Sunday, September 27, 2009
7133: Mad Men Reflects Mad Ave.
Advertising Age editor Ken Wheaton proposed the unoriginal idea of creating a Mad Men knock-off starring cast members of color in order to recruit minorities to the real advertising industry. Too bad original AMC series Mad Men would counter such a tactic by depicting hard, cold reality. In the latest episode, elevator attendant Hollis appeared in the background for barely a minute. On Madison Avenue in 2009, minorities continue to enjoy similar cameo roles via security, reception, mailroom services and janitorial maintenance.