Mike Nicholson

Executive Creative Director

Level
Senior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

About me

Mike brings almost 25 years of experience from the world of digital, design, branding, marketing and advertising. Previously he was the Executive Creative Director at Brave, The&Partnership and Toaster (Google Creative Lab's partner). As a creative Mike has also worked at AMV BBDO, TBWA, Google Creative Lab, Wieden + Kennedy and Adam and EVE DDB. Mike was named the number 1 English Creative in The GUNN Report 2009 and was the youngest member of the AMV board aged 27. His industry accolades include being recognised over 130 times by the D&AD, One Show, Campaign Big, BTAA, Clios, Cannes Lions, London International Advertising and The Creative Circle awards. Mike has judged at the D&AD Awards and The Creative Circle Gold Jury. Mike has won pitches for Nissan, Adidas, BT, BBC, Amazon Prime, Think with Google and Pernod Ricard. Mike currently mentors at the School Of Communication Arts 2.0 where he has worked with over 100 young creatives over the last three years. Helping them win multiple New Blood Awards, Cream places and placements in the industry. Mike is always looking to work with new people doing pioneering work where he can pass on his knowledge and learn from a team of like-minded folks. Mike likes green jumpers.

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Skills

  • Creative Direction
  • Creative Consultancy
  • Creative Concepting
  • Digital Advertising
  • Digital Innovation
  • Advertising
  • Mentoring
  • Lecturing
  • Idea Generation
  • Teamworking

Companies I’ve worked with

  • AMV BBDO

    AMV BBDO

    • Advertising
  • Wieden+Kennedy

    Wieden+Kennedy

    • Advertising
  • TBWA\London

    TBWA\London

    • Advertising
  • The&Partnership

    The&Partnership

    • Media Production

Work history

Currently

Faculty Mentor

SCA 2.0

Dec 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Part Time
  • Helping over 100 brilliant students spark, win New Blood Pencils, Places in CREAM and jobs in the industry.

2017

Executive Creative Director

BRAVE

Dec 2015 - Aug 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Grew agency. Won multiple pitches incuding Amazon Prime, Think With Google and Lovehoney.

2015

Executive Creative Director

The&Partnership

Dec 2014 - Jun 2015
  • Canada
  • Full Time
  • Creative Lead setting up micro network in Canada. Hiring lots of bearded Art Directors. Installing process to proactively pitch for new business. Bedding in TELUS and Google clients. Helping The&Partnership thrive. Throwing axes.

2015

Executive Creative Director

Toaster / Google

Oct 2013 - Mar 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Helping Toaster grow as their ECD. Help set up offices in Google Palo Alto, USA and Singapore. ECD'd over 100 Google projects around the world.

2012

Dec 2011 - May 2012
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Worked on various briefs.

2012

Dec 2011 - Apr 2012
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Freelance
  • Worked on various pitches.

2012

Creative Director

TBWA\London

Jan 2010 - Aug 2012
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Creative Directing 8 accounts before ECDing the agency. Managing 15 teams. Won £25 Million Muller account. (http://www.campaignlive.co.uk/news/1054124/TBWA-snares-25m-MUller-account/) Launched Nissan Micra worldwide. Won Campo Viejo Global account. (http://www.campaignlive.co.uk/news/1078938/TBWA-London-wins-Campo-Viejo-work/) Won a D&AD yellow pencil for John Smith's.

2010

Copywriter

AMV BBDO

Sep 1996 - Jan 2010
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Worked on over 70 accounts. Won over 130 awards. Made a load of great friends.

Education

1996

(BA hons) Graphic Design

Central Saint Martins (UAL)

Sep 1993 - Sep 1996
  • London, United Kingdom

Awards

1996

Various International awards.

AMV BBDO

  • Creative Circle : 4 Gold, 11 Silver, 13 Bronze, 15 In book. National Television Awards - People's Favourite TV Ad three years in a row. The Clios: 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze, 9 Finalists. Kinsale: 4 Gold, 13 Silver, 4 Bronze, 3 Finalist. D&AD: 1 Yellow Pencil, 1 White Pencil, 30 x In book in 9 categories. Cannes: 4 Silver Lions, 1 Bronze Lion, 19 Finalist. The One Show: 13 Merits. The One design: Six merits. The One Show Interactive: 1 Silver pencil, 1 Merit The One show Entertainment: 1 Merit. Webbys: 1 Nomination. LIAA: 2 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze, 2 Finalist. The Art Directors Club: 5 x Merit. NY Festival Awards: 2 Bronzes. Eurobest 5 Bronze. BTAA: 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze, 6 Diplomas.