Sam in the Advertising World

Sam, my stubborn 14 year old son whose name is actually Samuel, and whose hair is far too long, is spending the day in the fast world of the Seattle adverstising scene. He left yesterday with his uncle Eric Cosper (my wife’s brother). Elizabeth went along with them.

Eric has been working around the country for some of the most famous agencies, including Weiden and Kennedy here in Portland.

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He was the Art Director for the Starbuck’s “Suits” ad.


Since then he has been the creative director for a lot of TV ads.

How weird – I have been talking about throwing parties in kitchens while my brother in law has been using the same theme for his Miller Lite beer ads. I haven’t seen these before (honest) but there is some kind of family connection going on here.


Eric made some ads for Long John Silver with a talking shrimp. I heard they were popular.


I think Eric is more famous for his Miller Lite ads.

Eric got married this year to Jenny at a resort in Mexico. I got to meet her this weekend.

Good on ya, Eric! Don’t forget to send my kids back!


Andrew Jones launched his first internet space in 1997 and has been teaching on related issues for the past 20 years. He travels all the time but lives between Wellington, San Francisco and a hobbit home in Prague.

1 Comment

  • Ed C says:

    Parties usually end up in my kitchen because I make expresso drinks, I just never made the jump to Miller Lite (no matter how good the commercials may be). Nevertheless, there’s nothing better than having a big kitchen with plenty of expresso to go around.
    About the shrimp, I think he’s a muppet or something. I don’t quite understand his appeal, nor am I a big fan LJS, but what do I know?
    Glad you all had some quality time with family out West.

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