Magazine article ADWEEK

Advertising's Dating Queen: For Ex-Campbell-Ewald Writer Lisa Shannon, It's Raining Men. (Shop Talk)

Magazine article ADWEEK

Advertising's Dating Queen: For Ex-Campbell-Ewald Writer Lisa Shannon, It's Raining Men. (Shop Talk)

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"One kid said he wanted to bask in my copywriting prowess," laughs Lisa Shannon, former copywriter at CE Retail in Southfield, Mich. "He said, 'I think it's so admirable that you've succeeded in this field at the age of 25.'"

Shannon has heard plenty of cheesy lines since resigning in April from the Campbell-Ewald division to scar in Cupid, a CBS reality series debuting in July and co-produced by American Idol's Simon Cowell. Shannon and two of her girlfriends have been crisscrossing the country in recent weeks, interviewing thousands of suitors. She will eventually pick 10 guys to compete to be her soul mate, with viewers voting them off one by one, If she and the last man standing continue the relationship, and stay together for a year, they stand to pick up $1 million.

But first things first. The grueling 18-hour days have been "emotionally overwhelming," Shannon admits. The men "bring in paintings and poems and songs and chocolate. …

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