Browse by Surname

Howard Draft

Howard Draft

Job

Chairman CEO

Company

Draft/FCB Group UK

Work Telephone

+1 312-944-3500.

Address

633 Clair St.,

Born

28th December 1953

Album

Dave Mason's Alone Together.

Book

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand.

Breakfast radio show

None.

Career history

Stone & Adler - assistant account executive; 1978: Kobs & Brady - account executive; 1986: Kobs & Draft - president; 1988: Draft - chairman and CEO; 2006: Draft/FCB - chairman and CEO.

Daily newspaper

The New York Times.

Everyone's saying

Draft took his place alongside advertising's heavyweights when his successful direct network merged with the ailing FCB. He looks like IPG's white knight having rescued one of its troubled ad networks after rejecting a similar deal with Lowe.

Family

Three children.

Favourite ad

American Express 'portraits'.

Favourite technology

BlackBerry.

Greatest achievement

Giving a speech back in 1992 where I shared my vision for the day when a general ad agency and a direct agency could come together and eliminate all lines - and then achieving it with the creation of Draft/FCB.

Magazine (pleasure)

Vanity Fair.

Magazine (professional)

Business Week.

Most humbling experience

Standing back and watching our brilliant pitch team win the Wal-Mart business; I work with some very smart people.

Most-admired entrepreneur

Steve Jobs.

Sunday newspaper

The New York Times.

TV programme

Entourage.

Website

My kids' Facebook sites.

What car do you own

Aston Martin DB9, Range Rover.

What principle defines your working life

Work hard, but have fun doing it.


Additional Information

Campaign Jobs