After seven seasons delving into New York's advertising industry and American culture in the 1960s and 1970s, AMC's hit show "Mad Men" is slated to air its final episode on Sunday.
Although the series is coming to an end, many of the iconic companies that ad man Don Draper and his fictitious team pitched in the '60s and '70s are still around today. In fact, they've performed quite well in the past 5 decades.
According to trading pros, there's still money to be made—and lessons to be learned—from "Mad Men"-mentioned companies.
In season 5, Don Draper and Roger Sterling pitched their ad agency to materials giant Dow Chemical. Draper said that although the company already had "diverse and charismatic" products like Zip Tape and Styrofoam, it keeps coming up with new ideas because "even though success is a reality, its effects are temporary."
Draper claimed his agency could bring even more success to Dow Chemical's brands.
Dow Chemical has been around since the late 1800s, and currently has a market cap of more than $59 billion. Since January of 1968, in the heart of the Mad Men era, the stock is up more than 1,400 percent.