Ad Agency

  • Ad Agency Employee, 24, Dies From A Heart Attack

    Ad Agency Employee, 24, Dies From A Heart Attack

    There's ample evidence that stress and overwork are a toxic brew, leading to a host of possible illnesses, including heart disease. Still, it was shocking when an Ogilvy & Mather advertising employee in Beijiing collapsed at his desk Monday, and was later pronounced dead due to sudden cardiac arrest. After... Continue Reading

  • Junior Ad Men Drop Off Portfolios In Bathrooms And Get Jobs

    Junior Ad Men Drop Off Portfolios In Bathrooms And Get Jobs

    In most cases, designers don't want job recruiters to associate their portfolio with going to the bathroom. But for a pair of aspiring admen, it was their entire strategy. And it worked. After dropping off their "Toilet Book," Akos Papp and Laszlo Szloboda, both 24, Wednesday landed coveted jobs as a junior art... Continue Reading

  • 'Mad Men': Was It Really So Drunken and Debauched Back Then?

    'Mad Men': Was It Really So Drunken and Debauched Back Then?

    When the fifth season of "Mad Men" begins Sunday, millions of fans will be watching faithfully, drawn to the portrait of the '60s advertising world. The TV series' creator, Matt Weiner, is so obsessive about portraying the era accurately that last week he reportedly pulled Dusty Springfield's 1967 song, "The... Continue Reading

  • Ad Agency Flash Mobs Itself

    Ad Agency Flash Mobs Itself

    When you work for a large company -- the sixth largest independent advertising agency in the U.S., for example -- and your two offices unite for a Christmas holiday, there's always the chance of awkwardness. The two teams may keep to themselves, high school style. Or there could be an underlying rivalry that... Continue Reading