Michael A. Bassik is CEO of Yes and Company, a global agency network for collaborative specialists.
The company’s integrated model brings together data, creative strategy and technology to build brands and solve modern marketing challenges.
Prior to founding Yes and Company, Michael spent two decades as a leading digital strategist, agency executive and political entrepreneur.
He served as President of Global Digital Operations at MDC Partners, a fast-growing, influential marketing and communications network, and remains involved with the company’s corporate venture arm, MDC Ventures.
Michael is also co-founder of DSPolitical, a leading political media and technology company.
A frequent commentator on technology and media trends, Michael is a regular lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania and at the School of Media Management at The New School. He was previously named one of Advertising Age’s “40 Under 40” and PRWeek’s “40 Under 40.”
Michael serves as Chairman of Civic Hall, a non-profit organization that advances the use of technology for the public good, and Vice Chairman of UJA-Federation of New York’s Marketing and Communications Committee.
He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and American University’s Washington College of Law.
Yes and Company
Spanning four remarkable companies — Bruce Mau Design, Hello, Northstar and Varick — Yes and Company’s global network of collaborative specialists brings data-informed insights, agile teams, holistic thinking and groundbreaking work to deliver modern communications and meaningful outcomes.
DSPolitical is the nation’s leading voter targeted digital media and technology company exclusively for Democratic campaigns and progressive causes.
MDC Ventures is the corporate venture arm of MDC Partners. Our agency partners leverage technology, data analytics, insights, and strategic consulting solutions to drive measurable results and optimize return on marketing investment for over 1,700 clients worldwide.
Civic Hall is a non-profit collaborative community center that advances the use of technology for the public good. We’re built on the idea that together – technologists, government officials, community organizers, researchers, makers, social entrepreneurs, change-makers, hackers, academics, journalists, artists – we can organize to solve civic problems to scale.