Mike Davison

Creative Director – ColensoBBDO

Mike is currently a Creative Director at ColensoBBDO in Auckland, New Zealand.

Previous to that he was Head of Art at Saatchi & Saatchi and DDB New Zealand. Colenso is currently: #1 World’s Best and Bravest Agency 2019, Contagious, #3 Most Effective Agency in the World 2019, WARC Effective 100, #8 Most Creative Agency in the World 2019, WARC Creative 100, #6 Best of the Best 2019, WARC.

Mike’s advertising career spans 30 years, including 7 years in New York.
He started as a studio junior at 17 in the pre-desktop publishing era and has a passion for type and indelible imagery.
He has won many national and international awards for his work.
Mike also pursues his passion for painting and print-making.



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