Chief Creative Officer South Africa & Sub-Saharan Africa, McCann Worldgroup, South Africa
Mick Blore is the Chief Creative Officer for McCann Worldgroup - South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, leading creativity across 37 agencies in the region.
Mick has more than 20 years of experience in the industry and has worked for many of the world’s best agencies and networks; his most recent positions being Chief Creative Officer for Y&R (South Africa & Africa), Regional Executive Creative Director of Saatchi & Saatchi (South Africa & Africa) and Executive Creative Director of The Jupiter Drawing Room (Johannesburg, South Africa).Mick is one of South Africa's most awarded creative's with multiple accolades from The Cannes Lions, The One Show in New York, The Clios, The World Press Awards, The London International Advertising Awards, The Andes, The New York Festivals and The South African Loeries Awards, to name a few. He has also represented Africa as a member of the Executive Jury of the prestigious Clios Awards in the USA, has judged the New York Festivals, London International Advertising Awards, the APEX Effectiveness Awards, as well as the South African Loeries Awards.
Mick has worked across a number of the world’s leading brands, including Virgin Atlantic, Nintendo, Colgate, Danone, Landrover, Sun International, UNICEF, Nike and more too numerous to mention. The work Mick did on Nugget Shoe Polish became the most awarded campaign in the history of South African Advertising in any medium in its time.Mick’s work has been featured in university texbooks in the USA, he regularly lectures at South Africa's leading advertising schools, colleges, and universities, and he sits on various industry forums.
Mick is a member of the Who's Who of Southern Africa initiative.