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Joel Fugazzotto, Copywriter

Television, radio, print, epitaphs, I’ve written them all. Two-name, three-name, four-name agencies, my kitchen cabinet’s full of their coffee mugs. I’ve worked with the greats, the near greats, the ingrates. I was born, raised and cut my advertising teeth in Chicago; my baby teeth at Tatham, Laird & Kudner, my incisors at Leo Burnett. Ketchum bought me to San Francisco, JWT, FCB and Riney have kept me here. I have been called the greatest advertising writer in the country and my mother refuses to back down from that statement. But, if nothing else, remember this: my last name gets me the best tables at Italian and Japanese restaurants.

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