HAWTHORNE BRANDING - Gratitude

Gratitude

Nancy Hawthorne (far left) and Cal Hawthorne (far right) with friends.

Nancy Hawthorne (far left) and Cal Hawthorne (far right) with friends.

 

To My Parents ... Cal and Nancy Hawthorne

I’m lucky to have come from a family with roots in advertising. Early in his career, my father Cal worked in advertising sales for the Richmond Times Dispatch, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, and Long Island Suffolk Sun. In 1956, he married Nancy and soon after accepted a job as founding advertising director for the Fort Lauderdale News/Sun Sentinel. In 1968, Cal and Nancy started a small Fort Lauderdale ad agency – aptly named Hawthorne Advertising – which grew to become a leading South Florida ad agency and thrived for decades until their retirement. Growing up, I remember watching how much they enjoyed the business of helping clients succeed and how much fun they had along the way.

 

As they enjoy their retirement, I hope Mom and Dad take some pleasure in knowing how grateful I am for the life and career they helped create for me.

Cal Hawthorne, Suffolk Sun Advertising Director, 1966

Cal Hawthorne, Suffolk Sun Advertising Director, 1966

Nancy Hawthorne, 1958.

Nancy Hawthorne, 1958.

Nancy and Cal Hawthorne in a 1965 Oldsmobile Magazine editorial feature. Photo taken at a boutique on 17th Street Causeway opposite Pier 66.

Nancy and Cal Hawthorne in a 1965 Oldsmobile Magazine editorial feature. Photo taken at a boutique on 17th Street Causeway opposite Pier 66.