- FRANKLIN, Tenn.
Joseph R. Stanley, who most recently served as a respected cost consultant, working with Advertising Production Resources (APR) from his home near Nashville, passed away unexpectedly last Tuesday (10/2) at the age of 68.
Stanley is perhaps best known for his long tenure on the agency side of the business, relocating from Denver to Los Angeles to become a commercial producer at Dailey & Associates in the 1980s. He was soon named sr. VP of production and print at the agency. During his 25 years at Dailey, Stanley worked closely with such clients as Honda, Sizzler, Dole, Nestle, Safeway, Carnation, Bartles & James, Gallo Vineyards, Turbo Tax, Southern California Ford Dealers, and the California Lottery. In the process he became known in the Los Angeles advertising community for discovering and mentoring young professionals.
Stanley went on to join Denver-based APR in 2014. At the time of his death he was a broadcast subject matter expert there, supervising North American advertising for The Hershey Company from his Tennessee office.
Raised in Mt. Prospect, Illinois, Stanley graduated from Saint Viator High School and Iowa State University before launching his successful media production career. He was an assistant director and location manager on such movies as “Blood On The Mountain”, “Stranger In The Forest”, and “Heaven’s Gate”, and produced and directed commercials and industrial films through his own production company in Denver before making the move to L.A. and joining Dailey.
Stanley was also an accomplished pilot, golfer and musician, passions that he actively pursued throughout his life. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Diane, daughter Desiree, grandchildren Keegan and Riley, and countless friends. His talent, humor, work ethic, and unwavering decency will never be forgotten.
Donations may be made in Stanley’s name to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.