FleishmanHillard Appoints Mike Cearley Global Managing Director, Social and Innovation
ST. LOUIS, October 6, 2016 — FleishmanHillard today announced the appointment of Mike Cearley, senior vice president and senior partner, to global managing director, social and innovation.
“Social marketing and communications is a key growth area for FleishmanHillard going forward,” said J.J. Carter, chief operating officer and president of FleishmanHillard’s Americas region. “Mike has done a tremendous job leading a team of social specialists, and in this new role will build upon the world class reputation and expectation we’ve set with our practice and take it to the next level.”
Cearley will be responsible for bringing together social leaders across FleishmanHillard’s network to establish a strong, interdependent community. Together, they will develop and deliver a signature global social POV; build and deepen relationships with key social clients, influencers and strategic partners; help recruit and train top social talent; and establish the “FH Lab” as the community for innovation and exploration that will continuously test, learn and launch new social offerings.
Cearley began his career as a filmmaker and has more than 20 years of experience in emerging and social media, integrated marketing and storytelling. While at FleishmanHillard his work has included leading the Chevy social team, which has won three Cannes Lions.