Thanks to Scott for the link!
I'll admit it, I've been late to jump on the Mad Men train. I watched a few episodes when it first came out on AMC but, to be honest, got a bit bored and went back to my HBO roots (The Wire, mostly). After hearing about the show from a number of colleagues for the past three years, I thought I'd give it a shot and recently just finished Season 1.
It's growing on me. But a scene from one of the last episode's resonated me more than anything today. It makes me think about what it truly is creative people do. Come up with great ideas and present them like they mean everything.
You can't do this with every product. But if you push enough for good work and make presentations like this (with all the AMC lighting, cool clothes and drama), it can make a huge impact.
I haven't been in the business that long but I hope that I can be in a presentation like this one day. Passionate. Well written. Over-the-top and dead on brief. Good strategy. Good stuff.
Can't embed due to AMC copyright but click here to watch it. You won't regret it.