Some Ad Execs Have A Photo of Jerry Garcia In Their Office, This Guy Has A Bus

Los Angeles Times is one of my favorite newspapers. They take their Business section seriously, and I appreciate that. For instance, on weekends they run a series called How I Made It, which profiles a local business leader.

This weekend the spotlight is on Michael Sheldon, CEO of Deutsch LA.

About The Donny, he says, “Donny put me on a different stage. He gave me skills that helped propel my career. I’ve always been tremendously ambitious, but he took that ambition and raised it to a level of confidence. When we got involved in a new business pitch, we approached it knowing that we were going to win.”

Which is great an all, but what I want to know is why Sheldon has a 1968 VW microbus in cherry condition parked in his office. Microbus as furniture is kind of cool, sort of like an elephant in a zoo is cool, until you think about it.

Microbuses are meant for adventure. They must be free.

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 now head of brand strategy and creative direction at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.