List of Famous Advertising Executives

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List of famous advertising executives, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top advertising executives in the world? This includes the most prominent advertising executives, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable advertising executives is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic advertising executives were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned advertising executives.

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From reputable, prominent, and well known advertising executives to the lesser known advertising executives of today, these are some of the best professionals in the advertising executive field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous advertising executives ever?" and "What are the names of famous advertising executives?" then you're in the right place. (22 items)

Anthony Shaffer may refer to: Anthony Shaffer (writer), English playwright, novelist, and screenwriter Anthony Shaffer (intelligence officer), U.S. Army intelligence officer and memoirist ...more on Wikipedia

Lucinda "Cindy" Rosenwald (born April 23, 1954) is a Democratic state senator for the 13th district of New Hampshire. She previously was a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, representing the Hillsborough 22nd District from 2004 until 2018. In the 2006 elections, when the Democrats took over the state house, Cindy was one of two freshman representatives to be placed in leadership. Rosenwald received her bachelor's degree from Harvard University and her master's degree from Rivier College. Prior to politics, she worked as a writing instructor at Rivier, as well as at New Hampshire College (now Southern New Hampshire University) and UMass Lowell, where she was eventually made ...more on Wikipedia

Leo Burnett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Advertising Executives
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Leo Burnett was an American advertising executive and the founder of the Leo Burnett Company, Inc., also known as Leo Burnett Worldwide. He was responsible for creating some of advertising's most well-known characters and campaigns of the 20th century including Tony the Tiger, Charlie the Tuna, the Marlboro Man, the Maytag Repairman, United's "Fly the Friendly Skies," Allstate's "Good Hands," and for garnering relationships with multinational clients such as McDonald's, Hallmark and Coca-Cola. In 1999, Burnett was named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century. ...more on Wikipedia

David Ogilvy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Advertising Executives
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David Mackenzie Ogilvy (; 23 June 1911 – 21 July 1999) was an advertising tycoon, founder of Ogilvy & Mather, and known as the "Father of Advertising". Trained at the Gallup research organisation, he attributed the success of his campaigns to meticulous research into consumer habits. ...more on Wikipedia