MADISON AVENUE, OHIO, 1970-: Writing my way through “What’s an agency like Howard Swink Advertising doing in Marion, Ohio?”

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All the best ads and commercials are written in high-powered advertising agencies in New York City, right? In fancy offices perched high on the gleaming towers of Manhattan, right? By mythical creatures just returning from three martini lunches, right?

Wrong, wrong, wrong. And once more, just for good measure.

Once upon a time I was fired. Again.

I’d been writing ads for agencies in Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis and New

York. For almost twenty years.

Then one day I found myself writing them in the sometimes sleepy, sometimes far from sleepy little city of Marion, Ohio.

How I got there, what I did there, and all the rest of it makes a rather interesting story. At least to me. Although Gertrude Stein famously said,

“There’s no there there,” don’t believe it for a minute. She sure wasn’t talking about Marion, Ohio.

Read on, gentle reader, read on...

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Jun 4, 2010
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