LAST CALL: Burson just cannot make presents felt

You may know that Harold Burson celebrated his 80th birthday last month. But judging by the photo from Burson-Marsteller we received last week, someone forgot to alert the agency party committee.

Of course, we don't know for sure that the picture wasn't simply the only printable one. Perhaps modesty forbade photos from later on that evening; we certainly hope so.

But the shot we received depicted a rather forlorn collection of balloons in a meeting room and a tacky Hallmark birthday card presented to him by a besuited pair of agency staffers. Harold, ever the pro, smiled manfully as he gingerly held up the card.

What do you get the man who has everything? We know times are hard, but getting him something might be a good start ...





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