Comments on The Real Mad Men & Women.
Then & Now. Documentary WNET

The Real Mad Men and Women of Madison Avenue - link


It was a pleasure and an honor to speak about, and somehow, for,
DDB and the opportunities it gave us.
I am proud of everybody who ever worked there and thank them
for their contributions to my career.
Thanks for your kind note.
Here's to Bill and the kids he brought up!

Paula Greene


Thanks for the compliments. And thanks again for helping me pull my work together for the show. You are so right...those truly were magic days.

Len Sirowitz


Enjoyed it very much, it left me wanting to see so much more of our lives at DDB . . . and that's a good thing

Jim Scafone


This was great! Thanks for the link! I had tried to get it here upstate. No channel here had it.

Burt Purmel


My sister did live through by knowing what I was doing.
My aunt who lived to 96 told me when she was in her 80's
that my commercials were entertaining but that they always
told the viewer about the product.
The people on the show were either reporters or people who
had their names on the door of agencies.
Except for Len, most of them didn't have the body of work to show on the program.
And frankly, I'm tired of hearing George Lois after 50 years of listening to him.
Frankly, I thought his best work was his covers for Esquire.
Much of his advertising work featured celebrities, most of
whom had nothing to do with the product.

Evan Stark


Looking back at the documentary, I felt the emphasis of DDB women to be part of the creative department was an important one.

What I felt could have been added was how Doyle Dane Bernbach’s success for opening doors for art directors and copywriters gave confidence and courage for Jews, Italians and other ethnicities to open up their own shops.

To name a few:
Papert, Koenig, Lois
Rosenfeld Sirowitz
Wells, Rich, and Green
Case & Krone
Ferro, Mogubgub & Schwartz
Daniel & Charles
Leber Katz Paccione
Della Femina Travisano
Ally & Gargano
Cohen & Pasqualina
Gilbert ,Grace & Stark
Grace Rothchild
Matsumoto Herzog
Carl Ally
Paula Green Advertising
Levine Huntley
Drossman Lehman Marino
Wells Rich Green
DKG
Messner Vitierie
Scalli McCabe
Hal Riney
Cliff Freeman

Bob Matsumoto


It was at best a pretty good historical piece on the evolution of advertising, but I found it too long and repetitive.much too much emphasis on the new internet advertising, which is really boring. Also why no mention of Krone, Gage, Taulbin & Robinson?

Charlie Piccarillo


My feeling about "The Real Mad Men and Mad Women of Advertising" is that the best part was seeing and hearing the creative people. They were authentic and you could feel their emotions and the nostalgia in their souls. They brought me back to those golden days which weren't without prejudice and sexism but were still the most fun you could have with your clothes on.

But. I had expected a lot more creativity from The One Club. What was their concept, someone drawing and it coming to life? I was on the board of The One Club, long ago, and if any one of us had presented a concept like that we would have been banished from the world of advertising or if they were being lenient, hanged. For sure someone would have dialed Ted Bates.

Maybe account guys snuck in and changed a great creative concept.

But, we, the real Mad Men and Mad Women of Advertising would never have let that happen.

Deanna Cohen Drew


It wasn’t perfect but I was trilled to see what we did back in the 60s was honored and not forgotten.

Dom Marino