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Proof Advertising LLC
TOTAL NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
Office Employees51-100
Total US51-100
Total Worldwide51-100
BIOS
Craig Mikes, Principal, Creative Director
In his seventeen years, Craig has worked at agencies in seven states and accumulated over 225 individual awards along the way on accounts such as Exxon, McDonald's, Shell, United Way, Comcast, Dell and AT&T. For the last 8 years he had his own creative boutique, SJ&J, in Austin earning honors from Communication Arts, Archive, Ad Age, including a TV spot on permanent display at the MOMA. Craig joined Proof at its inception in September 2010 as a principal.
Bryan Christian, President
Bryan started with McCann/Worldgroup in St. Louis directing events/promotions for Coca-Cola, Six Flags, GM and Days Inn. Publicis then recruited him to manage national and field accounts for La Quinta Inns. He returned to McCann/Southwest as VP, Director of Business Development and Integration, where he managed the Texas Tourism, MADD and La Quinta accounts. Subsequently, he was promoted to VP, Director of New Business at flagship McCann office in New York. In 2002, Bryan returned to his native Texas to lead Kolar Advertising and in Fall 2010, purchased the agency and re-launched as Proof Advertising.
David Henke, Executive Creative Director
Twenty six-year veteran began career with small shop in Indiana. Moved to D’Arcy, St. Louis where he rose through the ranks to manage entire SBC and Budweiser accounts. For seven years, served as ECD at Temerlin McClain where he oversaw 55-person creative department, leading work for JCPenney’s, American Airlines, Subaru, NationsBank, Bennigan’s, Long John Silver’s, Steak & Ale and GTE. Recruited to N.W.Ayer/NY to head GM account. Recipient of over 100 national awards. Joined the agency in 2002.
Russ LeBlanc, Director of Account Management
Grew up in the business at BBDO Chicago and Tatham Laird & Kudner/Euro RSCG on Proctor & Gamble’s Head & Shoulders shampoo, Wrigley’s Spearmint and Wrigley International. Advertising career spanning more than twenty years includes stints at Ogilvy and McCann Erickson and leading accounts such as Coca-Cola, Ritz-Carlton and American Express. Most recently established and managed highly successful real estate investment business and brings an entrepreneurial passion to everything he does.