Martin’s MVP Honored By One Club

“Design is thinking made visual.” -Saul Bass
Mike Hughes, of The Martin Agency, and the late Saul Bass, a graphic designer and Academy Award-winning filmmaker, will be inducted into the One Club’s “Creative Hall of Fame” at The Metropolitan Club in New York City on Thursday, March 4, 2010.
Mary Warlick, Chief Executive Officer of The One Club, says, “The 2010 inductees both add tremendous prestige to the Creative Hall of Fame. Mike Hughes’ 28-year creative leadership of The Martin Agency has propelled the agency from a regional creative shop to one of the top agencies in America. Saul Bass created a visual language for film titles as a new art form.”
The Creative Hall of Fame grew out of the Copy Club Hall of Fame, and its first honoree was Leo Burnett, inducted in 1961. Other notable Creative Hall of Fame members include David Ogilvy (1963), Bill Bernbach (1964), Ed McCabe (1974), Howard Gossage (1970), Jay Chiat (1994) Lee Clow (1997), Hughes’ mentor at The Martin Agency, Harry Jacobs (2001) and Cliff Freeman, John Hegarty and Diane Rothschild (2005).

Here’s a look at Hughes (and other agency leaders) on a recent BusinessWeek panel:



About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.