1) Jim Heekin III, worldwide CEO of Grey Group, and son Jim Heekin, IV, senior copywriter at Crispin Porter + Bogusky
The Grey chief got his first lessons about advertising as a kid in a football clinic, where his dad insisted he should tackle players bigger than himself. That early training worked. Like James Heekin Jr., who was named Ogilvy & Mather’s U.S. president at the age of 39, the younger Heekin, by his late 30s, was named president of JWT N.Y. Now the latest Heekin to join the business, Heekin IV, has moved on to become a senior copywriter at Crispin Porter + Bogusky in Boulder, Colorado after cutting his teeth at Grey. Heekin III admits it’s tough when you have a father in the business, as you wonder how much of your success has to do with the strides he made. But he said his son’s move away from Grey is already letting him show more of the competitive confidence that’s part of the Heekin gene pool.