Sometimes I’m surprised by the success of Mad Men. In case it’s not broadcast where you live, or you’ve just never watched it, Mad Men is an award-winning, American dramatic television series. About the advertising industry.
Anyway. No disrespect intended. It’s a great concept, very well written and brilliantly cast, directed and acted. It’s just that I lived it. Been there. Done that. McConnell Eastman, a fairly large Canadian ad agency (gone now), where I was hired for the first time, could have been Sterling Cooper (later to become Sterling Cooper Draper Price), the setting for Mad Men.
So I watched it for the first two seasons, and then packed it in. It was just too deja vu for me. Continue reading