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Winston Binch is Chief Digital Officer at Deutsch, North America, and one of the most accomplished digital leaders and marketers of his generation. He oversees a team of nearly 200 and works with brands such as Volkswagen, Pizza Hut, Target, Taco Bell, Nintendo, Mophie, Georgia Pacific, and Esurance. Since joining in 2011, the agency has more than tripled its digital business, and was recently named one of the 10 most innovative companies in advertising by FastCompany.
Prior to Deutsch, Winston was a partner at CP+B, where he led digital and worked on some of the most innovative digital in advertising history, including Burger King's Whopper Sacrifice, Domino's Pizza Tracker, Best Buy's Twelpforce, and Vail Resorts' EpicMix. While there, the agency was named Agency of the Decade, won Interactive Agency of the Year at Cannes three times in five years, and the team grew from a few people to 400.
Before CP+B, he worked at R/GA, another industry leader in digital innovation, where he led development of Nike iD, the first digital product customization service of its kind. Winston's creative approach with early digital innovation projects, like Nike iD, helped redefine the output of a creative agency in the digital age, moving them from campaigns to more of a product and service-based orientation.
Winston also has a great love of music. He played in a touring indie rock band, Stereobate, and worked for Sony Music Online early in his career.
He's a member of the the IADAS and is a contributing writer for Harvard Business Review. He's passionate about education and co-founded both Boulder Digital Works at the University of Colorado, a digital continuing education program, and the M-School: Institute of Marketing at LMU. In 2011, Winston was named one of iMedia's top 25 Internet marketing leaders and innovators.
In January, 2015 Mike was named CEO of Deutsch North America overseeing both their LA and NY offices.
Deutsch has 900 employees and clients such as Sprint, VW, PNC, Target, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Acuvue, Dr Pepper, Snapple, 7UP, Jagermeister, DIRECTV, Anthem Blue Cross, Outback Steakhouse, HTC, California Cheese, Vivint, Avvo, Angel Soft, Vanity Fair, Zillow, Sherwin-Williams, mophie and TNT.
Prior to his North American role Mike spent 17 years growing Deutsch LA from a handful of people and one (payment-challenged) client to a 630-person, $2+ billion, full-service advertising agency that does traditional advertising, design, media planning and buying, experiential marketing, search, data analytics, Latino marketing, branded entertainment and all aspects of digital marketing.
Mike has twice been named Leader of The Year by LA’s advertising association, ThinkLA, where he also has also served as it's president. He's also been the president of the West Coast's Partnership For a Drug Free America.
Mike has been featured on Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, CBS Super Bowl Preview, CNN, CNBC, and NPR, as well as in Fast Company, Business Week, Fortune, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, and Los Angeles Times.
Prior to Deutsch, Mike spent six years at TBWA\Chiat\Day and two years at Y&R. He also founded and ran what became a $70 million annuity investment firm over four years during the late '80s. Odd, but true.
After numerous ambulance rides, Mike hung up his motocross boots and now obsessively enjoys golf, boating, guitar and acting as his family’s private pilot. He's been married since 1989 and has two kids who still like him.