We are Growth Advisors.
We are a management advisory firm that combines in-depth customer knowledge with practical expertise in marketing and communications to help clients create sustainable business growth and reach new heights. Our single-source accountability is comprised of a unified network of experts with years of combined experience in their respective industries. We provide your organization with a fresh perspective, a proven process that invests in the outcome, and the tools necessary for successful execution.
Strategic Planning - Marketing Strategies - Brand Strategy & Architecture
Digital, Social & Mobile Marketing - Public Relations Planning & Crisis Management
Lead Generation & Management - Sales & Business Development - Internal Communications
Business Intelligence & Analytics - Customer Loyalty & Advocacy
Who We Are.
Founder & Chief Marketing Advisor
Antonio is a marketing executive with 20 years of experience contributing to the growth of market leaders in Puerto Rico, the United States, and Latin America.
He has worked with international brands such as HSBC, Banistmo and Banco Popular. He also served as Deputy Secretary of Economic Development of Puerto Rico, leading marketing efforts to encourage investment, job creation, and business development in the Living Sciences, Export Services, Tourism, Commerce, and Agriculture sectors.
Antonio's work has been recognized in several international festivals, including the first and only Cannes Lions' Gran Prix Award for Puerto Rico and winner of nine other Cannes Lions in the last seven years, for different projects and companies.
In 2013, Antonio participated in the 1st mentor program for Chief Marketing Officers in Cannes led by Jim Stengel, former P&G Global Marketing Officer, as part of a selective group of 25 international marketing executives.
In 2015, he founded DuartePino, a marketing communications consulting firm specializing in growth strategies for scaleups in Puerto Rico.
Antonio has a B.A. in Communications and an M.B.A. in Marketing from Northwestern University in Chicago. He has also served as a professor at the University of Puerto Rico and Sacred Heart University.
Jessica Cruz, Lic. R. 203
Managing Partner & Senior Comms Advisor
Jessica is a licensed public relations professional and managing partner of DP Communications, a DuartePino subsidiary that focuses on communications strategies for local scale-ups and established corporations. Her love is for strategic storytelling that connects people and brands and is passionate about big ideas, especially those that are built through collaboration and genuinely listening to the needs of a company's audience.
With 18 years of experience in marketing communications, she specializes in corporate communications and employee relations, developing efforts for B2B and B2C brands, especially in the banking, technology, and retail sectors. Her career encompasses working for both global and local brands such as Evertec, Banco Popular, and Focus by Lopito Ileana & Howie in Puerto Rico.
In the past, Jessica founded Ing3nio Communications and Like Interactive, digital communications firms specializing in public relations strategies. She is a community builder, who in the last five years, has focused her efforts on the development of communication strategies to create communities and generate engagement and brand advocates in owned media.
Through Ing3nio, Jessica also established a communications hub in the Caribbean for international clients like Sony Latin America, Dell EMC, Cisco, Google, among other market leaders. Other past clients include Oriental, Casa Febus, and Iniciativa Comunitaria.
Jessica holds a B.A. in Commercial Advertising from the University of Puerto Rico and an M.A. in Communications and Public Relations from Sacred Heart University.
Our Specialized Advisors.
At DuartePino, we combine in-depth customer knowledge with practical expertise in marketing and communications, bringing real-world experience and perspective to crystallize strategy and manage implementation.
Contact us to learn more about growth strategies for your organization.
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