David Gottlieb

Meet David Gottlieb: Our newest creative

We’d like to introduce the newest member of the HABANA team. Welcome David Gottlieb; a.k.a. Silver!

A creative professional

David comes to us with a very impressive resume. He founded City Beach Films in 1989, which produced commercials, long-form content and media of all kinds. His strengths include close collaboration with his clients, creative ingenuity and rich experience in the three phases of production.

Getting started

David attended film school at Emerson College in Boston. His dad was a creative director in NYC – “a true Mad Man,” he says. David started producing in-house for Nabisco Brands and later worked with Backer & Spielvogel as one of the feature producers on the classic Miller Lite “Tastes Great, Less Filling” campaigns. During this time, he had the opportunity to meet numerous athletes and work with Bob Giraldi on large accounts like Campbell’s Soup, Helene Curtis and Red Lobster.

Soon after, David took a position in Tampa with Ensslin and Hall Advertising as Director of Broadcast Production. They later sold to Earle Palmer Brown and David went off on his own, starting City Beach Films. “With David Gottlieb’s vast experience and capabilities, we at HABANA Avenue are better equipped to engage the content heavy media landscape.” says HABANA's President and Founder Steven J. Levy.

Other interests

David loves to surf, snow ski and cooks a mean meatball. He’s also currently taking guitar lessons.

We’re very fortunate to have David as part of the HABANA team and look forward to his continued success.