Who the hell is this guy?
Mike Abell is currently a CD / writer at KBS, formerly known as kbs+, formerly known as kbsp, formerly known as kirshenbaum bond.
During his 8+ years at KBS, he has worked on brands, such as BMW, Nike SB, Harman, Beautyrest, Windstream and Monster. His work has received recognition from Cannes, The One Show, Communication Arts, the Webby Awards, D&AD, and more.
His 2015 film, “The Distortion of Sound” for Harman was awarded Best Documentary of 2015 at the One Show's One Screen Festival, voted the 2015 People's Voice in the "ONLINE FILM & VIDEO Long Form (Branded)" category at the Webby Awards and was shortlisted at Cannes.
He also helped create Nike SB’s most successful sneaker launch campaign. The video registered over three million YouTube views, increased their twitter following by over 40%, and became the most popular post to date on Nike’s Facebook page. The media and shoe sales exceeded all expectations and some guy tattooed a scene from the spot on his back.
As Creative Director, Mike has managed Harman and Beautyrest, but continues to work as a writer on many projects for the agency.
He lives in NJ with his wife and two kids and his resume is below.
Creative Director/Writer - (01/14 - Present)
Adcouncil, Beautyrest, BMW, Harman, Monster, Windstream
ACD/Writer - (8/08 – 12/13)
Adcouncil, BMW, Nike SB, Steak 'n Shake
Copywriter - (10/05 - 7/08)
eBay, ESPN, Investools, Memorial Sloan-Kettering
Copywriter - (6/04 - 9/05)
Copywriter/Freelance - (12/03 - 4/04)
Greygoose, Meijer Superstores, Mt. Sinai
CANNES SHORTLIST - '17
Clios Bronze - '17
WEBBY AWARDS - '16
CANNES SHORTLIST - '15
ONE SHOW "ONE SCREEN FILM FESTIVAL" - '15
D&AD - '15
WEBBY AWARDS - '15
NEW YORK FESTIVAL - '15
NEW YORK FESTIVAL - '14
ONE SHOW - '12
LONDON INTERNATIONAL ADVERTISING - '12
COMMUNICATION ARTS - '09