Before Nate Sutter worked in advertising, he was a professional yo-yo-er. Sponsored by Duncan Yo-Yo, he traveled the country performing tricks at toy stores, children's hospitals and schools. He then spent a year and a half apprenticing as a body-piercing artist, and after that worked as a bartender in New Orleans' Bywater neighborhood.
Talk about a rude awakening. After a night of cocktails, group dinners and revelry, ad industry executives gathered at the 4A's Transformation Conference in Beverly Hills, Calif., awoke today to a California-like greeting: a 4.4 magnitude earthquake.