The TV show Mad Men has won fans for breathing life — and a heavy whiff of bourbon — into the fictional advertising world of 1960s New York. But surely no American company has such a liver-pickling culture in this day and age, right?
If you’re unfamiliar with Mad Men, New York magazine has assembled a sampling of the show’s drinking scenes.
And according to ABC’s Alan Farnham, advertising firms are still at it — or at least, they’re making sure that their employees have free access to liquor and beer while they’re at work. And the ad companies are not alone.
Farnham reports that the list of agencies that serve liquor on the premises include names such as BBDO, TBWA/Chiat/Day, Grey Group, and Mindshare. Two other standouts include J. Walter Thompson, which reportedly boasts a 50-foot bar, and Kirshenbaum, Bond, Senecal + Partners, which creates advertisements for Glenfiddich whisky and Hendricks gin, among other liquors.