Category Bozell/Minneapolis

Ron Anderson & Tom McElligott

Ron Anderson + Tom McElligott

Ron Anderson is a quiet, tough-minded art director well-seasoned by over two decades in advertising. Tom McElligott is an impatient young man who began writing ad copy just eight years ago. Together, this creative team is producing some of the hardest-to-ignore advertising around. This is the story of how Ron and Tom “found one another.” […]

Ron Anderson and a new generation of ad creatives

Meet some of Ron Anderson’s “kids”

I found this captionless photo on page 3 of an 8-page newspaper titled Amazing Ad World News published on December 19, 2000 in Minneapolis. So I shared it with the Bozell Alumni Group on LinkedIn and asked, “Do you recognize anyone?” Thank you, Steve Centrillo, Jim Courtright, Gayle Dieck, Mike Gustafson, and Kurt Tausche for […]

Ron Anderson hires Tom McElligott

Quite possibly the most understated moment in the history of modern day advertising

After my formal education at the University of Wichita, newly married, degree in hand, I had to decide where to ply my trade. The obvious answer was New York City. After all, it was 1961—the creative revolution was in full steam. I was already doing my postgraduate work, in a sense, by correspondence. Every year […]