Founding Partner & Joint Creative Director,
Mark Waites was born in Leeds, England. There he got an education, and accent and a football team.
He is Joint Creative Director and a founding partner of Mother -Campaign magazine’s ‘Agency of the Decade’.
Mother opened offices in New York 2003 and Buenos Aires 2005.
In ’94 he took a 6 month break to ride a motorcycle from Alaska to the tip of South America.
A short film he wrote and directed was accepted into over 60 film festivals around the World in 2003/4 and picked up ‘Best Short’ in six of them.
Mark won an EMMY award for “Best National Public Service Campaign” for an HIV awareness TV campaign created for MTV North America.
In 2008 the British Television Advertising Awards gave him their ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Industry’ distinction.
For 2008 & 2009 he was Honorary Chairman of the Advertising Club of New York ANDY Awards.
He lives in London with Kate and their daughter Alice.