John McKelvey is an Emmy award-winning writer, founder, and chief creative officer of MIRIMAR an independent creative agency that uses the power of entertainment to create breakthrough work.
MIRIMAR was awarded the 2022 Cannes Lions Independent Agency Of The Year - Entertainment, and Ad Age's 2022 Small Agency Of The Year. John McKelvey was previously the co-founder of JohnXHannes, one of Fast Company's top 10 world's most innovative companies.
Throughout his career working in the US, Europe and Australasia, John has partnered with the world’s leading brands, athletes, and celebrities to tell authentic stories in culture. His work spans feature films to integrated campaigns for Nike, Apple, Netflix, Beats By Dre, Under Armour, Squarespace, Expensify, Klarna, Montefiore, and Gopuff.
John McKelvey has been honored by the United Nations and his work awarded the highest industry accolades for creativity and effectiveness, including an Emmy, multiple Cannes Grand Prix, Webby Awards, Best of Show at The One Show, D&AD and Gold Effies.