Where’s one account in New Orleans that will not be up for review anytime soon. In fact, there’s not much chance it will come up for review at all as long as its founder owns the company.
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse founder Ruth Fertel, 72, and lifelong friend Lana Duke, 56, of Duke Unlimited Advertising held a champagne celebration for 200 friends earlier this month to bless their $600,000 “Fertel-Duke” mausoleum on millionaire’s row in a Big Easy cemetery.
The New Orleans agency has been handling the restaurant’s advertising account–the chain has grown to 67 locations nationwide–for nearly 30 years. Lana Duke also owns Ruth’s Chris franchises in San Antonio and Toronto.
Fertel and Duke danced in front of the tomb at the party, telling the crowd, “We’ll be together in death, together forever.”
Guess this is one account new business types at agencies can take off their hit list.
–Janet Plume