David&Goliath expands out of LA to open London office

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.

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 and two creative teams, one of which will sit within Kia's Frankfurt offices, ahead of David&Goliath's London launch on 1 April.

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.