Small beginnings,big ideas.
What started off as an idea scribbled on the back of a napkin by a New York ad executive and a renowned photographer has grown into one of the best advertising shops in town.”
After sweeping the ADDY Gold Awards in its first year of operations, Otto Design + Marketing, formed in 2000 by Mark Atkinson and Pete Leddy, has steadily grown into a thriving, full-service, SWaM-certified boutique agency. Today, a relentlessly focused and hungry team of professionals runs a robust operation from our Norfolk headquarters and our Virginia Beach studio.
Our unique model, where business aptitude, strategic acumen, and creativity converge across a multitude of industries, allows us to put our efforts toward out-of-the-box thinking and storytelling that make big things happen for our clients.
As a boutique agency, we’re known for providing highly personalized service and extensive collaboration not only within our open offices, but also outside of our creative walls. You’ll know every person working on your account—from designers and copywriters to account supervisors and the agency president—and have the option to contact them at any time. This direct access increases collaboration between Otto and our clients, allowing us to improve efficiency and truly act as an extension of your team.