Another Sad Piece of News

From Creativity:

Paul Arden, an eccentric, revered creative responsible for some of the U.K.’s most popular advertising during his 14 years as Saatchi & Saatchi’s executive creative director, died Tuesday of a heart attack.
Mr. Arden, 67, left Saatchi in 1993 to start a film production company, Arden Sutherland Dodd, but continued to influence younger creatives with his first book, “It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want To Be,” a best-seller published in 2003.

It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want To Be is a great little read. I highly recommend it, and its follow-up, Whatever You Think, Think The Opposite.

About Dan Goldgeier

Blogging on AdPulp since 2005, Dan Goldgeier is a Seattle-based freelance copywriter with experience at advertising agencies across the U.S. He is a graduate of the Creative Circus ad school, and currently teaches at Seattle's School of Visual Concepts. In addition, he is a regular columnist for Dan published the best of his columns in a book entitled View From The Cheap Seats: A Broader Look at Advertising, Marketing, Branding, Global Politics, Office Politics, Sexual Politics, and Getting Drunk During a Job Interview. Look for it on Amazon in paperback and e-book editions.


  1. He was so good. What was wrong with him? Why did he die?