Clifford Einstein has spent 50 years in the advertising business where he was most recently Chairman of Dailey and Associates, an international advertising agency headquartered in West Hollywood California. Over the years his agency produced memorable campaigns for Honda Motorcycles, The California Ford Dealers, Nestle Foods, Gallo Winery, Unilever, Great Western Savings, Western Airlines, Hunt Wesson, Australian Tourism, Safeway Stores, Weyerhaeuser Forest Products, and Callaway Golf. In 1994 Cliff was named Chairman and CEO of the company. The decade that followed produced great growth and success with billings exceeding $400,000,000.
Cliff has been celebrated as one of his industry’s more awarded advertising figures, winning several International Broadcasting Awards, Clios, and the AAF award for Best Advertising Campaign in America. He has been named the Western States Advertising Association’s Leader of the Year and the American Advertising Federation’s Leader of the West.
In 1983 Cliff and his wife, Mandy, initiated a furniture import business bringing leading edge design from Italy to Los Angeles. This experience carried them deep into the international world of art and design and prompted a lifelong desire to collect significant contemporary art. Art and Antiques Magazine has listed The Einstein Collection as one of America’s top 100, and the collection has been profiled in HG magazine, Australian Vogue, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Art News magazine, and Art Review. Cliff joined the Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art in 1985 and served as Board Chair from 2006 through 2009. He is currently Chairman Emeritus of MOCA’s board. He has been awarded an honorary Ph.D. from Otis College of Art and Design where he also served as a trustee and has been featured in Time magazine as a noted art collector.
Cliff has a long history of philanthropic work for several organizations, among them The Jewish Community Foundation, The Discovery Eye Foundation and The Rape Foundation, where he was given the Governor’s Victim’s Service Award. He is currently a board member of Merchant House International, a Chinese manufacturer of textiles and footwear. The Einsteins have been joyfully married for fifty-four years with two children and four grandchildren.