Best Quotes About Advertising Quotations
Vote List
27  items 11 votes 8 voters 9,246 views more info

Best Quotes About Advertising

List Criteria: Must be a famous or well-known quote. If a quote is cut off you can hover over the text to see the full quote.

A list of the best advertising quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous advertising quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic advertising quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational quotes from that same writer.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best quotes about advertising?" and "What are inspirational advertising quotes?"

This list includes notable advertising quotes by various authors, writers, playwrights, speakers, politicians, athletes, poets, and more. Vote on your favorites so that the greatest advertising quotes rise to the top, as the order of the list changes dynamically based on votes. Don't let your favorite advertising sayings get to the bottom of the list.
</>
  1. 1
    Up 3
    Down 1

    An advertising agency is 85 percent confusion and 15 percent commission. Fred Allen

    open
  2. 2
    Up 2
    Down 0

    One ad is worth more to a paper than forty editorials. Will Rogers

    open
  3. 3
    Up 1
    Down 0

    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

    open
  4. 4
    Up 1
    Down 0

    Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell, and advertise. Laurence J. Peter

    open
  5. 5
    Up 1
    Down 0

    The very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise and cultivate the delightfully vague. Bill Cosby

    open
  6. 6
    Up 1
    Down 0

    Advertising is legalized lying. H. G. Wells

    open
  7. 7
    Up 0
    Down 0

    Advertising is the modern substitute for argument; its function is to make the worse appear the better. George Santayana

    open
  8. 8
    Up 0
    Down 0

    Advertising is a racket, like the movies and the brokerage business. You cannot be honest without admitting that its constructive contribution to humanity is exactly minus zero.

    open
  9. 9
    Up 0
    Down 0

    However far your travels take you, you will never find the girl who smiles out at you from the travel brochure.

    open
  10. 10
    Up 0
    Down 0

    What you say in advertising is more important than how you say it. David Ogilvy

    open
  11. 11
    Up 0
    Down 0

    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

    open
  12. 12
    Up 0
    Down 0

    The modern little red riding hood, reared on singing commercials, has no objections to being eaten by the wolf. Marshall McLuhan

    open
  13. 13
    Up 0
    Down 0

    Advertising is the greatest art form of the twentieth century. Marshall McLuhan

    open
  14. 14
    Up 0
    Down 0

    Ideally, advertising aims at the goal of a programmed harmony among all human impulses and aspirations and endeavors. Using handicraft methods, it stretches out toward the ultimate electronic goal of a collective consciousness. Marshall McLuhan

    open
  15. 15
    Up 0
    Down 0

    new! The art of advertisement, after the American manner, has introduced into all our life such a lavish use of superlatives, that no standard of value whatever is intact. Wyndham Lewis

    open
  16. 16
    Up 0
    Down 0

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

    open
  17. 17
    Up 0
    Down 0

    We read advertisements to discover and enlarge our desires. We are always ready -- even eager -- to discover, from the announcement of a new product, what we have all along wanted without really knowing it. Daniel J. Boorstin

    open
  18. 18
    Up 0
    Down 0

    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

    open
  19. 19
    Up 0
    Down 0

    You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements. Norman Douglas

    open
  20. 20
    Up 0
    Down 0

    The aim of marketing is to know and understand the customer so well the product or service fits him and sells itself. Peter Drucker

    open
  21. 21
    Up 0
    Down 0

    That's the kind of ad I like, facts, facts, facts. Samuel Goldwyn

    open
  22. 22
    Up 0
    Down 0

    Several years before birth, advertise for a couple of parents belonging to long-lived families.

    open
  23. 23
    Up 0
    Down 0

    The trade of advertising is now so near perfection that it is not easy to propose any improvement. But as every art ought to be exercised in due subordination to the public good, I cannot but propose it as a moral question to these masters of the public ear, whether they do not sometimes play too wantonly with our passions. Samuel Johnson

    open
  24. 24
    Up 0
    Down 0

    Promise, large promise, is the soul of an advertisement. Samuel Johnson

    open
  25. 25
    Up 0
    Down 0

    Advertising may be described as the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it. Stephen Leacock

    open
  26. 26
    Up 0
    Down 0

    Advertisers are the interpreters of our dreams -- Joseph interpreting for Pharaoh. Like the movies, they infect the routine futility of our days with purposeful adventure. Their weapons are our weaknesses: fear, ambition, illness, pride, selfishness, desire, ignorance. And these weapons must be kept as bright as a sword. E. B. White

    open
  27. 27
    Up 0
    Down 1

    Advertising is the very essence of democracy. Bruce Barton

    open
  28. 28 +

    Something missing? Add it!

items 1 - 27 of 27

got a blog or website?

embed this list

viewers of this list also saw...

plus...

more popular lists