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In the last half-century, the American advertising industry has changed since the depiction found in the television show Mad Men. This infographic depicts a Mad Men Career Comparison from the 1960s to contemporary society. Created by the Carrington College CA Online, which states on its website that, “it is clear that a lot has changed since the real Mad Men revolutionized advertising in the United States.”
The chart displays the contemporary salaries, work and education requirements for the jobs of Don Draper, Pete Campbell, Peggy Olson, Lane Pryce and Henry Francis. A clear jump in expectations, since according to the chart, the advertising market went from making $57 million to being a $131.1 billion industry.
Yet, the biggest three changes found in the offices of ad agencies are a diversification in both the market and office, a lack of smoking and drinking and an increase in competition and production.