Michael G. (Mike) Lescarbeau joined Carmichael Lynch as President and Chief Creative Officer in May of 2007. He assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer in January, 2009.
As a creative director at Fallon Worldwide, Hill Holliday, and London’s Leagas Delaney, Lescarbeau garnered dozens of the advertising industry’s top honors, including Cannes Gold Lions and the Grand Effie. His work and his thoughts on the creative process are featured in The Copy Book, How 32 of the World’s Best Advertising Writers Write Their Advertising.
Lescarbeau held the title of group creative director at Ogilvy & Mather in New York, where he was responsible for both domestic and international advertising on behalf DHL, part of the 46-billion-euro Deutche Post DHL.
He was an early advocate of campaigns that employ new media, and launched One And All in 2001 as a creative resource for clients seeking breakthrough, experiential work. The agency’s uniquely integrated campaigns featured everything from public sculptures to recorded pub tours of Europe, and helped One And All win the 4A’s O’Toole Award its first year of eligibility.
Lescarbeau has served on the board of directors of the One Club for Art & Copy in New York and has been a frequent judge of advertising award competitions in the U.S. and overseas. He has spoken on the subject of advertising creativity in Paris, Sao Paulo, Singapore and Oslo.
Based at Carmichael Lynch’s Minneapolis headquarters, he oversees all agency operations, business units and offices, reporting directly to the Interpublic Group in New York.