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January 28, 2012

Dreams

What I find perplexing is that every dream I have somehow involves Chiat/Day. I'm involved in a move, or there's some conflict in which I'm muddled - but it's always Chiat/Day. I can provide you with at least ten topics I'd rather dream about. But no, every night: Chiat/Day.

Steve

January 27, 2012

Our very own Zachary Rosenberg

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Quiet, unassuming, and impeccably dressed. That's our Zachary Rosenberg. He now works at Horizon Media in LA which was just named Independent Agency of the Year. Read all about it by clicking here.

BULLETIN: Horizon Media, the largest independent media services agency in the world and the fastest growing in the industry, announced today that Zach Rosenberg has been elevated to the newly-created position of EVP, Chief Growth Officer!

January 18, 2012

A Rick Santorum ad

... that looks a little familiar:

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January 10, 2012

Ernie Capobianco

A big hoot and howdy to former NY CFO Ernie Capobianco, who made a donation last night to the upkeep of this site and now joins our Hall of Fame over there on the right side of the screen. Ernie now lives in Dallas, where he is one of the owners of Sq1, an ad agency and web development company.

January 09, 2012

David Butler's birthday

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Yes, today, January 9th, for one day only, it's David Butler's birthday. David was one of the greatest of all of Chiat/Day's copywriters. (He's retired now and living happily in sunny, batty Austin, Texas, with his wife, Margie.

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I had known this at one time, but had forgotten that Dave is the son of one of the great cartoon voice artists of all times: Daws Butler. From his profile on Internet Movie Database. (And notice the resemblance.)

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Daws Butler spent the greater part of his career as one of the premier voice-over actors in Hollywood- providing the voices for such well- known characters as Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Quick-Draw McGraw, Snagglepuss, Jinks the cat, Dixie the mouse, Augie Doggie, Peter Potamus, Wally Gator, Hokey Wolf, Super Snooper, Blabber Mouse, Cogswell Cogs, Elroy Jetson and many others.

(You can leave a message for Dave by clicking on "Comment")

Steve Hayden retires

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Another one of Chiat/Day's legendary creative directors is retiring from Ogilvy. There is a large series of tributes to Steve on Facebook. Look for FRIENDS OF STEVE HAYDEN.

Steve Chavez

This seems to be the day to celebrate former Chiat/Day copywriters! Weclome home to Steve Chavez, who worked at Chiat/Day in 1987-89, 91-92, and 95-97. Says Steve ....

chiat/day was my first big job in advertising, hired by lee clow and chuck silverman. i returned two more times on long, long freelance gigs that may as well been staff. i learned how to do ads thanks to chiat/day. i was ballsy enough to walk up to jay one day soon after i was first hired and ask him what makes chiat/day work. he told he had two responsibilities at chiat, to provide "the right environment and the right opportunities". the rest was up to us pain-in-the-ass creatives.