Sean Nixon

Sean Nixon is Senior Lecturer and Director MA Media Culture Society in the Department of Sociology, University of Essex

September 25, 2011 How to Use ‘Mad Men’ to Think About Advertising

Towards the end of the first series of the Emmy-award winning US drama, Mad Men, set in the fictional world of the New York advertising agency, Stirling Cooper, in the early 1960s, there is a scene which offers a seductive vision of the work of advertising practitioners and their role in weaving commercial fables. The…