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Are there any movies/shows based on ad world you would recommend? Except for Mad Men, ofcourse. I've seen a bit of The Pitch. Is it worth continuing?

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I can’t believe everyone forgot about the TV series “Trust Me.” It only lasted one season but it featured Will from “Will & Grace” and Ed from... “Ed” as creative partners. Synopsis: “A look at the private and professional lives of employees at the Chicago advertising agency Rothman, Greene & Moore.” Pretty authentic to what ad agencies and ad people are like. If I ever find it streaming again I’d rewatch it.

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Trust Me was unwatchable. I turned it off after less than 15 minutes. My advertising friends and I used to joke about how bad the trailer was. And the show was worse.

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Happish with Steve Coogan is good...but at times almost too accurate to be entertaining

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The 25-yo Swedish CDs... 😂 literally my previous agency. I LOVED it but yeah too accurate/not an escape.

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Detroiters

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What Women Want

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“No games. Just sports.”

Not exactly about ad world but Living With Yourself was pretty funny, if I remember correctly Paul Rudd’s character was a copywriter and there were a few jabs about pencils lol

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I remember in one episode he got a call from the “Golden Pencil Committee.” Pretty funny.

Crazy people. How to get ahead in advertising.

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Crazy People is outstanding. "Volvos. They're boxy, but they're good"

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Blackish. Pretty funny. Great writing. Main character is a creative. They make references to the ad world, but it’s kinda just funny to watch the scenes of him at work as the only Black man amongst a team of white dudes.

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Love it

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And way back in the day, a TV series called Thirty Something about two different couples and their families/relationships, but the husbands work in advertising and leave their big firm to start an agency together, so some of the plots are centered around that. A bit twee. Don’t know if it is streaming anywhere.

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Great show - even remember the agency name DAA. Made me want to get into advertising. So much of the agency life was very true to life (back then.)

The first 20min of Planes, Trains and Automobiles.

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Our conference rooms are named after shows relating to advertising: Bewitched The Pitch Thirty Something What Women Want Bosom Buddies Who's the Boss Nothing in Common Mad Men

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Bosom Buddies was hilarious!!

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If you want a novel about the ad world, I highly recommend “Then We Came To The End” by Joshua Ferris. Very funny.

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This book is really great. “E: A Novel”. It’s written by an ex copywriter from the UK. https://www.amazon.com/Novel-Matt-Beaumont/dp/0452281881

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Art & Copy

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Twilight Zone episode “A Stop at Willoughby.”

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Omg I just watched this!

There’s this indie show called Mad Men

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I hope you contribute more at work than you did to this thread.

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Robbie Williams had a (not so famous) tv show around an advertising agency. But is was more comedy than anything else.

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Not to be that guy, but it was Robin Williams. The Crazy Ones. It glamorized the day-to-day ad life, but it was funny.

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Terrible move but I will forever have Keanu Reeves’s “HOT” Dog pitch from Mr. November running in my head before every client presentation.

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Sorry, “Sweet November”. God, even the title sucked.

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Every movie on TV. There are always some ads. 😂

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Ginger and Fred, Federico Fellini (1986)

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What are some good companies to work for in Dallas?

Worst onsite consulting locations? Mine was San Antonio... I have a tough time finding good eats in the area.🍗🍣🍔

What's up with United's creeping wifi? Google's building self-flying planes, why don't they start by hooking us up with some global bandwidth?

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When the client stakeholder uses the phrase "riding the struggle bus" in reference to a project deliverable you're working on. Don't know whether to cry... or laugh.

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When you land home after a long week at the client only to hear the captain say, "Uhh...ladies and gentlemen...uhhh...gates occupied...uhhh."

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Been doing growth strat with Deloitte for a while. What are my exit opps?

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Consulting gods, please let my flight be cancelled so I can pitch working from home for another week...

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"Can you support this as well?" – sure, do you want me to hold your balls while I'm at it?

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The hangover after a work holiday party is always legendary. I can't stand, move, or eat and haven't been able to do so all day.

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Some guy on my plane just passed 3million miles on American. If that ever happens to me 😵🔫

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When your SM is pissed that you are higher on the upgrade list than him 💁

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Toughest Consulting Break-Up: Informing your hotel front desk and coffee barista that today is the last day. Holiday Roll Offs.

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When's the last time you went into the office? Went in for the first time since June today 🙆🏼

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