Crowdfunding Lessons From David Ogilvy and Other Pop Culture Icons

Any Mad Men fans out there? If you are you know that at the end of last season — season 6 — Don Draper managed to get himself put on an involuntary leave of absence by his fellow ad agency partners for losing it in a pitch meeting with Hershey’s execs.

“Crying like a baby,” was how Jim Cutler, a particularly antagonistic senior partner characterized Draper’s outburst.

One of the things I love about the show (besides the mod mid-century design) is that it’s full of dialogue that places us in the world of Madison Avenue advertising in the 50s and 60s. Like Cutler’s chauvinism and those morning nips of Scotch, some of it is pretty dated.

Consider how copy chief Peggy Olsen describes the creative style of the guy who’s temporarily replaced Draper: “Lou likes to write the tags first and sneak up on a strategy.”

I don’t even know what that means — except that it sounds like a bad idea.

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