LUCAS DONAT / CEO, Creative Chief Officer at Tiny Rebellion
"David is a dream to work with. From new business pitches, to leading major accounts for the agency, to starring in his very own commercial, David always delivered. Clients loved him because he must have been an account guy in a prior life. He is buttoned up. He listens. And he is tireless in his pursuit of excellence. A few words of caution about David do apply. Don’t bother getting him a desk. He’ll find a sofa and sit cross-legged for hours writing. He has a bit of ego about his hair. It’s very good and he knows it. Granted, I may be a tad sensitive on this issue as I don’t have much left. Finally, he is kind but don’t mistake him for being soft or a pushover. He knows how to come up with the big idea. Just as importantly, he knows how to close. It’s rare to find such a talent with so little interest in the politics of self-promotion. He rose to leadership at the agency across a variety of major national brands ranging from food to travel. He did it the old fashioned way. He earned it. David is the genuine article. Super talented. Passionate about the work. An amazing man."
KRIS HOMSHER / Senior Producer at Spark44
"David Blacker is an exceptional writer and Creative Director. Don’t let his easygoing personality and penchant for bad 80’s music fool you: this man has a wealth of talent, an abundance of ideas, and an extraordinary work ethic. David focuses on finding solutions to problems and challenges, and his extensive knowledge and appreciation of production make him a producer’s dream! He listens to feedback while maintaining the integrity of the creative, and always goes the extra mile to ensure the highest quality of final output. David applies his skills across a variety of advertising media and beyond (scripts, stories, and blogs), and his voice reflects his passion, astute eye, and distinctive humor. David’s talent, heart and intelligence provide him the rare ability to discover that nugget of humanity that connects with his audience. I relish the opportunity to work with David again!"
EBBY ST. PIERRE / Associate Creative Director at Innocean
"I had the privilege of working alongside David at DDB LA, where he was my partner, and then years later we worked within the same group at Deutsch. Aside from being madly talented, he’s mastered the art of building meaningful and lasting relationships with clients. He listens to them, understands their needs and comes up with innovative solutions that work both strategically and creatively. He’s as passionate about the creative, as he is how it performs. And because of that, clients respect and trust him. But that aside, what I love most about David is his positive energy and his kindness. He is a genuine human being and always makes me smile. As a problem solver who’s always up for the next challenge, David is one of the hardest working writers in the business. If I had to choose one person to be in the trenches with me, I would choose David... hands down."
MICHAEL EVERARD / Creative Director at Innocean
"David might be the hardest working writer I've ever met. Every time I start working at a new agency, he's the first guy I reach out to about quitting his current job to come work with us. Clients love him because he treats them right and delivers what they need. Whatever you do, DON'T HIRE DAVID - That way he might come work with me again."
KYLE ACQUISTAPACE / President, Managing Partner at Supermoon
"I have had the pleasure of working with David for almost 10 years at two different agencies. In addition to being a gifted creative, David is a supremely good human being. In an industry that can sometimes reward ego and challenging personalities, David rises above that simply by being a great person to work with: his peers and clients are drawn to work with him; he earns people's trust easily and becomes the hub of an account in ways many 'creative' people struggle with."
AVERY CARROLL / Senior Creative Director at Beachbody
"Over the course of many years at Deutsch, on far too many new business pitches, product launches, creative department brainstorms, etc, I saw up close what superstar talent looks like. David was one of the most consistently good writers in an agency filled with them -- strong concepts, great humor and lots of real-life insights were the hallmarks of his scripts, ideas, and executions. Any creative department has its share of drama -- and none of it came from Dave. An incredible addition to the creative dept and a truly awesome guy to boot."
AMIR HAQUE / CEO & Founder at Supermoon
"I had the pleasure of working with David for nearly 7 years across multiple accounts. Talented, fastidious, conscientious, thoughtful and kind - he's that rare breed of hard working creative that understands business needs while pushing for great work. He welcomes feedback both on his work as well as his skills, and links arm in arm with everyone to march across the finish line. I hope we get to work together again soon."
JOHN AVERY / Executive Creative Director at Rauxa
"Dave brings an always-on passion and professionalism to every project he touches. No job was ever too big or small for him. He is a wonderful collaborator, working well with partners, planners and the account team to come up with thoughtful, engaging solutions for our clients. No matter how intense things got, Dave always kept his composure and delivered. I hope the day comes when I get to work with Dave again. Not only is he a damn good writer, he's a lot of fun to hang out with."
NICOLE ROWETT / Group Account Director at Supermoon
"David is the kind of guy who you want in the trenches with you. He listens, he partners, and he collaborates to ensure that you don’t just come out the other side, but you do so with forward momentum. He is also one of the hardest working folks in the business. He has an incredible commitment to delivering on what needs to be done which is paired with an impressive attention to even the smallest detail. David is someone who will work very hard to ensure that whatever he is focused on will deliver."
KATHI SKOW / Senior Vice President at Ancestry
"David is a rare and valued creative partner. He leads the highly successful TV efforts for us at Ancestry with a deep commitment to our success. His creativity, commitment and passion bring calm and confidence to our efforts from start to finish. From selecting talent, to researching stories, to understanding our business success, David is someone you want in your corner, as he keeps you smiling while deftly bringing your project to new levels of success."
MARY KEDZIOR / Account Director at Supermoon
"It was an absolute pleasure to have worked with David. Brilliant, creative, structured, detail oriented, and excellent presenter are a few things that come to mind to describe David. He has a way of making complicated assignments easy. David and I have worked across multiple accounts and his ability to adapt with different industries and asks is impeccable. In addition to being a talented creative who can lead a team, David is very charismatic. Everyone, including clients, love working with him. I hope I get the opportunity to work with David in the future. Any company would be lucky to have him."
ALLISON BARNES / Media and Marketing Strategy Director at Supermoon
"Thoughtful, collaborative and quietly confident come to mind when describing David Blacker. He takes the time to understand a client’s business objectives and delivers solutions focused on those goals. And he works hard and with a smile, be it a big budget TV campaign or a simple digital banner. He is an accomplished creative talent who is easy and fun to work with. As media director at the agency, I looked forward to opportunities to collaborate with him. He made our media ideas better and he was always open to our POV. Most telling, Clients love him. In the course of our working together, I repeatedly saw clients ask to have him front and center on their business."