Mike MartinMike Martin

Atlanta-based marketing communications agency Jackson Spalding has appointed Mike Martin creative director.

Martin joins Jackson Spalding from Atlanta-based boutique communications agency Skylab-B, which he founded in 2007. Prior to that he served as chief creative officer at MDC advertising unit Fletcher Martin and was a senior art director at creative agency Carmichael Lynch. He also held art director stints at Havas’ creative agency Arnold Worldwide and Omnicom's DDB Dallas.

As Jackson Spalding’s creative team head, Martin will now lead brand strategy, content creation and creative development capabilities for a client roster that includes Coca-Cola, Delta Air Lines and Mattress Firm.

Jackson Spalding, which was founded in 1995 and holds additional offices in Dallas and Athens, GA, is one of the largest independent marketing communications agencies in the southeast. The firm in 2015 posted more than $18 million net fees, according to O'Dwyer's rankings of PR firms, making Jackson Spalding one of the largest 25 independent shops in the nation.