David’s experience with the LIA Print category goes back to winning the country’s first Grand Prix in the show – for Pepsi. And since then he has added multiple Golds and other metals in categories including Audio, Film, Outdoor and The New. He has led or been part of juries in most of the world’s award shows and was the first from South East Asia to head a Cannes jury. He is quite possibly unique in having judged a local wedding video competition as well.
Currently he leads the BBDO Asia Pacific creative council. And together with some outstanding colleagues BBDO has won ‘Network of the Year’ titles at AdFest, Campaign Asia, APAC Effies and Spikes. His own agency has won the WARC Asia Grand Prix for the Philippine Department of Tourism and the AdFest Effectiveness Grand Prix for Pantene.
Campaign Asia has named David as its ‘South East Asia Creative Person of the Year.’ He is a member of the Creative Guild Hall of Fame and last year was the first creative to be recognized by the country’s marketers for “Outstanding Achievement in Marketing Communications.”
Outside the office, he is a mentor at Endeavor – a non-profit organization designed to help local entrepreneurs succeed in the global market.