Mike Hughes

PresidentThe Martin Agency

Mike Hughes, president of The Martin Agency (, a full-service advertising agency based in Richmond, Virginia, is a 40-year industry veteran. Hughes served as The Martin Agency’s longtime chief creative officer, relinquishing this title to John Norman (former executive creative director for Wieden+Kennedy’s Amsterdam office) in 2010. The succession of creative leadership to Norman was brought about in part by Hughes’s illness; several years ago he was diagnosed with lung cancer and so he set about to identify someone who could guide Martin’s creative group forward. A survivor still, ...

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