May 10, 1988 |
Although 1987 was, at best, a so-so year in the advertising business, it was a banner year for the industry's highest-paid executives. In fact, salaries of the 30 top paid executives at the nation's largest publicly held advertising agencies were up a whopping 17.2% compared to 1986, according to the Gallagher Report, a New York-based advertising industry newsletter. The highest-paid U.S. advertising executive in 1987 was Philip H. Geier Jr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 1989
Holy mirror image. Former Batman Adam West isn't doing battle with supervillains these days. He's fighting another Batman. West, who portrayed the Caped Crusader in the camp 1960s TV series, is asking for more than $9 million in damages from a group of advertising agencies that filmed television commercials with a non-West Batman.
November 4, 1989
Frank L. Mingo, 49, chief executive of one of the nation's largest black-owned advertising agencies. Mingo spent more than 20 years in the advertising business, working at McCann-Erickson Inc. and the J. Walter Thompson agency before founding the Mingo Group in 1977. In 12 years, he built the firm from a small shop with four employees and $600,000 in annual billings to an agency with a staff of 50 and billings of $60 million. The agency's clients include Miller Brewing Co.
October 6, 1989 |
One of the country's largest advertising agencies was indicted today on charges it paid nearly $1 million in bribes to obtain the Jamaican Tourist Board's ad account in 1981, a federal prosecutor said. A grand jury this morning returned the 43-page indictment against Young & Rubicam, three of its current or former executives and two former Jamaican officials, said U.S. Atty. Stanley A. Twardy.
July 25, 2000 |
Asher & Partners and Italia/Gal, two Los Angeles-based advertising agencies, said they have merged into a company to be known as Asher/Gal & Partners. The merger "deepens our capabilities in so many key areas," said Kenneth Gal, who will serve as president and chief executive of the firm with combined billings of more than $100 million. Hal Asher will serve as chairman.
November 25, 1997 |
Levi Strauss & Co. of San Francisco has invited five advertising agencies, including incumbent Foote, Cone & Belding in San Francisco, to take part in a review of its $90-million U.S. advertising account. The review, which is scheduled to be completed in February, also includes Venice-based TBWA Chiat/Day, Los Angeles-based BBDO Worldwide, San Francisco-based Hal Riney & Partners and Bartle Bogle Hegarty, the London-based agency that handles Levi's brand advertising in Asia and Europe.
May 3, 2000 |
The war between the advertising industry and striking actors escalated Tuesday, with ad agencies filing federal unfair labor practice complaints against the actors' union for allegedly threatening to permanently ban from the union any actors who appear in commercials during the strike. The Screen Actors Guild immediately fired back, with its chief negotiator John McGuire calling the allegations "groundless and without merit."
February 26, 1991 |
Forsythe Marcelli Johnson, one of the county's largest advertising agencies, has teamed up with Paine & Associates, a Costa Mesa public relations firm, to provide coordinated advertising and publicity services. FMJ clients include some of the nation's leading health-care companies. Paine & Associates of Costa Mesa is best known locally for handling public relations for Taco Bell Inc.
January 5, 1995 |
Brooke Shields and Shannen Doherty are starting to appear in commercials here, taking the place of South Korean celebrities who are overexposed and overpaid, advertising executives said. Seoul advertising agencies are looking overseas for famous faces to use in their advertisements because fees are rising for the country's relatively small stable of home-grown stars. They are finding that a little glitz from the West is more economical.