Alan Holliday, one of the co-founders of advertising agency Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopulos, has died. Holliday, who was 72, died of pulmonary failure this week according to the Boston Globe, which has a two-page obituary that is worth reading.
“He had this sort of wry demeanor and was this little bundle of energy,” said Tobe Berkovitz, associate dean at BU’s College of Communication. “There was just a joie de vivre; there’s no other way to describe it. My typical view of Alan was of him scampering down the hall with an armload of advertising story boards. Here would be Alan, who was not a tall guy, with these giant story boards, heading off to class.”