We said farewell to Don and the gang last Sunday, and, in a way, it wasn't so bad. Although Betty's goodbye -- in a touching scene with her former hubby -- was a tearjerker, the others fared pretty well. Joan conceived a brilliant plan that perhaps paved the way for the big commercial production companies of today; Pete and Trudy found a glamorous, jet-set lifestyle; Roger finally settled down with Marie Calvet, Megan's mom, Peggy and Stan discovered they were soulmates; and Don finally made peace with himself at the soul-searching Esalen Institute in Big Sur -- before moving on to create one of advertising's most iconic ads, Coca-Cola's "Hilltop."
But what was going on in the real ad world at the time? Find out in our final edition of Real Ad Age Headlines from the Mad Men era.