So Sad

A man jumped to his death from the Fairmont Hotel in downtown Chicago yesterday evening.
Word is, it was Paul Tilley, Executive Creative Director at DDB/Chicago.
That the man’s job performance and personality were consistently diminished in the press and on blogs makes this news all the harder to take.
Our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends.
[UPDATE] Adweek is now out with the story. Ad Age won’t be far behind.

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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.