Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Advertising Veteran Presents "Mad Men in the Digital Age" for Alumni Breakfast

CHESTERTOWN, MD—Ad agency veteran Jack Gilden ’87 will bring Don Draper and his crew at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce into the modern age at an alumni networking breakfast Thursday, December 9 in Annapolis. Gilden, a Baltimore-based marketing consultant and former advertising agency president will present “Mad Men in the Digital Age: A veteran ad guy's rags-to-riches-to-rags story about the rapid rate of change in business today and how to cope with it.”

The gathering will take place at Pusser’s Caribbean Grille, a waterfront restaurant in the Annapolis Marriott Waterfront Hotel from 7:30 to 9 a.m. It is sponsored by the Annapolis Alumni Chapter, the Recent Alumni and Student Involvement Committee of the Alumni Board, and the Center for Career Development.

Jack Gilden has more than 20 years of experience in the advertising industry as both an agency president and a creative director. He has represented clients such as Legg Mason, Sprint, Nextel, Severn Bank, The Strata Group, and Aether Systems. Jack is also a noted newspaper and magazine writer and columnist.

Please R.S.V.P. to the alumni office by Friday, Dec. 3 by calling 410-778-7215 and leaving a message, or Reply via email. Tickets, at $8 a person, may be purchased at the door with cash or check. For more information, email Carolyn Fuss Thompson at cthompson5@washcoll.edu. For directions to the hotel, click here.

Photos: Jon Hamm as Don Draper; and Jack Gilden as Jack Gilden.

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