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Since joining Lowe Campbell Ewald in 2000, Mark Simon has played a huge role in attracting many of the agency’s clients. His campaigns for clients such as Kaiser Permanente, OnStar, The United ... more


You did a commercial with Barack Obama. What was that like? We heard through one of his aides that the President was a big fan of our Fatherhood campaign for the Ad Council, and he asked us to write a commercial for him. Tip: If you’re going to make a commercial with the President of the United States, don’t show up at the White House and tell security, “We’re here to shoot the President.”

You had a brief career as a hand model. How did you get into that line of work? We were on a shoot for the Chrysler 300, and we needed to get a shot of someone working the gearshift. I like to think that in 2.3 seconds of screen time, my hands told an unforgettable story of power and precision. Unfortunately, given the ... more


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Business COLUMNS
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Design Culture COLUMNS
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Advertising COLUMNS
by Wade Devers

Arnold Worldwide ECD Wade Devers strives to spark the agency’s creative culture.

Creativity COLUMNS
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Emerging Media COLUMNS
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