Madeleine Miller is Planning Director at Saatchi NY. For more info, go check out her LInkedIn page.
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB?
I was a salesgirl in the lingerie department at Bloomingdale’s
WHAT LED YOU ON THE PATH YOU’RE ON TODAY?
I kind of fell into it … I got a job in market research and liked the “thinking” part of what we learned. Moved on to DDB, and then reinvented myself as a planner, as that seemed like a cool job.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE AD (ALL TIME OR CURRENTLY)?
I love all the old Doyle Dane commercials for Volkswagen
In today’s world, I like the Traveler’s insurance TV with the dog.
IF YOU NEVER HAD TO WORK AGAIN, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO DO?
Travel. And there’s an organization called Dress for Success that makes a tremendous difference to the women it helps, so I’d spend time working with them.
FAVORITE PLACE YOU’VE BEEN TO?
Safari in Kenya
WHAT’S YOUR MOST PRIZED POSSESSION?
I have a sterling silver coffee service (pot, sugar and creamer) handmade by my grandfather. I love it!!
DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE YOUTUBE VIDEO?
I asked Vaughan the other day to explain the difference between England and Great Britain. Turns out there’s a YOUTUBE video on the subject, and it’s hilarious.
WHAT’S SOMETHING YOU MAKE REALLY WELL?
I have a special mashed potato recipe with onions in it that people love.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE COLD-WEATHER NYC ACTIVITY?
Leaving NYC for someplace warm.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE LUNCHTIME SPOT NEAR THE OFFICE?
Yama, on Carmine Street
WHAT’S YOUR GO TO KARAOKE SONG? (COME ON, WE KNOW YOU HAVE ONE).
Nope, not me, can not carry a tune at all.
WHAT’S THE BEST MEAL YOU’VE EVER HAD?
Lunch at La Colombe D’Or in Saint Paul de Vence … the food was fabulous and the setting perfect!
IF YOU COULD BE THE WORLD RECORD HOLDER OF ANYTHING, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
#1 tennis player in the world would be fun.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE CREATIVE PURSUIT?
Not sure it counts as “creative”, but I love to play Bridge
WHAT BLOGS/MAGAZINES/BOOKS/PAPERS/WEBSITES CAN YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT?
Must read the NY Times every day. Love People and InStyle magazines, and always have a book I’m reading … love both fiction and non-fiction
WHAT’S THE LAST GREAT EVENT YOU WENT TO?
Hugh Jackman’s one man show on Broadway was fabulous!!
WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
No one wishes they had spent more time at work as they get old…remember to enjoy every day!
WHAT’S YOUR GREATEST NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE STORY?
I’m so proud of the new Amdro campaign and how we were able to sell that through and get it made!