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Topic: Mad Men
It’s official. Season six of Mad Men, which premiered on Sunday, is going to be all about the women this year. More
Imagine that Betty Hofstadt Draper Francis time-traveled, read The Feminine Mystique and Lean In, and was inspired to join the modern workplace. What would the “Special Skills” section of her resumé include, besides “messing with my daughter’s self-esteem”? More
In 1950, secretary was the most common job for women. Guess what it was in 2010, according to the most recent census? The exact same thing. Today, 96% of secretaries and administrative assistants in the United States are women. More
Clearly, fans can’t get enough of Mad Men, and neither can Banana Republic shoppers. The clothing chain is creating a third capsule collection inspired by the hit AMC show, which is coming back for a sixth season on Sunday, April 7 at 9 p.m. I’m only on Season 3 via Netflix so I’ve got some catching up to do, but I keep watching the show for the amazing acting and the fashion. More
It is almost mid-October so even if you say you aren’t thinking about your Halloween costume yet, we know you are. Halloween spending will hit a record $8 billion, according to the National Retail Federation, with individuals forking out an average of $79.82 on candy and costumes this month. But there are certain costumes, the ones that come from the big stories of 2012, that everyone in your office is going to be wearing. These are usually funny and we’re not saying you can’t wear them, but we want to give you warning that you may think you are clever, but so is everyone else. Here are 12 topical Halloween costumes everyone will be wearing.
Most of us love Mad Men. The glamour, the drama, Joan’s curves, Betty’s harshness, Zubi zubi zu, etc., But a lot of the stuff on the show, that we love, may not be making us the best employee. For example, it is really not good to make sexual comments to your employee (no matter how hot she is) or settle a problem with an office fist fight (so that was extremely entertaining.) Rocket Lawyer came up with this great infographic to remind you of what not to do in your office after watching Mad Men. More
Well somebody has been reading our negotiating tips! Mad Men actresses Elizabeth Moss, Christina Hendricks and January Jones are said to have negotiated big pay raises, as news comes producers are locking down its stars and salaries in the run-up to the start of season six.
Almost all the good TV shows are off the air in mid-July, so what better time to be reminded of the awesomeness of last year and the good things still to come? Kerry Washington announced the Emmy nominees at a ceremony this morning, and although the Emmys are notorious for rewarding the same people over and over (holla, Kelsey Grammer!) this year’s list includes some exciting, non-inevitable picks, including new girl Lena Dunham and New Girl Zooey Deschanel. More
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This week Katherine Losse, a former Facebook employee, published a book called The Boy Kings: A Journey into the Heart of the Social Network that provides an inside and very enlightening depiction of the early, mysterious days of Facebook. Katherine was the company’s 51st employee and she paints a picture of a modern day Mad Men-like office environment with founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg taking on the Don Draper role. “It was like Mad Men but real and happening in the current moment as if in repudiation of fifty years of social progress,”she wrote. More
If you thought Spanx and heels were uncomfortable, get ready: According to the BBC, corsets are making a comeback. Will women seriously wear these to the office at some point soon? If so, we have “Mad Men” and Lady Gaga to thank. More
Every week on AMC millions of people tune in to watch the world depicted in the show Mad Men. People love this show because of the glamor, the sex, the fashion and it gives a glimpse into the origins of some of the most famous ad campaigns ever for the brands that have shaped this country. Another intriguing part of the show is how women were treated not only in the workplace but in their homes and society. Sometimes the show seems like science fiction when the men at Sterling, Cooper, Draper, Pryce make the most sexist and derogatory comments to Peggy Olsen, usually the lone woman in the room. After watching, I often think how glad I am not to have been a woman back then. But after talking to one of the most important and successful female advertising teams in the business today, we were shocked to learn that, in some ways, the advertising business has not changed much since the Mad Men days. Sorry Peggy Olsen. More
Imagine if you had to come up with an entire ad campaign in seven days. And you are going up against another top team. Plus, did we mention cameras will be capturing your every move? Every single moment of frustration, aggravation and pure genius (hopefully) will be available for the world to watch. Though this is a daunting thought, it didn’t stop the dynamic ad team of Womenkind, Sandy Sabean and Kristi Faulkner, from taking it on. Tonight they will appear on AMC’s new reality show The Pitch, which airs right after Mad Men. Every week two top ad teams are pitted against eachother for the campaign of a top brand and cameras are there to capture them as they bring their ideas to life over the next 10 days until the big pitch meeting. More