beckercommunications, inc www.beckercomm.com
CURRENTLY: The agency practices inspired strategy, passionate execution, agnostic media pathways with communications delivered with one seamless voice. Services are advertising, branding, graphic design, web design and PR. After 26 years at Young & Rubicam, mike becker formed the agency in Short Hills, New Jersey & NYC in 1998. For information, contact mike becker at 973-376-6705 or email email@example.com.
BIO: Born in Toledo, Ohio, Mike grew up in New Jersey, graduated from Syracuse University and after military service delivered traffic helicopter reports for three years for a New York radio station. He came down to earth and began his advertising career as a copywriter at the first public ad agency, Papert Koenig Lois. Most of Mike’s career was spent at Young & Rubicam Advertising (26 years in total). He left for awhile to spend three years as Chief Creative Officer at Ted Bates and then to BBDO as a top creative executive. He was part of the team that won the coveted Apple Computer account. Mike returned to Young & Rubicam and industry-leading direct marketing division Wunderman as the Chief Creative Officer Worldwide and member of the Young & Rubicam Partnership Board. Mike is considered to be an innovative and influential executive in the advertising industry. At Y&R; companies, Mike and his art director Harry Webber created the award winning 25-year television campaign, "I’m stuck on Band-Aid ‘cause Band-Aid’s stuck on me". He led the creation and production of the 10-year American Express Corporate Card campaign "To Your Success". During the late 70’s and 80’s, Mike created and supervised 1/3 of all Y&R;’s creative accounts including Jell-O Pudding with Bill Cosby, Dr Pepper, KFC, Eastern Airlines, Time Magazine, Met Life, Johnson & Johnson, US Army, General Foods, Cadbury, AT&T, U.S. Postal Service, President’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports and others.
PERSONAL: Mike has three grown children and six not so grown grandchildren. Mike still plays basketball but only half court as NY Marathon's took their toll on his knees. Mike spends every possible free day at his oceanfront beach house at the Jersey shore. Surfs up.