We kind of love the meticulous attention and historical accuracy that Matthew Weiner and his team bring to Mad Men, so for your Monday morning reading consideration we present Victor S. Navasky's 1966 New York Times Magazine article on hip (not "hep," Bert) ad agencies which totally ruined Pete Campbell's Sunday.
If you tuned into Mad Men
last night, this was the article that was going to get Pete some action from that
his train buddy's wife and it also infuriated Don Draper. We didn't know if it was a real article—written by Nation
's Publisher Emeritus Navasky— but we should have, considering Weiner is the same guy who changes songs for historical accuracy (down to the month)
. If you're wondering, Sterling Cooper Draper Price, wasn't as hip as Ogilvy & Mather, Batten Barton Durstine & Osborn, and Carl Ally Inc. And here's the "Peter, Paul and Mary" agency Don referred to: