Mike has gained over 20 years’ experience working in the demanding advertising industry. Employed as a graphic designer and a Creative Director of one of the area’s leading and long-standing advertising agencies, Mike has been responsible for a range of clients with individual marketing budgets of in excess of £500,000 per year. These included the prestigious National Marine Aquarium, Theatre Royal Plymouth and the multi-store Fairway Furniture. He was responsible for the complete re-brand of the National Marine Aquarium, taking it from a small local tourism audience, to a truly global marketplace, opening up new funding opportunities from Government organisations, as well launching many new brands and products – again, nationally and internationally. Mike spent a short period in London working with a Packaging design agency whose clients included Adidas and McEwan’s, before moving back to Plymouth, Devon. Today, Mike is Director of MYKreative in Plymouth which he has been operating successfully for over 5 years. His dedication and hands-on approach to every single account he looks after is second-to-none. He is results-driven and has gained an excellent reputation for his highly successful marketing and design campaigns across a varied business sector, locally, nationally and internationally. He is reliable, trust-worthy and always a source of new, inspirational ideas.
Having nearly 20 years’ experience working in the media, Melanie Cowie is a well-known freelance writer, PR and marketing consultant. Having initially started her career in radio, Melanie has worked on both sides of the media and has acquired excellent contacts in both broadcast and print. Through her role managing the sales and marketing of the National Marine Aquarium, Melanie ran a busy press office and an international marketing campaign – culminating in the ‘Sinking of HMS Scylla’ an artificial reef off the Cornish coast. The marketing and PR of which reached an audience of tens of millions, across the globe.
For the past 10 years, Melanie has used her experience to manage a cross-sector range of clients’ campaigns as well as contribute regularly as a feature writer for a range of magazines and newspapers. Over this time, Melanie has become well known for her knowledge, skills and a thirst for knowledge. Over the past 5 years she has developed a highly successful social media system with MYKreative, handling a small, exclusive number of clients at any one time. Melanie’s social media skills, combined with her writing skills and marketing knowledge have resulted in campaigns that are joined-up and have had proven results which are highly sought after. She works with several clients in Devon and Cornwall on a range of marketing initiatives from social media, blog writing, marketing and PR. She has been described as ‘a breath of fresh air’ and often forms part of companies’ marketing team.
We have created a working partnership with GSL Media who have a team of experienced and talented web designers and film and video producers who love building imaginative and creative websites and creating innovative film and video. They take any concept, however simple or complex that MYKreative design for our clients, and turn it into a website that you will love and one that will last. With many years of experience and hundreds of websites under their belt, we are sure we can create the right solution. MYKreative will manage this process meaning you still deal with the same person on a day to day basis ensuring the project goes smoothly.
Their passion for design and willingness to go the extra mile to get the job done has really helped us push our brand forward in the right direction.
Nicola Price – Drakes Group
Their work is of a very high standard and has represented great value for money. We would have no hesitation in recommending MYKreative for your marketing and branding.
Andrew Hirshman – ADA Publishing
Mike and Melanie were the only ones to really get into and understand our business, what we do and then present something which was so refreshingly inventive and different.
Neil Hayley – Esterlam