from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A man who designs, writes, acquires, or sells advertising.

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  • n. One who is in the business of devising, writing, illustrating or selling advertisements.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone whose business is advertising


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  • "Absolutely, conclusively," insists John Slattery, who plays fellow adman Roger Sterling.

    A Mad Dash to the Finish

  • Last month, John Weaver, a former McCain adviser, and Fred Davis, the famously nontraditional Republican adman, launched a Web site for Horizon PAC, which prominently features a large letter H over vague verse: "Maybe someday we'll find a new generation of conservative leaders."

    Let t h e ir games b e gin

  • Are they scriveners churning out what the novelist Richard Yates himself a sometimes adman called "grubby little jobs for hire," or are they skilled poets performing on a commercial canvas?

    Sweating Ad Copy Like 'Mad Men'

  • Five years later, trade magazines sang his praises; and five years after that, he became "the most discussed and publicized adman in a generation."

    The King of Madison Avenue

  • Author and adman Kenneth Roman worked for and with David Ogilvy for a quarter century at Ogilvy's groundbreaking ad agency Ogilvy & Mather.

    The King of Madison Avenue

  • Sig Rogich, a Nevada adman who worked in George H.W. Bush's White House, and who, like most establishment Republicans in Nevada, is backing Reid over Sharron Angle, told me that during many evenings at his house he and Reid have relaxed to old Woody Guthrie songs on the CD player -- "poignant songs about society and the poor."

    Alec Baldwin: Harry Reid, Sharron Angle, and the Role of Government in America

  • Something about Dalton is going to remind viewers of that other hero, Don Draper, dashing adman of "Mad Men."

    Bunnies and Lovelorn Males

  • One of the key subplots of the fourth season of Mad Men, which wrapped up airing on AMC earlier this month, centered around top adman Roger Sterling (played by John Slattery) and his attempt to publish his memoir-cum-business book, Sterling's Gold.

    'Mad Men' Memoir: Not The First Book By TV Character To Be Published In The Real World

  • • What a cool customer is Charles Saatchi – once the adman's adman, now the figure who can make or break an artist merely by bestowing his favours.


  • AMC has officially given the green light to a fifth season of the adman drama, the network announced Tuesday.

    Mad Men's Fifth Season Will Return in 2012


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