80 of The Best Marketing Quotes of All Time

Big Domino Marketing
7 min readSep 6, 2021
80 of The Best Marketing Quotes of All Time

Use these quotes to find motivation for all things marketing!

Sometimes it just takes a boost of motivation and encouragement from others to help you know that you’re on track with business.

As an entrepreneur or small business owner, it’s not always easy to juggle work-life balance and succeed. Some days are great, and others not.

But, just when you feel at your lowest, you may come across a motivational quote from another successful business owner and that’s all it takes to lift you again.

That said, we dedicate this post mainly to all our outstanding entrepreneurs out there. Starting a business is challenging.

This is amplified when you’re transitioning from a 9 to 5 office job to working for yourself. So, let this post be your entrepreneurial boost when you need it most!

Here are 80 of the best marketing quotes of all time.

Marketing and sales

Marketing and sales play a huge role when it comes to running your business successfully. Here are some quotes that can give you some amazing insight into marketing and sales for your business.

#1 “The gap between what is expected and what you deliver is where the magic happens in business and in life.” — Jay Bae

#2 “If you love what you’re doing.. that will make it so much easier to actually sit down and create content, inspire, entertain, and educate. That’s what’s really important.” — Jeff Bullas

#3 “If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.” — Seth Godin

#4 “You stand out more by being weird than fitting in.” — Emma Tupa

#5 “Don’t look for perfection, that isn’t the goal.” — Ash Maurya

#6 “You can’t let perfection get in the way of getting things done.” — Armet Dietrich

#7 “Don’t be paralysed, just get started.” — Leah Schothorst

#8 “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” — Albert Einstein

#9 “It’s quite fun to do the impossible.” — Walt Disney

#10 “If your competitors start copying you, then you’re doing something right.” — Jay Baer

#11 “The best marketing doesn’t feel like marketing.” — Tom Fishburne

#12 “Good marketing makes the company look smart. Great marketing makes the customer feel smart.” — Joe Chernov

#13 “Even when you are marketing to your entire audience or customer base, you are still speaking to a single human, at any given time.” — Ann Handley

#14 “Just because you can measure everything, doesn’t mean you should.” — W Edward Deming

#15 “Take two ideas and put them together to make one new idea. After all, what is a Snuggie but a mutation of a blanket and a robe?” — Jim Kukral

#16 “As marketers, we should be changing the mantra from always be closing to always be helping.” — Johnathan Lister

#17 “I am all for conversations, but you need to have a message.” — Renee Blodgett

#18 “The most powerful element in advertising is the truth.” — William Bernbach

#19 “Business only has two functions, marketing and sophistication.” — Milan Kundera

#20 “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” — Leonardo Da Vinci

The best marketing quotes for your audience

When speaking to your audience, they must know that you really care and that you are human too.

#21 “Content marketing is simply a campaign or tactic, its a commitment.” — Valerie Uhlir

#22 “Before you create any more great content, figure out how you’re going to market it first.” — Joe Pulizzi

#23 “With traditional marketing, you tell people you are a rock star. With content marketing you show them you are a rock star.” — Robert Rose

#24 “On average 8 out of 10 people will read your headline copy, but only 2 out of 10 will read the rest.” — Brian Clarke

#25 “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing about.” — Benjamin Franklin

#26 “Google is the new corporate homepage.” — Jeremiah Owyang

#27 “Google only loves you when everyone else loves you first.” — Wendy Piersall

#28 “If you’re looking for the next best thing, and you’re looking where everyone else is, you’re looking in the wrong place.” — Mark Cuban

#29 “The internet is a big place and yes, most things have already been done… you have to be even more creative.” — Jon Henshaw

#30 “Optimize your website for just being a good user-friendly website. It’s generally the most important thing that you could focus on.” — Lydia Gilbertson

#31 “If we produce something original, that will have a better chance of rising above the noise.” — Andy Crestodina

#32 “Content is the reason search began in the first place.” — Lee Odden

#33 “If you’re not making mistakes, you’re probably not experimenting enough.” — Noah Kagen

#34 “Never let ads write cheques your website cannot cash.” — Avinash Kaushik

#35 “Word of mouth can be as important, if not more important, for neighbourhood businesses as traditional advertising.” — Ekatarina Walter

#36 “Going viral is not an outcome; it’s a happening. Sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn’t. Just remember fans are vanity and sales are sanity.” — Lori Taylor

#37 “People spend money where and when they feel good.” — Walt Disney

#38 “Content is the atomic particle of all digital marketing.” — Rebecca Lieb

#39 “Even if you are a small business and you can’t afford to do costly studies, you do have the ability to run different kinds of tests in your app or on your website and see what works best” — Roger Dooley

#40 “Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right.” — Henry Ford

The best marketing quotes for branding

Your business brand is your signature. Make sure that it is timeless and that it shows who you are and what you stand for.

#41 “Brand is just a perception, and perception will match reality over time.” — Elon Musk

#42 “Your brand is a story unfolding across all customer touchpoints.” — Jonah Sachs

#43 “Your culture is your brand.” — Tony Hsieh

#44 “The key to brand success is self-definition, transparency, authenticity and accountability.” — Simon Mainwaring

#45 “A brand is no longer what we tell a customer it is — it is what consumers tell each other it is.” — Scott Cook

#46 “Your personal brand is a promise to your clients… a promise of quality, consistency, competency and reliability.” — Jason Hartman

#47 “We elect and buy from people we like. Likeability is number one. We also need to believe they are honest and have our best interest at heart.” — George Farris

#48 “Too many companies want their brands to reflect some idealised perfected image of themselves. As a consequence, their brands acquire no texture, no character, and no public trust.” — Richard Branson

#49 “If people believe they share values with a company, they will stay loyal to the brand.” — Howard Schultz

#50 “A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.” — Jeff Bezos

#51 “Your personal brand is what people say about you when you’re not in the room — remember that. And more importantly, let’s discover why.” — Chris Ducker

#52 “Ask yourself: Have you covered the fundamentals? And second to that: Are they the best experience on the internet for those things.” — Jennifer Pepper

#53 “I think nowadays, you have to do inbound and outbound — it’s crucial to do both.” — Ian Cleary

#54 “Clients don’t care about your labour pains, they want to see the baby.” — Tim Williams

#55 “Martin Luther King did not say ‘I have a mission statement.” — Simon Sinek

#56 “People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it.” — Simon Sinek

#57 “Content is king.” — Bill Gates

#58 “Make your marketing so useful, people will pay for it.” — Jay Baer

#59 “The aim of marketing is to know and understand the customer so well the product or service fits him and sells itself.” — Peter Ducker

#60 “Today it’s important to be present, be relevant, and add value.” — Nick Besbeas

The best marketing quotes for social media

Use social media to provide valuable content to your audience and attract your dream clients.

#61 “Content is fire, marketing is gasoline.” — Jay Baer

#62 “Social media makes communities, not markets.” — Don Schultz

#63 “Social media is a contact sport.” — Margaret Molloy

#64 “Social media is sociology and psychology more than technology.” — Brian Solice

#65 “Social media is about the people, not the business. Provide for the people and the people will provide for you.” — Matt Goulart

#66 “Sell, sell, sell, sales methods simply don’t work on social media.” — Kim Garst

#67 “just as you don’t need to be on every single TV channel, I don’t believe a brand needs to be in every single social media in one big way.” — Shive Singh

#68 “Successful companies in social media function more like entertainment companies, publishers or party planners than traditional advertisers.” — Erik Qualman

#69 “You cannot buy engagement. You have to build engagement.” — Tarra-Nicolle Nelson

#70 “Getting the like is easy. It’s a light action. Anything else requires trust.” — Jon Loomer

#71 “Build it and they will come” only works with the movies. Social media is a built it, nurture it, engage them and they may come and stay.” — Seth Godin

#72 “Social media allows big companies to act small again.” — Jay Baer

#73 “Put your energy into making things that are likeable. Not some douchey social media strategy.” — Matthew Inman

#74 “The best way to engage honestly with the marketplace via Twitter is to never use the words ‘engage,’ ‘honestly,’ or ‘marketplace.” — Jeffery Zeldman

#75 “Rule number one is if it is not good, don’t share it.” — Christian Kardos

#76 “In order to engage on social, in order to attract customers, regardless of what kind of customer you have, you have to build trust.” — Lindsay Scarpello

#77 “Content is the party, promotion is the invitation to attend.” — Nathan Ellering

#78 “Viral content is almost like finding love. You have to stop doing it to it to actually make it start happening.” — Tim Topham

#79 “We are all storytellers. We all live in a network of stories. There isn’t a stronger connection between people and storytelling.” — Jimmy Neil Smith

#80 “An ad is finished only when you no longer can find a single element to remove.” — Robert Fleege

The takeaway

There you have it!

80 inspirational and motivational quotes to help your business succeed!

Originally published at https://bigdomino.co.za on September 6, 2021.



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