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Creative Driver

Before opening Xtra Mile Creative, Michael was Creative Director at Choose Chicago. Promoting Chicago to the world through strategic advertising initiatives such as digital ad campaigns, regional TV spots, national trade ads, international activation, and countless video content productions.


Over a span of 30 years Michael has also conquered a wide range of communication challenges for Fortune 100 healthcare advertising, Gatorade, ESPN, Ace Hardware and The Berghoff Restaurant. 


Today, Michael has brought his creative and strategic marketing skills to many small and midsize companies looking for attention. He also possesses the true spirit of collaboration and mutual respect when it comes to solving a clients’ communication needs. He loves to work with others, finding fresh ways to solve the next advertising nut. 


Michael is pleased to be surrounded by a team of very talented associates—aka Xtra Mile Creative.

Born in the Czech Republic, spent time in New York and calls Chicago home. Don't ask him to choose between the three.


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The Berghoff Restaurant
Bristol-Myers Squibb
CAHG a TBWA/WorldHealth agency
Choose Chicago
Discover Puerto Rico
DuMore DuPage
Edventure Promotions
Thorek Memorial Hospital
Z Living Interiors

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Creative and Marketing Strategist

Amanda is a marketing and social media strategist, creative entrepreneur, and photographer.  


Combining her creative side, knack for understanding people, and business acumen, she delivers a unique service that stands out from the crowd. Specializing in storytelling, business development, and marketing strategy, Amanda values connecting with her clients and creating a customized experience that always exceeds expectations. 


Amanda studied sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and received a Master’s degree from the University of Chicago in social sciences.


Amanda was born on the east coast, has lived in five different time zones and loves to travel in all of them.


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