To the Kid on the End of the Bench

This is the 44th in a collection of newspaper ads written by Harry Gray, then CEO of United Technologies, that appeared in the Wall Street Journal from the late 1970s through the early 1980s. Here is the text from that ad. Champions once sat where you're sitting, kid. The Football Hall of Fame (and every … Continue reading To the Kid on the End of the Bench

The Slim Margin of Success

This is the 34th in a collection of newspaper ads written by Harry Gray, then CEO of United Technologies, that appeared in the Wall Street Journal from the late 1970s through the early 1980s. Here is the text from that ad. The difference between winning and losing is sometimes very slight. There were eight finalists … Continue reading The Slim Margin of Success

The Onside Kick

This is the 28th in a collection of newspaper ads written by Harry Gray, then CEO of United Technologies, that appeared in the Wall Street Journal from the late 1970s through the early 1980s. Here is the text from that ad. The cheerleaders were turning triple flips. The bands were breaking the sound barrier. The … Continue reading The Onside Kick