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Public Relations 

The new firm is struggling for business, so Peter and Peggy resort to a cheap publicity stunt to lure a client. Meanwhile, Don's personal problems and an unflattering newspaper interview puts his and the firm's image in jeopardy.

Director:

Phil Abraham

Writers:

Matthew Weiner (created by), Matthew Weiner | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Hamm ... Don Draper
Elisabeth Moss ... Peggy Olson
Vincent Kartheiser ... Pete Campbell
January Jones ... Betty Francis
Christina Hendricks ... Joan Harris
Jared Harris ... Lane Pryce
Aaron Staton ... Ken Cosgrove (credit only)
Rich Sommer ... Harry Crane
Kiernan Shipka ... Sally Draper
Robert Morse ... Bertram Cooper
John Slattery ... Roger Sterling
Christopher Stanley ... Henry Francis
Matt Long ... Joey Baird
Erin Cummings ... Candace
Anna Camp ... Bethany Van Nuys
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Storyline

The new Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce has been in business for one year, and it as a business is still floundering. They still have Lucky Strike as their big account, but all other clients account for a small proportion of total revenue. For every new innovative campaign they do, such as the recent television commercial for Glo-Coat, they have problems with another client. For example, Peggy, Pete and Joey are working on a campaign for Sugarberry Ham, and they feel they need to come up with a publicity stunt to replace the non-existent media budget, the stunt which they don't clear with Don and which goes slightly awry. And Don refuses to compromise his creative stance to kowtow to potential new clients. The company is housed in a small office that is not well furnished - it doesn't even have a conference table, the circle of chairs acting as the conference area they tell their clients is to foster dialogue. Don is being interviewed for Ad-Age Magazine, which the other partners trust ... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 July 2010 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

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Goofs

Roger is shown from both front and back in an early scene in which he is trying to convince Don to go on a date with one of his wife's friends. When filmed from the front, Roger's right hand is buried in his pants pocket. When filmed from the rear, Roger's right hand is down by his side. See more »

Quotes

Roger Sterling: You turned all the sizzle from Glo-Coat into a wet fart.
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Connections

Featured in Orange Is the New Black: Tit Punch (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Tobacco Road
(uncredited)
Written by John D. Loudermilk
Performed by The Nashville Teens
Played during closing credits
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31 July 2018 | by merelyaninnuendoSee all my reviews

Mad Men

Mad Men; one of the most acclaimed series by critics, loved by the fans and buzzed at the award shows, is a character driven series created by Matthew Weiner depicting the inner world of an ad agencies set in '60s in New York. The writing is sharp, elaborative, adaptive and exquisite that keeps the audience tangled in its not-so-likable and faulty world on the edge of their seat.

It is rich on technical aspects like projecting the chemistry among the characters, stunning cinematography, beautiful camera work, references mentioned in the conversations and the classic tone of the series that makes it supremely watchable.

The primary reason why the series stands alone is not only its nature to work in a metaphorical way but to weave out a poem from the sequence, is the genuine soul behind it that attains a certain closure in each episode. The performance objective is score majestically by the cast especially by the protagonist Jon Hamm who is supported convincingly by the cast like Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones and John Slattery.

The practical conversations, the whistle-blowing dialogues, three-dimensional characters, excellent execution, finely detailed set-pieces, alluring costume design are the high points of the series that helps it enter the major league.

Season 04

As much as aware they are of their each character's perspective, the fourth act seems to have unexpected and bold decisions that leads to both disappointing and an exhilarating experience especially the track that depicts the repercussions that Hamm's divorce breeds on his family.

Public Relations

The tension among the Hamm's family is communicated with loud and clear voice that sets the tone a bit higher and ups the ante with his business dilemmas and reputation that it breeds effecting the company and the member residing in.


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