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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Steffan Postaer  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction


-- Steffan Postaer on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

The author is Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of Euro RSCG Chicago, one of the world's largest advertising agencies.

Biographical and Professional Information

A copywriter by trade, Steffan is perhaps best known for his provocative work on behalf of Altoids, The Curiously Strong Mints. Other highlights of his career include co-authoring the famous “Not your father’s Oldsmobile” campaign and penning a commercial for Heinz, which won a Gold Lion at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival. Now Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of one of the world’s largest advertising concerns, Euro RSCG Chicago, Steffan is responsible for overall creative leadership and quality of the creative product. He is the recipient of advertising’s most prestigious awards including a Kelly Award, Best of Show, and gold and silver awards at competitions such as the One Show, the Addy Awards, and the Cannes Lions Festival.Steffan’s short stories have been included in the 1994 and 1995 editions of New Voices in Poetry and Prose. His first Novel, The Last Generation, was published by Inkwater Press. The story was later optioned by Touchstone Television for a TV series.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

The Happy Soul Industry
ISBN: 1592993524

Inkwater Pr. 2008

Vernon Night is the CEO of LA's hippest advertising agency. Vernon Night also has issues. His divorce is getting ugly. His Go-To guy is a closet drug addict. He's mad as Hell on a daily basis. His newest client: God. Seems The Lord has some issues as well. Namely, that no one cares about Heaven anymore. In the Hip-Hop age of Internet Porn and Reality TV, who has time for goodness? So now the Creator of us all needs some creative direction of Her own. In this wickedly modern fable about good and evil, God looks for an advertising agency to fix Her brand as America's population looks for its soul.

The Last Generation
ISBN: 1592990339

Inkwater Press. 2003

"Vodka, fast cars and movies--that you could sell. Insurance. For what?" It's not Armageddon. There are no meteorites. No evil aliens. No warfare of any kind. But no one is being born. What would the world be like if people could not have babies anymore? Just what would the last generation... do? Feel how it is being part of... The Last Generation. It's not the end of the world, just the end of us.

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Contact Colleen E. Welch Publicity, Media & Special Projects Inkwater Press & First Books 6750 SW Franklin Street, Suite A Portland, OR 97223-2542 tel 503-968-6777 fax 503-968-6779