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Sunday, July 27, 2021

The other day, I was walking west down 42nd Street, passing by Grand Central Terminal. As I got the end of the block, I encountered three or four street hawkers, dressed up in the distinctively button-down 1960s style of characters from “Mad Men”. They were greeting passersby and handing out little promotional cards, reminding people of the show’s new-season debut tonight.

It didn’t occur to me until today: Wouldn’t it have made way more sense for them to have been situated a block away, at the corner of 42nd and Madison? Considering the show’s theme and Madison Avenue’s advertising industry history, the messaging would have been unbeatable.

by Costa Tsiokos, Sun 07/27/2008 06:39:26 PM
Category: Advert./Mktg., New Yorkin', TV
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