Sadly, Jim Spoerl, an icon at Lessing-Flynn for nearly a quarter century before his retirement last fall, passed away yesterday. Jim was one of those great people in this business. Clients liked him. Media reps liked him. And the people at Lessing-Flynn were blessed to have had the opportunity to work with him.
Everybody who had ever met Jim has a story about him — most were true. He was a mentor, a teacher, a jokester, a character and just the crazy, politically-incorrect, no-nonsense type of personality every ad agency needs. He was just a genuine, authentic person.
We will miss Jim. The local advertising community lost a colorful personality and a great person.