin, President, SUNY/Westchester Community College
  • It is a pleasure working with you because you care about meeting our needs. For your professionalism, we are grateful.

    –Katherine Tobin, Assistant Dean, Manhattanville College
  • Thompson & Bender created a promotional video for Richmond that was dynamic, effective and emotional. Working with a very tight deadline, the team delivered a high quality film that will be a powerful tool for our fundraising and communication efforts.

    – Paca Lipovac, M.D., MPT, CWS, President & CEO, Richmond Community Services
  • Thompson & Bender are Westchester’s PR pro’s. Their knowledge and connections in media, politics and business in the county is unrivaled.

    – Marsha Gordon, President/CEO, Business Council of Westchester
  • The Archdiocese of New York began working with Thompson & Bender three years ago, and we’ve seen impressive results since. As our creative and strategic partner, T&B spearheaded a rebranding and integrated advertising campaign for the Superintendent of Schools that is driving new leads and increasing enrollment in our schools.

    – Fran Davies, Associate Superintendent for Communications and Marketing, The Archdiocese of New York

Our Clients

We are the “go-to” partner that top businesses recommend to other top businesses. Our client roster cuts across industries, public & private sectors, profit & not-for-profit, regional & national.

Current Clients

CORPORATE

Liberty Lines
Regeneron
Robison Oil
Tilcon New York

EDUCATION

Archdiocese of New York
The College of New Rochelle
French American School of New York
Iona College
Pace University
Sisters of the Divine Compassion/Good Counsel Academy
St. Jean Baptiste High School
School of the Holy Child
Westchester Community College

FINANCIAL

CMS Bank
The Community Preservation Corporation
First Niagara Bank

GOVERNMENT/ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Westchester County Office of Economic Development/IDA
City of Yonkers
Yonkers IDA

HEALTH CARE /MEDICAL

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Westchester Division
White Plains Hospital

NOT-FOR-PROFIT

The Food Bank for Westchester
Friends of Westchester County Parks
KidsXpress
Non-Profit Westchester
St. Christopher’s Inc.
Sustainable Playland

BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS

Building Owner Managers Association
Business Council of Westchester
The Westchester Hotel Association

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

Chappaqua Crossing
F.D. Rich
Hutchinson Metro Center
Simone Development
Summit Development LLC
Urstadt Biddle Properties

RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE

Bristal Assisted Living Communities
Fareri Associates
Macquesten Development LLC
Spinnaker Real Estate Partners
Trump Parc Stamford

RETAIL

Cross County Shopping Center

TOURISM/HOSPITALITY/GOLF

Brynwood Golf & Country Club
Lake Isle Country Club
Tarrytown House Estate and Conference Center
The Old Guard Hotel
The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester
Westchester County Tourism & Film

LAUNCHES & SPECIAL EVENTS

Life Time Fitness
Westchester Magazine Wine & Food Week

LEGAL

Jones Morrison
McCullough Goldberger & Staudt
Shamberg Marwell

MEDIA

The Daily Voice
The Journal News
Westchester Magazine

Other Clients We Have Worked With

CORPORATE

FUJIFILM U.S.A., Inc.
PepsiCo

EDUCATION

Archbishop Stepinac High School
The John Cardinal O’Connor School
Lehman College
Manhattanville College
New York Medical College
Purchase College

FINANCIAL

Provident Bank
The Westchester Bank
Union State Bank

FITNESS

Club Fit
Formé Fitness

GOVERNMENT/ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

New Rochelle BID
Yonkers Downtown/Waterfront BID

HEALTH CARE /MEDICAL

Blythedale Children’s Hospital
ENT & Allergy
Hudson Valley Hospital
Pinnacle Healthcare
Sound Shore Medical Center
St. John’s Riverside Hospital
St. Mary’s Hospital for Children
Stellaris Health Network

NOT-FOR-PROFIT

Historic Hudson Valley
Hudson River Museum
Jacob Burns Film Center
SPCA of Westchester
Teatown Lake Reservation

BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS

Westchester County Association

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

Cappelli Enterprises
Struever Fidelco Cappelli (SFC Yonkers)
Westchester Medical Pavilion

RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE

Atria Senior Living Group
Classic Residence by Hyatt
Houlihan / Lawrence
The Club at Briarcliff Manor
Trump Park Residences Yorktown
Trump Plaza New Rochelle

RESTAURANT / RETAIL

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Applebee’s
BLT Steak
Burrata
City Center at White Plains
The Container Store
Cooper’s Mill
Food & Shops at LaGuardia Airport
Fortunoff
Fresh Direct

RESTAURANT / RETAIL (continued)

The Galleria
Grand Central Terminal Restaurants & Shops
Half Moon at Dobbs Ferry
Harvest-on-Hudson at Hastings
Mall at Bay Plaza
MKT Tavern
New Roc City
NoMa Social
P.F. Chang’s China Bistro
The Westchester

TOURISM/HOSPITALITY/GOLF

Concord Resort & Golf Club
Doubletree Hotel Tarrytown
Grossinger Golf Club
Hudson Valley Tourism
Sleepy Hollow Country Club
The Radisson New Rochelle
The Thayer Hotel at West Point
Westchester Marriott

SPECIAL EVENTS & LAUNCHES

Buick Classic – PGA Tour Event
Journal News Wine & Food Expo
Main Street Connect

LEGAL

DelBello Donnellan Weingarten

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