Don Draper

Mad Men: The Don-A-Lisa Smile

Jody Brettkelly | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jody Brettkelly

I was one of the ones who fell for it. What an arc, I thought - that enigmatic smile at the top of the cliffs in Esalen on the Big Sur, California. Don Draper has finally evolved. But then my husband pointed it out. Don's smile was creative paydirt - he'd just thought of his next idea: the Coke ad.

Mad Men: Has TV Advertising Really Changed in the Last 50 Years?

Ted Mico | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ted Mico

Don would probably pause here for dramatic effect and ask his assistant to hold all his calls before the final flourish. These days the most effective way to talk to the consumer is in situ, in the content itself.

What Makes 1960s Villain Don Draper A Proper 21st Century Hero

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

As the great ode to Manhattan's ad men of the 1950s, 'Mad Men' is everyone's favourite nostalgia-fest. And such is the attention to detail of creator ...

How Don Draper Can Teach You To Be An Adult

Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

Mad Men’s anti-hero Don Draper is a pure 1960s villain of the most urbane order. Draper, who drapes himself around the offices of the Sterling Coope...

When All You Can Do Is Play the Ball That Is Bowled to You

Hugh Salmon | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Politics
Hugh Salmon

Next year, after the General Election, how many of the new Cabinet will be qualified to become ministers of government? What, for example, if a deal has to be done with Ukip? Will these appointments be made on merit or political expediency? Or will these people have been grown, nurtured, into their jobs? I think we know the answer.

Slange Var!

Crispin Reed | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK
Crispin Reed

Last week, we saw the announcement that David Beckham is to partner with The Haig Club to promote its new whisky. A fantastic looking bottle and an internationally regarded under 40 style icon looks like a smart move by Diageo in broadening the appeal to a younger demographic.

Don't Pity Me Netmums, I Like Being Feckless!

Grant Feller | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Grant Feller

I looked up the word 'feckless' in the dictionary this morning because, according to those helpful people at Netmums, us dads are too often unfairly labelled as such. Think peanut-brained Homer Simpson, any hopeless lead character in a soap opera and, my favourite, the wonderfully bemused and put-upon dad in Outnumbered.

Sex, Sciatica And My Don Draper Moment

Grant Feller | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Grant Feller

I often think I could have been (could be?) Don Draper - obviously - and always want to endure the train commute in and out of town dressed in an immaculate Mad Men outfit. And one day, most importantly, I'll add the stiff-brimmed Fedora. That's the important bit.

'Mad Men': Is There a Little Bit of Betty in All of Us?

Justin Myers | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Justin Myers

Although her realm is the 1960s, Betty would, in fact, have been perfect for the Twitter generation - half the time she'd be posting cutesy Instagram pictures of cakes she'd baked or boasting about her home decor, and the rest throwing out shock-jock curveball rants about politicians, immigrants and Honey Boo Boo.

Liars, Damned Liars and 'Mad Men'

India Ross | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
India Ross

The show has taken a critical beating over its token treatment of socio-political issues. Such complaints are wrongly based on a model of Mad Men as a broad cultural statement - The Wire for the WASP.

FIRST LOOK: Black And White Stills From 'Mad Men' Series 6

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK Entertainment

In case you thought 'Mad Men' might be tiring of its peerlessly stylish production values as it gets set for Series 6, these images, just released, sh...

Is Adland Losing Its Madmen Image?

Geraldine Gallacher | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK
Geraldine Gallacher

The latest IPA (Institute of Practitioners in Advertising) census reports that the proportion of senior women (Chair, CEO or MD) has risen from a paltry 13.5% last year to a more respectable 21.5% this year. That's an impressive shift albeit from a frankly astonishingly low base.

'Mad Men's' Elisabeth Moss Has One Hell Of A Makeover

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

'Mad Men' actress Elisabeth Moss has had something of a radical makeover, ditching the blonde locks for a short brown bob and the evening dress for a ...

WATCH: Mad Men Do Rick Astley

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.09.2012 | UK Comedy

You know what? Some people seem to have an awful lot of time on their hands nowadays. And thank God they do - because otherwise, we wouldn't get to ex...

The Next Big Thing? The Rise of the Dapper Man

Alex Perry | Posted 23.09.2012 | UK Style
Alex Perry

Male grooming no longer has the stigma about it that it once had. The services and products that relate to the male grooming industry continue to grow and the trend looks far from abating. But what's around the corner that can satisfy men's yearning to look good?

Mad Men Season Five: Sex, Suicide and Songs

James Ellaby | Posted 12.08.2012 | UK Entertainment
James Ellaby

The fifth season of Mad Men had a troubled creation, with behind-the-scenes squabbles threatening its existence and delaying it for what felt like years, so it's perhaps not surprising that it turned out to be very dark in tone.

Goodbye Lane, Good Luck Peggy

Laura Cress | Posted 06.08.2012 | UK Entertainment
Laura Cress

SPOILERS - DO NOT read ahead unless you have watched Episode 12 of Mad Men Season 5! The last two episodes of Mad Men before the finale have seen two main characters of the great Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce office (which almost became Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce Harris nee Holloway Cosgrove in the penultimate episode) bow out.

Betty Draper Overeater

Jody Brettkelly | Posted 16.07.2012 | UK Entertainment
Jody Brettkelly

Did you see that delicious scene in this week's Mad Men where Betty Draper Francis arrives home, takes a can of whipped cream out of the fridge and squirts it straight into her mouth?

Mad Men Season Five Episode Four - Mystery Date Review

Laura Cress | Posted 10.06.2012 | UK Entertainment
Laura Cress

This week's Mad Men preyed upon themes similar to those we've seen before in the series, but what it did so deftly was work upon them until they were something new entirely. Whether it was Don's vivid, shocking dreams or the image of both Aunt Geraldine and Sally passed out from downing some Seconal, there was something quite hallucinogenic about "Mystery Date".

Mad Men Season Five Episode Two - 'Tea Leaves' Review

Laura Cress | Posted 03.06.2012 | UK Entertainment
Laura Cress

"When is everything going to get back to normal?", Roger asks Don in this second episode of Mad Men Season Five, and I couldn't agree more.

Tonight's TV Pick: Mad Men, Who Do You Think You Are?

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 03.04.2012 | UK Entertainment

Away in Devon bonding with nature for three whole days. It was beautiful, but I did miss my telly. Safely back in the fold, and here are our picks of ...

Mad Men Minus Melancholy = Meaninglessness

Laura Cress | Posted 02.06.2012 | UK Entertainment
Laura Cress

We've all had plenty of time to digest the first showing of Mad Men Season Five on Tuesday, an episode that is doomed to be forever referred to as 'The One With Zou Bisou Bisou'.

REVIEWS: The Mad Bad Men Are Changing

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 28.03.2012 | UK Entertainment

Mad Men returned for its long-awaited series five premiere last night, and viewers were surprised to find Don Draper a changed man - could he really b...

Executing Don Draper

Chris Hirst | Posted 26.05.2012 | UK Entertainment
Chris Hirst

Brilliance of execution is the defining characteristic of the products and experiences we love and remember the most. The folding of Don Draper's pocket square should be an example to us all.

Expectations for Mad Men Season Five

Laura Cress | Posted 25.05.2012 | UK Entertainment
Laura Cress

With the Bob Dylan CD on repeat, everyone practising their long, meaningful stares with cigarettes, and Google hits for 'Old Fashioned recipe' increasing at an alarming rate, you know it can only mean one thing - that's right, it's almost the beginning of another season of Mad Men.