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Is Donald Trump's Campaign Doing Business With Mad Men's Don Draper?

It appears that Don Draper has been working for The Donald.

In recent Federal Election Commission filings, Donald Trump‘s presidential campaign listed Draper Sterling as an advertising firm to which it paid several thousands of dollars in April of this year.

“Hold up a minute, sweetheart,” you say, “Draper Sterling wasn’t even the name of the Mad Men firm.” And that’s correct; the business at the heart of the iconic AMC drama started out as Sterling Cooper, morphing into Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce before settling on Sterling Cooper & Partners toward the end of the series.

But the name of the payee is hardly the weirdest aspect of the filings, as Think Progress’ Judd Legum and Mediaite pointed out Tuesday: The address listed for the alleged firm belongs to a home in a New Hampshire neighborhood. Is it possible that a legitimate business with that name exists there? Yes… just like it’s possible that Megan’s gonna get her big Hollywood break any day now.

According to the records, the payments — totaling north of $30,000 — were for “web advertising.”

What do you think about the campaign’s Mad Men homage? Sound off in the comments!

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  1. Rock Golf says:

    Draper Sterling helped to create Trump’s new theme song:
    “I’d like to teach the world to hate
    If they don’t look like me
    I’d like to build the world a wall
    And have it built for free”

  2. rowan77 says:

    (In a sing-song voice) Somebody’s embezzling. I smell fraud.

  3. rinaex says:

    Hah, I thought I was about to find out some disappointing news about Jon Hamm…

    • Butter says:

      Same here.. For a moment I thought I would start hating John Hamm! Thank God the news was about some small advertising firm!

  4. Wordsmith says:

    I really hope somebody gets sued. Or maybe run over by a riding mower…

  5. cuius says:

    Perhaps The Donald is going to end up on a beach somewhere

  6. peterwdawson says:

    This feels almost like a plot point from an episode of Monk.

  7. Dick Whitman (aka you know who...) says:

    “But what is happiness? It’s a moment before you need more happiness. I won’t settle for 50% of anything, I want 100%. You’re happy with your agency? You’re not happy with anything! You don’t want most of it, you want all of it, and I won’t stop until you get all of it.”
    “Thank you for your time.”