Phoenix, AZ (02/06/2015) – Davidson Belluso, a full service advertising and digital agency, announced today that it has acquired Papagalos Strategic Communications, also a full-service advertising agency. The acquisition strengthens Davidson Belluso’s expertise in its core market segments: economic development, education, healthcare, tourism, and homebuilding. It also provides Davidson Belluso with the resources and capacity to expand into Papagalos’ niche markets, including outdoor recreation, commercial construction, financial, and technology.

Davidson Belluso and Papagalos’ combined local and national client roster includes CVS/Health, the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, Tempe Tourism Office, the City of Phoenix Community & Economic Development, SunTek Window Films, Tutor Perini Building Corp., McMillan Group International, Targas, Rainier and the Walsh Group.

“Papagalos, like Davidson Belluso, is focused on building brands and businesses. Together, we offer our clients a greater depth of experience and client services. It is also notable that both firms have been in business for over a decade. Davidson Belluso recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary and Papagalos has been in business for over 20 years,” said Michela Belluso, owner and managing partner of Davidson Belluso. “The acquisition is a great start to 2015 for our clients and for our firm.”

Michela Belluso and Rob Davidson will remain as Davidson Belluso’s principals. Nicholas Papagalos, president of Papagalos, will serve in an executive role and will focus on strategic planning for clients.

“This is a positive move for both of our firms. Combining forces is an opportunity to strategically expand our scope of services while providing seamless account management. As a mid-sized firm, we are able to offer personalized service by experienced professionals, including the principals, but with added capacity of a large agency,” said Nicholas Papagalos.

To ensure continuity, all of Papagalos’ employees were acquired by Davidson Belluso, which now has 20 employees. The additional staff and diverse experience expands Davidson Belluso’s full service capabilities in brand development, digital and traditional advertising, web development, copywriting, public relations, and media buying.

About Davidson Belluso
Davidson Belluso is a brand development advertising agency founded in Phoenix, Arizona, in 2001 by Rob Davidson and Michela Belluso. Davidson Belluso provides the expertise and capabilities of a large agency with clients ranging from the private to the public and nonprofit sectors, with a focus on economic development, homebuilding, tourism, healthcare, and education industries. Combined client experience includes the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, Tempe Tourism Office, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, the City of Phoenix Community & Economic Development Department, Tutor Perini Building Corp., McMillan International Group, Targas, Rainier and the Walsh Group.  For more information, visit www.davidsonbelluso.com.

Rob Davidson

Born and raised in Chicago, Rob has 25+ years experience in branding and advertising, having worked for several firms throughout the country including Ogilvy & Mather, Leo Burnett, BBDO, J. Walter Thompson, Chiat Day and E.B. Lane Marketing Communications. Throughout his career, he developed campaigns for national and international accounts such as Hyatt Resorts, Motorola, Panasonic, McDonald’s, Toshiba, Sears, Allstate Insurance and Target. In 2001 Rob cofounded Davidson Belluso and has personally managed several key accounts for the agency including Tempe Tourism Office, California Bank & Trust, Arizona Attorney General and Phoenix Biomedical Campus for the City of Phoenix Community and Economic Development Department. A commercial rated pilot, Rob is passionate about flying and donates his time to the Civil Air Patrol.