Excellence in advertising. Who we are.

A company of marketing and advertising professionals who place a high value on creative.

advertising agency anniversary First Looks is a full-service marketing agency and one of the top award-winning advertising agencies in New Jersey–a position we have held for more than 25 years. We’re proud of our extensive roster of B2B and B2C clients, and the high-profile creative advertising we’ve produced for them. The marketing and advertising industry–both in New Jersey and nationally–has continually recognized First Looks with gold and silver awards honoring our creative excellence and strategic marketing every year since 2003.

First Looks Advertising Agency People

Our approach to your marketing and advertising–more than services, a commitment.

At our core, First Looks Agency is a group of professionals who specialize in targeting and solving marketing and communication challenges. Our approach is both strategic and executional. We work from knowledge of  your business, your competition and your sector’s marketing landscape–whether that’s in or outside of NJ. Utilizing all relevant technology, best practices and media channels, we then apply what we’ve learned to execute creative marketing solutions that are efficient, distinctive, relevant and measurable.

Chris Leso — President of First Looks

As President and Creative Director, Chris is responsible for the creative definitions and implementations of each project. Chris has a BFA from Montclair State University and a MFA from the prestigious Savannah College of Art & Design. Chris’s branding and design expertise has been awarded regionally, nationally and internationally.

Laura Kayser — Director of Digital Services

With a track record of extraordinary results implementing digital marketing plans, Laura leverages her experience, critical thinking, data analysis and up-to-date knowledge of online offerings to the benefit of all our clients needing digital programs. Her proficiencies in SEO, WordPress, Google Analytics, targeting, conversion tracking, Google Ads, YouTube Ads, Facebook/Instagram, LinkedIn, Programmatic, and various Email Marketing platforms, all work to bring in qualified traffic throughout the marketing funnel—from brand awareness to website traffic and lead generation to increased sales.

Courtney Dicely — Executive Chair

As past president of First Looks, Courtney now shifts his experience and services from directing client’s marketing programs to supporting them. A seasoned professional with over 45 years of international, national, and regional marketing expertise, Courtney’s creative and account abilities apply themselves to the support of the efficient planning and execution of current and new First Looks clients. As a South Carolina native, responsibilities also include new business development from our office in Greenville.