Have you seen these yet? Tune into television that speaks our language… whether it be a love of data, advertising and sales, marketing magic, or the unique features of being human.
Jake Porway’s The Numbers Game. Think Mythbusters with stats. Data scientist and quintessential geek, Jake Porway explores fun facts like what’s going to kill us, who’s going to make a million, and what will drive you crazy.
The format and pace, not to mention the nerdy-but-cute presenter, make this a must-see for data heads.
Australian quiz show, The Gruen Planet. This irreverent look at the advertising industry involves ad execs exchanging verbal cleverness in a series of quiz show style challenges such as ‘How do you sell…’ and ‘The pitch’.
The best bit is seeing the thought processes that go into advertising campaigns. These are very cynical people – you have been warned!
Mad Men, the US drama about ad execs in advertising’s golden age, the 1960s.
‘What you call love was invented by guys like me … to sell nylons.’ Yes, Mad Men is not new (now on its sixth season, in fact), but we still can’t get enough of Don Draper’s cynical marketing proclamations.
The UK’s ethnographic Up series, or its US, South African and Japanese equivalents.
Begun in 1964, this fascinating documentary series has followed 14 diverse children at seven-year intervals, seeing how their lives pan out.
What else should we be watching? Leave a comment if you love one or all of these shows!
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