Mike Fromowitz
Sep 27, 2016

RIP Michael Ball: They don’t make 'em like they used to

Mike Fromowitz remembers mentor, friend and giant of Asian advertising, Michael Ball, who died Sunday.

Michael Ball

I write this with great sadness over the unimaginable loss of my friend, mentor and boss Michael Ball on Sunday. He had recently celebrated his 80th birthday, and he had put up a brave and strong battle with multiple myeloma cancer for more than three years, when the doctors only gave him months to live.

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