ADVERTISING: Better Woo Buick

The most popular man along Madison Avenue last week was a tough-talking executive named Edward T. Ragsdale, general manager of General Motors' Buick Motor Division. From morn till night, he was discussed, watched, wooed with every honeyed promise that resourceful admen could muster. Agencies besieged his Flint, Mich, office with telephone calls, then had their influential friends call, finally got their friends' friends to call. Reason for the furor: tucked away in Ragsdale's pocket was Buick's fat $24 million-a-year account, the industry's third largest automotive account (after Ford and Chevrolet) and...

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