Mike Reilly is a media strategist and widely recognized as one of the best political ad producers in the country. After working on Democratic campaigns and on Capitol Hill, Mike began media consulting in the 2007-2008 election cycle at Murphy Putnam Media, where he produced local and national advertising as part of the Obama Media Team. Since then, he has written, directed, and produced advertising for countless organizations and candidates at every level. As a partner at MVAR, Mike serves as the firm’s Creative Director.
In 2020, Mike produced the television, digital and radio advertising for Senator Jon Ossoff’s winning campaign, helping flipping control of the US Senate. He also produced national advertising for Future Forward to elect President Joe Biden.
In 2019, Mike was selected by the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) as one of the 40 best and brightest political professionals under 40 years old. Mike was chosen from over 250 nominations for the award.
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.
City and State praised Mike’s “smart, creative work, visionary imagery and expert production … not only effective but artistic.”
Mike holds a degree in International Affairs from The George Washington University. He is father to Jackson and Cooper, husband to Amanda, and lives in Maryland.