Mike Frease Elevated to EVP, Executive Creative Director for Digitas Chicago

Chicago, IL

Digitas Chicago has elevated Mike Frease to EVP, Executive Creative Director. He will now oversee the entire creative output for the agency’s Chicago office and help shape creative and strategic vision.

Morgan Carroll’s role will evolve from Managing Director/ECD to Managing Director/Executive Creative Chair. He will partner with Mike to lead the office’s creative and strategic vision. 

For the past 4 years, Mike has been the creative force behind the agency’s Whirlpool portfolio including Maytag, KitchenAid and Jenn-Air. His work on the Whirlpool Care Counts campaign has garnered some of the industry’s most prestigious awards including:

  • A 2017 Cannes Lion Grand Prix Winner for Creative Data. Also took home one Gold, two Bronze and three Shortlists.
  • In total, Whirlpool Care Counts reached finalist status 56 times and won 38 medals, including a silver and a bronze Jay Chiat Award; One Show Gold and Silver; a D&AD White Pencil; Silver Effies in Branded Utility and Positive Change; an ADWEEK Media Plan of the Year and Project Isaac Award – both for Research Invention and Data Invention and the top honor: the Gravity Award, ADWEEK’s Best of Show for creative innovation.

“Mike has partnered with our clients to create iconic and award-winning campaigns. The results have been extraordinary—our Gold Lions, Pencils, Effies, and Grands Prix are proof of that. More importantly, the work has embodied our commitment to combine creativity, technology, and data in ways that no other agency can.” – Morgan Carroll, Managing Director, Executive Creative Chair