Advertising Great Leo Burnett’s Famous Goodbye Speech

Advertising great Leo Burnett’s goodbye speech to his colleagues at Leo Burnett highlights core values that lead to excellent, effective advertising. His words remain as true today as when they were spoken.

Leo Burnett (October 21, 1891 – June 7, 1971) was an American advertising executive and the founder of Leo Burnett Company, Inc.. 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.[1] In 1999, Burnett was named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century. – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo_Burnett

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