Friday, September 25, 2009

Snake Charmer

Deborah and Roberta Lipp have graciously allowed me to guest blog over at Basket of Kisses. It's the gold standard of Mad Men fansites, so my inner geek is quite excited.

My first entry delves into a little "Marketing 101" from Episode 3.06, "Guy Walks Into An Advertising Agency."
Pig in a Python

When Don meets with Conrad Hilton in Guy Walks Into an Advertising Agency, he disappoints the hotel tycoon by not thinking “bigger.” It would appear that Hilton has more in mind for Don than enlisting his help to improve the ill-conceived “Jerry” mouse ad campaign.

However, Don explains that, like a snake which can only handle one meal at a time, Don is only seeking “one opportunity at a time.” In this case, Don has already had his one meal; a chicken salad at home with Betty. So, he’s not hungry when Hilton offers him a Waldorf salad...(more)

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