Jack Beeson: Saying goodbye to an advertising legend

It’s been almost a month since we lost our head cheerleader and dear friend, Jack Beeson. The atmosphere around the office has felt less exciting without his unbridled enthusiasm, less grand without his over-the-top ideas.

Whenever he came into the office, Jack brought a storm of energy and vigor for life. There was never a private conversation with Jack—we could all hear him on the phone negotiating rates with media reps, discussing baseball strategy with car clients, and telling Myrna he loved her.

Jack always reminded us how great it is to work in marketing and advertising. We have the power to help failing businesses succeed, to connect people with products and services that matter to them, and to make our city a great place to live.

He pushed us to do creative, outlandish things that no one else had the guts to do. One of our favorite Jackisms (and there are a lot) refers to the other guys: “We’ve got to be the best of the best. I mean if they’re here, I want us to be HERE.” Jack Beeson never settled for second place—at least not quietly.

Jack, we will miss your love for big ideas, Costco apple pie, and all of your “Field Groupies.” It’s hard to imagine Field Group without you, but somehow we’ll carry on and continue to be inspired by the exuberant spirit that you instilled in each of us. We hope to continue your legacy of good work and honor the man who made it all possible.

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