« November 2010 | Main | January 2011 »

December 22, 2010

The best charities in America

Good time of year to thinking of sharing well with others.

Charity Navigator helps you find charities specifically tailored to your interests. They also rate them on their "effectiveness," meaning how low are their administrative costs.

If you like a short-cut, Yahoo has gathered together this quick list of the top 20 charities in America.

December 19, 2010

Scot Blakely or Santa?

I don't think Santa wears such snappy glasses.


December 16, 2010

Christmas Gifts

Jay was always generous at the holidays. If I'm not mistaken, one year we all got red Huffy bikes. And then, one year, it was Frank Sinatra's "Duets" album. (Maybe that wasn't Christmas, but nevertheless, it struck me as an odd gift.)

If you can remember other holiday gifts from Jay, please click on "Comments" and add your memories.


Book of Tens: People We'll Miss


Someone sent me this this article from Ad Age about ten important people who died this year. I'm not sure Guy Day would appreciate being neighbors with Jimmy Dean and Art Linkletter, but you don't get to choose your fellow "in memoriams."

December 15, 2010

Where I've been

I haven't been faithful about posting to the site recently. I had a recent cancer scare (melanoma) which has now gone away. And then I decided (after 40 years) to treat my sleep apnea. Here's a photo of me at Benedictine Hospital on Tuesday night, all wired up.

Let this haunt your nightmares.


Chiat's Dais #4

Again, thank you to Nancy Ullman for unearthing these Adweek columns by Jay.

(Click on the article image TWICE to see a larger version.)


Jill Agnelli

Welcome to alum Jill (Agnelli) Ottersbach, who worked in the Seattle office of Chiat/Day (subsequently Chiat/Day/Livingston) from 1977 to 1984.

"Agnelli," just for the record, is Italian for "lambs."

December 03, 2010

Higgins or Hasselhoff?

Remember the PR firm in LA we owned for a couple of years in the early 90s? I've forgotten their name. But I can't forget the cleft-chinned dynamo who worked there. I've been kidding Jon Higgins for years about how much he looks like David Hasselhoff.

Luckily, Jon is wildly successful as the CEO of Ketchum International. Hasselhoff. Well, he has his own reality show. Enough said.

For the record (since Jon is in PR), he has NEVER been caught on film eating off the floor of a Wendy's.