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...Locked Pro Plan feature
Running Nikon creative globally, as well as working on new business, Mini Global and Cyberobics.
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.
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
Was hired as the first creative employee for one of South Africa's most creative and successful startups.
1 x silver 4 x bronzes 31 x finalists From 2008 to present.
1 x Silver 1 x Merit 5 x Finalists From 2008 to present.
1 x wood pencil 1 x in book From 2008 to present.
3 x Silver
6 x Gold 9 x Silver 11 x Bronze 5 x Craft Awards Multiple Finalists From 2007 to present.