Ogilvy Vet-Turned-Panini Entrepreneur Gets NY Spotlight

By Kiran Aditham 

Just reading New York‘s article about Michele Colombo’s SoHo-based restaurant Salume makes the mouth water, but it’s perhaps more interesting to note that the entrepreneur was an ad man throughout most of his life, working at Ogilvy specifically in offices ranging from Milan to Johannesburg to New York. But rather than face another transfer, Milan native Colombo, who most recently held the EVP/MD post at OgilvyAction in NY, quit and started his own restaurant that’s hell-bent on bringing foodies the “Real Italian Panini.”

NY Mag’s piece on the shop, the latter of which has been open for a few months, is actually a restaurant review, but is fairly positive nonetheless. Yes folks, there is life beyond advertising.


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