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    The Very Best Ads From The "Mad Men" Era

    1960s was the creative revolution in advertising. These were the most revolutionary ads.

    1. Volkswagen

    2. Volkswagen, 1964

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    Ad agency: DDB.

    Considered by many real life Mad Men as the best commercial ever made.
    This list could actually be made up of just DDB VW ads.

    3. Braniff Airlines

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    Ad agency: Papert Koenig Lois.

    Created by a very mad, Mad Man, George Lois, who had these mad words to say about Mad Men.
    Love the look on Liston's face.
    Warhol was probably liking the pilots more, just sayin'.

    4. Xerox

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    Ad agency: Papert Koenig Lois.

    Lois' first commercial for the brand showed a little girl making a copy.
    Xerox's competitors cried fraud.
    So Lois, with FTC investigators watching, made the above spot.
    Just brilliant. Read the whole story here.
    This is the original "so easy a caveman can do it" idea.

    5. Lyndon Johnson, 1964

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    Ad agency: DDB.

    Politics had never seen an ad like this before.
    Johnson ran this commercial — which only aired once — against Goldwater in the 1964 US presidential campaign.

    6. Doyle Dane Bernbach. self-promo ad

    7. Urban Coalition

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    Ad agency: Young & Rubicam.

    This commercial was created two years after the true-to-life water balloon incident you saw on Mad Men.
    Not much has changed in 40 years, right new New Yorkers?
    Via: Creativity Online.

    8. London Fog

    9. Lego Anti-War Ad

    10. Avis

    11. Levy's Jewish rye

    12. Mobil, 1967