Radio Mercury Awards Final Round Judge
Founder, Co-Chief Creative Officer, Bandits & Friends
Danny Gonzalez is the co-founder and Co-CCO of Bandits & Friends, an independent agency built on stealing attention and extending the mutual trust and respect of a friend to their clients. Throughout the course of his 20-year career he's built a reputation for making the mundane famous with razor-sharp insights and a knack for revealing the unique humanity of every brand he's touched.
Prior to founding Bandits & Friends, Danny helped launch Goodby Silverstein & Partners' NY office, creatively ran Ragù and Little Caesars at Barton F Graf, and worked on numerous celebrated campaigns during his time TBWA\Chiat\Day NY and J. Walter Thompson.
His work for Liberty Mutual and Little Caesars has been recognized by The Radio Mercury Awards, and he and his partner David Suarez even managed to take home the Best in Show in 2012 for their efforts on Ragù.
In preparation for judging this year's show, Danny is participating in an intensive ear candling regiment to ensure nothing stands between your ideas and his eardrums.