David Angelo

David Angelo

Founder & Chairman at David&Goliath, El Segundo
El Segundo, United States

About me

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, Michelin, Reebok, NFL, Bacardi, Little Caesars, and the New York State Lottery. He started his career as a Jr. art director in 1989 at DDB/New York, later served as VP/ACD at Chiat/Day, New York, and eventually joined Cliff Freeman & Partners as EVP, Executive Creative Director.

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. The key is to be inspiring. To be relentless. To ignite the challenger spirit in all of us that’s capable of overcoming any obstacle.

This belief system came to life with their first client, Kia Motors. David took many successful creative risks with Kia, and as the Kia brand grew, so did David&Goliath. This success has attracted equally brave clients who have their own goliaths such as Jack In The Box, The California State Lottery, Universal Studios, MGM, Vizio Electronics, among others. In return, they too have experienced huge results.

Over the years, 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 AdAge Small Agency of the Year.

David continues to give back by serving as a guest speaker for the 4A’s, ThinkLA, and The One Club.

“My number one goal is to inspire people and brands to overcome their goliaths and achieve greatness.” - David Angelo

Positions

Founder & Chairman
El Segundo, United States
1999 - Present (21 years 9 months)
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, both large and small. These include Coca-Cola, Lexus, Michelin, Reebok, the NFL, Bacardi, Little Caesars, and the New York State Lottery. He started his career in 1989 at DDB New York, later served as VP/ACD at TBWA\Chiat\Day New York, and eventually joined Cliff Freeman & Partners as EVP, executive creative director. Over the years, David has garnered more than 400 of the industry’s most prestigious awards, including Cannes Lions, The One Show Pencils, Clios, Effie Awards, and LA’s Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2011, Advertising Age named David&Goliath the Small Agency of the Year. David currently serves as a guest speaker for the AAAA, thinkLA, and The One Club. 
EVP, Executive Creative Director
Cliff Freeman & Partners NY
July 1994 - November 1998 (4 years 4 months)
Associate Creative Director
Los Angeles, United States
August 1993 - June 1994 (10 months)
Associate Creative Director
Chiat Day NY
July 1992 - August 1993 (1 year 1 month)
Art Director
New York, United States
June 1989 - June 1992 (3 years)
Chief Creative Officer
David&Goliath
Toronto, Canada

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