In this 1977 interview, the late David Ogilvy tells John Crichton that he actually wanted to work for Young & Rubicam, but he didn’t think he was good enough to get a job.“There was only one agency I wanted to work for, and that was Young & Rubicom. I wanted to work there, but I didn’t think I could ever get a job there. I had no qualifications, no credentials, I didn’t dare ask. So the only alternative was to start my own — which is what I did.”
Luckily he had that other job to fall back on.
The quote is in the first 30 seconds of the interview, and the full interview runs for 54 minutes.
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