Ad Hall of Fame member Carl Ally dead at 74

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Legendary adman Carl Ally died Feb. 15 in Rowayton, Conn., following a heart attack. He was 74. A native of Detroit, Mr. Ally founded Carl Ally Inc. in New York in 1962 and was its chairman-CEO until 1976. When the agency became Ally & Gargano, Mr. Ally served as chairman from 1979 to 1984, when he left. In 1991, Mr. Ally was inducted into the American Advertising Federation's Advertising Hall of Fame. Before starting his own shop, Mr. Ally worked at New York agencies Papert/Koenig/Lois and Campbell-Ewald and, earlier, as an advertising executive at General Electric Co.

Copyright February 1999, Crain Communications Inc.

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