It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness we announce the unexpected death of our beloved CEO, Josh Nichol. For more than 40 years, Josh’s larger-than-life personality, generosity and sense of humor were enjoyed by his colleagues and clients—whom he considered family.
People often referred to Josh as an industry icon and an advertising guru, but at the end of the day he was a humble guy who never took himself too seriously. His work, clients and team brought him joy each and every day.
Josh’s top priority was team morale, he knew everyone on a first-name basis and would go out of his way to make their work enjoyable. Josh loved getting to know new hires and making them feel comfortable. One of his greatest pleasures was entertaining summer interns with ad agency war stories. And, one of his disappointments came with COVID when he couldn’t meet new team members in person.
Josh had the uncanny ability to inspire the most junior and the most senior staff members. His wide smile, quick wit and big laugh endeared him to all. No matter how difficult the situation, he was always able to roll with the punches and find the silver lining in every cloud.
Over the years we worked closely with Josh to create a collaborative culture, a talented team, and a family environment. His impact on our company is indelible and his legacy will live on each and every day, we already miss him terribly. We know everyone feels the same way and invite you to share comments, stories, photos and favorite memories of Josh.
Andrea and Trey