Magazine article ADWEEK

Just Asking: 'What Was the One Experience That Convinced You to Work in Advertising?'

Magazine article ADWEEK

Just Asking: 'What Was the One Experience That Convinced You to Work in Advertising?'

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When I heard Y&R L.A. would pay me $12,500 to do the work of three people, who could resist?--Michael Sheldon, president, Deutsch/LA, Marina del Rey, Calif.

When I was 10 and made a pitch to my mother to increase my allowance--and she did.--Chris Colbert, CEO, Holland Mark, Boston

At my first job out of college at Bank of America, we all were wearing three-piece wool suits--the kind that smell like your pet Labrador when they get wet--and the agency folk all show up for a meeting in khakis and cool shirts, without ties. I still have the suits, but the moths aren't going hungry.--David Simpson, gm, Duval Guillaume, New York

Finding and reading a dog-eared copy of David Ogilvy's Confessions of an Advertising Man in a coin launderette in Melbourne, Australia. It was the precise moment that this law student lost interest in becoming a lawyer. …

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