From 1968 to 1989, I was a “madman” in the crazy, fast-paced world of high-tech advertising in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. I was a copywriter, a Creative Director and an ad agency co-owner. There were, as I recall, plenty of client battle, inter-office politics and frequent creative skirmishes.
My biggest regrets are I didn’t see as much hanky-panky action or enjoy all the exciting side perks Don Draper frequently receives on the popular TV show, The MadMen, on AMC. My life as a “madman” involved a lot more hard work. And far less booze, cigarettes and exotic chick entanglements.
Over the next few weeks, I will be recalling a successful ad campaign I created for a small software development company in Silicon Valley in the mid-1980’s. It was a lot of fun to work on. And the company enjoyed enormous success and widespread recognition from it. I think of it as “The Day Dracula Came Roaring Into Silicon Valley.”
Stick around. And pull your collar up to protect that tender neck!