The Funniest Thing To Come Out Of Cliff Freeman In Years…

…has to be this quote from the man himself:

“I have always regarded Shoney’s Restaurants with the highest level of affection, having grown up with the concept,” Freeman said in a statement, referring to his childhood in Mississippi and Florida.

Affection from former clients helps, too:

[Client svp of marketing Dan] Dahlen worked with agency principal and chief creative officer Cliff Freeman when the latter was at Dancer Fitzgerald in New York. Together, they created the famous “Where’s the beef?” campaign in the 1980s for Wendy’s, where Dahlen was a marketing executive.

See this Adweek article or this press release for the details on Cliff Freeman’s latest account win.

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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. I didn’t know Mr. Freeman was from Vicksburg, Mississippi. I like him better already.