Leo Burnett, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Leo Burnett

American advertising executive

Date of Birth: 21-Oct-1891

Place of Birth: St. Johns, Michigan, United States

Date of Death: 07-Jun-1971

Profession: businessperson, journalist, advertising person

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Libra

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About Leo Burnett

  • Leo Burnett (October 21, 1891 – June 7, 1971) was an American advertising executive and the founder of Leo Burnett Company, Inc..
  • He was responsible for creating some of advertising's most well-known characters and campaigns of the 20th century, including Tony the Tiger, the Marlboro Man, the Maytag Repairman, United's "Fly the Friendly Skies", and Allstate's "Good Hands", and for garnering relationships with multinational clients such as McDonald's, Hallmark and Coca-Cola.
  • In 1999, Burnett was named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century.

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