Michael Wiese is Senior Vice President, Branded Content, for National Geographic Partners, and head of Nat Geo Basecamp, its global branded content studio. His global team oversees the development and production of premium content and experiences for the most purposeful brands. Reaching more than 730 million people globally each month, National Geographic Partners includes television channels, industry-leading social media platforms, digital video and editorial content. Prior to National Geographic Partners, Wiese led the branded entertainment and content marketing teams at Hearts & Science, J. Walter Thompson and various production companies, with clients including Procter & Gamble, Macy’s, Samsung, Johnson & Johnson, Royal Caribbean, Unilever, Nestle, Schick, Rolex, Puma, Google, Shell, KPMG and many others. His professional recognition includes Cannes Lion winners, an all-time Super Bowl favorite, and creating original television series and movies distributed on Discovery, Lifetime, TLC, CBS, HBO Latin America, SkyTV and at leading film festivals. He has served as jury president for Dubai Lynx and The Clio Awards, and on the jury at D&AD and The One Show. Wiese works from National Geographic offices in New York and Washington DC, with global teams in Europe, Asia, and Latin America.