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Advertising Hall-of-Famer; Bestselling Author of “Power of Nice, Grit to Great”

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Linda Kaplan Thaler Bio

Linda Kaplan Thaler is an American advertising and non-fiction writer, and chair of the ad agency Publicis Kaplan Thaler. She has written and composed advertising jingles such as: “I Don’t Wanna Grow Up, I’m a Toys ‘R’ Us Kid” (Toys “R” Us); “Kodak Moments” (Eastman Kodak) and “The Heart of Communication” (Bell Atlantic). She is responsible for the “Yes, Yes, Yes” Herbal Essences campaign, and her agency created the well known Aflac duck advertising. In 1997, she founded the Kaplan Thaler Group, which merged with Publicis New York in July 2012 to form Publicis Kaplan Thaler.Kaplan Thaler has co-authored three best-selling books: Bang! Getting Your Message Heard in a Noisy World, The Power of Nice: How to Conquer the Business World with Kindness, The Power of Small: Why Little Things Make All the Difference and Grit to Great: How Perseverance, Passion and Pluck Take You from Ordinary to Extraordinary.Kaplan Thaler has received: the New York Women in Communications Matrix Award, the Advertising Woman of the Year Award from Advertising Women of New York, the UJA’s Mac Dane Humanitarian Award, the Women’s Leadership Exchange’s Compass Award and the Girl Scout’s Woman of Distinction Award. Of her 13 Clio Awards, two were for Best Original Music and Lyrics. She was also the first woman in advertising to receive the New York Women in Film and Television’s Muse Award. In 2010/2011, Kaplan Thaler served as the New York Women in Communications’ President. She currently sits on the Advisory Council for The Colin Powell Center at CCNY and is a member of the Advisory Board for the Branding and Integrated Communications master’s degree program at CCNY.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Linda Kaplan Thaler and other top speakers and celebrities.

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