The Mad Men You Love To Hate

Have you ever noticed that sociologists seem to have the same taste in TV? Or at least that they all seem to love the Wire and Mad Men. Last year a first year undergraduate observed this to me which, given he’d only been in a sociology department for 5 months, left me thinking it was strikingly obvious.

On which note, this RSA talk will appeal to any Mad Men fans reading. An expert panel discuss how advertising has changed since the days of Don Draper and co. It’s fascinating to here some of the most senior people in the trade reflect on changes in their profession, as well as speculate about the future, though be warned that some of their views might grate slightly.

Though there’s a video of the event, it’s worth listening to the audio recording which includes the discussion in its entirety.


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