Hal Riney

Hal Patrick Riney (17 July 1932 in Seattle, Washington - 24 March 2008 in San Francisco, California) was an American advertising executive.Founder of Publicis & Hal Riney, Riney was named #30 on the Advertising Age 100 people of the 20th century. He was inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame in 2001.Riney grew up in Longview, Washington. He graduated from the University of Washington in 1954. After serving two years in the United States Army doing public relations in Italy, he joined BBDO San Francisco, moving from the mail room to head art director and finally creative director in 1968.
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  • Jeff Goodby: ‘You have to learn to give people rejection’

    … in San Francisco. It was a good place for me to work at the time. There were a lot of assignments and not a lot of writers. I still tell kids today that are holding out to work for Wieden & Kennedy and The Martin Agency that sometimes, the big office of a big agency can be a good place to get actual good work. If you go to Droga5 that won’t…

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