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McCann Erickson welcomes Sterling Cooper

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 18th 2009 2:24PM
Mad MenSo we all saw legendary ad agency McCann Erickson buy Sterling Cooper in the season finale of Mad Men. Some people might not know that McCann Erickson is a real-life ad agency (that's one of the reasons I love this show, they use real companies and products). Well, the company welcomes Sterling Cooper in this video on their web site.

The agency is also buying big ads in magazines like Adweek and Brandweek to welcome Sterling Cooper. Has their ever been a show based in a particular industry that is loved by the real-life industry it depicts more than Mad Men?

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Mad Men: Shoot

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 14th 2007 12:41AM

Mad Men

(S01E09)

"I didn't think you had it in you. And I mean that." - Roger, trying to "compliment" Pete on an ad campaign

Last week I told you that I thought that one of the themes of this show is freedom, and I think in the opening scene of this week's episode solidifies that a little bit more. It's a shot of the neighbors prized birds flying off from the coop, though they return when he has food in his hand. I get that feeling that all the characters are looking for that freedom, or at least a change. Betty wants to go back to modeling, Don might want a new job, and Pete wants Peggy. Maybe. Kinda.

This week's episode was also directed by Freak and Greeks creator/producer/writer Paul Feig, and that makes me perk up a bit. I'm curious to see what he does with a show like Mad Men.

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