Michael Lebowitz is the Founder and CEO of globally-recognized agency Big Spaceship. Since launching Big Spaceship in 2000, he has defined its strategy and vision, while working closely with the agency’s clients, including BNP Paribas, Corcoran, Evolve, Google Fi, Google Maps, Hasbro, Inspire Energy, International Rescue Committee, JetBlue, JPMorganChase, Kirkus, the NFL, Roku, SiriusXM, Sony, Starbucks, Trivago, and YouTube, among others.
At Big Spaceship Michael has assembled “a crack team of digital inventors,” according to Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Companies” list, and has led the company to be named among the Advertising Age and Crain’s New York Business Best Places to Work four times. Big Spaceship’s multidisciplinary team structure and progressive culture have twice been studied by Harvard Business School, with the case studies now taught at top business schools all over the world.
Speaking on creativity, innovation and the evolution of business, Michael speaks across the globe and has engaged audiences at Cannes Festival of Creativity, AdAge and Adweek events, SXSW, Click:NY and Click:London, ad:tech, IAB, and OMMA, as well as at institutions including Harvard Business School, NYU Stern, Long Island University, BYU, and SLU’s Institute for Private Business.
He has chaired and sat on juries for most of the top awards shows for creativity, innovation, and effectiveness and he has led the agency to win countless awards, including an Emmy Award nomination, Cannes Lions, Clios, Webbys, D&AD, SXSW Awards, Andys, and One Show Interactive Pencils. Michael was also named among the 2010 Creativity 50 and the 2008 & 2017 OMMA Online All-Stars. In 2017 he was named to Campaign Magazine’s Digital 40 Over 40 and the 4As 100 year anniversary list of the 100 People Who Make Advertising Great.
Michael sits on the Board of Directors of XpresSpa (NASDAQ: XSPA) and the advisory boards of Own The Room, Hark Audio, and Devium Games.