The face of marketing is changing. The one-size-fits-all method of creating television commercials and radio spots is quickly becoming outmoded and replaced.


We write the scripts, direct, shoot and edit the video. We also have a group of talented actors to choose from if you don’t want to be your own star!


While we are producing documentaries on topics we believe are important, we also create documentaries, reality television pilots or other extended length productions that our clients want to create. KEEP IT CLEAN!!


Our award winning graphic designers have decades of experience. OH, and they’ve been doing graphic design for a long time too!


We are the area’s leading expert in creating compelling social media videos that will capture the attention you deserve.


Mickle Communications is leading the way

On average, consumers are watching 3 hours less television per week (a 17.6% decline). Along those same lines, the average time a consumer spends listening to radio has declined 2.7%. With both of these industries forecasting further erosion of market share, a sea-change in marketing is well under way. These mediums are still valuable for you to reach your targeted audiences, however the writing is on the wall: new avenues are emerging.

Half of the world's population is now online and 30% of those users are active on social media. Over 1 -billion people search You Tube to watch videos. Nearly 1.8-billion people use Facebook and Twitter to share videos, pictures and articles via status updates. Every single-minute 323-days worth of You Tube videos are viewed on Facebook's Newsfeed.

Mickle Communications is leading the way in the creation of engaging and easily sharable content that will get your brand or product in front of the most influential consumers on the web. Our team is well established as the region's preeminent group of storytellers, documentarians, media professionals, campaign strategists, and cable producers.

Through our three brands: Mickle Communications, I-80 Productions, and QC Family Focus Magazine, we cover the creation of marketing content for YouTube and other social platforms, documentary and episodic television production (for cable networks as well as WQAD, the Quad Cities' CW, WQPT, and Iowa Public Television), and release the largest circulation monthly magazine in the region (which is distributed to 100 schools across Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois). Our clients include: the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce, Genesis Sports Rehabilitation, the Quad City Symphony Orchestra, Davenport Police Department, and the Scott County YMCA (just to name a few).


Our talented team of videographers, designers, artists, photographers, editors, writers, actors and musicians are among the best in the area. Our Desire, Dedication and Determination lead to the Development of award winning work. Doggone it, people like them. Check out our cast of characters.
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Mike Mickle

President and CEO
At the helm of Mickle Communications is President and CEO Mike Mickle, an investigative journalist by trade and storyteller by design. His career in communications includes 30 years of news experience as an anchor and news director, 13 years of publishing experience, and a lifetime of finding riveting ways to engage audiences. He is also a member of the Mid-American Emmy Association. Mike’s specialty is finding the right angle and he passionately invests his time and contagious energy to each and every project.
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Chris Moore

Director of Development
Chris Moore is the Director of Development for I-80 Productions. Chris brings more than 15 years of film, television and branding experience to I-80 Productions. Past television projects have aired on History, National Geographic Channel and Discovery, to name a few. Chris is a graduate of the University of San Diego and the American Film Institute, as well as being a voting member of the Directors Guild of America and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The American Advertising Federation, Parent Magazine, and the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences have recognized Chris’ producing and branding achievements throughout the entertainment and marketing world.
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Harry Walker

Director of Photography
Harry Walker is Director of Photography at Mickle Communications. A graduate of the University of Iowa film program, Harry has 15 years of experience as a video-journalist, as well as years of experience directing short films, music videos, and providing reinforcement on numerous long-form film projects.
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Mark McLaughlin

Client Consultant and Media Relations Expert
Mark McLaughlin is the Client Consultant and Media Relations Expert at Mickle Communications. Mark has been a member of the Quad-Cities’ marketing and public relations community for more than 30 years. He is highly experienced at getting people’s stories into the hands of the media and in front of the public. His nose for news and strong networking skills have gained our clients coverage from the local-level all the way to London. Mark is also QC Family Focus’ main point-of-contact for advertisers, keeping them up-to-date on the magazine and informed of its mission.
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Jackie Frey

Graphic Designer
Jackie Frey graduated from Black Hawk Community College in 2015 with a degree in Visual Communications. She started working as an intern for Mickle Communications in the summer of 2015, and now continues as the primary graphic artist for I-80 Productions. She enjoys bringing other people’s ideas to life through her designs.


  • Best Documentary: The Guerrero Project: Key West Indie Fest
  • Best Feature Reporter: Arkansas Associated Press
  • Best Reporter in Market: Illinois Associated Press
  • Emmy Award: The Safe Side: Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
  • Video of the Year: The Safe Side: Parent Magazine
  • Best in Show: University of Oregon Football: American Advertising Federation
  • Best Investigative Reporter: Oklahoma, Arkansas, Illinois, and Iowa Associated Presses
  • Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection: Bram Stoker Award
  • 2015 Best Videography and Taping Service: Locals Love Us
  • 2015 Hospitality Award: Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • 2015 Award of Excellence in Electronic Communications:Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives
  • 2015 Social Media Campaigns to Inspire You: MavSocial
  • Official Selection: Orlando Film Festival, Memphis Film Festival, Iowa Motion Picture Association


What our clients say

Our Magazine Articles

Mickle Communications is the proud publisher of QC Family Focus, a full-color magazine with a print run of 31,200 copies. It is distributed to families throughout the Quad-Cities, and complimentary copies go out to the public through hotels, restaurants, athletic facilities, libraries and other high-traffic venues. QC Family Focus is unique among Quad-Cities magazines in that it features a section about every member of the family – from babies to youngsters and teens, from adults to senior citizens. Here is a sampling of some of the various articles you'll find in the magazine.

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