Oct
14

My Della Femina Debut

 “From those wonderful folks who brought you Pearl Harbor.”  – Tagline suggested for a prominent Japanese firm by Jerry Della Femina. Yes, you read it right. This was what Jerry had suggested in a meeting full of top executives from Japan. Or so the legend goes. This shocking verbiage was also the name of Jerry’s best-selling, hilarious book. […]

Oct
2

My Afternoon with Norman

” Give me the freedom of a tightly defined strategy.” – Norman Berry, Creative Genius and Ad Legend, Ogilvy & Mather. I quote him often. He was my big boss from 1986-89 in New York when I was a copywriter at Ogilvy. I frequently saw him dashing by atwitter, burgeoning with disruptive, brilliant ideas, clad in Omar Sharif collared shirts inspired by […]