40 Under 40: Looking back to the class of 2002

The Business Journal has been keeping its eye on 40 local innovators under the age of 40 for a loooong time. We know because Grant Johnson, owner of Johnson Direct, was featured in the Class of 2002. The Business Journal published a “Where are they now?” piece this week, checking in with a few of the winners from 10 years ago.

Grant is among those interviewed. See what he has to say on lessons he’s learned, accomplishments this past decade, as well as his advice to young professionals.

A Bit Late To The (Mad Men) Party

Mad Men Cast

With a bit more required rest time due to a shoulder injury, I’ve found myself addicted to the Mad Men series. If you haven’t had the pleasure, let me introduce you: it’s about an ad agency, Sterling Cooper, based in New York during the 60’s. I have made it through half of season 4. Season 6 begins next year. At the pace I am going I won’t have any trouble catching up. I enjoy watching it not only for the drama and interesting characters (Don Draper is one hot tamale). I love seeing what it was like in advertising and marketing back in the day.

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Johnson Direct Joins Tri-Adathon Event To Help Area Nonprofits

Tri-Adathon logo

Johnson Direct will donate marketing services to area nonprofits along with two other firms, Catral Doyle Creative and Clear Verve Marketing. In its third year, Tri-Adathon is a pro-bono marketing marathon and is seeking entries from nonprofit organizations located in Southeastern Wisconsin.

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