David Brody is a co-founder and managing partner of North Venture Partners, LLC where he has spent over eleven years leading branding, marketing, promotional, and public relations activities for both corporate clients and emerging ventures. This includes, but is not limited to developing brands, marketing plans, strategies, and promotional programs targeted at a wide range of customers consisting of small business owners, social media managers, advertising agencies, and end consumers.
Brody has spent the past 25 years on both the client and agency side developing and deploying high impact advertising and marketing strategies for hundreds of startups as well as global brands such as Coors Brewing Company, The NFL, CBS Radio, Peet’s Coffee, Virgin Entertainment, United Airlines, Experian, and Procter & Gamble.
Over the course of his career, he has generated thousands of pages of content on the subject of consumer buying behavior, advertising, brand marketing and promotional strategies, while authoring industry-cited blog posts, white-papers and e-books.
Brody has been interviewed as a marketing thought leader by such publications and websites as Mashable, Advertising Age, The Los Angeles Times, The Next Web, Brandweek, and Entrepreneur Magazine. He has also been a guest-marketing lecturer for the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado in Boulder as well as a panel speaker at multiple marketing and social media conferences.
While working for Richard Branson as a Vice-President of Marketing for the Virgin Entertainment Group, Brody spearheaded a groundbreaking viral campaign that won the Gold Lion at the 2006 Cannes International Advertising Festival, globally recognized as the highest honor one can achieve in creative brand communications.
Prior to Virgin, Brody was employed by The Integer Group, which was America’s 4th largest promotional and retail marketing agency. Part of the Omnicom Group, The Integer Group had 8 full service agencies, a nationwide network of U.S. Field offices, and locations across Europe and Asia.
Brody earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Marketing from the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona.
Brody lives in Los Angeles, CA with his wife and son.