David&Goliath Champions Young Creatives as Torch Awards Sponsor

New York, NY – November 28, 2016: The Torch Awards welcomes David&Goliath as the 2017 Torch Awards Agency Sponsor. D&G will join forces with Torch to help champion the next generation of young creatives and shine the spotlight on the 2017 Grand-Winning entry.

David&Goliath, the Los Angeles-based advertising agency founded by David Angelo, is dedicated to helping challenger brands outsmart and outperform the competition, and the creative agency adheres to a one word philosophy that they live 24/7: Brave. This philosophy gives the agency the courage to take on any challenge that comes before them and the power to be true to who they are while inspiring their clients to do the same. D&G’s philosophy for success will inspire the emerging young creatives entering this year’s Torch Awards.

As a member of the 2016 Torch Awards jury, Mr. Angelo was able to observe the competition behind the scenes, experience the young creatives pitch their ideas and deliberate with the jury panel in selecting the winning team.  He experienced firsthand the extensive reach of the Torch Awards, the innovation of its global entrants and the impact on both the young creatives and the nonprofit organization.

 “I was honored to be a judge at last year’s Torch Awards and was very inspired by the caliber of thinking that came from these young creatives,” said David Angelo, Founder & Chairman of David&Goliath. “When the opportunity arose to be a sponsor at this year’s Torch Awards, we were both humbled and excited. To be part of a movement that inspires change from within is rewarding and very much a part of who we are and what we live every day.”

“David Angelo’s dedication to championing the next generation of creatives is inspirational and was evident through his dynamic participation while on the 2016 Torch Jury,” said Lisa Armstrong, Director, Torch Awards. We are thrilled to have David&Goliath as the 2017 Torch Awards agency sponsor.”

New York Festivals created the Torch Awards as an expression of their commitment to the development and promotion of the next generation of creative talent. The competition harnesses the power, knowledge, and experience of the World’s Best Advertising® Jury to not only promote the mission of an important international nonprofit organization, but also to help young creatives age 18-27 gain skills that will help them elevate their careers.

This year’s challenge is the Integrated-Mixed Media Challenge. Young creatives from around the world will have the opportunity to submit their idea for the nonprofit’s goal set forth in the brief.

Five Finalist Teams will be chosen from all the submissions received and called to New York City to pitch their campaign idea to a panel of jurors, which includes representatives from the nonprofit. To help them prepare, each team is paired with a mentor selected from the New York Festivals® Jury—some of the most influential leaders within the international advertising community.

The Torch Awards submission deadline is February 17th. Finalist teams will be announced on April 3rd.   The Grand-Winning Team will be announced and awarded live at the New York Show℠  taking place May 18th at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City.

For more information or to enter please visit the Torch Awards website.

All press inquiries are welcome and should be directed to Gayle Mandel: gmandel@newyorkfestivals.com.  Ph: 1 212 643 4800

The New York Festivals International Family of Award Competitions…

Celebrating the World’s Best Work® since 1957!

AME Awards® | Advertising & Marketing Effectiveness

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New York Festivals® | International Advertising Awards®

New York Festivals® | International TV & Film Awards

Entries to each of the competitions are judged around the world by panels of peers in their respective industries. For more information, go to www.newyorkfestivals.com.

About The Torch Awards
New York Festivals® created the Torch Awards as an expression of our commitment to the development and promotion of the next generation of creative talent. We’ve harnessed the power, knowledge, and experience of our World’s Best Advertising℠ Jury to not only promote the mission of an important nonprofit organization, but also to help young creatives learn some of the most difficult exercises in the advertising industry.

About David&Goliath

David&Goliath is a full-service, independent creative agency based in Los Angeles, California. Founded in 1999, the agency is dedicated to helping challenger brands outsmart and outperform the competition. They work with clients to overcome their biggest obstacles and achieve greatness by creating breakthrough campaigns, grounded in human and brand truths that drive exceptional cultural and business success. David&Goliath’s work has been internationally recognized for its creativity and effectiveness by Cannes, Effies, the CLIOs, D&AD, ADC, and The One Show, not to mention accolades including Ad Age Small Agency of the Year and LA Entrepreneur of the Year. Current clients include Kia Motors, California Lottery, Jack in the Box, popchips, VIZIO, Universal Studios Hollywood, Homeboy Industries, and Covenant House. The agency’s culture is built around individuals who share the brave mindset to help not only build brands but inspire each other to overcome their Goliaths.

Contact:  Gayle Mandel
New York Festivals
260 West 39th Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY  10018
1 212 643-4800

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