Mad Men Era v/s 21st Century Digital Agency Era

Mad Men Era v/s 21st Century Digital Agency EraWalking into office, you didn't get the time for breakfast so you've carried your oats and milk. Nothing like a healthy start to your day to get those creative juices flowing.

Now scroll back a few decades, mid – sixties, shall we?

Walking into office, you didn't get the time for breakfast so you've opened your mini bar and poured yourself a couple pegs of whisky and a cigarette to go with that. Nothing like a tipsy start to your day to get those creative juices flowing.

Those are the workings at the Mad Men advertising agencies. Now let's throw Don Draper, Roger Sterling and the rest from the Mad Men series, as they are, straight into present day, 21st century. Straight into your contemporary digital agency or better still, a digital startup.

(Pssst! Article may contain spoilers, tread carefully)

How would that transformation go? So here are 11 aspects of an average work environment we have picked to draw a comparison between the Mad Men era and the 21st century digital agency era:

1) Start-of-the-Day Refreshments

Don Draper Drinking

Knocking back 2 (…or 22?) whiskey sours was how they beat the Monday morning blues, was how they beat everything actually.

Don Draping Drinking Orange Juice

No more escapism, men. You either stick to your virgin drinks or start planning a mini vacation with that severance package you'll be getting by the end of the week.

2) Work Attire

Joan, Peggy and Dr. Miller in the lift

If you notice that we've missed out on a few points, do let us know in the comments section.

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