Michael Courtney

Client Director, Edinburgh
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Mike leads one of the communications planning teams at Carat Edinburgh, making sure they deliver the best service and media plans for clients, which include ScottishPower, Baxters, Panasonic, Velux, Machine Mart, Bosch and Edinburgh International Festival. Mike enjoys helping solve the challenges that clients are presented with, as well as having the opportunity to introduce them to new opportunities as part of dentsu, as the wide portfolio of brands allows us to build fantastic project teams to suit the requirements of his teams clients.

Mike started working in media, over 15 years ago, when he saw a recruitment advert in a newspaper for a graduate TV Planner/Buyer. He worked in AV Planning & Buying at Feather Brooksbank and Mediavision, before taking the Head Of Broadcast role at Carat.  This gave him a fantastic amount of experience in TV, VoD, Radio & Cinema advertising, as well as allowing him to work with almost every client the agency had.  Switching roles and moving into communications planning has allowed Mike to get closer to clients, providing them with advertising solutions that utilise all media channel options at Carat’s disposal.

Outside of work, Mike likes to spend his free time with his wife, kids and friends. He’s fortunate to live in a fantastic city where there is so much to see and do and also like it when his kids go to bed, so he can get some quality uninterrupted lying-on-the-sofa time.

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