Block & DeCorso

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Block & DeCorso is a branding, marketing and public relations company based in Verona, New Jersey. Headed by David Block, CEO, and Bill DeCorso, President,[1] the agency serves European and US clients in the food & beverage, financial, home décor, healthcare, education, and real estate industries.

The agency has a range of clients, such as Pitney Bowes, Thomas Edison State College, Holy Name Medical Center, CIT Group, Smith & Solomon Training Solutions, and Pompeian, Inc..

The agency has received numerous advertising, packaging and public relations awards.[2]

The founders

David Block

David Block was born in Newark, New Jersey. Following graduation from the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts, he served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He got a job as an industrial designer at an industrial design firm in New York City, where he designed corporate and product logos, furniture and packaging.

David joined Lasky Advertising in 1960 as an account executive and purchased the firm less than nine years later. Under his leadership, the agency expanded from serving strictly financial accounts to a more diversified client base.

As Block Advertising expanded, it moved from Newark, to Bloomfield, to Montclair and then to Verona, New Jersey where it was transformed into Block & DeCorso.[3]

David Block has served on the board of the Mental Health Association of Essex County and the North Jersey Regional Chamber of Commerce.[4]

Bill DeCorso

Bill DeCorso was born and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey. He began his career at Block Advertising. After a few years, he left to become an art director at various New York agencies. He opened his own agency, DeCorso & Partners, where he launched products like Bertolli olive oil and Barilla pasta.

The agency attracted accounts in the food & beverage industry, and Bill became partner in 2002 and president of Block & DeCorso in 2006.[5]

Bill DeCorso, working with Bill Monroe at Bertolli,[6] gave olive oil sales a boost in sales by advertising a scientific study that showed the health benefits of the product.


Block & DeCorso is a full-service agency and provides:

Company details

  • Founded: 1969
  • Location: 3 Claridge Drive, Verona, New Jersey 07044
  • Industry: Advertising
  • Phone: 973-857-3900
  • Website:


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