More on Paul Decker
I was in Portland a couple of weeks ago and, courtesy of Brian Belefant, found Paul Decker, one of THE first employees of C/D. Here's Paul's bio, courtesy of Paul himself:
I was hired by C/D in 1968 as a broadcast producer/writer. I had been working as a writer--commercials, screen plays, documentaries, corporate fiims, etc. at John Urie & Associates, a West Coast production company. Earlier I had worked at Clinton E. Frank in Chicago as a copywriter, a position I was promoted to after I had written a TV spot that won a major Chicago advertising award. Then I moved to L.A. to get a graduate degree in English literature, at USC.
Honda was C/D's first national, consumer account. "How to Prepare Your Town" was Honda's first car commercial. I was the writer and producer. Mel Abert the art director. John Urie & Associates the production company. David Impastato the director. It was a 2 or 3 day shoot. Cost $20,000. I left C/D in 1971. Now after Needham, Harper & Steers, Cunningham & Walsh, Chickering/Howell, Della Femina, Keye/Donna/Perlstein, Kresser/Craig, The Gorilla Group, and freelance and v.o. work, I'm in the self-entertainment business (non-profit), living in America's most conscientious city, Portland, Oregon.
[Please notice the cost of the car at the end of the commercial. - Steve Alburty]