This year’s group of DMN 40Under40 winners have a few things in common. Well yes, they’re under 40. Also they have a proven track record of marketing excellence and leadership, whether they’re in roles supporting global brands, or leading their own thriving start-ups. Over the next few weeks, you’ll get to know our winners, and what they’ve accomplished.
Mike Batiste is the President at Five Eighty (formerly known as Life In Mobile)
What has been your proudest career accomplishment to date?
Honestly, winning 40 under 40 is up there! Being able to grow and expand a dev shop to an agency is my proudest moment. It’s an exciting time for us in that we believe we are carving our own niche in the agency landscape.
What’s the best piece of advice you can give to future 40Under40 honorees?
Make more mistakes and keep moving forward. I am still making mistakes today, but learning from them quickly and moving forward has gotten me to where I am.
What do you hope to accomplish in the next 5 years?
In five years, I hope to have changed the way Brands work with agencies. True partnership and collaboration vs everything being so transactional.
What is one interesting fact about you that few people know?
Before transitioning into digital marketing, I was the Afternoon DJ on 92.3 K-Rock in New York City.