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August 27, 2011

Paul Decker

Paul was the first creative hire at Chiat/Day back in the early 70s. He was brought in as a producer, but eventually became a writer. He now lives in Portland, where I am visiting. We spoke about taking Amtrak to Seattle, which I will do tomorrow, and he provided this hand-made film of one of his trips.

Brian Belefant


I'm in Portland, Oregon, and got taken to lunch by Brian Belefant. He was at C/D LA from '86 to '89, working as a writer and then an art director on the Nissan account.

He has two adorable children and runs a small ad agency in Portland called 20Fifteen.

August 26, 2011

Steve Hayden remembers the golden days

Here is an article from Ad Age by Steve Hayden about working on Apple.

August 25, 2011

Best Apple ads

Ad Age is running an article about the Best Apple ads ever. Read it here.

Steve Jobs

Steve-Jobs Inc-Cover

I'm on the West Coast right now, and don't have much time to post, but I certainly can't let the news of Steve Jobs' resignation as CEO pass unnoticed.

I have a personal memory of him: December 1983, just before the Mac was introduced. Jay threw a Christmas party at his apartment. (The one on the Upper East Side.) Steve was there and at one point, I found myself (along with others) sitting at the breakfast bar in the kitchen drinking champagne with Steve Jobs. Of course, I didn't know he was going to turn IN to THAT Steve Jobs. But it was a wonderful night and it was the first time I'd had quality champagne. What a fabulous hangover!

Tomorrow: the day I Fedexed breakfast to him.

August 12, 2011

Michele Delli Santi

Welcome home to lost alum Michele Delli Santi, who worked at Chiat/Day during its hey-day. He worked in Network on the Nissan Account under John Daly.

August 03, 2011

Jay's optimism

An article by a venture capitalist about how Jay's optimism inspired him.

Read it by clicking here.

Lisa Wellington

Many thanks to Lisa Wellington, a media buyer from C/D NY, who made a gracious donation to the site. Lisa had the fortune/misfortune of starting at C/D two weeks before the virtual office. And look folks, she's still alive!!