Mike Reilly is a partner and Creative Director at MVAR Media. He has written, directed and produced winning television, digital and radio ads for over a decade. Mike’s work has been recognized for its creativity and impact.
During the 2018 cycle, Mike wrote, directed and produced ads for two of the highest profile Democratic statewide victories: Jacky Rosen for Senate (NV) and Ralph Northam for Governor (VA). Mike helped elect three new Democratic Members of Congress in Republican districts: Anthony Brindisi (NY-22), Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), and Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11). Mike also produced ads for the DCCC, HMP and Change Now that helped elect an additional 16 members of Congress.
Before joining MVAR Media in 2011, Mike was an associate at Murphy Putnam Media, where he produced ads for President Obama’s 2008 campaign and a number of high-profile statewide races.
Before media consulting, Mike worked on the 2004 Ohio effort to elect John Kerry President; Sherrod Brown’s successful US Senate campaign in 2006; and in the office of US Congressman Zack Space.
Mike was born and raised in Elyria, Ohio and attended Elyria public schools. He earned his degree in International Affairs from The George Washington University and currently lives in Edgewater, Maryland, with his wife Amanda.