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    worked on with

    An unknown hero, an ad genius, is telling his story about working in Coca-Cola:
    "Somehow, some way, my songs reached Mr. Goizueta’s desk and he personally called and asked me to come to work full-time for Coca-Cola in Atlanta in their marketing department. Most of the songs were mine after that, worked on with a big ad agency named McCann-Ericsson and a fellow called Billy Davis."

    Does "worked on with" mean that his songs were developed by McCann-Ericsson and Billy Davis or that they were written together?
    Thank you.

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    Re: worked on with

    Quote Originally Posted by meliss View Post
    An unknown hero, an ad genius, is telling his story about working in Coca-Cola:
    "Somehow, some way, my songs reached Mr. Goizueta’s desk and he personally called and asked me to come to work full-time for Coca-Cola in Atlanta in their marketing department. Most of the songs were mine after that, worked on with a big ad agency named McCann-Ericsson and a fellow called Billy Davis."

    Does "worked on with" mean that his songs were developed by McCann-Ericsson and Billy Davis or that they were written together?
    Thank you.
    You need to understand the phrasal verb "work on" eg. "I'm working on this new song." This song-writer works on his song until he's happy with it, then the others suggest changes (or force changes on the song). This is all "working on" the song.

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    Re: worked on with

    That is to say "his songs were developed by McCann-Ericsson and Billy Davis". Thank you.

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    Re: worked on with

    Quote Originally Posted by meliss View Post
    That is to say "his songs were developed by McCann-Ericsson and Billy Davis". Thank you.
    Ah, is it? OK. I'm not familiar with the advertising-music industry.

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