Twittering Mad Men

by Andy Polaine on October 24, 2008

in General


What a weird meta media world we live in. I tweeted that I was off to watch Mad Men only to find this morning that I am being followed on Twitter by Peggy Olson from We Are Sterling Cooper.

I’m obviously way behind in this story, apparently AMC did the usual “Take it down! No, wait, apparently you young folk love it!” our-lawyers-have-no-idea-what-they-are-doing dance a while back.

(I bet the real Sterling Cooper – “consulting mechanical engineers” (as opposed ones who just go around mechanically engineering stuff without asking?) – have seen their web traffic rise. Shame their website is straight out of 1995).

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 tim October 24, 2008 at 12:57 pm

…while it would have been so much more fitting if their website was from 1959.

2 Andy Polaine October 24, 2008 at 4:03 pm

1960 really – although Marilyn Monroe just died in the episode I watched, so it must be 1962 now. Time moves strangely in that series.

3 tim October 26, 2008 at 1:21 pm

oh, i just wrote 1959 for the sake of flipping the digits. i am not the biggest ‘mad men’ expert, but sme scenes made me chuckle since i keep experiencing the echo of their thinking in today’s big agencies…

4 Andy Polaine October 26, 2008 at 1:47 pm

I’m sure part of the success is that they act out what most agency guys still think inside, but now keep quiet about.

I’ve heard some awful (and sadly true) agency cliché stories from recent years though – bowls of coke at Christmas parties, affairs all over the place, lavish gifts to the girls that have been ‘had’ by the MD… It’s real head in the hands stuff.

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