David Sable is a sought-after advisor, speaker, mentor and consultant in the global marketing community. He is also a published children’s book author, a LinkedIn Influencer - he ranks among the most read business leaders in the world - and a social activist working to end gun violence; hunger and inequality.
David is the Co-Founder/Partner of DoAble, a brand strategy and marketing collective. Prior to Co-Founding DoAble, David was the Global CEO and Chairman of Y&R, where he propelled Y&R to a top five global creative firm at Cannes. He launched healthcare and b2b practices and an in-house accelerator called The Spark Plug. He also expanded the global footprint of VML, and ultimately helped unify Y&R and VML into one marketing powerhouse: VMLY&R.
David began at Y&R as a trainee in 1976, and then moved to Wells Rich Greene, before relocating to Israel, where he co-founded an agency, Mimsar - focusing on the then-nascent hi-tech industry - which was the foundation of “The Startup Nation”. Upon returning to the U.S., David joined the Y&R network again, mentored by the late Harold Burson at Burson Marsteller. He returned to Y&R to lead the global portion of the agency’s Colgate-Palmolive account driving the first ever coordinated global launch of a toothpaste.
In 1996, he became a founding partner of one of the first digitally-focused startups, Genesis Direct. In 2000, he took that experience to Wunderman, mentored by the late Lester Wunderman, and ultimately served as its Vice Chairman, helping it transition into WPP as a digital/data powerhouse, before returning to Y&R as Global CEO. Amongst the accounts he led were Microsoft; Dell ; IBM; Altice; Citi-Bank; AT&T: Kraft and Pfizer to name just a few.
David was formerly Chairman of the Advertising Council’s Board of Directors, and a Director-at Large of the 4As. He has served as Jury President at Cannes three times. In 2013, Fast Company named David one of the 10 Most Generous Marketing Geniuses. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of both UNICEF/USA and the International Special Olympics, as well as the Executive Board of UNCF. David is also a Board Member of American Eagle Outfitters and was Executive Producer on MTV’s highly acclaimed REBEL MUSIC series.