Tag Archives: Jay & Day

The Secret World of Jay & Day

This space will carry the story of how one of the most awarded commercial teams in history: 1. Came to be. 2. Created its illusions 3. Produced earth-shattering sales. 4. Lured Christian Cooper to be Jack Byrne’s wife. Here are a few of the thousands of messages imparted by Jay & Day. 19 Casey Stengle [...]

11,243 Wash and Wear Suits

Only in New York could you find a full-page newspaper ad for a men’s retail store showing a laundromat full of half-dressed men playing chess, and it took Steve Baker and Jack Byrne to dream it up as part of a campaign targeted at creating a new Barney’s after they joined Mogul Williams and Saylor [...]

Does New York need Barney’s new International House

The art of re-inventing Barney’s utilized a wide-range of mind-altering creative tools. In this case, a potpourri of highly recognized New Yorkers was employed to draw the association with the upscale range of men’s fashions inside the store and to give store the ultimate “New York” image. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svkPjHw_L-g&w=853&h=480]  

Joe Namath, Tom Jones and me …

In early 1970, the new advertising agency, Jack Byrne Advertising, moved from its temporary quarters at the Shelton Towers Hotel to 770 Lexington Avenue, between East 60th and East 61st Streets.  One of the benefits of this move was that JBA was now located but one block from Bachelor’s III which had been my favorite haunt from the [...]

Don’t Go to Work Today.

In 1970, the New York City economy was not so hot and getting colder and the menswear industry was colder than that. Denim was hot, but tailored clothing was not, thanks to the upward spiraling influence of the freedom-loving Baby Boomers. To add to the industry’s problems, its half-hearted attempts to establish designer names as [...]

You’ve Got to Know Your Bees.

In marketing circles, they say Manufacturing is “Strategic” and Retailing is “Tactical”. That makes sense. GM sets the long-term goals in product, markets and pricing and provides the advertising cover barrage under which its dealers fight the regional battles and the day-to-day skirmishes in the daily newspapers, using the most localized weapons such as price [...]