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So You Want to Work in Advertising?

So You Want to Work in Advertising?

How to get the creative capitals of the world to come to you

Things in the advertising industry, and in most creative fields, have changed dramatically since the Mad Men era. Just start and the work will follow. Read More »

13 Jobs You Thought You Wanted

13 Jobs You Thought You Wanted

'You like sleep? This is not the career for you.'

Reddit users tell you why you shouldn't enter their chosen career field. From doctors to photographers to aerospace engineers, every job has its hated aspects. Read More »

Is The Ad Industry As Racist As It Was In 'Mad Men' Era?

Is The Ad Industry As Racist As It Was In 'Mad Men' Era?

Racism is an unspoken given on "Mad Men." But while Don Draper and Sterling Cooper may provide a glimpse at the societal norms of a long lost era, it turns out that some things in the advertising business may not have changed much since the 1960s. At least according to a flurry of recent news reports. Read More »

Bosses vs. Secretaries: Who Is Really More Essential?

Bosses vs. Secretaries: Who Is Really More Essential?

As many administrative assistants know too well, so much of the work they perform day in and day out goes unrecognized. It was the awareness of that slight that gave rise to the first Secretaries' Day (now Administrative Professionals' Day) 60 years ago. And if you don't think the work that office managers,... Read More »

'Mad Men': If Don Draper Lived In 2012  [Infographic]

'Mad Men': If Don Draper Lived In 2012 [Infographic]

The glory days may not have been so glorious, but it's at least fun to watch them on television. Or that's the idea behind the AMC series "Mad Men," now well into its fifth season. The nostalgia for the advertising world of the 1960s has been so potent that an online game called "Mad Men Yourself" even went... Read More »

'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... Read More »

Real-Life Mad Men Making a Comeback

Real-Life Mad Men Making a Comeback

The marketing and advertising industries took a real hit during the recession, but now, modern day mad men seem to be making a comeback. Marketing and advertising executives anticipate a significant uptick in hiring activity in the third quarter of 2011, according to The Creative Group's Hiring Index for... Read More »

Many Attribute Unhappy Childhood to Current Success

Many Attribute Unhappy Childhood to Current Success

An unhappy childhood is the ideal preparation for the brutal new normal of the job market. For many famous and just as many ordinary people, the unhappy childhood was the No. 1 factor in their success. Examples include Jon Hamm, who plays Don Draper in 'Mad Men.' The show's creator, Matthew Weiner, saw... Read More »

Mad Men: Are They Making Mad Money?

Mad Men: Are They Making Mad Money?

From naughty secretaries in tight, red dresses to sexist, chain-smoking account executives, the TV drama Mad Men has fans all a flutter about 1960s culture. Right down to single malt scotch during meetings, Mad Men's Sterling Cooper ad agency gets wide acclaim for re-creating the '60s Madison Avenue scene almost... Read More »

What Would Don Draper Do? Mad Men Vs. Today's Workplace

What Would Don Draper Do? Mad Men Vs. Today's Workplace

Whether you watch Mad Men or not, the Emmy-winning show is a fascinating time capsule of life half a century ago. If you're not familiar the series, which is now in its fourth season, it revolves around the inner workings of a Madison Avenue advertising agency in the 1960s and the people who work there. The... Read More »

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