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Rest in Peace

An executive who led the Ogilvy & Mather advertising agency in the mid-’70s, succeeding founder David Ogilvy, died Saturday. John Elliott Jr. started work in advertising in 1945 and retired in 1981. Notable quote: “Big ideas are so hard to recognize, so fragile, so easy to kill. Don’t forget that, all of you who don’t have them.”

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An executive who led the Ogilvy & Mather advertising agency in the mid-’70s, succeeding founder David Ogilvy, died Saturday. John Elliott Jr. started work in advertising in 1945 and retired in 1981.

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Notable quote: “Big ideas are so hard to recognize, so fragile, so easy to kill. Don’t forget that, all of you who don’t have them.”

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