Advertising in Philly: Meet Red Tettemer O’Connell + Partners

redStarted by 2 young creatives in an attic in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Red Tettemer O’Connell + Partners has grown into one of the most prominent agencies in the city. Through their 20 years of existence, RTO+P has worked with great clients making each of them unforgettable.

Want to become unforgettable? Ride with the guys and gals at Red Tettemer O’Connell + Partners and forget about the rest.



Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania & Santa Monica

Core Service: Advertising

Additional Services: Branding, Design Strategy, Digital Strategy, Social Media, Computer Animated Design

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14 Must-Know Facts About Philly’s RTO+P

In Philly Since: 1995

# of Employees: 95

# of Four-Legged Employees: 6: A cat named Pedro. Dogs named Gnitt, Chewy, Bubba and Beau. And a lizard named Steve.

Company Mantra: “Be unforgettable.”

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In 10 Words of Less, What We Do for Our Clients: Make their brand unforgettable.

Characteristics We Look for in Potential Clients: Partners that want to collide with culture and leave a positive impact on the world.

Our Clients Love Us Because: We don’t quit until we produce the best possible product for their brand.

Clients We’ve Helped: Under Armour, Planet Fitness, Reyka Vodka, Dockers, Century 21, Morningstar Farms, Swarovski, The Honest Kitchen, Dial for Men, Coty Brands, Fox Networks, T. Rowe Price and TuB Gin


“Let’s Ride.”

-The RTO+P Team


The #1 Thing We Love About Philly: Everything.

Favorite Philly Sports Team: The Iggles (That’s what we call the Eagles if you ain’t from here).

Most Interesting Physical Thing in Our Office: The 25th floor used to be department store magnate, John Wanamaker’s city residence. We added to that a handmade bar built in-house by our Maker studio.

Preferred Office Snack: Ritz crackers and peanut butter.

Best Philly Cheesesteak Spot: We think the best cheesesteaks aren’t found at the cheesesteak shops. Find your favorite neighborhood piece joint, and order one there with extra cheese. Real cheese, not whiz. Never wit whiz.


Anything You Want to Add in One Sentence: Steve Red isn’t the boss. Steve O’Connell isn’t the boss; the idea is the boss.


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Daniel Kim