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Mary Wells Lawrence

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The Resume

    (May 25, 1928-May 11, 2024)
    Born in Youngstown, Ohio
    Founder of the advertising agency Wells Rich Greene (WRG)
    Some of her famous slogans were ' Plop plop fizz fizz (Alka Seltzer),' 'Trust the Midas Touch' and 'At Ford, Quality is Job 1'

Why she might be annoying:

    She was an only child.
    She admitted getting her first copy writing job just because she could type.
    In 1965, she divorced her college sweetheart.
    She refused to promote other women to top management at her agency (Queen Bee Syndrome?).

Why she might not be annoying:

    She broke the glass ceiling of the ad world, becoming the highest paid ad executive in 1969.
    She was the first female Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
    Clients were shocked that such a beautiful woman could also prove to be brainy.

Credit: Black Chic


Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2024, as of last weekly ranking, Out of 44 Votes: 84.09% Annoying
    In 2023, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 5 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 10 Votes: 70.0% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 2 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 5 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 7 Votes: 28.57% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 60 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 13 Votes: 38.46% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 14 Votes: 71.43% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 18 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 58 Votes: 70.69% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 33 Votes: 84.85% Annoying