David & Goliath (US)
David & Goliath is an independent creative agency headquartered in Los Angeles. Although primarily focused on planning-based traditional advertising, it also offers a selection of additional services including digital and commercial production, primarily to serve its single biggest client, Kia Motors. The agency was originally formed around that account in 1999 by partners David Angelo (formerly creative director of Cliff Freeman) and Skip Sullivan. Since then, Kia's billings have increased dramatically, reflecting the brand's growing success in the US. David & Goliath successfully defended a review of the $270m account in 2004, and has worked hard to bolt on other accounts since. A small London office was established in 2009, also to handle Kia, followed by another in Toronto. Skip Sullivan left the business in 2005 to pursue a career outside advertising. Angelo remains chairman & chief creative officer. Adbrands does not currently offer a business profile for this company but subscribers may access account assignments and contact information. The searchable account assignments database is available to full subscribers to Adbrands.net premium services. Click here to access Adbrands account assignments (subscribers only); or see here for information on how to subscribe.
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Capsule checked 16th July 2013
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Adbrands Weekly Update 29th Aug 2013: Ads of the Week: Kia Motors "Applause" by David & Goliath. You might not have noticed the new Kia Motors ad in last weekend's MTV Video Music Awards - you were probably still sand-papering your eyeballs in order to erase the vision of Miley Cyrus's protuberant tongue. David & Goliath scored quite a coup, we imagine, to secure rights to Lady Gaga's Applause song as their soundtrack. Thank heavens those are still hamsters, not Miley Cyrus's teddy bears.
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