Who Doug Raboy (l.), partner; Domenico Vitale, founder
What Creative agency
Where PI&C, New York
Domenico Vitale likes to keep a lean shop. Launched by the former Lowe strategist in January 2009, People Ideas & Culture  survived the economic downturn by using outside production partners to serve its clients. Three years later, the agency is plugging away on centerpiece account Mohegan Sun and churning out projects for clients like Ask.com and AOL. Creative Doug Raboy joined as a partner last summer, bringing a long working relationship with Match.com. The shop’s focus on creative and strategic insights appears to paying off: It’s staffed up to more than 25 and earned $5 million in revenue last year.
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