“Why are you doing this?” Meaning to the madness.

“WHY are you doing this?” I got asked that question a LOT, especially as I campaigned for votes on the final night of the contest. Why are you spending so much time, energy, and resources on this strange Mad Men Casting Call contest. What does it mean to you? I admit, when I first entered, … Continue reading

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Rapping up support for Bogart’s Mad Men Martini Mixer for Mentoring, tonight in downtown Raleigh!!

My good friend, Jim Kennedy, pretty much raps it all up with this one! Jim helped photograph, along with our friend, Matt Herring, the photo that’s entered into the contest. He did some mighty fine lighting, propping and staging. His work there was almost as good as his work on this original masterpiece. Jim’s a … Continue reading

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The Movers and the Shakers show their support! Seaboard Fitness, Electric Beanz and Inside919.

I shake with the movers, and move with the shakers, as I show off the best supporters, gym, coffee shops, and business peeps in the whole world.

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“My Carolina Today” Interview on NBC-17

Sharon Delaney of “My Carolina Today” interviews Jeff Bowman, finalist in Banana Republic AMC Mad Men Casting Call Competition. Aired Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010 on NBC-17.

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The best supporters in the world! (see the video)

<!—-> This is why Sunday, Sept. 12th was one of the most fun days of the whole contest for me. Not only did my supporters get me over 10,000 votes, within 100 of the #10 spot, but I was able to be with the people I love so much, my friends, really now, my family … Continue reading

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9-Day Mad Men Casting Call Forecast

Dapper Don’s 9-Day Mad Men Casting Call Forecast 1.  THURS: Sunny VOTES, once a day, will drive away all overhanging, cloudy competition 2. FRI: Clearing as you check out more about Boys to Men Mentoring Network and make a donation or get involved 3. SAT: 9/11. Please remember the victims of 9/11, their families, and … Continue reading

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Raleigh’s Mad Men

Raleigh’s first advertising agency (and first full-service agency in North Carolina) started back in 1945 when Jack Howard began J.T. Howard Advertising in an abandoned photography dark room on W. Martin Street.

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Jeff officially promotes Boys to Men Mentoring in campaign for role on Mad Men.

Since the beginning of the “Mad Men Casting Call Competition,” I’ve been amazed by the great support I’ve gotten from my friends, family, my community in N.C. and the advertising/design/marketing communities in the RDU/Triangle area and throughout the country. Incase you don’t know, I’m trying to win a walk on role on the TV Show … Continue reading

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“Who are you supposed to be?” Unmasking Mad Men

Do mad boys have to become mad men? Much like Dick Whitman is stuck to his mask known as Don Draper, so are a lot of men and boys today. Their masks, their false personas so stuck to themselves that their relationships are totally inauthentic. This story is one of courageous men and boys removing their masks within healing, accepting mentoring communities.

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What are the Mad Men Barbies talking about today?

EXAMPLE DIALOGUE (In The Mad Men Barbie Penthouse Playhouse)

ROGER: “I’m being punished for making my job look easy.”
BETTY: “We haven’t all been doing anything.”
DON: “I have a life and it only goes in one direction: forward.”
JOAN: “That’s life. One minute, you’re on top of the world. The next, some secretary is running over your foot with a lawn mower.”

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