Emmy Award-winning independent agency MIRIMAR has hired Chris Mead and Kristopher Wong, an award-winning creative director team. They joined to lead the Priceline AOR work and multiple new business efforts.

“Kris and Chris are a creative director’s dream,” ECD and partner Nick Morrissey said. “A dream team,” founder and CCO John McKelvey added. “They’re smart, funny, and dedicated to making the best work out of every opportunity.” 

The pair has been in a creative partnership since 2017 when a former agency placed them together like two pandas in an experimental zoo program. The experiment was a success, and Mead and Wong went on to create campaigns for Kia, Samsung, the U.S. Forest Service, and White Claw. Their work has been recognized by the One Show, D&AD, ANDYs, LIA, and the Webbys.

At MIRIMAR, they’re now leading Priceline’s award-winning brand work featuring Kaley Cuoco.

“It’s a privilege to work with like-minded people who share the same goal—to make award-winning work while thoroughly enjoying the process,” Wong said. “There are few things I love more than a great idea that's amazingly crafted,” Mead added. “I'm so happy to be part of a shop that shares that love and seeks to accomplish it in everything we do.” 

MIRIMAR works with brands at the intersection of advertising and entertainment creating notable award-winning work for Apple TV+, Priceline, Speedos, Klarna, Squarespace, Gopuff, Expensify, and Faire La Fête. They were named Cannes Lions Independent Agency of the Year - Entertainment for 2022, Ad Age’s Small Agency of the Year 2022, and named one of Fast Company’s World’s Most Innovative Companies.