Leo Burnett's Jack Smith to be Inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame

Mar 30, 2011, 16:17 ET from Leo Burnett Company, Inc.

CHICAGO, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Jack Smith, former Group President and Deputy Chief Creative Officer for Leo Burnett Worldwide, will be honored by the American Advertising Federation and inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame for his significant contributions to the advertising industry.

During his 24-year tenure at Leo Burnett, Smith produced memorable advertising for world-renowned clients including McDonald's, Heinz, United Airlines, Oldsmobile and Schlitz Malt Liquor, just to name a few. He also created jingles for some of the most memorable commercials of our time including "Golden Time" for McDonald's, "Mother Country" for United Airlines and "Slow Dance" for Heinz.

Upon his retirement in 1994, Smith joined the University of Missouri School of Journalism Advertising Department as an adjunct professor. In addition to educating advertising students for more than a decade, Smith produced and directed more than 50 television commercials for the University of Missouri. Two of those television commercials won "Best in the Nation" awards from the National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators.

According to his former colleagues, Smith has yet to slow down in his post-retirement years. Whether he's donating his time to promote athletic teams, creating the marketing tools for a billion dollar fundraising campaign, or, perhaps most importantly, shaping the advertising minds of tomorrow, Smith's big, black Burnett pencil is still in perpetual motion as he continues to work to help others.

About Leo Burnett Company, Inc.

Leo Burnett Worldwide (www.leoburnett.com) is one of the world's largest agency networks and the parent company of Leo Burnett and its marketing services arm, Arc Worldwide. Leo Burnett, a HumanKind communications company, has a simple and singular approach: put a brand's purpose at the center of communications to truly connect with people. Leo Burnett, one of the most awarded creative communications companies in the world, creates "Acts, not just Ads," for some of the world's most valuable brands including The Coca-Cola Company, Kellogg's, McDonald's, Hallmark, P&G, Allstate and Nintendo.

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