Mad Men and Bad Men: when British advertising met politics


Date(s) - 12/03/2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

10-11 Carlton House Terrace

The story of how ad men re-invented political communications for the world. From the startling political posters of the 1930’s; Harold Wilson’s so-called three wise men, recruited from ad-land to sell Labour politics to the British middle classes; to the Saatchis seminal branding of Thatcherism; to Trevor Beattie’s era-defining work for New Labour. Sam Delaney, author of the best-selling Mad Men And Bad Men, was joined by Bill Muirhead, Jeremy Sinclair CBE, Lord Norman Tebbit and Sean Woodward to discuss what happened when Westminster fell in love with ad-land.



  • Sam Delaney – Host
    Sam Delaney – Host Author, Broadcaster and Journalist
  • Bill Muirhead
    Bill Muirhead Executive Director, M&C Saatchi
  • Jeremy Sinclair CBE
    Jeremy Sinclair CBE Chairman, M&C Saatchi
  • Lord Tebbit
    Lord Tebbit Politician
  • Shaun Woodward
    Shaun Woodward Politician