Obsessed with customer service, hospitality & event marketing, partnerships, BURGERS, craft beer, events, helping others, my cat and most of all, my wife.
- David “Rev” Ciancio
Expert Burger Taster
David “Rev” Ciancio is a senior creative professional with 17 years experience in marketing and business development. After graduating from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Telecommunications, and a minor in Social Sciences, he moved to the New York area to begin his career. Currently Rev, is a sales manager for Cardlytics, where he works as a sales manager for the North East. Cardlytics partners with major financial instituions to target consumers based on their shopping behavior by placing relevant, target local advertising on their electronic banking statements. The most notable Cardlytics program is Bank of America’s “BankAmeriDeals.”
Prior to joining Cardlytics, Rev worked on business development as the Partnership Development and Sales Manager for Thrillist, where he established partner relationships within entertainment, nightlife and dining industries to create unique event programming and compelling offers for Thrillist Rewards subscribers. In 2012 while working with Thrillist Rewards, Rev founded and managed NY Burger Week. The first of it’s kind, NY Burger Week was an 8 day celebration of Hamburgers with a series of Burger themed events including the first ever NY Burger Crawl.
He also owns Idle Hands Bar in New York City’s East Village, where he serves as the CMO and Beer Sommelier, oversees all marketing and public relations and manages social media, promotions and the website. Rev is the bar’s lead for diverse events, including Beer and Bourbon Lessons, concert after-parties, bar crawls, beer and bourbon pairing dinners and holiday parties.
Rev is the founder of Yeah! Management, an entertainment and hospitality industry marketing agency. Yeah! specialized in business development/brand consulting, community and social media consulting, event marketing, and artist management/development. Through Yeah!, Rev developed customized marketing and sales programs for clients to increase brand awareness. As part of his work, he leveraged an expertise in social media to cultivate the online presence for several businesses. Rev also developed and executed special events, including concerts, music festivals, pop-up shops and food and beverage tasting events. Yeah! was a partnership with Artist Arena, one of the world’s most prominent VIP and luxury fan club ticketing services. Rev worked as Artist Arena’s business development and sales account manager.
Before starting Yeah! Management, Rev was a principal at The Music Syndicate for more than a decade. The “Syn” is an independent marketing and consulting agency specializing in the promotion of consumer products, music artists, comedians, movies, television, live events, and lifestyle trends.
When Rev is not hard at work with his clients or spending time with his wife Cara, a professional author, he is a prominent food blogger. Rev created and manages one of the top 10 burger blogs in world, Burger Conquest. As part of Burger Conquest, he also organizes and hosts the New York City Wing-Off. Rev also built and manages the website for the world’s #1 Steak Club, SteakClub7, of which he is a founding member. Rev has even appeared on 8 different television shows including The Learning Channel’s Cake Boss, where he and Idle Hands were featured in an episode.