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Jon Hamm Is a Great Actor, So Why Can’t He Find Another Great Role? – Variety

Owen Gleiberman on how the inspired star of 'Mad Men,' caught in a kiddiefied landscape, has squandered his capital on routine movies.

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‘Mad Men’ 10th Anniversary: Inside the Making of the Show | Variety

AMC alum Christina Wayne recalls the launch of hit series "Mad Men" for its 10th anniversary

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Rob Sheffield: Why 'Mad Men' Is Still a Golden-Age-of-TV Standout - Rolling Stone

Rob Sheffield on 'Mad Men' at 10: How Matthew Weiner's Madison Ave TV drama still feels timeless and totally unique a decade after its debut.

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The Monster Mad Men Filming Map of Los Angeles

In the end, Don Draper didn't find inner peace in Los Angeles. He found it in Big Sur, and then immediately sold it, which basically adds up to the same thing. Throughout Mad Men, which ended this...

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50 Years Later, Heinz Approves Don Draper’s ‘Pass the Heinz’ Ads and Is Actually Running Them – Adweek

Joint effort between David Miami and Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce

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Does Anybody Else Really Miss ‘Mad Men’?

It hasn't even been off the air that long, but it feels like an eternity.

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The Impeccable Design of "Mad Men" Gets The Requisite Taschen Spotlight

Creator Matt Weiner pulls back the curtain on the making of the seminal TV series in this high-end two-volume book set.

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The cast of ‘Mad Men’ had a mini-reunion this week and the photos are so sweet

'Mad Men' writer and creator Matthew Weiner is gearing up to release a book about the series, and invited the cast and crew for a mini-reunion.

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Matthew Weiner Heads to Amazon for His Next TV Move After Mad Men

A year and a half after wrapping his iconic TV series Mad Men, the show's creator, Matthew Weiner, has finally picked his next TV project. The creator is leaving AMC for streaming, making a $70 million deal with Amazon and The Weinstein Co. for his new, m

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A bunch of awesome Mad Men props are about to go up for auction

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Explore Don Draper's apartment in 3D

Archilogic, an online architecture viewer/editor designed to be easier for laypersons to use and share from than Sketchup, is spectacular stuff... at least on a fast computer. You can upload plans and convert them to 3D, move and replace furniture, mess around with the layout, push the results to friends or real estate agents, and so on.

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An Hour From Atlanta, 'Skyhaven' Offers Mad Men Lifestyle - Curbed Atlanta

Want to live like Don Draper, but away from the rigors of city life? A home in Rome, about 70 miles from downtown Atlanta, offers the quintessential midcentury lifestyle. Even the name of the home, Skyhaven, evokes images of a Bond-esque existence.

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Mad Men, Hannibal, Breaking Bad, more featured in video comparison of first and last frames | EW.com

Obviously, you should be wary of potential spoilers, but one TV fan put together a side-by-side video comparison of the first and last frames from some of the most popular series.  You might recognize the name Celia Gómez for her previous video compilat

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Coca-Cola Just Remastered Its Famous 'Hilltop' Ad From 1971, and It Looks Fantastic

Fans of Coca-Cola—and the Mad Men finale—are getting a nice treat today. The soda company just announced that it has remastered and color-corrected its famous 1971 commercial

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JWT CEO's Downfall Leaves Ad Industry Questioning If It's Truly Left the Mad Men Era | Adweek

Facing accusations that he made frequent jokes about rape, Jews and African Americans, JWT's global CEO resigned this week, marking an abrupt reversal by his company—and sparking an industrywide moment of reflection.

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Madison Avenue Can't Let Go Of Its Inner Don Draper - Forbes

Sorrell is immensely proud of his company, and rightly so. He is also extraordinarily sensitive as to how people are treated by colleagues. I have no doubt that he will do the right thing and fire Martinez.

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See How 'The Apartment' Influenced 'Mad Men'

These beloved pop culture icons have more in common than you realize.

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The ‘Mad Men’ era of drinking is upon us - The Washington Post

Don Draper would approve. If it seems like everyone at the bar these days is trading in beer for bourbon, it's not just in your imagination.

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Vinyl Series Premiere Recap: Mick Jagger & Martin Scorsese's Rock-'n'-Roll Mad Men

Tonight, HBO premiered its new prestige drama, Vinyl, a show that's so pedigreed it could compete at Westminster. The series comes to us from executive producers — and longtime artistic soul mates — Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger (among

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What Is The Ultimate Ad? | TechCrunch

If Mad Men is to be believed, the difference between a successful brand and a failure is the perfect ad: one witty line, the perfect image; an overall feeling..

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Kiernan Shipka Hits SAGs 2016 Red Carpet: Compare First, Final Appearances for 'Mad Men' - Us Weekly

'Mad Men' actress Kiernan Shipka hit her final SAGs red carpet for the series on Saturday, Jan. 30 -- compare photos from her first SAGs appearance here

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'Mad Men': The Uncensored, Epic, Never-Told Story Behind AMC's Critical Darling

Don Draper lived on hard drives for half a decade before anybody paid him any notice. In 1999, Matthew Weiner, then an unfulfilled writer on CBS' Ted Danson sitcom Becker, spent his every off-hour doing research on the 1960s: what people wore, how th

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Jon Hamm - The Electric Eleven: THR TV Critics' Favorite Performances of 2015

Don Draper’s existential journey was a whole lot more than drinking to forget, screwing to feel something or merely hiding behind someone else. It was always going to be a painful journey with a series of bottoming-out moments. But it's when Don fi

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Vintage aviation photos: 'Mad Men' meets 'Airplane!' - CNN.com

The staff at AirlineRatings.com have gathered these vintage aviation photos that recall a golden era of aviation.

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Best of TV 2015: No 3 – Mad Men | Television & radio | The Guardian

The final season gives us unexpected romance, profound sadness, death – and one of the best screen portraits of drunkenness in TV history

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15 Biggest Golden Globes Snubs and Surprises: ‘Mad Men,’ Johnny Depp & More

No ‘Mad Men’? Boo! But a nod for ‘Mad Max’? Yay! The agony and the ecstasy of Thursday’s Golden Globes announcement, in 15 of the biggest snubs and surprises.

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Dreams do come true: Atomic 212 bans internal work emails for a Mad Men vibe

The boss of a Sydney media agency bans internal emails to get creative juices flowing.

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Kiernan Shipka remembers the many Bobby Drapers | EW.com

Over seven seasons of Mad Men, we watched Don Draper agonize, week after week, over how to sell American people in the 1960s nylons or cigarettes or lipstick. He was struggling to keep up in a strange new era — an America changing so much, in fact,

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Watch Jon Hamm Talk About Don Draper’s Life After the Mad Men Finale | TIME

Jon Hamm gave his opinion on what happened to Don Draper after the finale of Mad Men on Monday's episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers.

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Mad Men: The Complete Collection review – a box set to savour rather than binge

This decade-long meditation on change, told through the story of uber-alpha male advertising executive Don Draper, isn’t to be rushed

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Jon Hamm on His Emmy Stage Climb: ‘That Was Just Stupid’ | Jon Hamm : Just Jared

Jon Hamm on His Emmy Stage Climb: ‘That Was Just Stupid’ Jon Hamm wears a mitt while playing a friendly game of baseball with some friends on Saturday afternoon (September 19) in Los Angeles. The following day, the…

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CNN congratulates Jon Hamm by tweeting a picture of someone who isn’t Jon Hamm · Newswire · The A.V. Club

After 16 nominations and years of disappointment, Jon Hamm finally won an Emmy last night, accepting the award for outstanding lead actor in a drama series in his final eligible effort as Mad Men’s Don Draper.

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Jon Hamm Emmy Win: First For ‘Mad Men’ Final Season | Variety

"Mad Men" star Jon Hamm wins an Emmy: His first win is for the final season of the AMC drama.

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Jon Hamm Talks About the 'Mad Men' Series Finale - The New York Times

“My take is that, the next day, he wakes up in this beautiful place, and has this serene moment of understanding, and realizes who he is.”

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7 Reasons Jon Hamm Deserves to Win the Emmy for 'Mad Men' | Indiewire

Sunday officially marks the last chance for the TV Academy to correct a seven-year-long mistake. Here's why a Jon Hamm win would be so much more than a make-up

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Mad Men's Matthew Weiner on Betty's Surprise Fate and Don's Post-Finale Life | Vanity Fair

Weiner spoke to Vanity Fair executive West Coast editor Krista Smith during Emmy weekend.

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7 Reasons A 'Mad Men' Spinoff Not Happening Is Actually A Good Thing | Bustle

If you're still grieving over the loss of AMC's pivotal drama Mad Men, I know that feel. Despite having an entire summer to properly mourn bidding the eclectic cast of characters adieu, I still find myself embedded in Mad Men—esque reveries where I cont

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At Tonight's Emmy Awards, Mad Men Provides An Essential Economic Lesson

Mad Men, AMC’s critically acclaimed series about the people inside a prominent New York City advertising agency, ended its much garlanded run earlier this year. The bouquets throw its way were abundant; all of them well deserved.

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Emmys: Who Will Win, Who Should Win - Hollywood Reporter

THR awards analyst Scott Feinberg predicts the victors, while chief TV critic Tim Goodman declares who is really worthy. The shocker? They find some common ground (hint: Jon Hamm, it's finally your moment).

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Emmys: 'Mad Men' and 'Silicon Valley' Writers Reveal How to Write a Finale

This year’s Emmy-nominated scribes agree: Writing a finale is no easy feat. Recently, Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner was tasked with wrapping up seven seasons of the AMC critical darling, while Silicon Valley’s Alec Berg had the (albeit slightly less

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Alison Brie's Breakout Role On 'Mad Men' Looked Like A Bit Part : NPR

When Mad Men first started airing, Brie remembers saying, "I don't think it's gonna last very long." Even when the show was a hit, she kept looking for other work — and landed a role on Community.

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Christina Hendricks Talks About Taking Props & Costumes From ‘Mad Men’ Set (Video)

Christina Hendricks Talks About Taking Props & Costumes From ‘Mad Men’ Set (Video) Christina Hendricks steps out in an all black ensemble on Wednesday (August 12) in New York City. The 40-year-old actress appeared on Watch What Happens Live!&h

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Don Draper's Mad Men Cadillac Sells for $48,980

After going up for auction last week, the 1965 Cadillac Coupe DeVille used in shooting the final seasons of Mad Men is sold. The star car fetched $48,980. That's a lotta money in 1965 dollars.

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'Mad Men' Prop Auction: 8 Cool Items Attracting Bids (or Not) - Hollywood Reporter - Hollywood Reporter

ScreenBid is auctioning off about 1,500 Mad Men props in an online sale that runs through August 6. Opening bids start as low $50. Here’s eight cool items that are attracting a surprising amount of attention (or not):

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The glamour of advertising has gone — and that's a good thing

Advertising events seem more disconnected from the rest of the world. They’re lavish, but outside their little bubble, no one pays much attention to them.

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John Doyle: TV that’s attempting - and failing - to capitalize on Mad Men-esque drama

The problem with Masters of Sex(Sundays, TMN and on-demand) is that it has now entered firmly into the 1960s. With the notable exception ofMad Men , the sixties tend to make for tedious television drama.

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Emmy Nominations - Give Jon Hamm a Mad Men Best Actor Award Already!

Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, and Christina Hendricks have never won Emmys for their roles on Mad Men. It's time to change that.

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Where ‘Mad Men’ Left Off: Why Television Is Headed to Sexy, Scary ‘70s New York - The Daily Beast

Still mourning the loss of ‘Mad Men?’ Well, two of next year’s most anticipated series pick up right where Don Draper left off—one about the birth of hip-hop, the other on porn.

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6 Shows That Will Fill The 'Mad Men'-Sized Hole In Your Heart

It's been a month since "Mad Men" ran over our hearts with a lawn mower after airing its series finale. And while we may never know how Watergate affects Bobby Draper's young psyche or wheth

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Matthew Weiner on Jon Hamm’s ‘Mad Men' Finale Performance: “You Can Write It, But You Can’t Make It Happen” -

A big part of drama is creating a tone — and in the scope of Mad Men, with the passage of time and the smallness of the interactions, we have tried to re-create what we think feels like reality. Sure, it's heightened a little bit. Don Draper has a more

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Christina Hendricks on the End of 'Mad Men,' Joan's Big Career Move, and Her New Comedy Role

We caught up with Hendricks over the phone from New Orleans, where she’s currently filming a top-secret project: “I’m not sure if I’m allowed to talk about it yet. It’s one of those!” But she was able to discuss the final episodes of Mad Men,

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Emmys: 'Mad Men's' Matthew Weiner Reveals Most Challenging Scene From Series Finale

And that's just one story related from 17 of TV's top comedy and drama helmers — whose duties ranged from shooting an entire episode with iPhones to hugging (and crying) it out with crewmembers — as they explain how they pulled off logistica

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Watch Jon Hamm & Zach Galifianakis Sing ‘We Are the World’ at Bonnaroo 2015 (Video)

Watch Jon Hamm & Zach Galifianakis Sing ‘We Are the World’ at Bonnaroo 2015 (Video) Jon Hamm takes the stage with Zach Galifianakis at the 2015 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on Saturday (June 13) in Manchester, Tenn. The Keeping Up With&helli

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January Jones Cried ‘Like a Baby’ After Watching ‘Mad Men’ Series Finale | January Jones : Just Jared

January Jones Cried ‘Like a Baby’ After Watching ‘Mad Men’ Series Finale January Jones dons a grey sweater while out and about on Friday (June 5) in Los Angeles. The day before, the 37-year-old actress donned a chic fedora while taking…

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Emmys: 'Mad Men' Star Reveals Why Matthew Weiner Is Going to Be "Pissed Off at Me" - Hollywood Reporter - The

"It may be impolitic to say this, but I'm going to say it anyway. There was a scene where Sterling Cooper's being absorbed into McCann, and Don [Jon Hamm] and my character tell the entire office. I make a speech to the assembled group, who start rebelling because their jobs are on the line. Roger goes on to say, 'I don't know what to tell you.

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From 'Columbo' to 'Golden Girls': Matthew Weiner, Mark Duplass Reveal the TV Shows They Want Revived - The Hollywood Rep

'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's' Tituss Burgess, Rose McGowan, 'UnReal' creator Marti Noxon and other creatives reveal their wish lists for revivals on the big and small screen.

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'Mad Men': Elisabeth Moss' Epic Hallway Swagger "Was Not Cool at All" to Shoot - The Hollywood Reporter

"James Dean makes it look super cool and easy, but it's actually really hard to hold a cigarette in your mouth and walk."

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'Mad Men' stars remember biggest bombshells hurled at them on series - LA Times

This month, "Mad Men" made its exit, to the dismay of fans everywhere. As the satirical Twitter account ‏@LosFelizDayCare put it in March, "A lot of the children are afraid and asking but the truth is we don't know what life looks l

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Stephanie Drake on being Mad Men’s most memorable minor character

And then there’s Stephanie Drake. The actress played unforgettable madcap secretary Meredith (and an even more unforgettable voice), who made a move on Don Draper when he finds out he’s in breach of contract and translated Roger Sterling’s speech into Pig Latin. The character was minor, but her final episode firing resulted in Twitter outcry: “Meredith spin-off, PLEASE!”

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'Mad Men' Series Finale: Matthew Weiner Explains, Character Surprises and What's Next - Hollywood Reporter

The showrunner followed through on his promised "decompression" of the final episode with a discussion with novelist A.M. Homes on Wednesday at the New York Public Library. The chat marked his first (and likely only) interview to touch on Sunday's series finale.

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Matthew Weiner opens up about Mad Men and the moment he decided Betty was going to die | EW.com

It’s not enough to deliver a satisfying series finale to a beloved televison show. Modern fandom demands more than that, so after a few days of “decompression” following the Coke-and-a-smile ending to seven seasons of Mad Men, Matthew Weiner sat dow

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'Mad Men' creator explains why the series ended with that vintage Coke ad

'Mad Men' creator opens up about the Coke ad, when he knew Betty was going to die, and the one storyline he wasn't always sold on.

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Marsh Men: Numero’s Entire Run Of Mad Men Placements | Numero Group: By The Numbers

The Numero Group considers themselves very lucky to have contributed several songs to the sonic landscape of Mad Men. And for the sake of historical accuracy, the songs were often upstaged by grand-slam singles from the Beatles, The Jimi Hendrix Expe

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“I Love Lucy” was Sunday Night’s Number 1 Scripted Show, Nearly Twice as Many Viewers as “Mad Men” Finale

Sunday night: Two reruns of "I Love Lucy" from the 1950s, colorized (objectionable, but ok whatever) scored the highest total viewers of all scripted shows that night. "Lucy" had 6.4 million total ...

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AMC didn't pay for Coca-Cola ad used in Mad Men finale | EW.com

A famous 1971 Coca-Cola ad occupies the last minute of AMC’s Mad Men series finale—but the network didn’t pay anything to use it. “No money exchanged hands,” a Coca-Cola spokesperson told People. “We’ve had limited awareness around the br

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The original Mad Men were just as dapper, but not as drunk

The real Mad Men of the '50s dressed just as dapper, and drank just as much as the show suggested. But no more than everyone else...

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The Backstory Behind the Coke Ad in 'Mad Men'

For Don Draper, enlightenment apparently came in the form of the perfect advertising pitch.

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Jon Hamm Talks About the Real Meaning of the 'Mad Men' Series Finale

“My take is that, the next day, he wakes up in this beautiful place, and has this serene moment of understanding, and realizes who he is.”

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Coca-Cola Sees Massive Online Brand Lift Following 'Mad Men' Finale

VideoConsider it the ultimate in content marketing: Coca-Cola’s iconic 1971 TV ad, “Hilltop,” closed last night’s seven-year run of “Mad Men” on AMC. Digital consumption around the brand exploded by 991% (the equivalent

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Janie Bryant Costume Designer of Mad Men Talks the Series Finale - Mad Men Fashion

There really is no overstating the impact of Mad Men. The final episodes of the7th season begin airing on Sunday, and it marks the end of an era in more ways than one. Mad Men is reaching the end of the 1960s and cable television has been revolutionized. Doubtlessly, one of the most talked-about and easily relatable aspects of what resonated so strongly about Mad Men is the visual aesthetic—and the clothes in particular.

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What the real guy behind that Coke commercial thought of Mad Men

Mad Men ended with an iconic 1971 Coca-Cola commercial, “I’d Like to Buy the World a Coke.” On the show, it was Don Draper who presumably masterminded the zeitgeist-capturing advertisement. In real life, however, the credit goes to Bill Backer, a former McCann Erickson creative director who thought up the commercial’s concept while sitting in an airport during a flight delay.

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Matthew Weiner’s MAD MEN and the double audience | YDS: The Clare Spark Blog

(Spoilers ahead). In all my years of watching television, I have never been so flummoxed as I was by the final season of Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men that purports to trace the ups and downs of its primary characters in a small NYC advertising agency, “St

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Touring New York, With ‘Mad Men’ in Mind - NYTimes.com

”Mad Men” ends its run on Sunday night, and a toast is definitely in order. Martinis and Manhattans are among the cocktails made for the occasion, New York City the optimal locale.

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8 Horrible Trends That Are All Mad Men's Fault: The Daily Details

Over the past seven series, Mad Men has served up some serious 50s and 60s style, but it’s also given birth to a number of not-so-wonderful fashion and design trends. Here are some of the show’s biggest offenders.

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We've certainly been 'Mad' for modern: 'Mad Men's' trend-setting design legacy - LA Times

In its nearly eight years on the air, AMC's period drama "Mad Men" became must-see TV for design professionals and decor fans and, arguably, a boon to the home furnishings industry. The interiors — conceived by production designer Dan

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Watch the Finale of Mad Men With the Cast of Mad Men - Los Angeles Magazine

Mad Men may be a quintessential New York show, but fans of the series, which ends its run for good on May 17, are about to have a quintessential L.A. experience: Film Independent is producing a special live reading of a Mad Men manuscript as directed by Jason Reitman (Juno, Up in the Air, Young Adult) and starring a group of actors who—in keeping with Live Reads’ regular programming—won’t be revealed in advance.

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'Mad Men' and Advertising History: All You Need to Know | Special: Mad Men - Advertising Age

The sixth season of "Mad Men" has arrived, returning the ad business to center stage -- at least on AMC and in the press.

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Watch Seth Meyers' 'Next Week on Mad Men' Supercut | Special: Mad Men - Advertising Age

If you've ever seen a "Mad Men" scenes-from-next-week montage, protecting the plot of the next episode like it's a state secret, no further set-up is necessary.

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The Real 'Mad Men' Diaries: David Ogilvy | Special: Mad Men - Advertising Age

Former Ogilvy chairman Ken Roman remembers David Ogilvy as a charmer and a direct mail genius who "never wrote a decent TV commercial."

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Is McCann Mad at 'Mad Men' Yet?

If McCann hoped the final season would offer some fun moments of nostalgia, the show's writers haven't made it easy

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19 vintage 'Mad Men' promos to prepare you for the finale

If you're lucky enough to have nothing better to do than watch TV for the next several days straight, you could watch AMC's Mad Men marathon, which starts Wednesday night at 6 p.m. ET. Every episode will run — all seven seasons in their entirety — leading up to the series finale on Sunday at 10 p.m. ET.

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Early TV Set Designs Were Even Groovier Than Mad Men's | WIRED

Television execs used the power of their new medium to expose the masses to avant-garde art.

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McCann's Mad Men Tweets Help Lift the Agency's Mentions by 46% | Adweek

Since it's been part of the program's storyline from practically the beginning, McCann has been tweeting about Mad Men episodes for years. But for the final season, it has been cast as an extreme antagonist as it swallows up the fictional subsidiary Sterl

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‘Mad Men’ Recap: On the Road Again

The 90th episode of “Mad Men” dramatized two very different visions of top-of-the-ladder success. For Joan, Don, Peggy and Roger, the first days at McCann confirm everything they’d feared about selling out to a bigger company...

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Charting the Evolution of Advertising From the ‘Mad Men’ Era to 2015 and Beyond

It’s not every day that someone makes an amazing show about marketing. That’s why it’s a little bittersweet for Adobe to see Mad Men come to an end. To celebrate the final season of a show that’s touched us and marketers around the world, each Thursday Adobe will be releasing a retro style Adobe Marketing Cloud ad with #AdThrowback. We hope that other brands will join us. Thank you Don, Peggy and everyone else. We’re sorry we never got a chance to do your analytics.

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'Mad Men' Recap: End Times

SPOILERS!

Last week, Don Draper struggled to summarize Sterling Cooper & Partners' prospects for the future. As it turns out, he was right to be blocked: It doesn't have one. A notice that their lease has been terminated clues Roger Sterling in to McCann's mastery plan: They've going to swallow SC&P lock, stock and Pete Campbell.

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Matt Weiner's Years of Pre-'Mad Men' Failure and Humiliation Will Inspire You to Persevere

As someone who spent a significant chunk of my 20s floundering around in different directions, attempting to figure out how to find meaning and success in adult life, nothing makes me happier than ...

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Meet the Man Behind Don Draper’s Creative Genius -- Vulture

Sunday night's episode of Mad Men featured a botched advertising pitch for Peter Pan's Tinkerbell cookies, a campaign that involved kids writing Dear John letters to rival cookie companies — and eventually results in Johnny Mathis’s firing. It was an ancillary plotline, but over the years, ad campaigns have fueled both the central and background drama on the show. The man behind them, Mad Men co-producer Josh Weltman, meticulously executes many of the ads we’ve seen Don Draper and Peggy Olson pitch

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30 Digital Marketing Tools the Real Mad Men Would Have Wanted

30 free and paid digital marketing tools to help you with content marketing, SEO, social media marketing, PPC, conversion optimization, project management etc.

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Media Director Model, Burnett Nixes Awards Mad Men Headlines | Special: Mad Men - Advertising Age

Media Director-turned-model, Italian oral hygiene, Burnett nixes awards entries: Ad Age headlines from the 'Mad Men' Era

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“Mad Men” Cartoon Countdown: The Seventh- and Sixth-to-Last Episodes - The New Yorker

The first and second installments of a very thorough series of recaps of AMC’s “Mad Men,” the final season.

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Mad Men Real Estate Update: Things Go from Bad to Worse for Don Draper's Awesome Apartment - Flipped - Curbed National

Mad Men, a popular television program about the tragic fall of a once great apartment, aired its second episode of the (second half of the) final season on Sunday,...

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My Mom Was a Mad Man: David Murray Book Excerpt | Special: Mad Men - Advertising Age

David Murray recounts how his mother, Carol Muehl of Campbell-Ewald, left a copywriting legacy, in an excerpt from his book "Raised by Mad Men."

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Real Mad Men Diaries: Would Mary Wells Hire Don Draper? | Special: Mad Men - Advertising Age

Ad Age asked real Mad Men era execs if Mary Wells would have hired Don Draper. The consensus was no.

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12 beautiful airline posters from the 'Mad Men' era from the British Airways Heritage Centre - Business Insider

In the "Mad Men" TV series, fictional ad agency Sterling Cooper memorably creates ads and concepts for airlines including Mohawk and American Airlines.

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10 Mad Men-Inspired Retro DIYs | Brit + Co

After a brutal year-long wait, Mad Men is finally back on our television screens with the very last batch of episodes as the award-winning series comes to a close. In honor of the show’s envy-worthy retro 1960s style, we’re sharing a list of DIYs that are perfect for making a fashion statement, showing off at a dinner party or upgrading your home decor. Scroll on for hacks that effortlessly allow you to hold on to a small piece of this beloved show and its incredibly stylish time period.

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5 excellent PR client lessons from 'Mad Men' | PR Daily

Though the fictional account executives at Sterling Cooper focus on advertising campaigns, PR pros can glean knowledge from their successes and failures.

History | History

This Is the Nixon Speech Don Draper Was Watching on 'Mad Men'

Few things can place a fictional story on a real-world timeline better than a Presidential speech can. In the case of the Sunday night mid-season premiere of Mad Men, the background appearance of a speech by Richard Nixon dates one scene precisely, at April 30, 1970, around 9 p.m. Eastern, when Nixon addressed the nation.

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Mad Men Style: The Best of the 1960s from House Beautiful

While Betty Draper was busy in her Ossining, NY, home, House Beautiful was featuring cutting-edge home designs to make any 1960s woman swoon.

Food & Drink | The Cocktail Hour

Drinking With 'Mad Men': Cocktail Culture And The Myth Of Don Draper : The Salt : NPR

The culture of retro cocktails that the show helped reignite is intriguing, considering how much of Mad Men is actually about excessive — even abusive — drinking.

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Vacation like 'Mad Men': Mid-century homes you can rent

TV's Mad Men, which enters its final season this month, has been lauded for its emphasis on visual authenticity. From Don's narrow ties to the evocative interiors he inhabits, the show has come to embody mid-century style.

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15 Real-Life Events of 1970 That Could Show Up on Mad Men | Vanity Fair

Last night’s Mad Men premiere (and particularly Roger Sterling’s mustache) confirmed something the promos only hinted at. Toto, we’re not in the 60s anymore. All our visions of Don Draper’s story and the decade that defined him coming to a close at the same time went out the window.

Style & Fashion | Fashion & Beauty

Spylight Lets You Buy the Clothes from Your Favorite TV Show

Have you ever been watching a TV show or a movie and wondered where you could buy the clothes? Well, Spylight is the answer. Spylight is a nifty new app…

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

McCann Makes the Best of a Brutal Portrayal in ‘Mad Men’ - CMO Today - WSJ

"Mad Men" has for years skewered the misogynist culture of the 1960s, but the latest episode has painted a particularly unflattering picture of one non-fictional advertising agency: McCann-Erickson.On Sunday's premiere of the final batch of epis

Food & Drink | The Cocktail Hour

America drinks just as much as it did in the Mad Men era

Mad Men can make the 1960s seem like a non-stop booze-fest. Do not be fooled.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

A 'Mad Men' Dinner Party, Circa 1969

A 'Mad Men' Dinner Party, Circa 1969 is a group of recipes collected by the editors of NYT Cooking

Entertainment | Television/Film/Books

5 Things In Mad Men That Became Important - Business Insider

The advertising industry was never the same. Some people don't realize the show depicts landmark developments in the advertising industry with equal precision. We spoke with real-life 1960s "Mad Man" Mel Abert, former art director at renowned ad agency Chiat/Day. Abert let us in on the developments in the show that ended up being huge for the industry.

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

The 'Mad Men' Map of Manhattan: 12 Spots to Visit Before the Series Ends - Racked NY

All the places you can still visit today that made a Mad Men cameo appearance.

News | The News

25 Things You Never Knew About 'Mad Men'

n the midst of bracing ourselves to bid adieu to Mad Men, we did some sleuthing for the most obscure, mind-blowing, and simply awe-inspiring facts that have managed to fly under the radar during the show's seven season run. Here, find 25 facts that are sure to impress at your booze-ridden viewing party as the final seven episodes kick-off on Sunday.

Entertainment | Entertainment

8 Fascinating Fan Theories About ‘Mad Men’ | Mental Floss

‘Mad Men’ viewers have concocted a number of elaborate theories about how the series will end. Most of them involve death.

Entertainment | Television/Film/Books

Why 'Mad Men' Is Comfort-Food TV for Viewers Who Didn't Live Through the '60s

Mad Men is, at its essence, a show about terrible things happening to occasionally terrible people. Its characters are adulterers, careerists, alcoholics, and liars; they’re prone to selfishness, s...

Entertainment | Television/Film/Books

Mad Men to live on at Smithsonian National Museum of American History - BBC News

A collection of costumes and props from hit US drama Mad Men is donated to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

Entertainment | Television/Film/Books

It’s Mad Men Week on The A.V. Club · Newswire · The A.V. Club

As you’re probably aware, Mad Men returns on Sunday, April 5, kicking off the final seven episodes of its heralded seven-season run. In honor of the show’s return and final wrapup, The A.V. Club is offering extra Mad Men coverage all this week:

Entertainment | Television/Film/Books

Mad Men: The End Is About to Begin

It was 2007 when Don Draper, figuratively depicted in the show's elegant opening titles, began his long fall through the 1960s, passing through the best of the materialist America he helps spin into being on his way to ... what?...

Food & Drink | The Cocktail Hour

How to Build the Perfect Bar Cart

Whether you like things shaken or stirred. Blame it on our Mad Men-induced nostalgia, but second only to meeting Don Draper for a dirty martini at a New York City members-only bar, crafting our own bar cart seems like the coolest way to be a part of the show's bygone eras—and save on those sneaky, eye-watering bar tabs.

Entertainment | Entertainment

'Mad Men' Spinoff: What Ideas Did AMC Pitch To Matthew Weiner For New Series?

After Season 4 of “Mad Men” ended in 2010, Weiner’s contract was up for renewal. AMC and Lionsgate (which co-produced the show) responded by offering Weiner a lot less money and a list of demands – trim the cast, add more time for commercials and, most intriguing, develop a spinoff.

Entertainment | Television/Film/Books

Facebook, 'Mad Men' Put Your Photos in Don Draper's Carousel | Special: Mad Men - Advertising Age

AMC's new "Mad Men" promotion will either make you nostalgic or embarrassed, depending on the photos that dominate your Facebook profile.

Architecture & Interior Design | Mid Century

Mad Men Sets Have Arrived in New York, and They are Glorious - TV Time - Curbed National

Photos via Architizer "Matthew Weiner's Mad Men", an exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, New York opens tomorrow, March 14, offering visitors the chance to...

Entertainment | Movies & Other Stuff

Restaurants Offer Boozy Menus to Promote 'Mad Men' | Special: Mad Men - Advertising Age

From March 23 through March 29, 34 New York City Restaurants will participate in Mad Men Dining Week, offering a lunch promotion of $19.69.

Entertainment | ENTERTAINMENT

George Lois, real-life Don Draper: Vice profiles the legendary 60s ad man and art director (VIDEO).

Forget D.B. Cooper—for a real-life equivalent of Mad Men’s Don Draper, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone more fitting than legendary art director George Lois. In the ’60s, Lois oversaw dozens of landmark ad campaigns and magazine covers, and t

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

‘Mad Men’ plans series of NYC events tied to finale - NY Daily News

“Mad Men” is passing into cultural history, and part of the passage is a string of events at New York museums and cultural institutions.

Entertainment | Entertainment

Don Draper Probably Won't Die in the 'Mad Men' Finale

A new look at Season 7.5 makes us believe that our favorite ad man will survive his final episode.

Entertainment | Movies & Other Stuff

Dish’s SlingTV Adds AMC Network “Walking Dead,” “Mad Men” | Re/code

Dish’s Sling TV, the low-cost cable-TV-on-the-Web experiment, just got a little more interesting: The service is adding the AMC network, the channel that delivers cable hits like “Mad Men” and the “Walking Dead.”

Miscellaneous | Mid Century

Grab A Glass Because It's The Best Whiskey Ads Of The 1960s!

James Bond + Jim Beam = Winner! Forget everything you knew about the 1960s. Forget Mad Men, forget Apollo 11, forget The Beatles, forget JFK, forget Cuba, don't forget Vietnam...but forget about the rest. In the '60s, all you had to care about was a nice bottle of bourbon and the quickest method of getting it into your mouth.

Food & Drink | The Cocktail Hour

What Happened to Drinking Before Noon? - Esquire

Last month I acted as official witness for two friends as they got their marriage license. Afterward, she went to work while he asked if I'd like to celebrate with a drink.

It was 10 A.M. on a Tuesday.

Food & Drink | The Cocktail Hour

‘Stodgy’ scotch on the rocks as Mad Men turns the young on to bourbon | Life and style | The Guardian

British brand recruits David Beckham to take on foreign rivals, such as Sinatra’s beloved Jack Daniel’s

Style & Fashion | Style

Christina Hendricks' Curves Are Out of Control in the Best Way in Off-the-Shoulder Green Dress - Yahoo Celebrity

From Yahoo Celebrity: Christina Hendricks had a stunning red carpet moment in a figure-hugging green dress at the 2014 CNN Heroes event in NYC on Nov. 19; see the photos

Entertainment | Entertainment

Calling All Mad Men Fans! AMC Wants You to Appear in a New Promo

Send in a short video explaining why you love the show for the chance to appear in a documentary promo.

Entertainment | Entertainment

CALLING ALL MAD MEN FANS

Are you a fan of AMC’s Mad Men? If so, please send us a short video telling us why you love the show.  This is for a promo that will feature interviews with real life Mad Men enthusiasts. WE ARE LO...

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

The World of Mad Men Through a 21st-Century Lens

Mad Men fans will just love this graphic series created by the designers at Shutterstock. Entitled Mod Men: The World of Mad Men Through a 21st-Century Lens, t…

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

This 1987 Australian Macintosh commercial is like a mini Mad Men

There's a bizarre charm to the mini dramas of Apple's commercials from the 1980s, and this Australian Macintosh clip is no exception. \

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

These Vintage Ads Prove We Had No Idea What The Future Would Actually Look Like

If you thought "The Jetsons" was far-fetched, think again. While you may laugh at the idea of every household having a robot, flying cars, and supercomputers, it was the beginning of the Space Age in the 1950s and 1960s, and futurism was all the rage. And if these vintage ads and images are anything to go by... it's exactly what people wanted to see.

Architecture & Interior Design | Mid Century

Thank the Jews for the "Mad Men" Aesthetic: How They Designed the Modern American Home

The mid-century modernists who fled Hitler helped shape a visual aesthetic that's still pervasive, as shown in a new museum exhibit.

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

Mad Men: Apple's Advertising Strategy Is 50 Years In The Making

In the first episode of Mad Men this season, Christina Hendricks’ character is sent to meet with the head of marketing from Butler Footwear. “Advertising’s just a small piece of the marketing mixture and it might be more effective if it’s better integrated into our business,” he tells Joan.

History | History

How Mad Men-Era Americans Imagined the World Would Look In 1970

The AMC show Mad Men is in its final season, with its mid-season finale (yeah, I don't know what that means exactly either) airing this past Sunday. The show started with 1960 as its backdrop, and we now see characters in the world of 1969. A lot chan