Tampa Florida advertising and branding agency

Moving people with
brilliant ideas for
27 years.

Ben Lee and Paola Schifinoʼs passion for creativity and innovation has been helping brands seize on opportunities, gain momentum and grow since 1993. As traditional advertising has turned digital, as passive media has shifted to social, Schifino Lee has constantly evolved with the marketing landscape.

 

Our strategy-led approach combined with a neurotic attention to client-service is truly one of a kind. We get to know your brand inside and out, then develop a strategic approach to put compelling creative in front of the right people at the right time. But enough about us. We want to hear about you.

Our Core Values.

Our leadership team.

Jennifer Ruyle
VP Executive Creative Director & Brand Strategy

Kerry Kaminski
VP, Director of Finance
Ben Lee
Co-Founder
David Stob
Media Director
Paola Schifino
Co-Founder

JEFF PHILBIN
DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS STRATEGY

Our limitless capabilities

We specialize in expectation-shattering, business-altering outcomes. See what remarkable, strategically-sound ideas, brilliant executions, effective media solutions and insightful analytics can do for your brand.

Just a few of the national &
international competitions that
have rewarded our creativity.

Jennifer Ruyle

VP Executive Creative Director & Brand Strategy
A right and left brainer, Jennifer leads all brand strategy development by crafting an ownable brand position and messaging for each client. As an experienced copywriter and former creative director for 20+ years, she also oversees all departments of the agency to ensure a cohesive client experience. Her biggest claims to fame: A Super Bowl commercial that ran four consecutive years, and casting Melissa McCarthy in a student-directed play in High School.”
Kerry Kaminski

Kerry Kaminski

VP, DIR. OF FINANCE
Wearing multiple hats, she’s the force responsible for keeping our agency profitable and productive, our technology optimized, and our culture happy and healthy.
Ben Lee

Ben Lee

CO-FOUNDER
Fellow agency co-founder and spiritual leader, who makes sure we have the talent and processes in place to give our clients the best service and the best results on all projects.
ben@schifinolee.com
DAVID STOB

David Stob

Media Director
A 15+ year media veteran who oversees all media strategy, planning, and buying for a long list of national, regional, and local clients across digital, social, and traditional ad platforms.
Paola Schifino

Paola Schifino

CO-FOUNDER
Co-founder of SL and recent Business Woman of the Year recipient, who drives our Innovate or Die mantra, ensuring clients benefit from the latest industry technology, media platforms, and best practices.
paola@schifinolee.com
Jeff Philbin

Jeff Philbin

DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS STRATEGY

The only thing Jeff Philbin loves more than marketing & people, is bringing the two together in business! A servant leader cultivating relationships & delivering strategic branding experiences through creative advertising & media solutions that make for win-win-win outcomes from over a decade of client side and agency perspective. His name may sound familiar as he was on FOX TV’s MasterChef. Leveraging that media platform, he began hosting weekly watch parties, raising thousands of dollars for local charities that have now raised over $3 million! A past board member of the American Marketing Association. A former Vice-Chairman of the board for Habitat for Humanity, an “Up and Comer” from Tampa Bay Business Journal’s “Top 30 Under 30” list, & a graduate from Leadership Tampa Bay 2018. In his downtime, he spends quality time with his wife Beth, son Holden, and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Ruby.
jeff@schifinolee.com

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