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Taking a Risk

The next day at nine Alan was at his desk looking through an agency proof book—pages of color and black and white advertisements that J Dunaway Advertising had produced, including many from his own group. He was astonished at how … Continue reading

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Guys Who Like to Go Fast

“Christ, if I were running the account management of this fucking agency I’d get Dick Fields out of here,” Alan’s head art director, Clay Ogden, said, whipsawing a metal ruler on his drawing board.

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36. After Work at the Original Irish Bar

Bill Taylor met Alan at Mullaley’s on First Avenue. Mullaley’s was one of those original Irish bars that managed to keep its anonymity.

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35. The Memo

“Mr. Howe is expecting you.” The secretary came from behind her desk and opened the door to the president’s office. Bob Howe, President of Dunaway Advertising, placed the phone down as they entered. He rose from his oversized leather chair, … Continue reading

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34. Spy Money

Excerpt from The Lost Chapters by Lisa Anderson, first published in 2013 Buffy finished her gin and tonic. “Love, I’ve got to go. I wish I could do dinner but I just can’t. Stay and finish your drink and I’ll … Continue reading

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33. Trade Gossip: Art Galleries and Advertising Agencies

by Richard N. Anderson Another Thursday night working on Jamesville. They were reworking the campaign. He needed a break: to get away from business. Everybody fled the city early in August. Who would be around? Who was in the city … Continue reading

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32. Lunch at the Racquet Club

New York’s Racquet and Tennis Club stood grandly, covering a full block on Park Avenue. Alan passed through the marble lobby with the ugly statue of the tennis player in the middle.

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31. Who Will Get the Account?

They entered the creative department through the enormous leather padded doorway. Alan smiled at the four typing secretaries arranged in a four-stall cubicle. Frederick Taylor, meet Herman Miller, he thought.

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30. A Little Triangulation

“I think they’re trying to screw us,” Alan snarled, as he got into the limousine. “Who?” Bob Wilson, the account management supervisor, asked. Alan and Wilson had just finished presenting new advertising for Wholesome Soups to its management.  The presentation … Continue reading

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