Will The Real Joan Holloway Please Stand And Face The Camera

Adrants is reporting that there’s a search on for a Mad Men-like ad agency willing to open its doors to a reality television crew.
Here’s the casting call:

Major network television production company is casting for a new series surrounding the lives based around the hottest Ad Agencies in America. Looking for MAD MEN type of agencies full of larger than life personalities and creativity. Think “The Office”, not in the scripted sense, but in the sense that the home base is the office and surrounding the office are unique, individual characters. Understanding client confidentiality is a must, we believe with the right cast of characters and the right agency this can make for a groundbreaking show! If you are looking for the most authentic and innovative outlet to promote your biggest clients – take this television series as a commercial branding opportunity to promote like no other.

This reads like a joke, but I’ll pretend for now that it’s not.
Personally, I’d like to see the show set at Wexley School for Girls in Seattle, although I don’t know if they’d welcome a TV crew into their world. I guess it’s a balance between being hugely disrupted for weeks on end, and the chance to put yourselves and your clients in the TV spotlight.



About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.