I’ve not read who the writers are of Mad Men, but no doubt they have some folks on their staff that have worked in the marketing industry. I think they must have saved up all their angst about the industry over the years and saved them for this one, incredible character played by Jon Hamm.
Here are a few of my favorite Don Draper quotes:
People tell you who they are, but we ignore it because we want them to be who we want them to be.
People want to be told what to do so badly that they’ll listen to anyone.
You are the product. You feeling something. That’s what sells. Not them. Not sex. They can’t do what we do, and they hate us for it.
Advertising is based on one thing, happiness. And you know what happiness is? Happiness is the smell of a new car. It’s freedom from fear. It’s a billboard on the side of the road that screams reassurance that whatever you are doing is okay. You are okay.