Mike Harris joined DDB California in 2012 as Chief Executive Officer from 215McCann. At 215McCann, Harris’s work for Xbox’s Halo 3 took home Best in Show at every award show in 2008 and is still one of the most awarded and successful marketing initiatives in history. As Chief Executive Officer, Harris has brought in a new leadership team at DDB California, as well as account wins such as Qualcomm.
After college and some time in a US Army Air Assault unit, Harris moved to San Francisco and started in advertising. A 20-plus-year ad veteran, Harris has worked for a range of West Coast shops including Y&R, Goodby, Riney, and Chiat for brands including Chevron, Wells Fargo Bank, Nike, Adidas and Under Armour, Halo and Xbox, Isuzu, Nescafe, Microsoft and others. Along the way, his work has won innumerable marketing and creative awards, including Global Effies, Cannes Grand Prix, D&AD pencils, One Show pencils, Clios, Andys, Webbys, and ADC cubes. In addition, two of his agency clients (Xbox and Adidas) won multiple Marketer of the Year awards.