What’s on My Desk: Venanzio Ciampa, President of The Promotion Factory


Venanzio Ciampa founded The Promotion Factory 10 years ago with the goal of building an agency that truly “lived” for its clients, while also creating a family atmosphere for its employees. The Promotion Factory is located on 19th street between 5th Avenue and Broadway in the heart of the Flatiron District.

Here is what Venanzio keeps on his desk to stay inspired:

Olive oil
I always have a bottle of Ciampa Antico, the olive oil I produce in Italy. It reminds me of my farming roots. I came from a small town in Calabria and arrived in the States with little. Being able to play in the big leagues of communication with success makes me proud.

Framed jersey from Steve Nash
Together we created Showdown, a charity soccer match in its 8th year, which is held in downtown New York (and now LA). It has seen top soccer players like Thierry Henry and basketball players like Tony Parker coming together on the pitch to raise funds for the Steve Nash Foundation.

Girard-Perregaux pen
It’s big, beautiful and baroque.

When the work day is getting the best of me, I try to read a few pages from my latest book. It distracts me without making me forget that “Hey, it’s time to get back to work.”

Change of clothes
I always keep them under my desk for spur of moment workouts. Having been an amateur boxer and kickboxer in Italy, I like to keep in shape by hitting heavy bags or sparring with some friends… and enemies.