Magazine article ADWEEK

Former Fallon Exec Goes South

Magazine article ADWEEK

Former Fallon Exec Goes South

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ATLANTA When David Damman was introduced to the advertising business in a design class at Pratt Institute in New York, he lost interest in everything else.

"It was like the stadium lights coming on," said Damman, who started at WestWayne as senior vice president and creative director in August.

After that one class, he quit school, hired an instructor to help him put together a portfolio, moved to Minneapolis and asked the shop he admired most, Fallon, for a job.

He still has the rejection letter. And he collected several more during his six-year quest to land a job at the agency, all the while working for several other shops in the area.

Reared on a horse farm in southern Wisconsin, Damman had planned to study art at the University of Wisconsin, but "got sidetracked" by a psychology class. He received a degree in the subject and moved to New York, working as a salesman for a food broker. One day, while riding his bike through the city, he had an epiphany. …

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