Gilbert Dávila is the president and CEO of Dávila Multicultural Insights (DMI), which he co-founded in 2010 after 25 years as top marketing executive and multicultural market expert with Blue Chip and media/entertainment companies including: Procter & Gamble; Coca Cola USA; Sears, Roebuck and Company; and The Walt Disney Company. Dávila and his team provide consulting services and business strategies to corporations interested in reaching the ever-growing multicultural marketplace. He has become one of the most sought-after experts on multicultural markets in the United States, gaining the respect of both peers and general market executives seeking his mentorship and advice.
Since 2010, DMI has provided consulting services to companies like: Dunkin’ Donuts, Warner Bros. Pictures, A&E, Marriott Hotels, Guthy Renker, Universal Music Latin Entertainment, Universal Studios Hollywood, Fender, New York Life, Aetna Insurance, Farmers Insurance, Latino Broadcasting Company, among others. Dávila has also generated some of the most lucrative deals in the Hispanic market between corporate clients and musical talent, helping to raise the visibility of a brand while providing increased revenue to artists’ concert tours, recordings and programs.
Dávila is currently a board member of the Association of National Advertisers and serves as Chairperson for the ANA’s Multicultural Marketing Committee. He’s also a board member Advisory Board Member at the Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies and chair of the Business Advisory Board for the National Hispanic Media Coalition. He has written numerous articles that have appeared in several publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The Advertiser, Advertising Age and The Los Angeles Times.
Dávila has been the recipient of numerous awards including the American Advertising Federation Hall of Achievement Award, Advertising Age’s Marketing 100 Award and Crain’s Top 40 Under 40 Award, along with the AFF’s Diversity Achievement Award, among others.