David&Goliath expands out of LA to open London office

LONDON - David&Goliath, the Los Angeles-based creative agency with clients including Bacardi and Universal Studios, is opening in London with Kia Motors as its founding client.

Kia...German marketing to be handled by David&Goliath
Kia...German marketing to be handled by David&Goliath

The London shop will act as a European hub and will mark David&Goliath's first presence outside LA.

David Angelo, the chairman and chief creative officer of David&Goliath, has yet to appoint someone to head the London offering.

It is understood he is looking to appoint an executive creative director ahead of David&Goliath's London launch on 1 April. The newly appointed executive creative director will then take on responsibility for hiring  around four creative teams, some of which will sit within Kia's Frankfurt offices.

The agency will initially handle Kia's ad account for Germany. Kia's in-house global lead communications agency, the Frankfurt-based Innocean Worldwide Europe, will work with David&Goliath to co-ordinate Kia's media, strategic planning, account management and dealer marketing.

Kindred, which handles Kia's UK advertising, is not affected by the appointment.