Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Mad for Mad Women!

Thanks to my awesome job, I had the opportunity to attend an AAF-H luncheon and book signing featuring Jane Maas, former Creative Director of Ogilvy & Mather and author of the new book Mad Women. At 80 years old, Jane is incredibly witty and spry. She spoke candidly about what it was like to work in advertising during the Mad Men era, specifically from a female standpoint, and offered sage advice to all the women in advertising. She also reported on the accuracy of Mad Men. Apparently, Matthew Weiner gets it right most of the time except for the office drinking. 3 martini lunches were de rigueur but pouring a stiff one at 10am from the comfort of your office bar cart, not so much. As a devoted fan of the show and newly minted advertising professional, it was a wonderful experience!

Event poster:

Book cover:

Jane's sweet dedication in my book:

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