Mike Lear

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Mike now serves as Executive Creative Director, the Americas, at BrightHouse, a global creative consultancy and an independent division of The Boston Consulting Group, helping brands define and activate their purpose throughout the world.

Mike’s career spans over 20 years. He’s produced campaigns in all media for MINI, Truth, IKEA, Virgin-Atlantic, Google, Molson, Bell, Shimano, GEICO, UPS, UPS Nascar, The UPS Store, Discover Card, American Cancer Society, Mentos, SiriusXM, Midas, The Smithsonian, The Onion, Microsoft, Walmart and Denny’s.

Mike enjoys moonlighting as a teacher – three years at the Creative Circus, and over ten years off and on at VCU’s Brandcenter. He also frequently lectures at other schools and ad clubs events.

Mike’s work has been awarded in all major award shows, but he is most proud of winning one of the first One Show Pencils ever given for digital work, for the MINI Cooper Robot Campaign.

So far in 2019, he is honored to judge The Austin Addy’s, The Webby’s and Cannes Young Lions.

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