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Names In The News
Published August 20, 2009
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TRADE SECRETS: BRAND REPUBLIC's Jennifer Whitehead reports Wieden & Kennedy co-Founder Dan Wieden and Goodby, Silverstein & Partners co-Chairs Jeff Goodby and RICH SILVERSTEIN are among the ad industry execs that appear in the documentary ART & COPY, which, "lifts the lid on how some of the most famous slogans were thought up." The film "reveals a little known fact about the 'Just Do It' slogan used by Nike, which is that it was derived from the phrase 'let's do it' -- the last words uttered by GARY GILMORE, the murderer who notoriously asked to be executed by firing squad." Whitehead notes the film is directed by DOUG PRAY and opens on limited release in the U.S. tomorrow (BRANDREPUBLIC.com, 8/20).
SETTLEMENT REACHED: The Rams yesterday agreed to "settle a discrimination suit filed on behalf of former assistant trainer RON DUBUQUE, who claimed he was fired for having epilepsy." The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in an '08 suit said that DuBuque was diagnosed in '84 and "worked for years before managers fired him in 2006, claiming he was a medical liability and threat to safety." The team denied that claim, but it did agree to "pay DuBuque $100,000 in compensatory damages and employ him for two years as a rehabilitation specialist, worth $34,000" (ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, 8/20).
IN MEMORY: Seattle-based travel startup Yapta co-Founder & Chair BRETT ALLSOP died Tuesday at the age of 38. Allsop started Fogdog, "an online sporting goods store that received backing from Nike before it was sold" in '00 (SEATTLE TIMES, 8/20).