As one of my projects, Vocus asked me to program the Demand Success 2013 conference (6/20-21), their first marketing conference open to the general public. Last week we announced our second major keynote, Elisabeth Moss, who plays Peggy Olsen on Mad Men. I was tickled that the buzz revolved around Mad Men, and not the presence of two strong ladies […]

Image by .mariols. Have you ever come this close to death? Morbid, but fascinating nevertheless. “What’s it like,” asks Don Draper to his bellman, who almost died of a heart attack during the opening episode of season 6. Draper, a character that faked his own death, obsesses with mortality throughout the overall show arc. One wonders when he will find […]

Perhaps you have seen the September issue of Fast Company. The cover headline refers to sex and social media with Mindy Kaling’s demure yet suggestive picture. Yet Mindy’s story doesn’t focus on anything about sex. Instead it discusses how the Office screenwriter built a substantial personal brand on Twitter, and garnered a TV sitcom. It’s even got some cool stats […]

Perhaps you have seen the preview episode of The Pitch, AMC’s newest show about the advertising industry, which debuts on April 30. In this first episode WDCW competes against McKinney Advertising for a Subway breakfast ad campaign. While dramatic and entertaining, the episode also perpetuates several bad practices that plague the entire marketing sector. This “reality” TV approach focuses on […]

Episode 44 focused on several current topics including, how Mad Men’s Season 4 is turning out, Arianna Huffington’s snobbery, snobbery online and ID, and more. Here’s a breakdown of the episodes topics: Mad Men Season 4 Recap: Drama sans cell phones David Carr’s discussion of journalism and blogging: Old news, why do we care? Arianna Huffington, Joe Kline and Diane […]