Laura Forman has been appointed chief strategy officer of integrated creative agency David&Goliath (D&G). She officially starts her new role at D&G on September 3. Reporting directly to D&G founder and chairman David Angelo, Forman will lead strategy practice across the agency’s client base and will help usher in D&G’s next generation planning function as both a business strategist and a creative planner.
Her responsibilities will include the elevation and growth of D&G’s strategy department, ensuring the usage of best-in-class tools, techniques and talent. She will also be responsible for creating product and service offerings that add value to the agency’s creative work.
Forman joins D&G from TBWA\Chiat\Day New York where she consulted as the North American strategy lead on Nissan. Prior to that, she was executive director of brand strategy at Forsman & Bodenfors in New York. She directed strategic teams on Dean Foods, Amex, and Seagram’s, and guided strategy on three of the agency’s four new business wins last year. Her career also includes posts from established strategic and creative agencies such as group planning director at Ogilvy & Mather, VP account planning at Deutsch, planning director at Fallon and account planner at Goodby Silverstein & Partners.
For 25 years, Forman has tackled challenging brand, creative, and CRM assignments for companies including Target, Sony PlayStation, Nestle, American Airlines, Got Milk?, and Chevy. In addition, she’s managed and conducted research in more than 20 countries for global clients such as Heineken, Sprite, and ABSOLUT.
Forman has also been a major contributor to the advancement of the advertising industry. She was an instructor at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena where she taught dozens of students how to look for new ways companies and people can interact together.
Forman is a well-respected member of the strategy and impact community, having long established herself with initiatives like The One Club for Creativity, the 3% Movement, and serving as an Effies’ judge.