Former Zehnder Communications Partner Mike Rainey has joined Brand Society as Chief Creative Officer/partner. Along with playing a key role in new business, Mike will be championing the creative vision for the agency.
“Mike has an unlimited and persevering creative energy. His experience combines the power of business strategy and creative thinking which he is now bringing to Brand Society,” said Managing Partner Troy Cox.
Mike will be managing the company alongside Troy who, since 2014, has played a lead role in growing the agency with beloved, well-known heritage brands like Acme Oyster House, The Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic, Blue Runner Beans, Copelands, Crystal Hot Sauce, Aucoin Hart Jewelers, evamor Natural Artesian Water, Southern Cane and Port Orleans Brewing Co.
“All there is at Brand Society is upside,” Mike said. “Senior leadership, collaboration and business acumen go hand-in-hand here and strategic intelligence and innovation are at the table for all of our clients.” said Rainey.
Brand Society’s new chief creative officer brings with him over 25 years of experience. His work has earned top honors in local, national and international competitions. Over the years he has been taken home AIGA, Davey Gold, multiple HSMAI Platinum Awards, 60 TELLY Awards, 32 AAF Best of Shows/Special Judges Awards and several National Gold & Silver ADDYs. His campaigns have also been featured in Communications Arts, The One Show, and INDESIGN. He is frequently invited to judge competitions for the AAF across the country and in the US/British Virgin Islands.
Mike was twice named Ad Person of the Year in Creative Services by the Ad Club of New Orleans and is a recent recipient of the Silver Medal Award, the American Advertising Federation’s highest honor.