Jackson Spalding Hires Mike Martin To Head Creative Team

ATLANTA – Marketing communications agency Jackson Spalding announced today the hiring of Mike Martin as Creative Director. Martin’s career path includes global creative agencies Arnold Worldwide, Carmichael Lynch and DDB; and clients The Coca-Cola Company, McDonalds and Harley-Davidson.

Martin most recently ran his own agency for eight years, helping clients with business and brand strategy, creative development and content marketing execution across traditional and digital platforms.  Among other clients, he has delivered multi-channel campaigns for Jack Link’s, truth, the Department of Homeland Security, the Preakness Stakes and a presidential political campaign.

“Mike joins our content development team eager to take our creative work in an exciting direction,” said Bo Spalding, co-founder of Jackson Spalding. “We are delighted and fortunate to have him on board.”

Said Martin, “I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to experience Jackson Spalding’s unique culture for myself and work alongside a talented and nimble team as we evolve our creative capabilities. Most agencies can come up with the right answer to a client’s branding challenges. Our goal is to come up with ‘second right answers’ – those solutions that are less obvious and more impactful. That’s the type of thinking that will set us and our clients apart from the rest of the field.”

Martin earned his Bachelor of Arts in Advertising from the University of Georgia’s (UGA) Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication before continuing his studies at Oxford University in England and the Creative Circus in Atlanta. He has served on the UGA Grady College of Journalism Alumni Board and the Board of Directors for the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA), and he currently volunteers with Habitat for Humanity and the Atlanta Community Food Bank. He is the father of three and spends his weekends as a pit master, perfecting his smoked BBQ recipe.

About Jackson Spalding

Jackson Spalding was founded in 1995 with a vision to be the most trusted and respected marketing communications agency. By focusing on our clients, our communities and the betterment of our people, we have become one of the largest independent marketing communications agencies in the Southeast. Today, Jackson Spalding has 120 full-time employees, and offices in Atlanta, Athens, Ga. and Dallas, Tx. For two consecutive years The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has ranked Jackson Spalding among the top 10 Atlanta workplaces with fewer than 150 employees.

Our client family includes Orkin, Toyota, Delta Air Lines, Chick-fil-A, SCANA Energy, Google, The Coca-Cola Company, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Mattress Firm, the University of Georgia and Primrose Schools, to name a few. The agency has won more than 40 awards in the past four years, and was named “Best Legal PR Firm” in Atlanta by the Daily Report from 2012 through 2015. 

For more information, visit www.jacksonspalding.com.