by Alex Konrad, contributor
Two weeks into this season of Mad Men, we updated you on the products featured in the show with Mad Men: Fictional pitches, real ads. With Jantzen and Pond's Cold Cream both making memorable debuts, we anticipated a lineup of products exceeding the previous seasons (for their recap, see: Mad Men is back, and so is product placement).
A few weeks later, it's time to sift through the show's darker new plotlines and find the corporate gems.
Episode 4: Pond's, Clearasil, Vicks
The third episode was memorable for everything but products. Episode four, thankfully, brings us more product sport. Pond's, a Unilever (UL) product, features prominently, as its representatives demand that Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce drop Clearasil as a client due to conflict-of-interest. Clearasil, owned by Vicks Chemical, is the account of Pete's father-in-law Tom, so the conflict hits close to home. Pete parlays the Pond's play into expansion into the entire Vicks account. More
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