George Miller

5 Library Lane

Old Lyme, Ct. 06371

 (860) 227 6774

lightfactoryphoto@gmail.com

 

 

    

      6/12

      to present    Photographer, Owner, The Light Factory.

                          Photography for Realtors and their clients.

                      

 

 

     10/10 to       Realtor, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Old Lyme, CT.

     1/14             Specializing in antique and architecturally distinguished houses.

 

      6/06 to        William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, Essex CT.

      10/10           Realtor

 

      9/04 to        Realtor, The Mitchel Agency, Essex, CT

      6/0/06

 

     1/00 to

     9/04             Mother had Alzheimer’s. Managed money and took care of family responsibilities. Sold house on her death, .                                                          Needed something to do. Took Real Estate course. Finished first in class.

     4/96

      to 1/00        Foote, Cone & Belding, NYC     

                         Senior Vice President, Creative Director

                                 Major responsibilities included:

 

                                 Northwest Airlines                                            Campbell Soup Co.

                                 Colgate-Palmolive Company                            Merck

                                 Bristol-Meyers Squibb                                      Northwest Airlines

                                 Glaxo Smith Kline                                            BASF

                                

Responsible for the successful launch of the weight loss drug Meridia. Two million prescriptions were written in the first year. Participated in all phases of development including qualitative and quantitative market research, and a lengthy approval process with the FDA.

 

For Merck, responsible for the Professional Advertising for the cholesterol-lowering drug Zocor, as well as the Consumer launch of Varivax, the chicken pox vaccine.

On Zocor, part of the ongoing quantitative research team, lead by the client. Designed and conducted the research on Varivax, as well as supervised the advertising.  Varivax has virtually eliminated Chicken Pox in this country in less than five years.

 

With Campbell, responsible for V8, which began to see its first sales increases in 20 years.

 

 

 

    3/91 to         Foote, Cone & Belding International

    4/96             Senior Vice President, Global Creative Director

                                

On Northwest Airlines, worked with our agencies in Asia to produce advertising for their Transpacific Service. This work ran in nine countries. It was the first global print campaign in FCB history. At the time, the airline’s load factors on these routes were the highest they had ever been.

 

In 1992, wrote and produced a Global Campaign that introduced Colgate Total, their most advanced toothpaste. This advertising (seven commercials, shot in the U.K.) was successfully run in over 100 countries. Colgate Total is now the largest selling brand of toothpaste in the world, with sales of over one billion dollars.

 

Before mid 1996, responsibilities for FCB were almost entirely international. During those years, developed and produced work in the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Chile, the U.K., and the U.S., for use both regionally, and worldwide. Significant launches included laundry products in Turkey, Latin America, and Asia, as well as Palmolive Shampoo in Europe, Latin America and Asia. This was hands on work, developed in country with local input; not merely management.

 

 

8/88 to

3/91              Partners & Shevack

                     Executive Vice President, Creative Director,  Partner

 

During time as Executive Creative Director and Partner, this agency grew from an agency of less than 30 million dollars, to one that billed over 160 million. Ran both Creative Department and Production Dept.

 

                                 The principal accounts were:

 

                                 Whitehall Labs               Mead Paper Co.          Boyle-Midway

                                 NatWest Bank               Arm & Hammer          Hartmarx Corp.

 

 

1/84 to

8/88              BBDO, Inc.

                     Senior Vice President, Associate Creative Director

 During tenure on Campbell Soup, the account grew from 6.7 million in 1984 to one that billed 23.8 million in 1988.  On National Distillers, campaign for De Kuyper Peachtree Schnapps was the single largest product introduction in the Liquor business (over 3 million cases in year one).

 

                                  Major responsibilities included:

 

                                 Campbell Soup              National Distillers       Du Pont Corp.

                                 Hammermill Paper         Stroh Breweries          Quaker Cereals

                                 The Equitable                 Hormel                        The Timken Co.

                                 General Electric              Gillette                        International Paper

 

10/81 to

1/84              Scali, McCabe, Sloves

                     Vice President, Senior Copywriter

 

Prior to 84   Young & Rubicam/NY,

                    Chiat/Day (Los Angeles),

                    JWT/NY

 

                                

 

Other          Sailed my 30' sailboat, "Prospero", singlehanded, to California by way of the Panama

                    Canal. I arrived in Newport Beach after 44 days at sea from Panama. Yes, I still have the boat.

 

                                

                   Peace Corps Volunteer, Khorramshar, Iran

                                Taught English, started several programs. One of 16 out of 40 who finished the full two year term in a notoriously difficult                                     country. I learned more in the Peace Corps than at Harvard.

 

                                 PART TIME WORK:

                                 Wrote speeches for John Lindsay when he was Mayor of NYC

                                 Auto Mechanic (ran my own business in college), Motorcycle Mechanic.

                                 Newspaper Feature Writer, Pasadena, California

                                 Numerous Political Campaigns

 

 

 

Education                 Harvard College, Cambridge, Mass.

                                 A.B. (Honors), English Literature

 

                                

                                 References Supplied Upon Request