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Advertising executive

Donald Hunter Turner, American advertising executive. Nominee Top 100 Creative People, Ad Day Survey; recipient numerous awards from professional organizations. Member of National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, International Platform Association, Alpha Delta Tau, Phi Alpha Sigma.

Background

Turner, Donald Hunter was born on January 13, 1933 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Arrived in United States, 1941, naturalized, 1954. Son of James Shortt and Gladys Marian Jean (Hunter) Turner.

Education

Student, Hunter College, 1951—1953. Student, School Visual Arts, 1955—1957.

Career

With J. Walter Thompson Company Incorporated, New York York City, 1957. Artist Adpix, 1958; art director, writer, television proodr. Morse International Company, 1959—1966.

Creative supervisor Marschalk Company, 1966—1968. President, creative director Don Turner & Partners Inc., 1968—1971. Vice president, associate creative director Benton & Bowles, 1971—1973.

Head creative group Kenyon & Eckhardt, 1973—1974. Creative director Doubleday Advertising Company, 1974—1977. Executive vice president, chief operating officer, director creative services, also principal Michel/Cather Inc., 1977—1979, director.

Executive vice president, director creative services Fergo, Graff, Incorporated, New York York City, 1979—1981. President, chief executive officer Wellington International Inc., 1981—1982. Executive vice president, partner American Mathematical Society Advertising Inc., 1982—1985, Firestone and Associates Incorporated, New York York City, 1985—1987.

President, chief executive officer, creative and marketing partner Don Turner Advertising, Inc., since 1987. Fine arts painter; With C.E. United States Army, 1953-1955, European Theatre of Operations.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor to college textbook.

Membership

Member of National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, International Platform Association, Alpha Delta Tau, Phi Alpha Sigma.

Connections

Married Janice Canterella, May 21, 1955. Children: Darren Bradford, Denise Starr.

father:
James Shortt Turner

mother:
Gladys Marian Jean (Hunter) Turner

spouse:
Janice Canterella

child:
Darren Bradford Turner

child:
Denise Starr Turner