Mike Zeko crafted his creative, marketing, and business development chops with a long list of nationally recognized clients. He launched his career as an Emmy-award-winning Writer/Producer/Director for ABC-TV, working with numerous notables including award-winning author Alex Haley, civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks, award-winning actor James Caan, President George H. W. Bush, Hall-of-Fame football coaches Bo Schembechler and Fritz Crisler, radio illuminaries Howard Stern & Steve Dahl, as well as legendary ABC newsman Bill Bonds.
Mike moved into advertising with J. Walter Thompson as a Creative Director and Director of Broadcast Production on the Ford business, during which he handled $110 MM in billing across 18 states. He created a number of memorable campaigns including the enduring Philadelphia’s Quality Plus Ford Dealers brand… which has been running for over 30 years.
Included in a long list of enduring client brands: ABC’s “Shark Tank”, Aramark, Australia Tourism, Bahamas Tourism, Bank of America, Canon, CertainTeed, Chrysler, Comcast, Cure Auto Insurance, Diet Mountain Dew, eBay Enterprise, Expedia, FileMaker Pro, Ford, Foundation Blue Media, KitCore Labs, Kodak, Lexus, Marriott, Metro PCS, NASA, National Marine Manufacturers Association, NBC Universal, New Orleans Tourism, Nissan, Pet Armor, PHLCVB, Prudential, Royal Caribbean, Sea Nymph, SunGard, Taylor Made Golf, Toyota, United Healthcare, U.S. Cellular, Visit Florida, Volkswagon, Volvo, Westinghouse, Zyrtec, the award-winning documentary “401(K) Magic”, feature films “Danny Collins” and “Water For Elephants”… as well as Fox Television’s animated weekly television series: “The Centsables” focusing on youth financial literacy.
Mike has won Tellys, Emmys, Addys, Reeds, Pollies and numerous independent film awards… as well as being a twelve-time Reed Award honoree over his career. He currently serves on the Board of Governors of the Philadelphia Ad Club, the largest advertising organization in the United States.
Mike received his B.A. in Telecommunications from Michigan State University, living in West Chester, PA with his wife Landi.