Another vestibule to that Executive Suite features the activities among the advertising and higher echelon officials of a...

READ REVIEW

COMPANY MAN

Another vestibule to that Executive Suite features the activities among the advertising and higher echelon officials of a midwestern airlines corporation. Robert Franklin, the new, young advertising manager finds a challenge in the field-but is determined not to become a ""company man"" or to use his wife as a social lever. He learns differently as he goes along; Big Ed Trumbull, promotion vice-president, is dumped by unscrupulous Larry Faith- and replaced by Kirk Rogers, with a vagrant wife; a plane crash with prominent passengers brings its unpleasant publicity; and a conference in Oran centering on a new advertising campaign is mishandled- by Rogers- so that Robert decides to write his own campaign- only to be eased out of his job before it can be presented.... A big operation, and all the small deals it involves, this makes its inspection of careers which plummet and plunge along with the planes in aggressive, assertive terms. By no means Madison Avenue, more club car and club house in tone.

Pub Date: Oct. 31, 1956

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Harper

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1956