An American Advertising Federation Hall of Achievement Inductee, David has consistently challenged convention by developing highly innovative and effective advertising solutions for a diverse list of marketers. This list includes Coca-Cola, Lexus, Kia Motors, Michelin, Reebok, NFL, Bacardi, Universal Studios, Little Caesars, Jack in the Box, and the California and New York State Lotteries.
In 1999, he founded David&Goliath on the belief that he could create a very distinct and different culture capable of taking on the toughest marketing Goliaths out there. That no matter how big or small you are, we all have Goliaths that keep us from realizing our true potential. David has garnered more than 400 of the industry’s most prestigious awards, including Cannes Lions, One Show Pencils, Clios, Effie Awards, LA’s Entrepreneur of the Year, and Ad Age Small Agency of the Year. And was named one of 4A’s 100 People Who Make Advertising Great and recently named one of LA’s top Power Players by Modern Luxury’s Angeleno Magazine. In 2016, David founded the global nonprofit Today, I’m Brave, a movement designed to inspire bravery in all of us.
David continues to give back by serving as a guest speaker for the 4A’s, Digiday, ThinkLA, TedX and The One Club. He is also a member of the board of the 4A’s and the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA).
Having lived and worked in 3 continents, Yumi has made a life of connecting with people from all corners of the world, and a career of helping brands do the same. With expertise in integrated and digital marketing, she introduces new modes of collaboration that facilitate agency growth and digital integration at David&Goliath (D&G).
Prior to joining D&G, she was founder/principal at Silicon Valley-based Manila Envelope Consulting, helping leaders of organizations at critical inflection points define their brand, messaging and go-to-market strategies. Before that, Yumi spent over four years as SVP, Managing Director at T3’s San Francisco office, and held senior roles at WPP agencies including Grey San Francisco and JWT Asia (Bangkok and Singapore).
Bobby is responsible for the creative department. He ensures that we consistently produce innovative, award-winning work across all media. Prior to joining D&G, Bobby had the pleasure of working at several of the world’s most creative shops, including Fallon Worldwide, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, and Carmichael Lynch. Bobby has been responsible for a variety of well-known campaigns on iconic national brands, including AT&T, Citibank, Holiday Inn, BMW, Budweiser, and Lee Jeans. His work has been recognized in every major international awards show, including Cannes, One Show (winning Best of Show), CA, D&AD, Mercury Awards, the Andys, and the Kellys. Perhaps the only thing greater than Bobby’s passion for creating inspiring work is his passion for creating strong personal relationships with his clients. Relationships built on trust, respect, and, most importantly, a willingness to listen. Because as Bobby has come to realize in his 20+ years in the business, accolades are great, but there is really only one true measure of advertising excellence – business growth.
Wells has been a researcher and strategic planner for the past 24 years. Throughout his career he has been providing strategic counsel for some of the top agencies and brands in North America including TBWA, McCann, TAXI, Saatchi & Saatchi and Leo Burnett. His responsibility is to glean human truths (insights) from primary and secondary research in order to develop inspirational briefing documents for integrated communication strategies. Wells also knows the importance of building brands in the new digital era requires innovative and creative ways to influence purchase decisions all the way along the consumer journey. In addition to hard selling campaign strategies Wells particularly enjoys working on campaigns that feature how big corporate brands can play a role in making people’s lives better through corporate social responsibility. Wells has worked with many of the world’s top brands. His brand strategy experience includes, Coca Cola, Nike, Kellogg’s, Nintendo, Nissan, Ford, Toyota, General Motors, MINI, Microsoft, X Box, Apple, Sony, Sony Playstation, Taco Bell and Burger King. More pertinent, Wells has worked on the Canada Tourism Commission business and the Toronto Tourism Commission, where his job was to develop strategies to attract both business and leisure tourism.
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