Meet The REAL Mad Men Of NYC

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    We watch (and are #obsessed) with Mad Men for many reasons: The clothing (which got us thinking, "Hey, I wouldn't look so bad in a long, pleated skirt!"), the makeup (which started our bold-brow kick), the gripping dialogue (which gave us, "That's life…one minute you're on top of the world, the next minute some secretary is running you over with a lawn mower."), and of course, Jon Hamm (the gift that keeps on giving). So, as we began to psych ourselves up for this Sunday's season five premiere, we started to think about all of the Sterlings, Coopers, Drapers, and Pryces (and Peggys and Campbells and Joans) in our midst.

    Naturally, we answered our curiosity with exclusive photo shoots and interviews with some of the top ad execs in Manhattan. And though you may not know David Droga, Ian Reichenthal, Scott Vitrone, and Neal Arthur's faces as well as you now know January Jones' mug, you're definitely familiar with their work. These are the creative geniuses behind the commercials you don't fast-forward, whose print ads are so pretty you use them as wallpaper. Sure, they may not knock back quite as many Old-Fashioneds as the guys on TV, but they've still got plot lines stories for ages.

    Meeting the men behind the legends? Priceless… Click through to get to know the real Mad Men of NYC.

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