Tag Archives: mad men

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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Was Mad Men’s Don Draper really PKL’s George Lois?

I think you’ll enjoy this, a mini-documentary from Vice about legendary New York adman and designer George Lois (below), one of the founders of Papert Koenig Lois, the first agency to go public in the US back in 1962. Vice’s ...

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Mad Men and ABM: the secrets of winning pitches

I’ve never sat in on a pitch to a client but often wondered what wheezes successful agencies come up with. Back in the day there were some masters of the art (if such it be), one being Peter Marsh of ...

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Mad Men Peggy Olson’s guide to workplace equality

We were offered a piece the other day by someone quite senior in an agency about the role, status and prospects of women in the biz and how this could be improved. We demurred on the grounds that it was ...

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