Connie has what she calls “dual citizenship.” She’s a native New Yorker, originally from the Bronx. She’s been living in Maine for over 20 years. She says, “if calling both New York and Maine your home was good enough for E.B. White, it works for me.” Connie fell in love with advertising at her first job in the Traffic department at Y&R, on Eastern Airlines. She went on to fall in love with Direct Marketing at Ogilvy. “Can you imagine a better place to learn the craft? I’ll never forget the first time I saw my words in print. It was a full-page subscription solicitation ad in the New York Times for the now defunct [not my fault!] Ballet News.”
“Copywriting never gets boring if you have a curious mind. There’s always a new client, a new product, another gee-I-never-knew-they-made-that moment to keep it fresh.”
Being co-owner and Creative Director of MD+A doesn’t use up all of Connie’s time. She’s a passionate advocate for animals, loves being on the water, is always in the middle of at least two books going, and takes her camera with her most of the time. And, of course, there are frequent trips to NY so Connie can get her city fix.