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Application, in a video:


Considering there is a new Don Draper on twitter, why does anyone care about this?

Why not just create your own account and avoid this level of manipulative control from someone who appears to have been a very bad writer. 15 minutes off fame. Some people can't give it up. Go figure.

Is that Helen Ross who plays @bettydraper trying out for this? She has used that same commercial in shown in the youtube video in the past. Sure sounds like her.

The reason I should be @Don_Draper is because I will force people to think and to feel again, ad folks haven't felt it is because it no longer exists. What they call love was invented by guys like you and me, to sell shit. You're born alone and you die alone and this world just drops a bunch of rules on top of you to make you forget those facts. But I will never forget. I'm living like there's no tomorrow, because there isn't one. This reality needs to be personified online, our industry is sucking at the tit of twitter and needs to be fed some reality on a regular basis. If given the chance to assume the persona of Don Draper I will use his influence to smack some sense into what is an industry gone awry by reinforcing the fundamental pillar of advertising, happiness. And do you know what happiness is? Happiness is the smell of a new car. It's freedom from fear. It's a tweet every few minutes that screams with reassurance that whatever you're doing right now is not OK because right now folks in this business are not OK. They are taking all this monkey crap and sticking it in a reusable eco-friendly bag, completely unaware that their success depends on something more than a fancy pair of black rimmed glasses and a distressed t-shirt. Twitter isn't a spaceship, it's a time machine. It goes backwards, and forwards... it takes us to a place where we ache to go again. I am the guy to take us there.

I nominate Emily the Grouch to be Don_Draper.

Because she's all about finding opportunities to "stick it to the man." Just like DD.

Also, conformity sucks!

Advertising is about making you feel something. I want to make others (and their wives) feel enough to pull out their wallets in even lean times to invest in your product. What is the most important product a man can invest in? Himself.

I enjoy studying mystic people and poet philosophers. I enjoy day dream about visiting exotic locales but often end up in Baltimore. I understand that the average family man, like me, needs a fantasy to escape to every now and then. This could be a simple as taking in a Travelogue or spending the afternoon shopping for trench coats while envisioning a life not unlike that of Cary Grant. Women want to see themselves in a Bloomingdale’s window; men want to see themselves on the silver screen.

Men, in general, fantasize about a “better” life, whatever that may be. My job is to make them comfortable enough in that fantasy to make them think buying your product will bring them an inch closer to it. The new Cadillac, the right cigarette and the properly distilled vodka are all a part of an Ian Fleming lifestyle.

I sell fantasies to others to make your personal and financial dreams come true.


Donald Draper
Creative Director
Sterling Cooper

P.S. If you would like references on my work, you should contact @UnemployedBush.

I long for the day advertising becomes a business for a grown man. What's with all the Drapers? I've followed a number of them off and on for the past year and I'm still flummoxed. In the ad biz we call them "Wild Men" - Pawing the ground until the president retires. However, this fellow seems to be doing a fine job: http://twitter.com/_DonDraper . If, at the end of this experiment you still have no takers give me a ring. Sincerely, F. Adman aka @FrankAdman


My application, in the form of a short story.

Enjoy :)

Sending over spec copy via messenger boy. Check your mail.

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