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Topic: Don Draper

Why More Companies Today Are Embracing Wellness

'Ommm' comes to an office near you

Even Don Draper meditates. And when he does, the fictional ad titan comes up with a seminal feel-good commercial for Coca-Cola that teaches the world to sing in perfect harmony. Should…

Mad Men Series Finale Was the Hit AMC Show's Most-Watched Episode

Draws 3.3 million viewers Sunday

They may not by M*A*S*H numbers (106 million viewers for the series finale) or even Seinfeld (76 million), but the Mad Men series finale drew a respectable 3.29 million viewers,…

Coca-Cola Knew It Would Be in the Mad Men Finale, but That's About All It Knew

'Hilltop' spot was key to the series' end

Sunday's Mad Men finale featured a few delightful surprises, included a captivating blend of real-world creative and fictional backstory involving Coca-Cola and agency McCann Erickson.  (Warning: spoilers ahead for those who…

Quiz: How Well Do You Know Mad Men's Ad Campaigns and Pitches?

Celebrate the end of an era

Mad Men, AMC's ode to the golden age of Madison Avenue, says farewell this Sunday. While the award-winning acting and writing make the show great, for those in advertising, the pitches and…

How This Mad Men Co-Producer Made Don Draper's Work Believable

Meet the man behind the show’s ad campaigns

Josh Weltman, a co-producer of Mad Men, created most of the ad campaigns seen on the show. Beginning as an art director in the '80s, Weltman went on to be…

Growing Up the Son of a 'Mad Man' in Advertising's Golden Era

Reflecting on career and work of a Don Draper-like father

There are many memories of the so-called "golden era" of advertising that are conjured up expertly by Matthew Weiner's Mad Men on AMC Networks. Largely, it is the effort to create…

How Mad Men, by Looking Back, Changed the Future of Advertising

It made the industry sexier, but also made us question how far we'd come

"On Stage 9, the wardrobes of the male cast members include white shirts, cuff links, tie clips and hats," Stuart Elliott wrote in his New York Times advertising column in…

Mad Men Drops in Season 7 Premiere

Don's a real downer

AMC may have been hoping that the so-called “Netflix Effect” would boost the ratings for the Season 7 premiere of Mad Men, but in a highly competitive Sunday 10 p.m.…

The Long Goodbye: Mad Men Cast Begins Victory Lap

No spoilers at PaleyFest confab

While he wasn’t physically onstage during Friday night’s PaleyFest panel, Mad Men creator Matt Weiner cast a long shadow over the proceedings—so much so that the only potential spoilers leaked…

AMC Orders a Mad Men ‘Seven and Seven’

Final season will be split in 2 parts

Don Draper’s split personality is about to manifest itself in the final season of Mad Men, as AMC will cleave the 14-episode order in two. As it has done with The…

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