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Dave Almy, Principal

David Almy, Principal


"Marketers need to give consumers a reason to care about their products, services, missions, employees... the list goes on. Meaningful partnerships with things people are passionate about do this exactly."

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20+ years experience advising corporate clients on sponsorship marketing matters... A unique level of expertise producing effective, results-oriented programs for corporate clients including AAA, Amtrak, Kaiser Permanente, Budweiser, PeopleSoft, 24 Hour Fitness, Reuters America, Pacific Bell, the California Milk Advisory Board's "Got Milk?" and "It's the Cheese!" brands, and many others.

Prior to co-founding ADC Partners in 2002, Dave managed a variety of projects for MGO Marketing. During his tenure at MGO, he produced the feasibility report that resulted in NBA approval for moving the Vancouver Grizzlies to Memphis, the first NBA franchise relocation in over 20 years. He also managed marketing programs for MGO corporate clients 24 Hour Fitness and PeopleSoft.

While overseeing corporate consulting projects for San Francisco-based sponsorship marketing agency The Wilkinson Group (TWG), Dave managed a string of successful projects for clients including Cisco Systems, Clorox, Brita Water Filtration Systems, the California Milk Advisory Board, and others. Highlights of his time at TWG include co-development of Cisco Systems NetAid program, creation of the first sponsorship-marketing extensions of the “Got Milk!” and “It’s the Cheese!” brands, and managing integration of Pacific Bell into the company’s title sponsorship of Pacific Bell Park (now AT&T Park).


ADC Partners, in 140 characters or less…

We're an efficient, experienced sponsorship marketing agency that creatively solves client challenges.


Why clients like to work with us…

We combine depth of experience with great service and a keen sense of humor. 


Professional accomplishment I’m most proud of…

Every client we've ever had has hired us multiple times.


Strangest Meeting

The casket maker who wanted to put corporate logos on caskets. Second place isn't even close.


No one knows that I…

... am a total geek. (Actually, come to think of it, maybe everyone knows this...)


Best advice received…

Illegitimi non carborundum


If I wasn’t doing this, I’d be a…



My hidden talent is…

I make Adirondak chairs out of old sports equipment like skis and hockey sticks. Seriously.




  • Movie: Rushmore

  • TV Show: Am a total sucker for BBC crime procedurals (Luther, Broadchurch, etc.)

  • Meal: Thanksgiving

  • Way to Spend Time: Skiing with the family

  • Book: Nonfiction, Freakonomics. Fiction, Snowcrash

  • Music: It changes, but right now the Foo Fighters and N.E.R.D.

  • Athlete: Jim Brown (no, this Jim Brown)

  • Team: Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins, Celtics.

  • Vacation: Skiing any mountain for the first time.

  • Quote: "Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood."

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