David joined Havas Digital in April 2010 as Innovation Director for Innova, the company’s digital innovation group. Innova works alongside teams and clients to ensure a thoughtful strategic product is being developed and teams are consistently bringing new ideas and opportunities to clients. In October 2010, David was promoted to Director of Social Media for the agency. In this role, Puner acts as the social advisor for Havas Digital, developing the best social practices and programs. He will also guide Havas Media’s proprietary 4i Social Planning process.
Prior to joining Havas Digital, David was with Dunkin’ Brands, parent of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, where he ran, and was the voice* of Dunkin' Donuts' cross functional social media efforts. At Dunkin', David established and drove DD’s award winning social program, emerging as a well-regarded voice in the social media industry. Pre-Dunkin', David worked as a writer/reporter/blogger for various mediums, which included contributions to The New York Times, Salon, ESPN, GOOD Magazine, and History.com. David also worked as TV producer for such entities as David Letterman, Colin Quinn, and A&E/History Channel.
David received his bachelor’s degree from Colgate University and master’s degree in journalism from NYU. He is putting his education to use as a regular contributor to Havas Digital’s US blog (usblog.havasdigital.com).