Mad Men indeed

I have only watched a few episodes of Mad Men on AMC, but I enjoyed them.  Being fairly ancient, I can remember when tons of guys dressed, smoked and drank like Don Draper.  Advertising has always seemed like a fairly unusual career choice, but advertising is as central to capitalism as workers controlling the means of production was central to communism.  Given the central role of advertising in selling stuff in this country, I was intrigued to read an article about a couple of Ad Men who have decided to strike out on their own to form an ad agency with the specific goal of promoting products made by members of our extended American family.

Dave Schiff, Scott Prindle and John Kieselhorst, who all used to work at an ad agency called CP&B, are forming “Made” which has the goal of supporting a resurgence in American manufacturing.  Mr. Schiff was quoted in the article; “We work a lot in advertising, and I want to put every hour into building something I’m deeply committed to. … More than 5.5 million U.S. manufacturing jobs have been lost or outsourced since 2001, yet if the average American spent 1% more on American-made goods and services, it would create 250,000 new jobs. We feel like we can help make that happen and more.”  Way to go Dave, Scott and John!  I hope to hook up with these guys to see if there is anything I can do to be of assistance in their new venture.  You of course know what you can do to support American workers don’t you?  Decide that products made by members of our extended American family are going to be your products of choice.  Buy that Jacob Bromwell Coloma Colander,

that Nordicware Bundt Pan

and those Okabashi flip-flops.

Now get shopping!


About John Briggs

I live in Seattle and love telling stories about Americans, the places where they work and the things that they make. I have just published a book, Simply American, encouraging Americans to purchase American made products; the book can be ordered at
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2 Responses to Mad Men indeed

  1. Meredith says:

    Thanks for the support! We are proud to be U.S. Made since 1984.
    – the Okabashi team!

    • tapirking says:

      No thank you Meredith and your Okabashi team for providing jobs for members of our extended American family! I will be ordering a pair of Okabashi flip flops this weekend. All the best, John Briggs

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