by Kevin Houlihan,
MERGE’s President and
Chief Creative Officer
(Chicago — 4 June 2018) Unified creative and media agency MERGE Chicago has promoted Michael Matykiewicz to Executive Creative Director. The role was formerly occupied by Kevin Houlihan, who is now MERGE’s President & Chief Creative Officer.
Matykiewicz, who was formerly SVP Creative Director, works on the agency’s Blue Cross Blue Shield, Marco’s, MB Financial Bank and Village Inn accounts. He is known for his ability to move across businesses easily and capture the distinct voice of each brand.
“Michael excels at getting results and building relationships with our clients and is a dynamic presence in new business pitches,” Houlihan said. “He is also passionate about growing talent and continuously invests time and energy in bringing out the best in them.”
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Prior to joining the MERGE team, Matykiewicz worked at Houlihan Madison Most, an agency that was purchased by HY Connect, which was folded into MERGE. He began his career in account management at Leo Burnett before moving to the creative side at agencies Laughlin Constable and Chicago Creative Partnership.