Mike is President of the Michael Weeks Agency, a marketing and advertising agency serving a diverse group of clients engaged in media planning, consulting, digital ad strategies and media placement.
Weeks has the distinction of having produced and aired over 400 half-hour television programs including production of the fifteen-part series North Carolina Broadcast Legends documenting the history of broadcasting as told by broadcast pioneers in the Tarheel State, and, North Carolina Trailblazers, a series of half hour programs telling stories directly from the people (Trailblazers) that have made significant contributions and impact in our lives. Both series aired on public television in North Carolina. A new project, Veteran’s Voice, is a half-hour program series for America’s Heroes, our Military Veterans.
Prior to Agency work, Weeks worked as a studio and performing musician until his mid-30s, then moved into broadcasting with a career that spans 30 years including 8 years in radio and 22 years in television. He is former general manager of WITN-TV in eastern Carolina and a past president of the NC Association of Broadcasters.
Weeks is a double recipient of North Carolina’s highest civilian honor, the
Order of the Long Leaf Pine given by two North Carolina Governors.
The first Long Leaf Pine from Governor Jim Hunt was presented in recognition of his efforts on behalf of the state’s flood victims where he rallied the state’s broadcasters, countless organizations, volunteers, and his own staff at WITN-TV to conduct a six-hour live telethon/radiothon all within a two-week period of time following Hurricane Floyd in September of 1999. The telethon was carried live by 133 television and radio stations in a four-state area raising over $2.5 million dollars.
The award also recognized his leadership when the North Carolina Association of Broadcaster’s (NCAB) undertook a statewide public service campaign–North Carolina Promise–in conjunction with the Governor’s office while Weeks was NCAB President. The initiative was implemented to find and match adult mentors with at-risk youth in the state. At the end of the year, over 20,000 mentors were signed up in the program.
The second Long Leaf Pine awarded by Governor Mike Easley recognized Weeks’ tireless efforts and support of the local community in the eastern part of the state, in particular, his support of East Carolina University and Pitt Community College where he served on both Foundation Boards as well as Chairman of the PCC Foundation.
Weeks resides in Washington, North Carolina and enjoys jazz, travel and gardening.