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David&Goliath

TOTAL NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
Office Employees101-200
Total US101-200
Total Worldwide101-200
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David Angelo, Founder/Creative Chairman
A 25-year advertising veteran and AAF Advertising Hall of Achievement Inductee, David Angelo founded the agency in 1999 with the mission to help brand partners overcome any goliaths that stand in their way. David’s unique mind-set has attracted many brave clients to D&G, for whom the agency has achieved measurable results. In 2011, Ad Age named David&Goliath Small Agency of the Year — a testament to the agency’s entrepreneurial style of working.

Throughout his career, he’s worked on a wide range of iconic brands, including Bacardi, Coca-Cola, Kia, Lexus, Michelin, Reebok, NFL, Little Caesars, and both the New York and California State Lottery. David’s work has garnered more than 400 of the industry’s most prestigious awards, including Cannes Lions, One Show Pencils, CLIOs, and Effie Awards, in addition to LA’s Entrepreneur of the Year. David currently serves as a guest speaker for the AAAA, thinkLA, and The One Club.
Ben Purcell, Chief Creative Officer
In 1999, Ben Purcell joined David Angelo and three others and opened the doors to David&Goliath in Los Angeles. In addition to growing the agency from scratch, Ben helped secure the Kia Motors account and guided the brand from the number 12 import in US Sales to number 5. From ACD to CCO, Ben has worked on 7 Super Bowl campaigns including the Cannes Lion winning “Eco-Warrior Melissa McCarthy” campaign that’s among the highest rated of all time. And for this year’s Super Bowl, he led the creative for the “Live Fully Charged” Robo Dog campaign that included a partnership with the Petfinder Foundation, that helped shelter dogs find forever homes.

In addition to Kia, Ben has managed and created award-winning work for accounts including Universal Studios, VIZIO, HBO, Jack in the Box, Bacardi, Mattel Hot Wheels, and a portfolio of Frito Lay products including Stacy’s. His awards include Cannes, The One Show, D&AD, Clio and Effie, as well as his prized first place trophy from the David&Goliath mixed doubles table tennis tournament.

Before David&Goliath, Ben freelanced for 4 years at Band of Gypsies, BBDO, Fallon, TBWA Chiat/Day and Wieden + Kennedy.

Prior to heading West, Ben grew up in the South. He graduated from the University of Kentucky at the age of 20 and then the Portfolio Center in Atlanta. Purcell has been an adjunct professor at the USC Annenberg School. As far as his personal life, Ben is married and has three girls. To keep his sanity, he rides his bikes and works a lot.
Yumi Prentice, President
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 marketing, Yumi joined David&Goliath in 2017 as President and is responsible for introducing new modes of collaboration that facilitate growth and integration.

Yumi feels strongly about encouraging women and minorities to pursue leadership roles. A panelist at ThinkLA’s “Path to the She Suite” she shared key learnings along her journey, a featured speaker at La Fleur’s Lottery Conference she spoke on the role of compassion in advertising, and as a Time’s Up Advertising signatory, she joined c-suite executives in leading its first town hall meeting. Yumi is also one of the founding members of Chief, a private network built to drive more women into positions of power and keep them there.

Her leadership style is about giving all people a voice. “Losing your voice is devastating, because the ability to self-express is fundamental to being human. Not being able to do so hits right at our notion of self-worth.”

Yumi has also worked at Grey Hong Kong, Grey San Francisco, JWT Singapore, T3 San Francisco and ran a Silicon Valley-based consulting practice. She has overseen global, regional and national initiatives for brands such as Microsoft, Nokia, Schwab and Unilever.
Blake Winfree, Chief of Social Impact
Blake Winfree is the Chief of Social Impact at David & Goliath in LA. Prior to joining David and Goliath Blake worked as a creative/art director at a multitude of agencies including Fallon, DDB, Mullen, and Havas. In 2018, Blake was named to Adweeks Top 100 creatives having amassed an award- winning body of work that has been globally recognized by all of advertising’s major award shows including Cannes, D&AD, the Webbys and a Grand Effie for his work on American Greetings ‘World’s Toughest Job’ campaign. Some of his clients during his career include Budweiser, Skittles, Obama For America, Hyatt, American Greetings, Facebook, Mikes Hard Lemonade, and Wholefoods. With a deep desire to move his work beyond traditional advertising, Blake has made it his mission to weaponize creativity for something greater than buying and selling. With luck, dogged determination, and a touch of magic he believes the best is truly yet to come.