Nike Skateboarding to Fox Sports: These Great Comic Ads Inspired Ari Weiss Early in His Career

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Ari Weiss had great training in comic advertising when he was starting out in the business. From an internship at Goodby Silverstein & Partners in the late ’90s through a stint as a copywriter at Cliff Freeman and Partners starting in 2000, he was around plenty of people—and work—that could make you laugh.

Now North American chief creative officer at DDB, Weiss still sees some of that early comic work as formative to his experience. But as he says in our latest “Best



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