Tag Archives: mad men

Peggy’s perfect recipe for pitches

Much chatter in adland about pitches, the time, expense and futility of much of it. Met an agency boss the other day who fulminated about the role of intermediaries – what do they contribute? Their all-encompassing involvement doesn’t seem to ...

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Here’s what happened when two Mad Ladies met McCanns

Sexism’s been one of the themes of the year – and doubtless will be next year too – with some complaints that adland in particular hasn’t moved that far from its Mad Men roots. Here are the gals from Sterling ...

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Mad Men show how not to do the Christmas party

For those of you still musing over the Christmas party don’t take a cue from Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. Like inviting a lawnmower for instance. (Warning lots of blood)

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Mad Men’s pitch mantra still seems the way of the world

Why do agencies knacker themselves over pitches? Why does the work for them always seem to take place at weekends. Is everybody really so busy? Here’s the Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce spin on it with unappealing and flawed (even by ...

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Buffett and 3G favourite David raids Mad Men for Heinz

in may ways Mad Men, with its confidence and bravado, makes a refreshing change from the hand-wringing supposed humility of agencies today but what hasn’t changed are the politics of the pitch. A Mad Men theme was Sterling Cooper’s efforts ...

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Mad Man Don Draper is flummoxed by Big Data

How many of you have wanted to do this? Mad Men’s Don Draper gatecrashes a Miller beer meeting to hear some researchnozzle (thanks George) stating the bleedin’ obvious from his pile of, no doubt, expensively acquired data. But he’s not ...

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Mad Man Don Draper buys the world a Coke

As we peer into a Trump future (WPP’s Sir Martin Sorrell thinks he might be OK because he knows daughter Ivanka – or something like that) let’s hope it is the birth of something not too awful. So here’s something ...

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