Art With a Cause
Globe & Mail (Report on Business)
by Jennifer Wells
May 15, 2009
I’m in Paris. It has been raining off and on. Having a nice chilled bottle of rosé.
Frank Palmer, CEO, DDB
Canada Persuasion would like to have Frank palmer’s life. Persuasion would also like to have Frank Palmer’s art.
One among many in a long list of agency executives, Mr. Palmer has reawakened his painterly talents in creating an original work of art to be auctioned on June 16. The funds raised will go to SKETCH, a Toronto art studio that does exceptional work with street youth. Organized by AdLounge, Mr. Palmer’s piece will be joined by the creations of Jack Bensimon, Mitch Joel, Paul Lavoie and more. The idea of La Corrida came to him, Mr. Palmer writes from Paris, because of the current economic climate. Marketers are like matadors: those fleet of foot will win. Those slow and lacking pivoting skill? Bloodied and bowed.