Geezers Gallery 49

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.

Read my blog “Where Egos Fly” at: http://www.copystylist.com