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"Go Out There And Get It For Yourself."

by Briana Campbell (@MsMatchGirl) It’s Monday in the blogosphere. Which means that somewhere, someone is writing about Mad Men. Somewhere, someone is reading about Mad Men. Somewhere, someone who had better things to do than watch telly on a Sunday night, is cautiously avoiding all mentions of Mad Men, lest their DVRd pleasure be spoiled Read more

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by Briana Campbell (@MsMatchGirl)

It’s Monday in the blogosphere. Which means that somewhere, someone is writing about Mad Men. Somewhere, someone is reading about Mad Men. Somewhere, someone who had better things to do than watch telly on a Sunday night, is cautiously avoiding all mentions of Mad Men, lest their DVRd pleasure be spoiled by someone, somewhere, writing too much about Mad Men.

Now, over at From Bogota With Love, we don’t spend too much time lingering on Mad Men on Monday afternoons.  But, as I am fairly obsessed with the amazingly popular show – which, in my opinion just keeps getting better and better every season- and since last night’s episode still lingers in my head, I thought I’d take a moment to reflect on Mad Men.

In last night’s episode, Peggy tattles to Don, wanting him to step up and discipline a young freelancer who is acting inappropriately.  What does Don do?  Nothing.  He looks at Peggy and says, “You want some respect? Go out there and get it for yourself.”

He was telling her to step up.  to take control of her situation.  To write her own story.

In the ever-changing world of marketing and advertising, is there better advice?

Here are a few more inspired quotes from my current obsession – all of which offer sage, if simple, thoughts on life:

I have a life. And it only goes in one direction. Forward. –Don Draper

I don’t think anyone wants to be one of a hundred colors in a box. -Peggy Olson

Oh, adults don’t know anything.  -Betty Draper

Philanthropy is the gateway to power. -Bertram Cooper

Don’t feel bad about being good at your job. –Don Draper

You need to decide what kind of company you want to be. Comfortable and dead, or risky and possibly rich. –Don Draper

And from Season One, Episode One:

This is the greatest advertising opportunity since the invention of cereal. –Don Draper

What’s your favorite piece of advice or wise word from the gents over at Sterling Cooper (Draper Price)?

(image via SJ-R.com)


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