Tag Archives: Tom McElligott

Minnesota Tourism Advertising

Today on Good Morning America, I saw a segment about yet another YOU TUBE video that’s gone viral. This one encourages Super Bowl visitors to bring their “coats, hats and gloves” to Sunday’s game and was created by students at the Franklin Middle School in Minneapolis. (It’s cute and worth a click.) And then I […]

Good Book Spoiler Alert

CA-76 AWARD-WINNING POSTER (19″ x 27″) Full Disclosure: We added the words “spoiler alert” to this 40-year-old headline. Art Director: Ron Anderson Copywriter: Tom  McElligott Photographer: Rick Dublin Client: Bible Belt Incorporated (Minneapolis)

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, […]

Ron Anderson. Godfather of Minneapolis Advertising.

Ron Anderson, Wendell Anderson, and Rudy Boschwitz

Susan Morris sez: These are Ron Anderson’s words. I’m just the typist ツ The year was 1978. Wendell Anderson was a two-term Democratic Governor from Minnesota. Very popular. Handsome to a fault. Even played hockey for the University of Minnesota. Scandinavian. What more could you want in Minnesota? Unfortunately, Wendell Anderson made one strategic mistake. […]

We pulled an all-nighter. (Perhaps the only time our wives didn’t mind.)

This ad was not created with the usual array of objectives, strategies, account executives, research people and clients. Instead, it was specifically created to make money for the writer and art director in creative competition against other ads. In 1978 the Newspaper Advertising Bureau announced a $50,000 contest for unusual and innovative use of newspaper […]

Ron Anderson on Gun Control

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.” […]