Category Ron Anderson

Ron Anderson’s Creative Philosophy

Ron loooved this ad. Probably because it expresses his POV so clearly. For those who can’t read the tiny type at the bottom of the ad, here’s what it says: YOU CAN’T SAVE A BAD IDEA WITH GOOD EXECUTION. Creative Credits: Art Director: Dick Lemmon Writer: Dick Lemmon Client: Dick Lemmon Artist: Charles Hughes

Elmer’s Minnows and Ron Anderson

I recently stopped at a gas station/convenience store to use their restroom. On the way out, this point-of-sale display caught my eye. Something about it seemed familiar. So I cracked open an old ad award show annual and found the ad I was looking for. Plus a few more. CREATIVE CREDITS Ron Anderson, Creative Director, Art Director, […]

The Minneapolis School of Advertising

You could really credit the growth of the Minneapolis ad community to two men. Ron Anderson and Tom McElligott. In 1976, Minneapolis wasn’t that hot and most of the award-winning stuff was written by these two. For a long time everyone was jealous…mixed jealousy and awe. They became the rabbits the hounds chased. And by doing […]

Freespeech Committee Ads Worth a Second Look

This is one of Ron’s favorite public education campaigns. Mine, too. In fact, I think these 25-year-old ads should be dusted off. Especially when you consider the government’s recent attempt to influence what should be reported and how it should be reported.  (Google “Multi-Market Study of Critical Information Needs by the Federal Communications Commission.”)

Ron's Easter Greeting

Ron Anderson’s Easter Card

In the 1970’s, Ron sent family and friends this witty Easter greeting. About a decade later it was resurrected as a public service poster (shown here) and won a One Show gold pencil.

Arguably it was the greatest ad school ever

BOZELL MINNEAPOLIS CREATIVE DEPARTMENT (L-R) Doug de Grood, Dick Briner, Lisa Clearlite, Steve De Lorme, Bert Gardner, Dick Thomas, Jamie Carlson, Pat Swifka, Craig Tanimoto, and Mike Gustafson. (This creative department summer internship poster comes from Ron Anderson’s andvertising flat files.) BODYCOPY: The Minneapolis office of Bozell Advertising is once again offering a creative department summer […]