DAVID Miami Promotes 2 to Creative Director Roles

By Erik Oster 

DAVID Miami promoted associate creative directors Russell Dodson and Tony Kalathara to roles as creative directors. 

The creative duo have been with DAVID Miami since its inception two years ago, working with clients including Heinz Ketchup and Mustard, Burger King and Coca-Cola.

The costumes, of course, are a reference to the agency’s recent Super Bowl spot. No word on whether any dachshunds were present at the photo shoot.

Before joining DAVID, Dodson spent over two and half years with CP+B, rising from copywriter to associate creative director while working with brands including Under Armour, Arby’s, viataminwater, Met Life, Axe, A.1. and Best Buy. Prior to that he spent over three years as a copywriter with Pereira & O’Dell.

Kalathara also joined DAVID from CP+B, where he spent four years as an associate creative director, following a year as an art director with Toy. Before that he spent time as an art director with StrawberryFrog and DraftFCB. Over the course of his career he has worked with brands including Nivea, Nabisco, vitaminwater and Burger King. 

“Tony and Russell are the exact opposite of each other, and that’s why it works so well,” said DAVID Miami co-founder and CCO Anselmo Ramos. “I wish them all the luck in this new role. Keep it fast and funny, boys.”