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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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How to sort clients the Don Draper way

Client/agency relations seemed to have reached a nadir – in the UK and US anyway – with mistrust rife on both sides, financial and otherwise. Much of the talk, in media land anyway, is of contracts which leads to the ...

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Coke unveils new version of iconic ‘Hilltop’ ad

Coca-Cola has remastered its celebrated ‘Hilltop’ ad from 1971, readying it for ‘4K’ television, whatever that might be. The original film apparently sits in the US Library of Congress and it played a part in the final series of Mad ...

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Mad Men and sexism – the boobs have it

Sexism is one of the issues of the moment, in adland and elsewhere, with l’affaire Martinez in New York and various surveys and the like showing that women still don’t get their fair share of top jobs (although Martinez’ successor ...

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