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Topic: Obituaries

Adweek Co-Founder Jack Thomas Dies at 87

Friends and colleagues remember a force in publishing and a mentor to many

John C. "Jack" Thomas, one of Adweek's three co-founders—along with Ken Fadner and Penn Tudor—passed away Thursday night in New York of complications from pneumonia. He was 87. Thomas, whom former…

Remembering the 'Guerrilla Satirist' Who Inspired Ad Creatives and Weird Al Yankovic

Stan Freberg died Tuesday at 88

Stan Freberg, whose freewheeling comic career in advertising garnered him worldwide acclaim and whose satirical entertainment abounded on TV, the radio and vinyl records, has died. He was 88. Freberg died…

Ben Bradlee, America's Most Iconic Newspaper Editor, Dies at 93

Oversaw The Washington Post's Watergate coverage

He became the face, voice and spirit of tough-talking, detail-obsessed newspaper editors when his team's coverage took down a president, and Ben Bradlee's legacy is sure to live on among…

Daniel J. Edelman Dies at 92

Founded public relations powerhouse in 1952

Daniel J. Edelman, founder and chairman of the eponymous public relations agency, died today of heart failure, the agency confirmed. He was 92 years old. Edelman founded Edelman, the company, in…

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