Jane Maas, Author of Mad Women

Thursday, July 19th, 2012 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)

Bank of Tennessee 100 Med Tech Pkwy 3rd floor, Johnson City, TN

PRSA and AAF NETN invite you to join us on Thursday, July 19 for a special guest to the Tri-Cities! Author and industry pioneer, Jane Maas, said by Ad Week and many others to be “the original Peggy Olson,” prototype on whom the role was modeled in the original AMC’s series Mad Men, will share her stories from 1960s Madison Ave. Mad Men era, during a co-sponsored luncheon by AAF Northeast Tennessee and PRSA luncheon. The luncheon is open to the public and will be held at the Bank of Tennessee at 100 Med Tech Parkway, 3rd floor, in Johnson City on July 19 at 11:30am.

In addition to playing the famed role of Peggy Olson, Maas is also the author of MAD WOMEN: the Other Side of Life on Madison Avenue in the Sixties and Beyond. The book tells the true story of what it was like for women in advertising in that era. Jane is respected within the advertising industry and is best known for her direction of the “I Love New York” program, which revitalized New York City’s tourism. Maas was a creative director at Ogilvy & Mather and has worked for many well-known brands. She is co-author of How to Advertise, which sold over 150,000 copies and has been translated into 17 languages, she has published an autobiography and she is listed in Who’s Who in America.

Maas has been hailed as a great storyteller in The Hollywood Reporter, The New York Times, The Huffington Post and more. She is winner of Advertising Woman of the Year and the Matrix Award from Women in Communications. “We are thrilled to have Jane Maas speak to our group,” says AAF Northeast Tennessee President Sarah Clevinger. Her insights into our industry will be invaluable to our members and the surrounding community. We have worked hard to bring high caliber speakers to our region and they don’t get much better than Jane Maas.”

Currently, Jane serves as a strategic and creative consultant to a number of international corporations, and travels across the country and around the world conducting seminars on more effective advertising for the Association of National Advertisers. To learn more about Jane Maas and effective advertising, join AAF Northeast Tennessee and PRSA for this exclusive lunch and learn event.

Praise for Mad Women

“You don’t have to identify with Peggy Olson on ‘Mad Men’ – or even know who she is – to appreciate Jane Maas’s ‘Mad Women’…breezy and salty memoir.” – The New York Times

“It’s a dishy memoir about the drinking, sex, smoking and sexism that make that era in the industry…so fascinating.” – New York Post

“Maas is a great storyteller, and Mad Women stands enough on its own that even those who have never seen [Mad Men] can enjoy the book.” – The Hollywood Reporter

“In the new book “Mad Women: The Other Side of Life on Madison Avenue in the ’60s and Beyond,” Jane Maas, who’s been called ‘the real life Peggy Olson,’ brings us a personal portrait of what it was really like to work in the Madison Avenue advertising world of the time — not only as a businesswoman but as a mother and wife.” – The Huffington Post

“[Maas’s] scrappy spirit helped Maas invade the ‘male preserve’ of Manhattan advertising agencies in the postwar years, a time and place the octogenarian dynamo recalls with irrepressible good humor – and no small amount of regret – in ‘Mad Women: The Other Side of Life on Madison Avenue in the ’60s and Beyond.’” – The Boston Globe

Cost is FREE to PRSA and AAF-NETN members and $25 for non-members. The lunch meeting will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is open to the public, but reservations are required. To reserve your seat, please contact Sarah Clevinger at 423.652.4715 or saclevinger@king.edu by Friday, July 13, 2012.