DDB Worldwide Celebrates Creative Trailblazer Phyllis Robinson's 100th Birthday

Robinson was the first female chief copywriter in U.S. history

Phyllis Robinson was obsessed with the ideas that never made it past the drawing board. When DDB art director Helmut Krone was stuck in a creative rut, she looked through his waste basket. When she sat down to interview candidates, she wanted to look at the ads that their previous employer had rejected.