Kiwanis Club of Houston
September 15th Luncheon
This luncheon will be at Brennan's!!
Speaker: David Farmer
David’s advertising career has been primarily spent with multi-national ad agencies, including McCann-Erickson and D’Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles, developing and producing creative campaigns for companies such as The Coca-Cola Company, American Express, Budweiser, Exxon, IBM, KFC, Motorola, Texas Instruments, Churchill Downs, and the United Way. In addition to his work with McCann-Erickson and DMB&B, he has served as the VP, Creative Director at McCann-Erickson, Executive Vice President, Executive Creative Director at Barkley Evergreen & Partners in Kansas City, Missouri, as well as Executive Vice President, Executive Creative Director at Creative Alliance in Louisville, Kentucky.
A pioneer and innovator in the industry, David is the youngest recipient of the coveted H.K. McCann award for creative excellence on his work for Coca-Cola while at McCann-Erickson. In 2001, David joined forces with T. Boone Pickens to create and build a marketing software company that specialized in enterprise brand management systems with client such as Wendy’s, Comerica Banks, Chevron, Sears and many others. In 2020, he pivoted the company to launch an online subscription business targeting SMB’s to assist them with full-service marketing called Ad Giants Ventures. Ad Giants is unique in that the business model provides one of the first DIFM (Do-It-For-Me) services, and has replicated the entire professional ad agency workflow into a monthly paid subscription.
David attended Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio and received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of St. Thomas in Houston Texas. He is an avid golfer, active in community service work, and resides in Dallas, Texas with his wife, Tasha.