Ad legend Hal Riney dies

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San Francisco—Hal Riney, an advertising veteran who devoted nearly 50 years of his life to the business, died here Monday of cancer at the age of 75.

Riney, who most recently was chairman emeritus of Publicis & Hal Riney, San Francisco, served as creative director at four San Francisco ad agencies during his career—BBDO, Botsford Ketchum, Ogilvy & Mather and the Tuesday Team, an agency he formed with other ad execs to develop ads for President Ronald Reagan’s re-election campaign.

In 1985, Riney formed his own agency, Hal Riney & Partners, which was acquired by Publicis in 1998 and renamed Publicis & Hal Riney.

—Kate Maddox

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