Mad Men's Don Draper: Brilliant marketing quotes from the brooding ad man (infographic).
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April 14 2014 10:56 AM

16 Brilliant Marketing Quotes From Don Draper

Jon Hamm as Don Draper in Mad Men.
Jon Hamm as Don Draper in Mad Men.

Photo by Jaimie Trueblood/AMC

This story first appeared in Inc.

Between the adultery, alcoholism, and all-encompassing identity issues, Don Draper has a lot of problems.


Thankfully for his clients, however, coming up with the right message to sell products to the masses isn’t one of them.

Draper, played by actor Jon Hamm, is the superstar creative director and brooding mess on AMC’s Mad Men. We wouldn’t recommend following his example as it pertains to your personal life, but if you’re looking for marketing or advertising inspiration, there’d be worse places to look.

With the show launching its final season this past Sunday (albeit, it’s one of those trendy two-part final seasons that will span the next two years), here’s a look at some of Draper’s most keen marketing insights, courtesy of the folks over at Glow New Media.

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Adam Vaccaro is a staff writer for

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