Friday, October 15, 2010

So this is who the “Real” Mad Men were? The life and times of Steve Frankfurt.

I don’t watch the current television show “Mad Men.” I know it’s a period piece so I understand the lack of diversity. To be honest with you – I just don’t like all the hoopla around it. When I hear people talking about the “Good Ole Days’ and they don’t look like me I get nervous. Those days weren’t so “Good” for people that looked like me. Although more work needs to be done with diversity in advertising, there has been some progress. I did learn something new though. Frankfurt was involved in taking one of my favorite photographs of all time.

Check out how advertisement agencies look these days –

Austin and El Paso, TX

Chicago, IL and Atlanta, GA

Chicago, IL and Tampa, FL

Atlanta, GA

Brooklyn, NY - Detroit, MI – Atlanta, GA – Miami, FL


Val said...

The thing that cracks me up is all the Black people who watch Mad Men and then complain about the lack of diversity or how Black characters are treated.

I'm with you; I've never seen it and don't have any plans to see it.

Citizen Ojo said...

Val - Ha! No comment ma'am..... ha ha ha!