I love Marketing Quotes. Especially the funny marketing quotes that keep me on edge. And inspire my entire marketing journey and encourage me to dream big.

Whenever I come across any that stands out, Google Keep is my favorite best friend to stick them together. I have created an entire board of some favorite marketing quotes that can transform your business. 

Plus, how you think about advertising, social media, content creation, and much more.

Do you need a little marketing inspiration or clarity? I hope these powerful marketing quotes which include:

  • Quotes about marketing to your audience
  • Content marketing quotes
  • Social media marketing quotes
  • Storytelling marketing quotes
  • Copywriting marketing quotes
  • Branding marketing quotes
  • General marketing quotes
  • Digital marketing quotes and of course,
  • Funny marketing quotes would shade some light.


Marketing Quotes To Inspire Your Strategy


Quotes about Marketing to your Audience

1. “The best marketing strategy ever: CARE.” –Gary Vaynerchuk 

2. “Build something 100 people love, not something 1 million people kind of like.” – Brian Chesky

3. “Marketing is really just about sharing your passion.” –Michael Hyatt

4. “Our jobs as marketers are to understand how the customer wants to buy and help them to do so.” –Bryan Eisenberg

5. “People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it.” – Simon Sinek 

6. “Strong customer relationships drive sales, sustainability, and growth.” –Tom Cates

7. “When people feel insecure about something, they look around for validation. Show them that other people trust you.” –Francisco Rosales

8. “Advertising brings in customers, but word-of-mouth brings in the best customers.” –Jonah Berger

9. “Conversation with customers will increase sales, even if the product or service is never mentioned.” – George Farris

10. “People shop and learn in a whole new way compared to just a few years ago, so marketers need to adapt or risk extinction.” –Brian Halligan

11. “Amazing things will happen when you listen to the consumer.” –Jonathan Midenhall

12. “Give them quality. That is the best kind of advertising.” –Milton Hershey

13. “You can never go wrong by investing in communities and the human beings within them.” –Pam Moore


Content Marketing Quotes

These days, people want to learn before they buy, be educated instead of pitched. Do you have a content marketing strategy in place?

14. “Content is king.” –Bill Gates

15. “Content Marketing is not simply a campaign or a tactic, it’s a commitment.” – Valerie Uhlir

16. “You can’t expect to just write and have visitors come to you. That’s too passive.” –Anita Campbell

17. “Before you create any more ‘great content,’ figure out how you are going to market it first.” –Joe Pulizzi

18. “Not viewing your email marketing as content is a mistake.” –Chris Baggott

19. “Content marketing is showing the world you are one.” –Robert Rose

20. “Content marketing is more than a buzzword. It is the hottest trend in marketing because it is the biggest gap between what buyers want and brands produce.” –Michael Brenner

21. “Content is king, but engagement is queen, and the lady rules the house!” –Mari Smith

22. “Content Marketing is no longer a numbers game. It’s a game of relevance.” –Jason Miller

23. “Content should ask people to do something and reward them for it.” –Lee Odden

24. “Content is the atomic particle of all digital marketing.” –Rebecca Lieb

25. “Content builds relationships. Relationships are built on trust. Trust drives revenue.” – Andrew Davis

26. “Don’t build links. Build relationships.” –Rand Fishkin


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27. “Marketing is telling the world you’re a rock star from the crows.” Apolline Adiju

28. “Good Content isn’t about good storytelling. It’s about telling a true story well.” Ann Handley

29. “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

30.” Recruiting great marketers should be your number one priority.” — Kipp Bodnar

31.” Do the right thing as marketers to build trust.” — Jon Dick

32.” Take a risk and keep testing, because what works today won’t work tomorrow, but what worked yesterday may work again.” — Amrita Sahasrabudhe

33.” Good marketing makes the company look smart. Great marketing makes the customer feel smart.” — Joe Chernov

34.” Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you are willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it.” — Lou Holtz

35.” The creative process is fueled by divergent thinking — breaking away from familiar or established ways of seeing and doing.” — The Innovator’s Toolkit, Harvard Business Essentials

36.” If you take a risk, and it doesn’t go as planned, welcome to the club.” — Fran Hauser

37. “We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes — understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.” — Arianna Huffington

38.” We need to stop interrupting what people are interested in and be what people are interested in.” — Craig Davis

39.” Speak to your audience in their language about what’s in their heart.” — Jonathan Lister


Social Media Marketing

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40. “Social media creates communities, not markets.” –Don Schultz

41. “Social media is a contact sport.” –Margaret Molloy

42. “Social media is about sociology and psychology more than technology.” –Brian Solis

43. “Successful companies in social media function more like entertainment companies, publishers, or party planners than as traditional advertisers.” – Erik Qualman

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

45. “You cannot buy engagement. You have to build engagement.” –Tara-Nicholle Nelson

46. “Just as you don’t need to be on every single TV channel, I don’t believe a brand needs to be on every single social media in one big way.”– Shiv Singh

47. “Build it, and they will come” only works in the movies. Social Media is a “build it, nurture it, engage them, and they may come and stay.” – Seth Godin.


Storytelling Marketing Quotes

Brands use storytelling marketing quotes to improve the impact of their brand message on their services and products. And attract the right customers and target audience.

48.” Nothing sticks in your head better than a story. Stories can express the most complicated ideas in the most digestible ways.” — Sam Balter

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49.” If your stories are all about your products and services, that’s not storytelling. It’s a brochure. Give yourself permission to make the story bigger.” — Jay Baer

50.” The most powerful person in the world is the storyteller. The storyteller sets the vision, values, and agenda of an entire generation that is to come.” — Steve Jobs

51.” You can’t sell anything if you can’t tell anything.” — Beth Comstock

52.” The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think upon.” — Brandon Sanderson

53.” Sometimes reality is too complex. Stories give it form.” — Jean Luc

54.” 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

55.” Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today.” — Robert McKee

56.” And do you know what is the most-often missing ingredient in a sales message? It’s the sales message that doesn’t tell an interesting story. Storytelling … good storytelling … is a vital component of a marketing campaign.” — Gary Halbert

57.” The brands that win are the brands that tell a great story. When it comes to transmedia storytelling, the brands that win are the brands that tell many great stories and are able to connect them all together.” — Mitch Joel

58. “The key is, no matter what story you tell, make your buyer the hero.” –Chris Brogan

59. “If your stories are all about your products and services, that’s not storytelling. It’s a brochure. Give yourself permission to make the story bigger.” –Jay Baer

60. “Humans are not ideally set up to understand logic; they are ideally set up to understand stories.” –Roger C. Schank

61. “Marketing is no longer about the stuff you make, but about the stories, you tell.” –Seth Godin

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


Copywriting Quotes

An excellent copy is a vital investment, not an unnecessary cost. Need some inspiration to craft the perfect line of copy? Here are some copywriting quotes to get started with.

63. “These days, people want to learn before they buy, be educated instead of pitched.” –Brian Clark

64. “Less is more. Keeping it simple takes time and effort.” –Jeff Bullas

65. “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” –Leonardo Da Vinci

66. “Decide the effect you want to produce in your reader.” —Robert Collier

67. “If you can’t explain it to a 6-year old, you don’t know it yourself.” –Albert Einstein


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68. “On average, 8 out of 10 people will read your headline copy, but only two out of ten will read the rest.” – Brian Clark

69. “Copy is a direct conversation with the consumer.”–Shirley Polykoff

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

71. “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

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


Branding Quotes

It is challenging to undo the first impression. And reweaving a tattered brand identity may be the most daunting task for any brand. Here are a few branding marketing quotes to enhance your brand identity.

73. “Brand is just a perception, and perception will match reality over time.” –Elon Musk

74. The keys to brand success are self-definition, transparency, authenticity, and accountability. –Simon Mainwaring

75. “A brand is no longer what we tell the consumer it is—it is what consumers tell each other it is.” – Scott Cook

76. “Your brand is a story unfolding across all customer touchpoints.” –Jonah Sachs

77. “Your culture is your brand.” –Tony Hsieh

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

79. “Your personal brand is what people say about you when you are not in the room – remember that. And more importantly, let’s discover why!” – Chris Ducker

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

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

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

83. “We elect and buy from people we like. Likability is number one. We also need to believe they are honest and have our best interests at heart.” – George Farris

84. “In 2004, good SEO made you remarkable on the web. In 2014, good SEO is a result of being remarkable on the web.” – Rand Fishkin

85. “Google is the new corporate homepage.” – Jeremiah Owyang

86. “Google only loves you when everyone else loves you first.” –Wendy Piersall

87. “Google will know that you are hungry for sushi before you do.” –Ben Kunz


General Quotes about Marketing

88. “Business has only two functions – marketing and innovation.” – Milan Kundera

89. “The best marketing doesn’t feel like marketing.” –Tom Fishburne

90. “Today, it’s important to be present, be relevant, and add value.” –Nick Besbeas

91. “Instead of using technology to automate processes, think about using technology to enhance human interaction.” –Tony Zambito

92. “Make your marketing so useful people would pay you for it.” – Jay Baer

93. “The internet has turned what used to be a controlled, one-way message into a real-time dialogue with millions.” –Danielle Sacks

94. “Marketing’s job is never done. It’s about perpetual motion. We must continue to innovate every day.” –Beth Comstock

95. “Word of mouth can be as important, if not more important, for neighborhood businesses as traditional advertising.” –Ekaterina Walter

96. “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

97. “The man who stops advertising to save money is like the man who stops the clock to save time.” –Thomas Jefferson

98. “People spend money when and where they feel good.” –Walt Disney

99. “Sell the problem you solve. Not the product you make.” –Unknown

100. “Marketing without data is like driving with your eyes closed.” – Dan Zarrella

101. “Thinking that every idea and piece of content you create must be the first of its kind is a trap.”– Sujan Patel


Digital Marketing Quotes

These digital marketing quotes will help you ensure that your digital strategy remains relevant and impactful for your target audience.

102.” Businesses get blinded by the allure of a large subscription list, but unengaged subscribers aren’t just interested in what you’re sending, they’re actually harming your deliverability.” — Meghan Keaney Anderson

103.” Marketers need to build digital relationships and reputation before closing a sale.” — Chris Brogan

104.” Less is more. Keeping it simple takes time and effort.” — Jeff Bullas

105.” Instead of one-way interruption, web marketing is about delivering useful content at just the right moment that a buyer needs it.” — David Meerman Scott

106.” Content, in all its forms, is the single most critical element of any marketing campaign.” — Rebecca Lieb

107.” Inspiration is the most important part of our digital strategy.” — Paul Young

108.” Digital marketing is not an art of selling a product. It is an art of making people buy the product that you sell.” — Hecate Strategy

109.” Don’t build links. Build relationships.” — Rand Fishkin

110.” Discoverability equals sales in the digital world.” — Dev Chandan

111.” Before you create any more ‘great content,’ figure out how you are going to market it first.” – Joe Pulizzi & Newt Barrett

112 “Allocating marketing budget to channels without a clear strategy is outrightly wrong” — Apolline Adiju


 Funny Marketing Quotes

Here are some funny marketing quotes to provoke discussion and inspire your creativity.

113.” Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” –Henry Ford

114.” 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

115. The idea that there’s a lot of competition is horseshit. 99% of people quit when things get tough and settle for mediocrity. It’s you versus the 1%. Buster Guru


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116.” Content marketing is really like a first date. If all you do is talk about yourself, there won’t be a second date.” –David Beebe

117. “Don’t find customers for your products, find products for your customers.” ~ Seth Godin

118. Really want to get more done? Start by ignoring the endless circus of new tools designed to help you get more done. Buster Guru

119. “Behind every piece of bad content is an executive who asked for it.” Unknown

120. “Don’t find customers for your products, find products for your customers.” ~ Seth Godin

121. “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

122. “Marketing is too important to be left to the marketing department.” ~ David Packard

123. “Content is king, but distribution is queen, and she wears the pants.” ~ Jonathan Perelman

124. “Banners have 99 problems, and a click ain’t one.” ~ Scott Sorokin

125. Content is the party. Promotion is the invitation to attend.” –Nathan Ellering

126. “Never let ads write checks your website can’t cash.”–Avinash Kaushik

Now over to you. What are your favorite marketing quotes? Go on. Tell us in the comment section below.

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