Mike Pearson

Creative Director

Level
Senior
Location
Shanghai, China
Availability
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About me

Hi, I'm Mike Pearson, Creative Director at Jung von Matt/Spree. In my previous life, I worked at Ogilvy in Hong Kong, running accounts locally, regionally and globally for clients ranging from banks and technology, to chocolate milk and charities. Building these brands, and a myriad back home in South Africa, has taken me from small to large agencies and across every medium you can think of, even sea monkeys... and allowed me to feature at all the major advertising and effectiveness shows. This has left me with a passion for working with interesting people, to create broad-reaching campaigns that change brands and minds. Some of my proudest work includes: Inventing a new word for WWF to ban the trade of ivory in Hong Kong (the world's largest legal ivory port), working with Idris Elba and Jamie Foxx to reposition brandy in South Africa, and managing to create awarded work in four different languages and counting...

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Skills

  • Creative Direction
  • Advertising Copywriting
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Film Production
  • New Business

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • F

    Fox P2 Cape Town

    • 1

      140 BBDO

      • O

        Ogilvy & Mather Hong Kong

        • J

          Jung von Matt /Spree

          Work history

          Currently

          Creative Director

          Jung von Matt /Spree

          May 2017
          • Berlin, Germany
          • Full Time
          • Running Nikon creative globally, as well as working on new business, Mini Global and Cyberobics.

          2017

          Creative Director

          Ogilvy & Mather Hong Kong

          Jun 2014 - May 2017
          • Hong Kong
          • Full Time
          • Working as a Creative Director and Copywriter on a variety of accounts regionally and globally, including Huawei, Standard Chartered, Shangri-La Hotels, Nestle Global and more. Highlights include: helping WWF ban the ivory trade in Hong Kong, building a multinational team, launching Milo's global partnerships with Barcelona and Kaka.

          2014

          Copywriter

          140 BBDO

          Sep 2009 - Jun 2014
          • Cape Town, South Africa
          • Full Time
          • Working as a creative group head and copywriter on brands both locally and regionally. Clients: Adidas, Metropolitan Life, multiple alcohol accounts, Snickers and more. Highlights: Working with Jamie Foxx and Idris Elba to relaunch Oude Meester brandy

          2009

          Jan 2006 - Sep 2009
          • Cape Town, South Africa
          • Full Time
          • Was hired as the first creative employee for one of South Africa's most creative and successful startups.

          Education

          Currently

          Copywriting Diploma

          AAA School of Advertising

          Jan 2004
          • Cape Town, South Africa

          Awards

          2017

          Cannes Lions

          Cannes Lions

          • 1 x silver 4 x bronzes 31 x finalists From 2008 to present.

          2016

          One Show

          One Show

          • 1 x Silver 1 x Merit 5 x Finalists From 2008 to present.

          2016

          D&AD Awards

          D&AD

          • 1 x wood pencil 1 x in book From 2008 to present.

          2016

          Spikes Asia

          Spikes Asia

          • 3 x Silver

          2014

          Loerie Awards

          Loerie Awards

          • 6 x Gold 9 x Silver 11 x Bronze 5 x Craft Awards Multiple Finalists From 2007 to present.