Today is the birthday of my good friend and ace AdScamer, Tom Messner, who enjoyed a long and very successful career in the ad biz, culminating in his partnership of a great agency that sported the longest name in Christendom. I had the pleasure of freelancing there for a few years, with the added attraction that it was only a block from “The Ear” and its voluptuous serving wenches. Anyone who came up through the ranks at DDB, Carl Ally, Ally Gargano and Messner Vetere Berger Carey, does not need his creative credentials burnished. On top of which, he is a genuinely nice guy with a great sense of humor. His comments on AdScam are always gems… Even the ones in Latin. I shall raise an extra martini, or two, to him today… Happy birthday, Tom!
And Tom... I didn't say "fuck" once!