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March 22, 2011

Trivia quiz

In what movie do two of Chiat/Day's offices appear briefly in the background? Post your answer as a comment.

March 16, 2011

Mindy Mignanelli


And here is the lovely Mindy Mignanelli. She worked as an AE on the Nissan account and was at C/D LA from the Biltmore years, to the warehouse, to the binocular building. We both agreed we liked the warehouse best.

She is a sales manager at the Fairmont Orchid on the Kona Coast, where I am currently staying with my nephew and his wife.

Tom keeps himself busy through a variety of volunteer projects, including reading with kids in fourth grade.

They have found their paradise!

March 14, 2011

Art & Copy

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On Tuesday, March 15th, PBS will be airing the documentary "Art & Copy," which heralds the contributions of our industry's greatest art directors and writers. Check your local PBS station for airtimes.

You can see a trailer here.

March 08, 2011

Kelsey Grammer and Jay

Someone found this undated reference to a lawsuit involving Kelsey Grammer (of "Frasier" fame) and a real estate broker which tangentially involved Jay ...

Kelsey Grammer filed a lawsuit against Hamptons real estate broker Bettie Wysor of Dunemere Real Estate who put him and his wife next door to a construction site. The couple rented a mansion next door to advertising executive Jay Chiat in the summer of 1998. Kelsey was uninformed of Jay Chiat's extensive renovation, and was suing Wysor for $100,000 for failing to warn him but Wysor sayd that work on Chiat's house was finished by the time the Grammers moved in. She claimed the couple only used their place for three of the four weeks they'd rented it for, and never complained to her about anything.

My birthday bash in Portland


I will be celebrating my 60th birthday on March 11th in Seattle, but first there was a pre-birthday party in Portland, hosted by some good friends from high school. Two attendees? The irrepressible Melanie (Axtman) Steinbach and Lori Bennett Gaffney. I swear to god they do not look any different from when I worked with them at Chiat/Day.

Steve Alburty

March 04, 2011

Nike ad at Nike


I was at World Headquarters of Nike in Beaverton and spied a series of these old C/D ads on the walls.

March 02, 2011

Charlie Rose on Jay Chiat

Charlie Rose

On "Charlie Rose" back in 2002, he did a brief "in memoriam" about Jay. Click here to view it.

March 01, 2011

A great photo from the Toronto office's past


That's Chuck Phillips on the right enjoying what he calls his "Get the Hell Out of Town" bash. Chuck was President of the Toronto office for several years before moving to Vancouver before moving to Malibu!