Chris Pfaff: Growing Up the Son of a Mad Man
The son of former Creative Director at J. Walter Thompson recalls advertising's golden era through his father's work
There are many memories of the so-called “golden era” of advertising that are conjured up expertly by Matthew Weiner’s TV show Mad Men on AMC Networks. Largely, it is the effort to create a world that somehow captures the excitement of an era that stood for unyielding possibility. For someone like me, who was a small child during those years, with a father who may have been the model for someone like Don Draper, the show is an inescapable reflection of just how great that era really was.
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