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Topic: Jon Hamm

5 Epic Scenes That Saved the Mad Men Finale

Forget the commune silliness. These are the moments that resonated from the show's farewell

Well, that was...unexpected. In Mad Men's penultimate episode last Sunday, creator Matthew Weiner had opened the door to that rarest of events: a series finale in which anything seemed possible—well, unless…

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 Creator Hopes Finale Will Delight Fans, but Not 'Give Them Everything They Want'

Matt Weiner hints at joy and sorrow in equal measure

AMC is calling it "The End of an Era," and that's not hyperbole. Mad Men, the network's signature show, is coming to an end. Its final seven episodes begin airing at…

Geometry Names a Global Creative Chief

Jon Hamm shifts from Momentum

Geometry has named a global creative chief, a year after WPP Group combined G2, OgilvyAction and JWTAction to create the global retail marketing shop. Jon Hamm, a top executive at Momentum,…

Stand Up to Cancer Tops Nielsen’s TV Tweet Chart

Celebrity fundraiser attracts 3.1 million followers

A telethon that raised $109 million dollars to help fight cancer has topped Nielsen’s Twitter TV ratings for the first week of September. The Stand Up to Cancer (@SU2C) event featured…

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…

Ad of the Day: Merkley Looks to the Past to Inspire the Future of Mercedes

Pair of new S-Class spots

Few auto brands have as rich a history to draw upon as Mercedes-Benz, the luxury nameplate that was born in 1886. The continual challenge, however, is making the legacy of…

Why Agencies and Brands Need to Embrace True Storytelling

Branded content is not the same thing

To build on the opportunities that today’s hyperconnected and social consumer as well as new distribution platforms offer, agencies and brands need to move away from thinking about branded content…

On the Set of Mad Men, Everyone Plays Cribbage

Kevin Rahm explains

Who Kevin Rahm Age 42 Accomplishments Stars as ad exec (and amateur pilot) Ted Chaough on AMC’s Mad Men; previously played Lee McDermott on ABC’s Desperate Housewives and Kyle McCarty on CBS’…

Strong Showing for Mad Men Premiere

Season 6 opener draws near-record 3.4 million viewers

Sunday night’s death- and goulash-soaked season premiere of AMC’s Mad Men held its own in a crowded 9 p.m.-11 p.m. time slot, drawing a near-record 3.4 million viewers. Per Nielsen live-plus-same-day…

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