Mad Men, the award-winning cable drama that shined a spotlight on advertising’s wild early days, said goodbye Sunday night, giving the legendary Coca-Cola Hilltop ad star billing as it went to the credits.
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Liquor brand Kahlua – naturally – and other brands tweeted about the final act in real time, as well.
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Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio tried to use it to score political points.
Mad Men was a seven-season native ad for Coke? #MadManFinale— Brad Gerick (@Gerick) May 18, 2015
The Mad Men Finale is like the Breaking Bad Finale if Walter White had just stayed and lived out his days in New Hampshire— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) May 18, 2015
Mad Men will end with a flash forward to 2015. Don reads a BuzzFeed native ad: 15 Disney Princesses who love Pepsi. Don kills himself.— Steve Kovach (@stevekovach) May 17, 2015
And there was no shortage of hot takes from communications executives and journalists watching at home.