San Diego Safari Park celebrates 50 years

(Courtesy David & Goliath)

When you visit the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, every visit is different. And at any moment, you can experience something incredible—life-changing, even.

These moments that can truly change a person’s perspective on the world are at the heart of the latest campaign by David&Goliath (D&G). Created for San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance (SDZWA), an international conservation organization that operates the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, “A Moment Can Change a Lifetime” campaign celebrates the Safari Park’s 50 years of creating these impactful moments experienced at the Safari Park that have inspired generations to make a difference for wildlife.

Whether it’s through an up-close-and-personal encounter with giraffes or an awe-inspiring experience with animals of the African savanna, young people have the chance to engage with nature’s great wildlife instead of wrapping themselves up in futile online activities.

The campaign’s :30 hero spot “After Today” highlights the dreams of conservation efforts that youths find after visiting the Safari Park, which is home to more than 3,600 animals and 1.3 million plants. One young girl wonders what it would be like to extract a Sumatran tiger’s fractured molar.

Another youngster wants to save the northern white rhino from going extinct. No matter what their aspirations are, they all want to make a positive impact on the world.  Watch below:

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“When you discover what the Safari Park has done for 50 years, and its impact on wildlife conservation, you naturally want to look back and reflect. But knowing the effect the Safari Park can have on future generations, we opted to look forward,” said Courtney Pulver, Executive Creative Director of D&G. “When we visited the Park, we were all genuinely moved. We felt those moments and wanted to capture it on film. And inspire future conservationists.”

Additional campaign elements include :49, :30 and :15 cutdowns of the new brand manifesto, “A Moment Can Change a Lifetime,” as well as a :30 radio spot. The campaign will run in local San Diego and Los Angeles TV, digital, organic and paid social, SDZWA-owned channels, and local and streaming radio. 


CLIENT: San Diego Safari Park

AGENCY:  David&Goliath, LA

  • Founder & Creative Chairman: David Angelo
  • Chief Creative Officer: Ben Purcell
  • Chief of Social Impact: Blake Winfree
  • Executive Creative Director/Copy: Courtney Pulver 
  • Executive Creative Director/Art: Rob Casillas
  • ACD / Copywriter: Marcos Botelho
  • Sr. Art Director: Israel Medeiros
  • Managing Director, Broadcast Production: Paul Albanese
  • Executive Broadcast Producer: Juliet Diamond
  • Executive Director, Brand Strategy & Purpose: Kristen Knape
  • Group Strategy Director: Jonathan Schultz
  • Strategist: Karl Blevins
  • President: Yumi Prentice
  • Managing Director: Jamie Simms
  • Account Director: Kelly Gray Marshall
  • Account Executive: Eric Brothers
  • Director of Business Affairs: Quynh-An Phan
  • Sr. Business Affairs Manager: Shay Davis
  • Senior Project Manager: Jon Cindric

PRODUCTION COMPANY: Tool of North America

  • Director: Rudi Schwab
  • President: Dustin Callif
  • Managing Director: Nancy Hacohen
  • Sr. Executive Producer: Laura Macauley
  • Producer: Tyler Boylen

EDIT: Spinach

  • Managing Director: Adam Bright
  • Executive Producer: Jonathan Carpio
  • Post Producer: Nicole Haws
  • Editor: Juan Pablo Digenio
  • Assistant Editor: Jay Lee

AUDIO: Margarita Mix Santa Monica

  • Sound Designer/Mixer: Nathan Dubin
  • Executive Producers: Whitney Morris & Paula Arnett
  • Operations Manager: Brian Frank


  • Executive Producer: Adam Bright & Jonathan Carpio
  • Flame Artist: Carlos Morales
  • Producer: Ian Dawson

MUSIC: Barking Owl 

  • Composer: Barking Owl
  • Creative Director: Kelly Bayett
  • Producer: KC Dossett 

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