I am Dennis Howard, former marketing executive, creative director, and original Mad Man. AMA!
Hi Reddit! I am Dennis Howard, former marketing executive in the Mad Man era of advertising in NYC. I left NYU for a romantic career in journalism in 1949 and transitioned to Madison Avenue in 1963 as VP Marketing at Zakin Company, where I worked with Joy Golden, a true creative wonder. Moved to Barickman Advertising in '68 as Creative Director and later started my own agency, retiring in 1995 to start a non-profit, Movement for a Better America, in the hope of leaving the world a better place for my kids. It it has been 65 very exciting years and, thank God, I'm still going strong.
I want to thank everybody for their questions. I've been on talk shows about advertising, but I've never had this much fun. If anyone wants to contact me, message me on Facebook. I'm start a new GenWhy campaign to wake up Gen X, Y and Z to their putdown as virtually anonymous generations. As if you were Brand X, Y and Z. Why should the Boomers and the Greatest Generation get all the headlines?
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