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Bart Cleveland, of McKee Wallwork Cleveland, sounds like a good boss.

One of my daily goals is to take a walk around the agency and talk to everyone. I really just want to observe how they’re feeling. I want to encourage an excitement within each of them to do something great. Going from good to great is like growing apples, you have to prune and fertilize and water and wait. The waiting part is really hard for me. But if you do all of the things that help, you don’t have to wait long.

Bart has worked at Fahlgren and Saatchi and Saatchi, and in 1998 joined Sawyer Riley Compton as Sr. Vice President, Executive Creative Director. I’m not sure when he moved to New Mexico.



About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.