Mark Bennett: Diminutive Myra Janco Daniels stood tall in business world | News Columns
Imagine a 24-year-old woman launching an advertising agency in downtown Terre Haute that quickly became a $1-million-a-year business.
Now, imagine that happening in 1949.
Myra Janco Daniels did that. And she did it while still studying at Indiana State Teachers College and working nights at Meis Department Store.
Those years marked the first steps in a career that saw Daniels become a national force in advertising; transform Naples, Fla., into a thriving and elite arts community; and raise significant funds for philanthropic projects. In 1967, she married an equally influential advertising executive — Draper Daniels.
He created the iconic Marlboro Man, Jolly Green Giant and All-State’s “You’re in Good Hands” ad campaigns and partially inspired the…