David Abbott (October 11, 1938 – May 17, 2014) was a British advertising executive who founded Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO.
Abbott started as a copywriter at Mather & Crowther and then at DDB, London. In 1966, he was sent to their New York office, then returned to London as a director.
In 1971, he founded French Gold Abbott. In 1978, he founded Abbott Mead Vickers (AMV), handling clients including Volvo, Sainsbury's, Ikea, Chivas Regal, The Economist, Yellow Pages, and the RSPCA. In 1991, BBDO acquired a stake in AMV and appended their name.
The One Club for Art and Copy inducted Abbott into its Creative Hall of Fame in 2001. His first novel, The Upright Piano Player, was published in 2010 by MacLehose Press. Abbott was married with four children and eight grandchildren.