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In Memory of David Robb

Throughout the ’80s and early ’90s, David Robb established himself as a creative mastermind with such advertising agencies as Phillips-Ramsey and EvansGroup. When he joined forces with Tim Riester in 1996 to form Riester~ROBB, he put his fearless brilliance to work to inspire award-winning campaigns that pushed the boundaries of creative thinking and changed lives forever. This included one of the nation’s most successful anti-tobacco campaigns, known by generations to this day for its unforgettable tagline, “Tumor-causing, teeth-staining, smelly, puking, habit.” Throughout his amazing career, he was an illustrator, art director, creative director, commercial film director, and the best damn creative presenter who ever stood in front of a critical panel of clients.

The shelves of Riester are filled with awards that represent the work of Dave Robb and the teams he formed and led. Yet more than anything, it is his resonant passion for great work that continues to inspire us.