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Chicago Stories: The Real Mad Men of Chicago — Full Episode

Chicago Stories recounts the creations of the city's advertising world.

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Chicago Stories: The Real Mad Men of Chicago

You may not have heard of Albert Lasker, Eugene Kolkey, or Tom Burrell, but you most certainly know their creations. They're Chicago’s Mad Men - the local executives who created iconic figures like the Marlboro Man, Charlie the Tuna, and the Pillsbury Dough Boy. This episode of Chicago Stories explores how the real Mad Men of Chicago became the leaders of the advertising world.

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Tom Burrell and ‘Coke Adds Life’

Tom Burrell creates the “Coke Adds Life” jingle.

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Crafting Tony the Tiger

Chicago Stories uncovers the creation of Tony the Tiger.

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