David Billing

David Billing

Chief Creative Officer at Above+Beyond
London, United Kingdom

About me

I'm the founder and Chief Creative Officer of independent creative agency Above+Beyond and The Beyond Collective, the independent marketing services group. I started life in PR, spent half a decade as a songwriter and music producer for Universal Music Group, and after a short stint in the film business I ended up in advertising, founding Above+Beyond in 2012 with the view that audiences were now defining culture and communication, not bands. From the success of Above+Beyond and its rise to the ranks of the UK's top independent agencies, we've gone on to create companies that service brands across the whole audience journey, from media to strategy, social and design.

Positions

Chief Creative Officer
London, United Kingdom
October 2012 - Present (8 years)
David is a founder and Chief Creative Officer of independent creative agency, Above+Beyond, and independent group The Beyond Collective.

A team of 30 creative entrepreneurs, Above+Beyond is a modern, integrated independent agency, purpose-built for this world that we live in, a world where marketers face more challenges than ever before, and are trying to connect with audiences that have never been more disengaged or empowered.

We purposefully talk audiences, not consumers, because we know how much work it takes to turn audiences into consumers of your brands. Audiences deserve attention, and expect to be entertained – and that’s what we aim to do with every piece of work we create.
Head Of Copy
London, United Kingdom
December 2005 - September 2012 (6 years 9 months)
Copy and creative direction across advertising, branded entertainment, movie launches and gaming for
LOVEFiLM, Sony Pictures, Universal, Playstation, Wargaming, and others.
Music Producer, Songwriter, Remixer
Universal Music Publishing
United Kingdom
January 2002 - October 2010 (8 years 9 months)
Penning and producing hits, misses and remixes for Lily Allen, The Verve, Bat For Lashes, Kylie and more.

Other professional activities

PHNX Tribute, Paris

Awards Jury Member

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