Create a 60's style advertisement inspired by the Mad Men Soundtrack

Creators Selected On
October 27, 2015
While the Lionsgate hit series Mad Men just wrapped on AMC, don't fret, the fun isn't over. Retrospective: The Music of Mad Men is here to transport you back to the incredible world of advertising in the 1960’s.

To celebrate the official soundtrack of Mad Men, artists from around the world are invited to create 1960's style ad artwork for one of the songs on the album. Artists should select a song title from the below tracklist and bring it to life through an innovative "ad" much like Don Draper did with his clients. Artists are encouraged to watch the trailer for the series and take a look at this mood board to get inspired.

Six Selected Artists will each receive $500 along with having their work used in the official advertising campaign for the soundtrack.
about mad men
The series revolves around the conflicted world of Don Draper (Hamm), the biggest ad man (and ladies man) in the business, and his colleagues at the Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce Advertising Agency. As Don makes the plays in the boardroom and the bedroom, he struggles to stay a step ahead of the rapidly changing times and the young executives nipping at his heels. The series also depicts authentically the roles of men and women in this era while exploring the true human nature beneath the guise of 1960s traditional family values.

the soundtrack
Below is the tracklisting for Retrospective: The Music of Mad Men. Please select one song title around which to base your advertorial design.
    "A Beautiful Mine (instrumental)" - RJD2
    "Band of Gold" - Don Cherry with Ray Conniff & His Orchestra
    "On The Street Where You Live" - Vic Damone
    "My Special Angel" - Bobby Helms
    "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" - Bob Dylan
    "The Infanta" - The Decemberists
    "Early In The Morning" - Peter, Paul, & Mary
    "C'est Magnifique" - Christina Hendricks
    "The End of The World" - Skeeter Davis
    "Shahdaroba" - Roy Orbison
    "Score Suite 1" - David Carbonara
    "Zou Bisou Bisou" - Jessica Pare
    "I Just Wasn't Made For These Times" - The Beach Boys
    "I Should Not Be Seeing You" - Connie Conway
    "You Only Live Twice" - Nancy Sinatra
    "Piece of My Heart" - Big Brother and The Holding Company
    "Both Sides Now" - Judy Collins
    "I'm A Man" - The Spencer Davis Group
    "This Will Be Our Year" - The Zombies
    "My Way" - Frank Sinatra
    "The Best Things in Life Are Free" - Robert Morse
    "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" - Roberta Flack
    "Score Suite 2" - David Carbonara
    "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony)" - The New Seekers
the career opportunity
Six (6) artists, as selected by Mad Men and their guest judge, will each receive:
  • Inclusion for their work throughout the digital marketing campaign for the release of Retrospective: The Music of Mad Men
  • $500
meet the guest judge
Alexandra Patsavas
Three time Grammy® Award nominee Alexandra Patsavas founded her own Chop Shop Music Supervision company in 1998. She quickly earned a reputation for raising the bar in the quality of music selected for television series and feature films, including Mad Men, for which Patsavas was the music supervisor from the pilot episode, as well as Grey’s Anatomy, The O.C., Gossip Girl, Rescue Me, The Twilight Saga, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Warm Bodies, Water for Elephants, and The Dilemma. Patsavas’ current Music Supervision projects include television series Scandal, How To Get Away With Murder, Supernatural, 11/22/63 and more. A champion of independent artists, Patsavas has been responsible for identifying and exposing a remarkable string of original music to mainstream audiences.
creative invite guidelines
  • This opportunity is open globally to those who are at least 18 years of age at the time of entry. Void where prohibited by law.
  • Artists should retain their original artwork files (in 300dpi) but designs must be submitted in JPEG or PNG, max size 10MB.
  • All submissions must be original artwork (meaning not using third party pre-existing copyright materials).
  • Artists should state the title of the song that they are illustrating in the "Description" field prior to uploading their work.
  • Selected Artists may be asked to modify their designs to fit production requirements.
  • The Selected Artists grant Mad Men a worldwide, exclusive, royalty-free license to use the submitted design across various marketing platforms for the promotion of Retrospective: The Music of Mad Men. In return, the Selected Artist will receive the specified incentive.
  • The Selected Artists will each be required to sign a License Agreement.
  • Artists that are not selected will not give up any rights to their work, however Mad Men has the right to promote their work on its channels in connection with this Creative Invite. All artists will be credited accordingly.
  • Artists must join Talenthouse using an active email address in order to ensure they can be contacted should they be selected.
  • The Selected Artists must respond to Talenthouse within two days of receiving the notification email or else will forfeit all incentives.
  • Inappropriate, offensive and harmful submissions, as well as submissions that do not fit the brief or guidelines, will be removed.
  • No purchase necessary to enter.
how mad men will choose
Mad Men and their guest judge will select from all qualified submissions. A qualified submission is one which meets all the Terms & Conditions, Guidelines and Official Rules.
Key Dates
  • Launch:
    September 21, 2015 at 11:00 AM
  • Submission Deadline:
    October 20, 2015 at 10:00 AM
  • Selection Period Starts:
    October 20, 2015 at 10:00 AM
  • Creators Selected:
    October 27, 2015 at 10:00 AM
All times are in Pacific Time.