Ad execs endured odd jobs on the way to the top

07/10/2011 | Advertising Age (tiered subscription model)

360i CEO Bryan Wiener spent one of his summers sweating away in a Kool-Aid man costume. That's just one of the odd jobs held by today's ad execs over the years. Vitro's Tom Sullivan was once a repo man. Engine Group's Nina Jasinski sold shoes, and Draftfcb CEO Laurence Boschetto was a baker. Martin Agency CEO John Adams spent a summer digging graves, which, he explains, is very precise work.

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