Saturday, January 15, 2011

Advertising Fail - Mad Men Wins! Fatality!!

So I found this article about how one of the agencies mentioned in AMC's MAD MEN liked the mention so much they decided to change their web page.... however fast forward and the characters on MAD MEN actually hate the agency.... lol now thats funny... hell even the McCann edit of Mad Men has a negative tone to me.

Check out the original link here

I'm surprised they didn't see how this could turn bad, I know the second they mentioned the agency taking over Sterling Cooper it probably wasn't going to be positive (at least thats what it felt like)

So I found McCann Erickson's reponse... to the MAD MEN Dis... and it's kind of not what I would have expected....

We contacted the firm, which — like the good ad men they are — sent over some options for comebacks:
• "The Mad Men premiere garnered 2.9 million viewers while the Jersey Shore premiere garnered 5.2 million viewers. Clearly, the ‘retards’ are the winning team."
• “It is not appropriate to make fun of people with disabilities. You know, like TV writers.”
• “We watch Mad Men for the commercials. We skip through the actual show.”
All were provided by George Dewey, executive creative director of McCann NY.

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