Advertising Hall of Famer Linda Kaplan Thaler is responsible for some of America’s most famous and award-winning advertising campaigns, including the Aflac duck and the hilarious “Yes, Yes, Yes” commercials for Clairol Herbal Essences, as well as America’s longest running jingle, “I Don’t Wanna Grow Up, I’m a Toys ‘r Us Kid.”
Linda founded ad agency Kaplan Thaler Group, which she grew from a fledgling start-up to a company with over a billion dollars in billings. Today, Linda is a renown motivational speaker and is the national bestselling author of several books, including “Grit to Great” and “The Power of Nice.”
And as a graduate of the renown Upright Citizen’s Brigade improv company, Linda also conducts improv workshops on line and in person to companies and organizations throughout the US.
Ms. Thaler is a familiar face in the media, having appeared on “The Apprentice,” “Good Morning America,” “The Today Show,” CNN, and as the host of Oxygen’s television series “Making It Big.” She is currently a co-producer and co-host of the reality show, “American Dreamers,” helping small business entrepreneurs to thrive as they face the challenges of the post Covid world.
Linda’s talents have earned her the prestigious Matrix Award, the Advertising Woman of the Year Award, the Muse award, and is one of Ad Age’s “Most Influential Women in Advertising.” Most recently, Linda earned the Clio’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the first time a woman has ever received this honor.