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Posts Tagged ‘Don Draper’

Omaha Tourism Team Huddles Up with Peyton Manning

Our first thought after reading Christopher Heine‘s fun Adweek summary of some very opportunistic Mile-High Midwestern marketing is how different Don Draper‘s day-to-day would be if he was dealing with the mad 21st century millisecond world. Our second thoughts were: well done @VisitOmaha, semi-well done @OmahaSteaks.

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In case you don’t watch or care about NFL football, “Omaha! Omaha!” – a battle cry uttered throughout a Sunday playoff game by the Manning brother still playing this season – was seized on by both aforementioned Twitter accounts. Because that’s how a savvy brand-baller rolls:

Call it one of the most random tourism marketing moments ever. And those [@VisitOmaha) re-tweet and favorite numbers are pretty good.

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Exclusive: Huge Changes Underway at Good

Photo: Good co-founder Casey Caplowe

In this day and age, an open job at a media company–any open job–tends to draw the intrigue of packs of hungry journos. So when we happened to cruise over to Good‘ magazine’s “jobs” section the other day and noticed there are currently 19 open positions posted, we kind of freaked out. 19 open jobs!!! Big ones too: staff writer; art director; social media manager. And some strange ones like “partner content editor” as well.

Where exactly does a mid-sized media company get the cash to launch that kind of hiring spree? Was there a purge we didn’t hear about? An infusion of venture cash? And what’s a partner content editor?

We had to know, so we met with Good co-founder and creative director Casey Caplowe at the company’s Hollywood office and asked him what’s happening. As it turns out, a lot. Too much to talk about in one post.

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Mad Men Shill for High Speed Rail

Mad Men‘s Vincent Kartheiser and Rich Sommer make a pitch for high speed rail. Sounds good and all, but what’s up with sending in the “B” team? We’ve got House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy trashing California’s high speed rail plans all over the place. Think we’re gonna have to put Don Draper on this one.