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51 Marketing Quotes to get you Up and Going!

Here are 51 Marketing quotes from the Industry leaders to keep you focused and going. If you know more such quotes, please add them in comments.
  1. “Don’t find customers for your products, find products for your customers” – Seth Godin [tweet this].

  2. “You can’t just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new” – Steve Jobs [tweet this].

  3. “What really decides consumers to buy or not to buy is the content of your advertising, not its form” – David Ogilvy [tweet this].

  4. “The aim of marketing is to know and understand the customer so well the product or service fits him and sells itself” – Peter Drucker [tweet this].

  5. “In marketing you must choose between boredom, shouting and seduction. Which do you want? – Roy H. Williams [tweet this].

  6. “Make the customer the hero of your story” – Ann Handley [tweet this].

  7. “Nobody cares about your product except you. Create interesting content!” – David Meerman Scott [tweet this].

  8. “More contact means more sharing of information, gossiping, exchanging, engaging – in short, more word of mouth” – Gary Vaynerchuk [tweet this].

  9. “My theory is that in the age of the internet, it’s what you write, not where you write it, that matters” – Dan Lyons [tweet this].

  10. “It no longer makes economic sense to send an advertising message to the many in hopes of persuading the few” – M. Lawrence Light [tweet this].

  11. “In today’s information age of Marketing and Web 2.0, a company’s website is the key to their entire business” – Marcus Sheridan [tweet this].

  12. “Increasingly, the mass marketing is turning into a mass of niches” – Chris Anderson [tweet this].

  13. “So as I thought about it, the most important “tool” you can have today in business is insatiable curiosity. The minute you lost it you’re dead” – Steve Rubel [tweet this].

  14. “Marketing today is much more like sailing than driving. Your boat is the brand. If you point your boat in the right direction, follow the winds/currents, and steer, you will get the boat to go where you want it. Marketers should become the wind, but accept that they’re at the mercy of the currents and weather” – Steve Rubel [tweet this].

  15. “Before you create any more “great content”, figure out how you are going to market it first” – Joe Pulizzi & Newt Barrett [tweet this].

  16. “Don’t build links. Build relationships” – Rand Fishkin [tweet this].

  17. “To be successful and grow your business and revenues, you must match the way you market your products with the way your prospects learn about and shop for your products” – Brian Halligan [tweet this].

  18. “If you have more money than brains you should focus on outbound marketing. If you have more brains than money, you should focus on inbound marketing” – Guy Kawasaki [tweet this].

  19. “Content is king, but marketing is the queen and runs the household” – Gary Vaynerchuk [tweet this].

  20. “Marketing without data is like driving with your eyes closed” – Dan Zarrella [tweet this].

  21. “The difference between Sales and Marketing is that Marketing owns the message and Sales owns the relationship” – John Jantsch [tweet this].

  22. “Engagement is the best metric to measure content marketing” – Ninan Chacko [tweet this].

  23. “Marketing wants “Mr. Right”, but Sales wants “Mr. Right Now” – Unknown [tweet this].

  24. “Marketing takes a day to learn. Unfortunately it takes a lifetime to master” – Phil Kolter [tweet this].

  25. “Business has only two functions – Marketing and Innovation” – Milan Kundera [tweet this].

  26. “The purest treasure mortal times can afford is a spotless reputation” – William Shakespeare [tweet this].

  27. “Marketing isn’t magic. There is a science to it” – Dan Zarrella [tweet this].

  28. “A market is never saturated with a good product, but it is very quickly saturated with a bad one” – Henry Ford [tweet this].

  29. “When you enchant people, your goal is not to make money from them or get them to do what you want but to fill them with great delight” – Guy Kawasaki [tweet this].

  30. “Make it simple. Make it memorable. Make it inviting to look at. Make it fun to read” – Leo Burnett [tweet this].

  31. “The sole purpose of marketing is to sell more to more people, more often and at higher prices. There is no other reason to do it.” - Sergio Zyman [tweet this].

  32. Marketing is too important to be left to the marketing department.” - David Packard [tweet this].

  33. "Customers can’t always tell you what they want, but they can always tell you what’s wrong." - Carly [tweet this].

  34. "Instead of one-way interruption Web marketing is about delivering useful content at just the precise moment that a buyer needs it" - David Meerman Scott [tweet this].

  35. "Focusing is all about saying no" - Steve Jobs [tweet this].

  36. The aim of marketing is to know and understand the customer so well the product or service fits him and sells itself. Peter Drucker [tweet this].
  37. For a truly effective social campaign, a brand needs to embrace the first principles of marketing, which involves brand definition and consistent storytelling. Simon Mainwaring [tweet this].

  38. Content marketing is a commitment, not a campaign. – Jon Buscall [tweet this].

  39. “That which is measured improves.” -Karl Pearson [tweet this].

  40. When you break down all the fluff, there are two ways to promote and market your business: dumber, slower, and expensive —or smarter, faster, and cheaper - David Siteman Garland [tweet this].

  41. “Your culture is your brand.” - Tony Hsieh [tweet this].

  42. “Engage rather than sell ... work as a co-creator, not a marketer.” - Tom H.C. Anderson [tweet this].

  43. “Finding new ways, more clever ways to interrupt people doesn’t work.” – Seth Godin [tweet this].

  44. “You can buy attention (advertising). You can beg for attention from the media (PR). You can bug people one at a time to get attention (sales). Or you can earn attention by creating something interesting and valuable and then publishing it online for free.” – David Meerman Scott, marketing speaker [tweet this].

  45. “What helps people, helps business.” ~ Leo Burnett [tweet this].

  46. A market is never saturated with a good product, but it is very quickly saturated with a bad one – Henry Ford [tweet this].

  47. Customer experience Is the new advertising department – Max Kalehoff [tweet this].

  48. Advertising is a tax for having an unremarkable product. -Robert Stephens, Founder of the Geek Squad. [tweet this].

  49. “The customer is the most important part of the production line.”-William Deming [tweet this].

  50. “Marketers need to build digital relationships and reputation before closing a sale.” – Chris Brogan [tweet this].

  51. “Business only has two functions – marketing and innovation.” – Milan Kundera [tweet this].

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