It all starts with the pitch.
Following the success of Mad Men, AMC is bringing us the glitz and drama of the advertising world with a new show called "The Pitch", that will air with a sneak preview on April 8th. The unscripted series will chronicle the deadlines and hustle-and-bustle of ad agencies when they set out to find new business. With only 7 days to prepare their creative and strategic proposal, we'll see what it's like when ad men go head-to-head for clients.
The agencies pitching each week will be: The Ad Store, Bandujo, BooneOakley, Bozell, Conversation, DIGO, FKM, Jones Advertising, Kovel/Fuller, McKinney, Muse Communications, SK+G, The Hive, WDCW and WOMENK!ND, and will be presented in a documentary style fashion, in order to capture the high stakes experienced during the process. Some of the brands that will be featured include: Frangelico/Campari, the Subway restaurants, Benjamin Frankilin Plumbing, Mister Sparky, among others.
"Advertising is really the idea business, but with incredibly high stakes; and Studio Lambert has captured, in a very feature doc style, just how hard it is to come up with a great idea, only to walk into a room and have it all ride on The Pitch." says Joel Stillerman, Executive Vice President of Original Programming for AMC.
Look out Don Draper fans. The shiz just got real.