Mekanism

Mekanism

San Francisco, United States

Full Service

Basic Info

Core Competencies: Full Service, Digital, Marketing/Creative Services, Public Relations, Strategy and Planning

Founded in: 2002

Employees: 115

Awards: 37

Creative Work: 80

Clients: 19


Contact Information

640 Second Street 3rd Floor
San Francisco California 94107
United States
Phone: (+1) 415 908 4000
Email:
Website:

Jason Harris

Jason Harris

President/CEO

Phone: (+1) 212-226-2772

Core Competencies: Full Service, Digital, Marketing/Creative Services, Public Relations, Strategy and Planning

Founded in: 2002

Employees: 115

Awards: 37

Creative Work: 80

Clients: 19

Mekanism

640 Second Street 3rd Floor
San Francisco California 94107
United States
Phone: (+1) 415 908 4000
Email:
Website:
Jason Harris

Jason Harris

President/CEO

Phone: (+1) 212-226-2772

Mekanism Leadership and Team Members

Jason Harris

New Business

Jason Harris

President/CEO

Phone: (+1) 212-226-2772

President and CEO of the award-winning creative agency Mekanism, Jason works closely with brands to create shareable and provocative campaigns that engage audiences. Under his leadership, Mekanism was named to Ad Age's - Agency A List, Creativity's - Creative 50, Effie’s - Most Effective Independent Agencies and he has been profiled by the New York Times, Fast Company and ABC’s “Nightline.”

Harris is on the board of directors for Advertising Week, the United Nations Social Impact Leadership Council and an advising member of the Brand 50. In 2015, Harris was recently named #5 on the list of the top 10 most influential social impact leaders.

His methods have been covered and studied by Harvard Business School. 

Pete Caban

New Business

Pete Caban

Partner/Strategic Development

Phone: (+1) 415-908-4000

Pete Caban is a Partner and Head of Strategic Development, leading partnerships, client development, and strategic initiatives at Mekansim. Prior to starting Mekanism with his friends Tommy, Ian and Jason, Pete spent ten years in the software business at Macromedia, where he worked in creative, business and technology roles on the Shockwave and Flash Platform teams. Pete is a frequent speaker in the advertising and media industries, and has been featured on the cover of Creativity Magazine, and in numerous trade publications. 

Tommy Means

Tommy Means

Founder/Executive Creative Director

Phone: (+1) 415 908 4000

Tommy Means is the founder and executive creative director of Mekanism. He has created and directed award winning campaigns for Nike, The North Face, GE, Pepsi, Method, Disney and 20th Century Fox. Prior to starting Mekanism, he was a Telluride ski bum, following a few years in Alaska as a fly fishing guide. Tommy produced the critically acclaimed feature film ‘Surfwise: The Amazing True Odyssey Of The Paskowitz Family’.

When he's not working on projects, Tommy enjoys surfing, skiing and mountain biking with his wife, kids, and dog, Herschel in San Francisco and Lake Tahoe. 

Ian  Kovalik

Ian Kovalik

Executive Creative Director

Phone: (+1) 212-226-2772

Ian is Executive Creative Director of Mekanism NYC and a founding partner of the agency. His inaugural campaign for Mekanism won multiple Gold Lions at the Cannes International Advertising Festival for the launch of Napster in 2003, and helped finance several more Ikea desks for the young office. Since then he’s led award-winning work for clients such as Pepsico, Microsoft, Charles Schwab, Electronic Arts, Nordstrom, CNN, and The White House. His approach to brand-building has been recognized by Fast Company, The New York Times, Adweek, and Creativity Magazine.

Ian lives in lower Manhattan with his wife, two boys, and two paddle boards. 

Tom Lyons

Tom Lyons

EVP/Director of Creative

Phone: (+1) 415-908-4000

Tom Lyons heads up the Creative department across all offices of Mekanism. In addition to that role, he creative directs and design directs on multiple accounts. Before coming to Mekanism, Tom worked at several west coast agencies on brands ranging from adidas, Disney, Dr. Martens, Levis to Virgin Mobile. 

Michael Zlatoper

New Business

Michael Zlatoper

EVP/Managing Director

Phone: (+1) 415-908-4000

If You Have 30 Seconds:

A Big Believer in the Power of Brands.
A Relationship Builder & Problem Solver By Heart.
Obsessed with anything related to Creativity, Sports, and Apparel.

If You Have More Time:

Mike is the EVP, Managing Director at Mekanism developing and growing the San Francisco office. Since joining, Mekanism has twice been named an Ad Age "Small Agency of the Year."​ He has 16 years account leadership experience running global brands like adidas, Jeep, Playstation, Levi's, Ray-Ban, and Nescafe. He has worked at some of the most creatively awarded agencies in the world including TBWA\​Chiat\​Day, Cutwater, McCann Erickson, and AgencyTwoFifteen.