Giuseppe Carabelli (pictured left) joined Yes& as Associate Creative Director with more than 18 years of experience in the creative marketing and advertising field. He comes from the Association of Fundraising Professionals in Arlington, Virginia. As their Creative Director for the last five years, Carabelli organized and ran all branding, printing, and event efforts for the 33,000-member organization.
He began his career at Leo Burnett, working with clients like McDonald’s, Coca Cola, Kellogg’s, and AstraZeneca. “It was there that I fell in love with the world of advertising, and never looked back,” says Carabelli. He went on to work at Fraser Wallace Advertising, where he focused his creative mind on real estate marketing and branding. From there he brought innovative UX and web design to the team at Carousel 30 as their Creative Director.
David G. Stone, (right in photo), joined Yes& as Associate Creative Director. Co-founder of The Human Expansion Company, Stone has worked for clients all over the world conceptualizing, writing, directing, and producing commercials, films and animated videos. His work for CTIA, USAID, Covered California, D.C. Department of Behavioral Health, American Express and Ford, among many others, demonstrates a wealth of experience in attention-grabbing brand messaging, advertising, and the telling of compelling stories through film. Over the course of his career, Stone, and his visionary work have been recognized with Emmy Awards, Addy Awards, Webby Awards, Telly Awards, W3 Awards, North American Excellence Awards, the Brand Film Festival, PR Week Awards and more.
Prior to striking out on his own, Stone was the Head of Film for Ogilvy in the western region of the U.S., where he led creative and production for film, photography, and animation. His passion for using film and imagery to change the world is almost tangible—and certainly contagious. “The team at Yes& is going to bring the sort of powerhouse creativity that used to belong to cities like NYC or LA. I’m excited about the clients here and the opportunity to tell stories that make a difference with a tremendously capable team,” says Stone.
In addition, Yes& added NFWF Marine Conservation to its client roster. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation supports endangered species conservation with a Killer Whale Conservation Fund. Yes& and its PR team will handle special events, grant announcements, and on-site visits for reporters to killer whale breeding habitat in the Pacific Northwest. The NFWF Killer Whale Research Conservation program is supported by NOAA, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Sea World and Shell.
With the recent acquisition of Green Smith PR, Yes& added HEAR Congo Foundation, an organization with offices in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Miami. HEAR Congo Foundation has been recognized by the UN Foundation on Women & Girls for its daring program to help Congolese girls find economic opportunity.
Yes& is a Capitol Communicator sponsor.