50 Outstanding Marketing Quotes of all Time

August 21, 2019
Digital marketing

Marketing is a field which involves constant learning. If you can’t commit to lifelong learning, your marketing ideas will soon be out of date and your tactics and strategies will cease to work for you. Quotes are a great way to keep deep knowledge in a simple, short and easy to remember form, thus quotes. I present these outstanding quotes that I have carefully picked out to help you understand the current landscape of marketing and how to be a better marketer. Quotes from marketing thought leaders to shape your thinking and guide your marketing approach. 

    1. “If you want to be truly consumer-centric, you have to think digital first. And, in order to do that, you’ve got to be data-driven.” Chris Murphy
    2. “Content Marketing is a commitment, not a campaign.” ~ Jon Buscall
    3. “Content marketing is the only marketing left.” ~Seth Godin
    4. “Make your customer the hero of your stories.” ~ Ann Handley
    5. “Your brand is so much more than what you sell.” ~ Jon Iwata
    6. “Marketing is too important to be left to the marketing department.”~ David Packard
    7. “Market like the year you are in!” ~ Gary Vaynerchuck
    8. “Content is king, but distribution is queen and she wears the pants.” ~ Jonathan Perelman, Buzzfeed
    9. “Business has only two functions – marketing and innovation.”  ~ Milan Kundera
    10. “There is nothing more valuable than a spotless reputation.” ~ William Shakespeare
    11. “There is no sale without the story; no knockout without the setup.” – Gary Vaynerchuk
    12. “As marketing converges with customer service and sales, marketing today is more about helping and less about hyping.” – Joel Book
    13. “To build a long-term, successful enterprise, when you don’t close a sale, open a relationship.” – Patricia Fripp
    14. “Keep your sales pipeline full by prospecting continuously. Always have more people to see than you have time to see them.” – Brian Tracy
    15. “People buy emotionally, and they justify their decisions intellectually.” – David Sandler
    16. “Content is fire; social media is gasoline.” – Jay Baer
    17. “LinkedIn is no longer an online resume. It’s your digital reputation.” – Jill Rowley
    18. “The consumer is not a moron; she is your wife.” – David Ogilvy
    19. “Good marketing makes the company look smart. Great marketing makes the customer feel smart.” – Joe Chernov
    20. “We’re all learning here; the best listeners will end up the smartest.” – Josh Bernoff
    21. “Marketing is no longer about the stuff that you make, but about the stories you tell.” – Seth Godin
    22. “Speak to your audience in their language about what’s in their heart.” – Jonathan Lister
    23. “Successful companies in social media function more like entertainment companies, publishers, or party planners than as traditional advertisers.” – Erik Qualman
    24. “If you get bored with social media, it’s because you are trying to get more value than you create.” – Fast Company
    25. “Marketing’s job is never done. It’s about perpetual motion. We must continue to innovate every day.” – Beth Comstock
    26. “If you’re looking for the next big thing, and you’re looking where everyone else is, you’re looking in the wrong place.” – Mark Cuban
    27. “Ignoring online marketing is like opening a business but not telling anyone.” — KB Marketing Agency
    28. “Marketing’s job is never done. It’s about perpetual motion. We must continue to innovate every day.” — Beth Comstock
    29. “The best marketing doesn’t feel like marketing.” — Tom Fishburne
    30. “Focus on the core problem your business solves and put out lots of content and enthusiasm and ideas about how to solve that problem.” — Laura Fitton
    31. “Content builds relationships. Relationships are built on trust. Trust drives revenue.” — Andrew Davis
    32. “Content is king.” — Bill Gates, Co-Founder, Microsoft
    33. “Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and bring their friends.” — Walt Disney
    34. “Brand is just a perception, and perception will match reality over time.” — Elon Musk
    35. “Marketing is really just about sharing your passion.” — Michael Hyatt
    36. “Smart marketers and smart brand managers understand the importance of leveraging frame of reference to build their brands.” — Mark Shapiro
    37. “Brand equity is the sum of all the hearts and minds of every single person that comes into contact with your company.” — Christopher Betzter
    38. “Your brand is what people say about you when you’re not in the room.” — Jeff Bezos
    39. “Take a risk and keep testing, because what works today won’t work tomorrow, but what worked yesterday may work again.” — Amrita Sahasrabudhe
    40. “If you take a risk and it doesn’t go as planned, welcome to the club.” — Fran Hauser
    41. “Nothing sticks in your head better than a story. Stories can express the most complicated ideas in the most digestible ways.” — Sam Balter
    42. “At its very core, marketing is storytelling. The best advertising campaigns take us on an emotional journey — appealing to our wants, needs, and desires — while at the same time telling us about a product or service.” — Melinda Partin
    43. “Without facts and principles, data is useless.” –Bob Hoffman
    44. “Google only loves you when everyone else loves you first.” –Wendy Piersall
    45. “Authenticity, honesty, and personal voice underlie much of what’s successful on the Web.” –Rick Levine
    46. “Content is not king, but a president elected by the votes of those whom it aims to rule.” –Raheel Farooq
    47. “Mediocre marketers think in terms of campaigns. Great marketers think in terms of growth frameworks.” –Neil Patel
    48. “Design like you are absolutely right, then optimize like you were wrong from the start.” –Jordie van Rijn
    49. “An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.”–Edwin Land
    50. “The majority of business men are incapable of original thinking because they are unable to escape from the tyranny of reason. Their imaginations are blocked.”  – David Ogilvy

I hope these outstanding quotes from marketing leaders who personally inspire me have been not just informative but also helpful to you as a digital marketer. Kindly share your own favorite quotes in the comments section.

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