Mike Davidson joins Burnett as Head of Production

Beginning February 10, Mike Davidson will join Leo Burnett Chicago as executive vice president, head of integrated production. Most recently, Davidson was head of integrated production at Wieden+Kennedy Portland, where he worked on brands including Old Spice, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Nike, and helped produce music videos for rock bands Portugal.

The Man and Real Estate. He was also responsible for revamping the agency’s production offering, driving integration and a discipline-agnostic approach.

“Mike’s body of work speaks for itself,” said Leo Burnett Worldwide Chief Creative Officer Liz Taylor. “The breadth of his portfolio is already second-to-none, but the impeccable and consistent quality of product is even more impressive.”

Davidson brings more than 15 years of experience building brands at the forefront of digital communications. His storytelling craft spans film, digital development, gaming, live-streaming, experiential, AR/VR content and much more. 

“It’s an honor to be a joining an agency with such a rich history and incredible creative standard that also happens to be in the best city in the country,” Davidson said. “I’m beyond excited to partner with the outstanding creative and production talent to push boundaries and bring amazing ideas to life.”

Prior to Wieden, Davidson was an interactive producer at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, and has worked at agencies including Energy BBDO, JWT and others. Davidson’s work has collected nearly every accolade in the industry, including honors at Cannes Lions, D&AD, the One Show and many others.

Reel 360 wishes Mike the best of luck.

SOURCE: Leo Burnett