Harry M. Jacobs, Jr., Chairman Emeritus, creative leader and inspiration to hundreds of colleagues and friends, died Sunday, May 29, 2016.
His extraordinary life took him from the little town of New Bern, North Carolina to the Advertising Hall of Fame. He became the doyen of modern advertising in the Southeast and the long list of his protégés includes some of the most notable talents in the last half-century: Hughes, Westbrook, Alexander, Torchia, Tench, DiSesa, Doyle, Vaughn, Sullivan, Ashby, Helm; the list goes on.
More important was the character of the man. His standards were impeccable, his integrity unassailable. Behind the occasionally stern countenance was a great, kind heart and a well of courtesy that won him his greatest title, True Gentleman.
His heart inhabits the halls of our offices and the work we do, and that work is enlivened by his example, to which we aspire every day.
Godspeed, dear friend.
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