The name Ari Schwartz is indelibly etched in my memory.
Hey Steve, I don’t know if you remember me but I worked at Chiat/ Day from 1984 (?) or 1985 thru 1987 or 1988. I started as Bob Wolf’s assistant and then moved to media. I found your website while strolling down memory lane (through google). Backer Spielvogel (the agency I went to after c/d) is having a reunion which got me thinking about c/d.
I am now Ari Antonelli. I moved to DC after I got married. I have two girls ages 10 and 7. I started my own media buying shop in 2000.
Since I have contacted you my memories of Chiat/Day and Jay have flooded my mind. I remember interviewing with Jay and afterwards going home and eating about 30 dollars of Chinese food and sitting in the dark (or it least it felt like the dark). I remember getting a call from Valerie the next day or so and she recommended that I interview with Bob Wolf (something like I was too energetic for Jay???). Working at 79 Fifth Avenue when there were only about 30 of us was an incredible time. At that time, we were just on one floor…