Author Archives: George Parker

George Parker has spent 40 years on Madison Avenue. He’s won Lions, CLIOs, EFFIES, and the David Ogilvy Award. His blog is, which is required reading for those looking for a gnarly view of the world’s second oldest profession.” His latest book, Confessions of a Mad Man, makes the TV show Mad Men look like Sesame Street.

George Parker: some of the ad stars that didn’t shine

Reading in MAA that Mother’s new campaign for Sky will continue to feature Idris Elba, I felt driven to burden MAA readers with my thoughts on “Star Fucking” in the ad biz. For years the title was held by BBDO, ...

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George Parker: bring back the birds!

On the subject of big brand travails including Kraft Heinz which we covered yesterday, George Parker of Adscam fame reminds us of his experiences, detailed in Confessions of a Mad Man. Besides my never to be forgotten adventures with Mr ...

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George Parker: Steve Jobs, the not-so-family man

This week sees the publication of “Small Fry,” the tell-all book by Steve Jobs’ first daughter, Lisa, and her less than fortunate experiences with a father that refused to acknowledge her for years, even though DNA tests proved conclusively that ...

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George Parker: everything you need to know about the ad biz

When I first set foot in the USA in 1962 after disembarking from the Queen Mary as a snot nosed student, I had been devious enough to have wangled myself an interview with the great British man of advertising, David ...

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