PAST

During our 30-year history, DECOSTA has engaged audiences around the world. The company has represented the most influential brands in entertainment, fashion, finance, retail, and more. Our history of iconic work demonstrates a commitment to earning trust and delivering results.

1984

DECOSTA Global was initially formed in February 1984 by
Joe DeCosta as Joe DeCosta Productions.
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1990

Created the promotional artwork for Ce Ce Penistons ‘Finally’.

1991

Designed the Ambra logo for the first Canadian made PC by IBM manufactured by Sidus Systems Inc.

1992

Created the first OEM CD-ROM for Panasonic’s line of globally distributed laptops.

1993

Created the first outdoor campaign for Sony Recording media.

1994

Created the first digital collection CD for Artist Alex Coleville.

1995

Created the first B2B website for Business Depot, now branded Staples.

1996

Created the first interactive CD Manual for Canon Canada.

1997

Designed the first dealer network web destination for Ford Canada.

Summer of 1999

Created first music webcast of an interactive live performance with the artist, Deborah Cox for Arista Records.

1999

Acquired Actor Will Smith, as brand management client, Hollywood’s most bankable actor. Created Mr. Smith’s official website, updated over the years and maintained till present day.

2000

Signed Jordan Knight as brand management client and first solo produced single ’Tender Love’.

2001

Created McDonalds Canada’s first website, and the company continued to use it until 2010.

2002

Created the first official website for legendary producer Clive Davis’ record label, J Records.

2003

Signed Robin Thicke as a brand management client.

2005

Signed Kevin James as a brand management client.

2006

Signed Jamie Foxx as brand management client and created the Foxxhole brand for Sirius XM.

2007

Signed Joe Rogan as web management client.

2007

Acquired international licensing representation Agency of Record to the Superman brand from Jon Peters Entertainment.

2008

Created the first network of websites for the Council of Ontario Universities, providing for central control of content across all Universities in Ontario. The system was also the first of its kind that facilitated the submission of financials, with an AI analyser to scan for irregularities in budget data.

2011

Launched the first website for the Estate of Tupac Shakur and grew social audience from zero to over 10M in 18 months.

2012

Launched the first social platform for the Estate of the Artist Notorious B.I.G. and grew to over 2M in 90 days.

2012

Reunited and rebranded the Jacksons (Marlon, Jackie, Tito and Jermaine), and created the Unity Tour with 72 sold out performances around the world.

2013

Selected as ‘Most Favorite Company of 2012’ by the Globe and Mail.

2014

Signed App development company Beep and helping to reach an audience of over 15 million.

2015

Launched first clothing line for Jaden Smith, MSFTs Rep.

PAST WORK

DECOSTA has shaped the most influential brands on earth. Scroll below to view our previous work.