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20 Best Advertising Quotes

There is one great way to learn new things – listening to people who have huge knowledge and experience in their field. You can find so may inspirations by reading what they’re saying. We collect 20 quotes about advertising that will inspire you to improve your business. Some are funny, some useful. You can find also quotes that will make you wonder. There are words about content and creativity, about sharing and motivation. Then open your mind and fond the one that will convince you to start do ads.



“Creative without strategy is called ‘art.’ Creative with strategy is called ‘advertising.’”
Jef I. Richards

“Curiosity about life, in all its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.”
Leo Burnett

“The most powerful element in advertising is the truth.”
Bill Bernbach

“If you’re trying to persuade people to do something, or buy something, it seems to me you should use their language, the language in which they think.”
David Ogilvy

“Make it simple. Make it memorable. Make it inviting to look at. Make it fun to read.”
Leo Burnett

“Never stop testing, and your advertising will never stop improving.”
David Ogilvy

“Stopping advertising to save money is like stopping your watch to save time.”
Henry Ford

“What really decides consumers to buy or not to buy is the content of your advertising, not it’s form.”
David Obivynknown

“Doing business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark. You know what you are doing but nobody else does.”
Stuart H. Britt

“I’ve learned that any fool can write a bad ad, but that it takes a real genius to keep his hands off a good one.”
Leo Burnett

“There isn’t any significant difference between the various brands of whiskey, or cigarettes or beer. They are all about the same. And so are the cake mixes and the detergents, and the margarines… The manufacturer who dedicates his advertising to building the most sharply defined personality for his brand will get the largest share of the market at the highest profit.”
David Ogilvy

“The irony is, the advertising industry knows everyone hates what they produce. This is why they keep looking for new ways to force people to stay tuned.”
Simon Sinek

“Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is, I don’t know which half.”
John Wanamaker

“Don’t tell me how good you make it; tell me how good it makes me when I use it.”
Leo Burnett

“Advertising is not the noblest creation of man’s mind, as so many of its advocates would like the public to think. It does not, single-handedly, sustain the whole structure of capitalism and democracy and the Free World. It is just as nonsensical to suggest that we are superhuman as to accept the indictment that we are subhuman. We are merely human, trying to do a necessary human job with dignity, with decency and with competence.”
Leo Burnett

“Advertising is a valuable economic factor because it is the cheapest way of selling goods, particularly if the goods are worthless.”
Sinclair Lewis

“Much of the messy advertising you see on television today is the product of committees. Committees can criticize advertisements, but they should never be allowed to create them.”
David Ogilvy

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

“People share, read and generally engage more with any type of content when it’s surfaced through friends and people they know and trust.”
Malorie Lucich, Facebook

“If you want to understand how a lion hunts, don’t go to the zoo. Go to the jungle.”
Jim Stengel