château de touffou

from david ogilvy posted in literature


château de touffou
château de touffou and route de touffou
bonnes, france 86300

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The Château de Touffou is a castle that has been converted into a mansion that dates back to the 12th century. It passed from the Oger family (1127-1280) to the Montléon family (1280-1519) and eventually to the Chasteigner family (1519-1821).

After the Chasteigner family sold it, it changed hands several times until it was purchased in 1966 by advertising legend (and original Mad Man) David Ogilvy.

Ogilvy founded the advertising firm of Ogilvy and Mather, and is the author of several books: Confessions of an Advertising Man, Ogilvy on Advertising, and Blood, Brains & Beer: The Autobiography of David Ogilvy.

Not bad for a guy who got started selling stoves door-to-door...

photo credit: jholcomb