DDB Chicago CCO John Maxham has been in his post for nearly a year and a half, since he came back to DDB after four years at Seattle's Cole & Weber. In Seattle he'd most recently been a managing partner and executive creative director overseeing work on clients including Microsoft. During his second stint at DDB, the agency has turned out a slew of funny work, including Milky Way's return to TV, an arm-farting-themed spot for Juicy Fruit and the State Farm commercial that brought back Dan Aykroyd and Jane Curtin to play their classic "SNL" characters, the Coneheads.
But the colorful exploits of Mr. Maxham's personal life rival those of his professional one, as you'll see in this week's edition of Six Things.
1. He was once run over by a New York City taxi while crossing the street. Luckily he went up and over instead of down and under. His bleeding lip did leave quite an impression on the windshield. Not a bucket-list item.