NEW YORK, March 23, 2010 – It is with a sad heart that we announce that one of the most prolific and profound creative spirits to grace our halls and build our company, Norman Berry, has passed away.
An Ogilvy creative leader for nearly 40 years, Norman joined the agency when Ogilvy acquired his London agency in 1971. From his deep roots in the London ad world, he brought an international vision and excitement to our work, first in the UK, and then in New York where he became President and Creative Head.
It is a testament to his contributions that he was David’s handpicked successor as International Creative Director, a job that David described then as “impossible.” But Norman did that and more; even after officially resigning in 1989, he continued to consult, contribute, and focus on key clients and offices whenever we called.
Many remember with fondness his superior talent, grace, dashing good looks, and simply the most original shirts in the business.
We will miss him. He will not be forgotten.
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