Two weeks ago (March 18th, 2021) an interesting took place – a Clayton Makepeace tribute zoom meeting that gathered top A-list copywriters, and each of them provided some value for the community.
Event was organized by Carline Anglade-Cole as a tribute to Clayton Makepeace who passed away one year ago.
Ms. Carline descibed her first meeting with Clayton as following:
When Clayton Makepeace came into my life, I was in my twenties, working as a Marketing Manager at Phillips Publishing.
Clayton was one of the most successful copywriters in the industry. And now he was working with our Health Group to create sales copy to launch our products.
I was nervous and excited that I would be in the same room with THE Clayton Makepeace.
Now here’s something you’re going to learn about me really fast:
When I get nervous – I usually blurt out the first thing that comes to my head. So when my boss introduced me to him I just blurted out, “Wow, with a name like Clayton Makepeace — I thought you’d be a tall Indian guy with a feather in your head, not a blond, blue-eyed teddy bear!”
Let me tell you: The room got eerily silent.
Then it dawned on me how racist my comment may have sounded!
And then Clayton busted out laughing and gave me a hug.
He said, “I like your spunk.”
That was the beginning of our 30+ year relationship. During that time, Clayton was my mentor, colleague and friend.
List of the event speakers included:
- Bob Bly
- Brian Kurtz
- Caleb O’Dowd
- Carline Anglade-Cole
- Cindy Butehorn
- David Deutsch
- Denise Ford
- Gary Bencivenga
- Kevin Rogers
- Kim Krause Schwalm
- Lori Haller
- Marcella Allison
- Milian De Her
- Parris Lampropoulos
- Pauline Longdon
- Richard Viguerie
- Tiara Cole
- Wendy Makepeace
At the moment recording of that meeting is starting to pop up at Ms. Carline Youtube channel in parts. I embedded all parts for your convenience below.