David Miami’s ECDs, Two of Today’s Most Awarded Creatives, Have Left the Agency

Ricardo Casal and Juan Javier Peña Plaza won 67 Lions in 8 years


CANNES, France—In less than eight years, they’ve worked their way up from junior creatives to ECDs, amassing a staggering 67 Cannes Lions along the way. But as the sun set on the final day of this year’s festival in Cannes, Juan Javier Peña Plaza and Ricardo Casal told Adweek it would also be their last day with the David agency network.

The creative team developed such home-run ideas as Burger King’s “Whopper Neutrality” and the Cannes Grand Prix-winning “Google Home of the Whopper,” which turned Google Home devices into unwitting marketing vehicles by asking in an ad, “OK Google, what is the Whopper burger?”

This year, they led the creation of three Super Bowl ads for three different clients (Budweiser, Devour and Burger King).

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