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Will GM Stay In The 'Mad Men' Spotlight?

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This publicity image released by AMC shows John Slattery as Roger Sterling, left, Jon Hamm as Don Draper, center, and Vincent Kartheiser as Pete Campbell in a scene from the season six premiere of "Mad Men," airing Sunday, April 7, on AMC. (AP Photo/AMC, Michael Yarish) | AP

DETROIT- AMC’s “Mad Men” took some creative liberties last week when two small ad agencies combined to win a contract for a new product from General Motors.

In reality, Chevrolet had a nearly century-long relationship with Warren-based Campbell-Ewald from 1919-2010. In the show, star Don Draper’s Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce ad agency combines with Cutler Gleason & Chaough and landed a Chevrolet account from Campbell-Ewald referred to by its model number -- the Chevy 887 (aka the Chevy Vega).

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