Best Advertising Quotes : Ad Sayings In Life

These advertising quotes will inspire you. Advertising is the activity or profession of producing advertisements for commercial products or services; or advertisements collectively.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging advertising quotes, advertising sayings, and advertising proverbs.

Famous Advertising Quotes

  1. “The man who stops advertising to save money is like the man who stops the clock to save time.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  2. “The more informative your advertising, the more persuasive it will be.” ~ David Ogilvy
  3. “I saw a subliminal advertising executive, but only for a second.” ~ Steven Wright
  4. “The consumer isn’t a moron; she is your wife.” ~ David Ogilvy

  5. “Advertising is an environmental striptease for a world of abundance.” ~ Marshall McLuhan
  6. “Advertising is legalized lying.” ~ H. G. Wells
  7. “Advertising is the art of convincing people to spend money they don’t have for something they don’t need.” ~ Will Rogers
  8. “What is the difference between unethical and ethical advertising? Unethical advertising uses falsehoods to deceive the public; ethical advertising uses truth to deceive the public.” ~ Vilhjalmur Stefansson

  9. “You can fool all the people all the time if the advertising is right and the budget is big enough.” ~ Joseph E. Levine
  10. “I never tell one client that I cannot attend his sales convention because I have a previous engagement with another client; successful polygamy depends upon pretending to each spouse that she is the only pebble on your beach.” ~ David Ogilvy
  11. “Advertising is a valuable economic factor because it is the cheapest way of selling goods, particularly if the goods are worthless.” ~ Sinclair Lewis
  12. “Advertising is the life of trade.” ~ Calvin Coolidge

  13. “Just advertising departments with legs and high heels.” ~ Richard Avedon
  14. “Nobody counts the number of ads you run; they just remember the impression you make.” ~ William Bernbach
  15. “A good basic selling idea, involvement, and relevancy, of course, are as important as ever, but in the advertising din of today, unless you make yourself noticed and believed, you ain’t got nothin’.” ~ Leo Burnett
  16. “The philosophy behind much advertising is based on the old observation that every man is really two men – the man he is and the man he wants to be.” ~ William Feather

  17. “Few people at the beginning of the nineteenth century needed an adman to tell them what they wanted.” ~ John Kenneth Galbraith
  18. “History will see advertising as one of the real evil things of our time. It is stimulating people constantly to want things, want this, want that.” ~ Malcolm Muggeridge
  19. “Advertising is a business of words, but advertising agencies are infested with men and women who cannot write. They cannot write advertisements, and they cannot write plans. They are helpless as deaf mutes on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera.” ~ David Ogilvy , Advertising quotes for business
  20. “As with the Christian religion, the worst advertisement for Socialism is its adherents.” ~ George Orwell

  21. “Young people are threatened… by the evil use of advertising techniques that stimulate the natural inclination to avoid hard work by promising the immediate satisfaction of every desire.” ~ Pope John Paul II
  22. “It is pretty obvious that the debasement of the human mind caused by a constant flow of fraudulent advertising is no trivial thing. There is more than one way to conquer a country” ~ Raymond Chandler
  23. “Most agencies run scared, most of the time. . . .Frightened people are powerless to produce good advertising. . . . If I were a client, I would do everything in my power to emancipate my agencies from fear, even to the extent of giving them long-term contracts.” ~ David Ogilvy
  24. “I do not read advertisements. I would spend all of my time wanting things.” ~ Franz Kafka

  25. “Good wine needs no bush,
    And perhaps products that people really want
    Need no hard-sell or soft-sell TV push.
    Why not?
    Look at pot.” ~ Ogden Nash
  26. “The Internet offers an interesting combination of advertising and community – by participating in the community you can become an advertisement for yourself.” ~ Walter Jon Williams
  27. “Outside of advertising, the person who’s influenced me most is quite possibly Frank Gehry.” ~ Jay Chiat
  28. “The best ideas come as jokes. Make your thinking as funny as possible.” ~ David Ogilvy

  29. “To advertisers: “Do not compete with your agency in the creative area. Why keep a dog and bark yourself?”” ~ David Ogilvy , Creative advertising quotes
  30. “What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
  31. “The very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise and cultivate the delightfully vague.” ~ Bill Cosby
  32. “The sole purpose of business is service. The sole purpose of advertising is explaining the service which business renders.” ~ Leo Burnett

  33. “We grew up founding our dreams on the infinite promise of American advertising. I still believe that one can learn to play the piano by mail and that mud will give you a perfect complexion.” ~ Zelda Fitzgerald
  34. “Advertising has done more to cause the social unrest of the 20th century than any other single factor.” ~ Clare Boothe Luce
  35. “Let advertisers spend the same amount of money improving their product that they do on advertising and they wouldn’t have to advertise it.” ~ Will Rogers
  36. “Why one Ad is worth more to a paper than 40 Editorials.” ~ Will Rogers

  37. “There is a great deal of advertising that is much better than the product. When that happens, all that the good advertising will do is put you out of business faster.” ~ Jerry Della Femina , Advertising quotes for products
  38. “The trouble with us in America isn’t that the poetry of life has turned to prose, but that it has turned to advertising copy.” ~ Louis Kronenberger
  39. “I have discovered the most exciting, the most arduous literary form of all, the most difficult to master, the most pregnant in curious possibilities. I mean the advertisement. It is far easier to write ten passably effective Sonnets, good enough to take in the not too inquiring critic, than one effective advertisement that will take in a few thousand of the uncritical buying public.” ~ Aldous Huxley
  40. “Buy me and you will overcome the anxieties I have just reminded you of” ~ Michael Schudson

  41. “The simplest definition of advertising, and one that will probably meet the test of critical examination, is that advertising is selling in print.” ~ Daniel Starch
  42. “Advertising is the principal reason why the business person has come to inherit the earth.” ~ James Adams
  43. “Advertising nourishes the consuming power of men. It sets up before a man the goal of a better home, better clothing, better food for himself and his family. It spurs individual exertion and greater production.” ~ Winston Churchill

  44. “In this very real world, good doesn’t drive out evil. Evil doesn’t drive out good. But the energetic displaces the passive.” ~ William Bernbach
  45. “Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.” ~ Leo Burnett
  46. “News represents another form of advertising, not liberal propaganda.” ~ Christopher Lasch

  47. “Living in an age of advertisement, we are perpetually disillusioned.” ~ J. B. Priestley
  48. “We are pushing hard to find quality advertising clients.” ~ Ben Nicholson
  49. “If it doesn’t sell, it isn’t creative.” ~ David Ogilvy

  50. “Never stop testing, and your advertising will never stop improving.” ~ David Ogilvy
  51. “Mass consumption, advertising, and mass art are a corporate Frankenstein; while they reinforce the system, they also undermine it.” ~ Ellen Willis
  52. “News is something somebody doesn’t want printed; all else is advertising.” ~ George Orwell
  53. “I have always believed that writing advertisements is the second most profitable form of writing. The first, of course, is ransom notes.” ~ Phil Dusenberry

  54. “A viewer who skips the advertising is the moral equivalent of a shoplifter.” ~ Nicholas Johnson
  55. “Advertising is the very essence of democracy.” ~ Anton Chekhov
  56. “Advertising: the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it.” ~ Stephen Leacock

  57. “Advertising is the greatest art form of the 20th century.” ~ Marshall McLuhan
  58. “Advertising is the rattling of a stick inside a swill bucket.” ~ George Orwell
  59. “Advertising is the modern substitute for argument; its function is to make the worse appear the better.” ~ George Santayana

  60. “In advertising, not to be different is virtual suicide.” ~ Thornton Wilder
  61. “In advertising, not to be different is virtually suicidal.” ~ William Bernbach
  62. “The aim of marketing is to know and understand the customer so well the product or service fits him and sells itself.” ~ Peter Drucker

  63. “What you say in advertising is more important than how you say it.” ~ David Ogilvy
  64. “Society drives people crazy with lust and calls it advertising.” ~ John Lahr

Advertising is the action of calling something to the attention of the public especially by paid announcements.

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