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In this episode of the Unmistakable Creative, 25 year creative director and Mad Men co producer Josh Weltman who helped make Don Draper act and sound like a genius discusses his new book, Seducing strangers, and the art of persuasion through advertising. 


  • How Josh Discovered his artistic talent at an early age

  • The importance of finding the right teacher at the right time

  • Why creativity is an aversion to the way things are 

  • Why we miss moments when we experience flow  

  • Lessons from the making of Mad Men

  • Why there is no path for people who inclined to make their own

  • How we can shift the thinking in our educational system

  • The power of creative cross training 

  • The process of developing advertising campaigns

  • The 4 Key types of ads 

  • The two main reasons human beings communicate 


The Secrets of Seducing Strangers: How to Get People to Buy What You're Selling 


I think that creativity is a pathological aversion to the status quo

Josh Weltman is a twenty five year veteran of the advertising business, a working creative director, co-producer, writer and artist.

Originally aired over 2 years ago.

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