Creative Director - Ogilvy Dublin
Probably best known for his work on the much lauded and high profile Bulmers campaign he has also extensive experience working with a huge range of iconic brands including Ulster Bank, Erin Foods, Campbells, Heinz, Tayto, Kerry Foods, Irish Biscuits, Mercedes, Mazda, Alfa Romeo, Land Rover, Ford, Axa, AA, FBD, EBS, First Active and many more. Mike has been global Creative Director on Strongbow Gold, the international Heineken cider brand.
Mike has a Big Apple background, having lived and worked in New York, where he was Associate Creative Director at Great Scott Advertising and worked for such challenging clients as The Trump Organisation (that's right, Trump!) and the New York Post.
Previously Mike worked with the Lowe Group in Houston, Texas, and, before leaving Ireland in 1986, at CDP and Bell Advertising.
In between times he also enjoyed a stint in the music world, touring and recording with The Lookalikes, Thin Lizzy, The Boomtown Rats and Todd Rundgren, among others.
In his very limited spare time, Mike is also an accredited Psychotherapist.
"It's a great pleasure to be a judge at this year's Shark Awards, particularly as it's for the Young Sharks. I'm excited to see a good new generation of creative thinkers making their mark on the world"