Get to Know a Groupie: Joe Takach

July 13, 2015

I’ve been at the agency since day one. A long hair 21 year old that was ready to take on the world. I knew everything about everything back then. At 57, I know a lot less and remember even less than that.

When I wake up in the morning, my first thought is: Who am I meeting with and what should I wear.

My favorite things to do are: When I’m not working it’s golf, cook, travel and hang out with close friends.

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Drink of choice: Unsweet Ice Tea and 3G (Grey Goose and grapefruit)

The accomplishment I’m most proud of: Where the agency has gone over the past 35 years and the younger people at the agency that started as interns or admin and now contribute so much to the agency and our clients. I’m also extremely proud of receiving the American Advertising Federation’s Silver Medal Award for lifetime achievement at the age of 46.

Most played artists on my iPod: IPod? What’s that? A listen to a lot of Jimmy Buffet and reggae but open to all except rap.

My current desktop picture is: No pic only about 18 emails open at the same time.joe with Kevin

What I’m reading: Damn Good Advice by George Lois

A talent I wish I had is: Playing all 18 holes well.

My favorite flicks: Rocky, the original

My guilty pleasures are: luxury travel and great food which I consider Tony’s Hot Dogs to Craft or Mesa Grille.

My idols include: My mother, father, wife and daughter. Danny Myers.

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When it comes to relaxation, I prefer to: Sit out by the pool with a cocktail a few good magazines.

My DVR is full of: Everything my wife watches plus all my cooking competition shows.07 2014 CBWCF 001

My favorite quote is: “Why?”

I am fascinated by: Everything around me. There is so much inspiration around us that most of us don’t take notice of that can inspire great things both personally and professionally.

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My top three items on my bucket list are: Pebble Beach. Write a book about the crazy agency business. Dinner with Daniel Boulud,   Tom Colicchio and Danny Meyers.2001 Joe

What I love most about what I do at Meridian Group: is working with clients that respect our experience and creativity enough to allow us to help their business grow and thrive.