Ben Purcell joined four others in 1999 and opened the doors of David&Goliath in Los Angeles. In addition to growing the agency from scratch, Ben helped secure the Kia Motors account. From Associate Creative Director to Executive Creative Director, Ben guided the brand from the number 12 import in US Sales to number 5, surpassing BMW and VW.

After 8 years on Kia, Ben focused on growing other accounts at the agency. He has managed and created award-winning work for accounts including Universal Studios, Vizio, HBO, Jack in the Box, Bacardi, Cazadores Tequila, LA Gear, Mammoth Ski Resort, Mattel Hot Wheels, The Art Institutes, Outback Steakhouse, Seagram’s Vodka, NYNY Hotel & Casino Las Vegas and Monte Carlo Hotel & Casino. His awards include Cannes, The One Show, D&AD, Clio and Effie, as well as a first place trophy from the David&Goliath mixed doubles table tennis tournament.

Before David&Goliath, Ben freelanced for 4 years. Sewing his creative oats at Band of Gypsies, BBDO West, Fallon McElligott, TBWA Chiat/Day and Wieden + Kennedy. He began his advertising career as a copywriter at Kresser Stein Robaire in Los Angeles. Prior to heading West, Ben grew up in the South. He skipped the 8th grade and graduated from the University of Kentucky at the age of 20 and then the Portfolio Center in Atlanta. As far as his personal life, Ben is married and has three girls. To relieve the stress of thinking about their teenage years, he rides his mountain bike and works a lot.

Phone: 310.498.8087
Twitter: @bjpurcell
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