Mad for Ad Age's Mad Men Ad

Wednesday, July 16, 2008
The June 23, 2008 issue of Advertising Age has this really cool section on the back that's all one long advertisement for the cable show "Mad Men", disguised as a vintage 1960 issue of the magazine. I thought it was well executed, and you can view all of the pages here. You can see how much (or how little) it cost to buy groceries and other necessities in 1960, read headlines that tout how well the automobile industry is doing, and look at some vintage ads. Oh, the good ol' days.

Not having cable I haven't seen the series "Mad Men" yet but will try to check out a few episodes on DVD. The clothes alone - especially seeing men in suits - is enough of a draw for me.


  1. I saw the Mad Men series recently here and I was a little disappointed, I loved all the 50's decor, clothing, society thing but felt that it could've been better.

  2. I enjoy the sets & costumes, but some of the attitudes are over the top. My mom was a single-gal secretary in NYC during this era, and she says of course there were men who were super sexist, but overall everyone worked together. We both really love this show!


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