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The culture of the advertising world investigated. Quotes, biographies and movies are used to chronicle the development of the sometimes funny, sometimes grating part of our lives. Think Mad Men in picture book form.

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Latest Blog Posts for Madison Avenue Huckster

  • The Inaugural Advertising Hall of FameThe "penalty" for MacManus is advertising immortality. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the American Advertising Federation’s (AAF) Advertising Hall of Fame. In recognition of this milestone, I will be firing up the DeLorean and ta...
  • Graceful Exits | The Advertising Hall of Fame
    on Mar 5, 2009 in Quotes
    Future Hall of Famer?March 26th marks the 60th anniversary of the Advertising Hall of Fame. Jack Avrett (Avrett Free Ginsberg), Charlotte Beers (Ogilvy & Mather), Chuck Fruit (Coca-Cola), Clarence Holte (BBDO), Don Logan (Time-Warner), William &q...
  • Jewish Mad Men Parody - Meshugene Men
    on Mar 4, 2009 in Funny
    Amy Sedaris makes an appearance in this Mad Men spoof for the 92nd Street Y. If anything, watch for the reinterpretation of the David Carbonara Mad Men theme "A Beautiful Mine." Link via Videogum.
  • How To Pick New Accounts w/ David Ogilvy
    on Mar 4, 2009 in Tips From The Pros
    An American Donuts commercial from Ogilvy and Mather.In his book Confessions of an Advertising Man, ad superstar David Ogilvy outlines the principles one should abide by when selecting new accounts. Still might be relevant. List time! Make sure it's...
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  • Muscle Builder Shoes and Whiskitosis - Ad Diseases V - Y
    on Mar 2, 2009 in Advertising Diseases
    For relaxing times, make it Suntory time. Then use Nu-Breath.With the advent of mass media, an explosion of seemingly new diseases crept into the public consciousness. There was one difference that separated them from past ailments. As explained in P...
  • Starting A Magazine During The DepressionBefore this Advertising Age...... there was this. The first issue of Advertising Age was a 12 page tabloid.Advertising was an omnipresent force during the 1920s. Be it Ford's Model T, Lucky Strikes or sponsored radio plays, the good times were...
  • Harvey Cross Promotions
    on Feb 22, 2009 in Movies Product Placement
    Broadway star Harvey sells Verney fabrics.In an earlier post, the branding of the rabbit Harvey by play producer Brock Pemberton was described. Here is an example of the type of cross-promotional efforts between the producers and in this case Verney.
  • Undie Odor and Travel Stomach - Ad Diseases T - U
    on Feb 22, 2009 in Advertising Diseases
    With the advent of mass media, an explosion of seemingly new diseases crept into the public consciousness. There was one difference that separated them from past ailments. As explained in Printers Ink, “These plagues, also known as advertising dise...
  • Mary Chase's Harvey: Branding and Broadway
    on Feb 22, 2009 in Movies Product Placement
    What do you do when you have a mascot that everyone recognizes by name, but not by sight? What steps do you take to protect the intellectual property from those who co-opt it for unapproved merchandise? This is the dilemma...
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