by Nicholas Pisacane
After attending Hunter College, working as a bartender in Greenwich Village (where I became a student of life and humanity) living and traveling in Europe, and, upon my return to New York, attending The School of Visual Arts I began my advertising career at McCann-Erickson, in 1972. Ive also worked at BBDO, Wells, Rich, Greene, Backer, Spielvogel, Bates and founded my own agency, Fredericks, Kullberg, Amato & Pisacane.
Ive conceived and written many of the best-known campaigns of the last thirty years and have won over 20 Clio Awards. In 1976, my campaign celebrating the Bicentennial for Exxon was considered the best campaign of the year at both the One Show and Clios.
Some of the accounts Ive worked on include: Coca-Cola, Pepsi-Cola, Mountain Dew, GE Corporate, Ford Corporate, Miller High Life, Miller Lite--I helped Launch this product, wrote many of the initial commercials starring Dick Butkus, Rodney Dangerfield, Marv Throneberry, Sony--I launched the Walkman in this country, Barclay & Viceroy Cigarettes, General Motors, AT&T, IBM, Alka-Seltzer, and many more.
When Im not writing ads, I write the occasional screenplay, or spend many hours sitting on my tractor, cutting the grass at my weekend place. My proudest accomplishment is fathering a daughter who graduated from Harvard and is currently attending Columbia Law School