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Jump 450 Media Employee Spotlight: Mike McHale | Chief Business Officer

Jump 450 Media’s Employee Spotlight features an interview with one our amazing team members. In this series, our team share some of the reasons why they chose marketing, what they love about the industry, as well as sharing some interesting facts about themselves! We are proud to have each and every one of them working at Jump!


Employee Spotlight

Name: Mike McHale

Role: Chief Business Officer

Started at Jump: October 2018


Where did you go to school and what was your major? Marist College / Marketing

What was your very first job you ever had (not out of college, but first job ever)? Caddy

What excites you about the future? Making what’s next work best for our clients

Why did you go into marketing? Had my own bar promoting agency in college as a result of being ad director for the college newspaper

What other field would you go in, if you didn’t go into marketing? Architect

What is your favorite ad campaign of all time? BWM Films

What are your top trends for 2019 in marketing? Out-housing… There is a current trend for marketers to bring former agency functions in-house. I think more and more will see regardless of their set-up they will realize the need for true experts in the space and call back agencies.

What is your favorite part of your job? Solving client’s problems

Do you do any volunteer work, if so, with who and why? Habitat for Humanity. I’m handy and love to do home improvements that help the less fortunate improve their shelter situation.

What are your favorite business books or publications? Publications: Adweek, Wired, Digiday. Books: What They don’t teach you at Harvard Business school and Winners Dream: A Journey from Corner Store to Corner Office

If you could have dinner with any 3 people (dead or alive), who would they be and why? Mark McCormack (former CEO of IMG), Morrissey (rock star) and Steve Garvey (former Dodgers 1st baseman)

What 5 Bands would you have play at your next birthday party? Depeche Mode, The English Beat, Joe Jackson, The Smiths and Duran Duran.

What are some of your personal goals for 2019 and beyond? Being a better Dad and Husband

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? Treat others like you would like to be treated.

What is one thing you wish you would have known 5 years ago about where you are today? Sometimes you can plan and sometimes the plan finds you.

What are four random facts that no one would ever guess about you or know without asking? 1) I have my own 80s radio show 2) I restore, collect and sometimes race vintage Vespas 3) I played D1 tennis and rugby in college 4) I’m a lifelong Dodgers fan (which has nothing to do with they time in Brooklyn)

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