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Mad Men Series 6 – and the trouble with Harry

OK readers, who’s the dude in the middle with the tasteful mustard jacket, silk cravat and sideburns? None other than our old pal Harry Crane, head of media at Sterling Cooper Draper (we imagine the “Pryce” has been dropped after ...

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Have the feuding TV networks killed off Mad Men?

I used to think that the biggest threat to the fantastic ‘Mad Men’ TV series about Madison Avenue types in the all-conquering, drinking and bonking 1960’s was the onset of hippiedom (or the bourgeois version thereof). Can you imagine Sterling ...

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Is agency giant Omnicom really a white boys’ club?

That’s the implication of a dispute going on in New York where the city’s $118bn public pension funds have asked the investment banks and ad agency groups they invest in to disclose information about the racial and social gender of ...

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Was the the Mad Men era really defined by pyjamas?

Amongst other things, obviously it was. The fifth series of Mad Men starts Sunday in the US, and probably on Sky Atlantic in the UK. I wouldn’t know because I’m a Virgin customer in the UK and don’t have Sky ...

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We’re on the cusp of a golden age of advertising says Droga5’s Dave Droga

Here’s Dave Droga, legendary Aussie-born creative and boss of happening agency Droga5, telling Ad Age editor Abbey Klaassen why he thinks the ‘Mad Men’ era wasn’t necessarily the golden age of advertising (although he likes some of it) and why ...

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Will the old Mad Men magic work for Tina Brown’s new Newsweek?

Creatives, sharpen your pencils. Tina Brown, editor of Newsweek and The Daily Beast, has a new challenge for you. Well, not ‘new’ perhaps; more “retro”. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hone those copy skills which you might, if you were ...

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