Phone: (+1) 206 436 3755
As President, Mike oversees client strategy, agency operations and exploring new ways to expand the boundaries of traditional advertising to create business value for our clients. Mike joined Cole & Weber United nine years ago as Managing Director of the Portland office. During his time there, the agency doubled in size and added accounts such as Nike Branded Retail and managed high-end luxury travel brands like Salish Lodge, Salishian Lodge and the Governor?s Hotel. In 2000, he moved to Seattle and took over the agency helm. Mike has more than 20 years of experience on both the agency and client sides of the advertising industry. He has worked in both b-to-b and consumer marketing for clients that include Boeing, Nike, Virgin Interactive, Thriftway, Tillamook and Pabst.
Phone: (+1) (206) 436-3670
James was an early pioneer in the integration of multi-disciplined, 360° brand strategies. It?s his job to uncover compelling consumer insights that provide opportunities for more meaningful brand experiences. James joined Cole & Weber United in 1998 with 15 years of U.K. advertising experience, 10 of them as a Senior Account Planner. In his time at CWU, it has been James? job to think ahead in high-tech, financial services, aerospace, outdoor clothing, CRM, packaged goods, Web analytics, luxury hotels and the odd dot-com. Along with his experience in London planning for British Telecom, Visa and Lloyds TSB, his U.S. experience includes Boeing, Washington Mutual, Netstock, TiVo, Gallo and Nike.
James joined Cole & Weber United in April 1998 with 20 years of U.K. advertising experience, 10 of them as a Senior Account Planner.
Phone: (+1) 206.436.3729
You know the cliché? The one that goes, “If you love your job you’ll never have to work a day in your life?” Craig Jelniker lives that cliché. He loves bringing ideas to life, telling stories, making things happen. He loves the people, the tools and the toys of his chosen profession. And every now and then some of the stuff he creates ends up as “work.”
Craig has been an agency producer for over 20 years. He’s worked at The Martin Agency, BooneOakley and Y&R on clients like UPS, Gatorade, Dell and Land Rover. The work he’s made has won Lions, Pencils and Webbys, and has even been immortalized in the archives of MOMA.
Craig, his wife, and two kids are excited about their arrival to the West Coast. They plan on taking lots of road trips, searching for kitsch and eating great food. And one day he hopes you’ll sit with your Sunday coffee and read the book of his documented travels.
As you might expect, Trisha is great at making connections. For all her clients, she works hard to uncover the hidden insight that will lead to that unique way to connect a brand with an audience. It's her job, and mission, to make sure the message, the consumer and the challenges she and her team try to solve are the basis of all connection strategies.
Trisha has 20 years of experience working with big global agencies (McCann Erickson, Saatchi & Saatchi) and privately held creative shops (WONGDOODY). She grew up in connections planning, but is a generalist at heart — forward-thinking about her clients' business problems and always looking for ways to integrate connections planning with the strategy and creative work. Over the years, she’s worked on brands like Alaska Airlines, Cedars-Sinai Hospital, Western Governors University, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, TireBuyer.com, Washington Mutual, REI and DoH Anti-Tobacco.
Trisha has a curious mind and loves to see this same trait in others. She's also a sucker for good stories, exploring, reading, and long dinner parties while sharing food, wine and laughter with family and friends.