13. One for the Resume

It took two weeks to select the winners. Finally it was over. The fridge at Ham Craig’s Editorial Service was left packed with beer and coca-cola from the committee’s late nights in the six story building on East 51st Street. Continue reading

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12. The Catholic Committee

By Richard N. Anderson

Alan began making a list of people he knew who would be good at judging TV ads. A gal who worked on the Procter business at Compton. A guy who had his own shop. A trombone player he knew who was an associate creative director at one of the big creative think tanks. For some reason he began to write the name Claire Whitman, but stopped himself. Continue reading

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11. The Awards

By Richard N. Anderson with Lisa Anderson

“Hey, would you be chairman of the television category of the Awards this year?” Barely a week since they announced he was President, and Bill Taylor was on the line. Continue reading

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10. The Interview

Alan opened the conference room door and put out his hand, all business.

“Alan Robinson, call me Alan.”

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9. Your 3:30

The meeting in Alan’s office was over. Charlie made for the door, but the others took their time, putting their coke and beer bottles on the windowsill, picking up their pads, and joking about “guys with problems”. Continue reading

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8. The Red Bikini

By Richard N. Anderson

“So, anyway, Pete arrives at the gal’s apartment to pick her up and go to dinner. She’s all dressed and everything but she offers him a drink first.” Continue reading

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6. New Writer on the New Business

By Richard N. Anderson

If this were going to work, Alan would need a new writer on the business. The Trans US Airlines account was manna from heaven—the question was could they get the international routes? Continue reading

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5. The Canadian Air Force Diet

By Richard N. Anderson

There are two kinds of summer bachelors. Those who live in their apartments and keep to the household routines and those who let everything go. Continue reading

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4. Another Artist in Advertising

By Richard N. Anderson

“So what’s on you mind, pal?” Alan had finished the shrimp and was starting on his salad. Continue reading

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