I finally watched the Steve Jobs movie the other night and truly pondered his genius and the impact he made on the world. When I broke into the business, we used electric typewriters that had the ability to erase a single letter. Times have indeed changed.
In nine days, JWT's Bob Jeffrey will join the ranks of former agency chiefs as he shifts, as planned, to non-executive chairman and global president Gustavo Martinez rises to CEO.
TBWA's Lee Clow thought he had met the toughest, most uncompromising leader in Jay Chiat, the former CEO of Chiat/Day—that is, until he met Steve Jobs.
Laurie Coots, the tireless TBWA veteran that epitomized the phrase, "Chiat/Day and Night," is leaving the agency world after 29 years at TBWA and the old Chiat/Day. Coots has a lot of plans—including business consulting, working with former Procter & Gamble marketing chief Jim Stengel and editing a documentary—but no desire to take another agency job.
At 17, Anne Chiu stood in the middle of her family’s tchotchke-filled Brooklyn, N.Y., living room to pitch her father. Since visiting the small ad agency where her uncle worked two years earlier, she’d been dreaming of ditching her destiny as a math and science geek at New York’s Stuyvesant High School for a future as a Mad woman.