Advertising Proverbs

Sayings about Advertising

Advertising is the driving force of business. ~ Russian Proverbs

Advertising is the mother of trade. ~ Japanese Proverbs

Bragging saves advertising. ~ American Proverbs

Good things sell themselves; those that are bad have to be advertised. ~ African Proverb

Quotations about Advertising

Advertising is an audio or visual form of marketing communication that employs an openly sponsored, non personal message to promote or sell a product, service or idea. ~ An excerpt from Wikipedia page on Advertising (Read more!)

Good advertising is advertising that gets the money. ~ Julius Schneider

It has become a certainty now that if you will only advertise sufficiently you may make a fortune by selling anything. ~ Anthony Trollope

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

Most sermons sound to me like commercials – but I can’t make out whether God is the Sponsor or the Product. ~ Mignon McLaughlin

Advertising is the genie which is transforming America into a place of comfort, luxury and ease for millions. ~ William White

Allowing your kids to watch TV doesn’t have to mean they have no choice but to see commercials for junk food and alcohol. ~ Charlie Ergen

Advertising is a bit like playing make-believe. ~ Hartman Jule

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

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

Politics is gut; commercials are gut. ~ Frank Luntz

Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell, and advertise. ~ Ted Turner

The base of advertising is the mob movement … to make a mass of people move in a certain direction. ~ Thomas Dockrell

We read advertisements to discover and enlarge our desires. ~ Daniel Boorstin

Advertisers are the interpreters of our dreams. ~ Elwyn Brooks White

The only business that is worth advertising is the business that would succeed without advertising. ~ N. W. Ayer

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

Our society’s values are being corrupted by advertising’s insistence on the equation: Youth equals popularity, popularity equals success, success equals happiness. ~ John Fisher

Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper. ~ Thomas Jefferson

The only way to advertise is by not focusing on the product. ~ Calvin Klein

Commercials capture your attention, that’s all. ~ Calvin Klein

Commercials that are geared towards kids. I think they should just, like, wipe them out. ~ Mark Ruffalo

Although contemporary advertising is relatively young, it already has a considerable tradition. Each new ad is encountered against a background of thousands of earlier ads. ~ Guy Cook

The joy of music should never be interrupted by a commercial. ~ Leonard Bernstein

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

Advertising companies hire the very brightest, wittiest young people to write for them. Not one single sentence of it is worth repeating. Why? Because it wasn’t meant. ~ Brenda Ueland

A magazine is simply a device to induce people to read advertising. ~ James Collins

Society drives people crazy with lust and calls it advertising. ~ John Lahr

Telling lies does not work in advertising. ~ Tim Bell

Advertising is the principal reason why the business person has come to inherit the earth. ~ James Adams

No method of advertising is too expensive if it brings proper results. ~ S.Roland Hall

Advertising is legalized lying. ~ H.G. Wells

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

Advertising is an environmental striptease for a world of abundance. ~ Marshall McLuhan

Advertising is image management. ~ Thomas Reynolds & Jerry Olson

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. ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

As a profession advertising is young; as a force it is as old as the world. ~ Bruce Barton

Advertising is only another form of statistics. ~ Hartman Jule

The more facts you tell, the more you sell. ~ Dr. Charles Edwards

Advertising is only evil when it advertises evil things. ~ David Ogilvy

The right name is an advertisement in itself. ~ Claude Hopkins

Advertising is the art of making whole lies out of half truths. ~ Edgar A. Shoaff

Advertising is an impersonal projection of the personal salesman. ~ H.S. Snyder

Advertising is immodesty turned to profit. ~ Abraham Miller

Advertising is the most fun you can have with your clothes on. ~ Jerry Della Femina

If advertisers spent the same amount of money on improving their products as they do on advertising then they wouldn’t have to advertise them. ~ Will Rogers

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

Advertising is an addiction: Once you’re hooked, it’s very difficult to stop. ~ Michael Phillips & Salli Rasberry

Advertising is salesmanship-in-print. ~ Claude Hopkins

Advertising is not fraud; people are not fools. Advertising is light, and knowledge and education. ~ N.W. Ayer

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

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

Advertising is the very essence of democracy. ~ Bruce Barton

If you can afford to advertise, you don’t need to. ~ Norman Augustine

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

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

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

Advertising is judged not by what it says, but by what the consumer thinks it says. ~ Kenneth Roman

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

Sanely applied advertising could remake the world. ~ Stuart Chase

Advertising is the fuel of enterprise. ~ George French

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

Advertising is an expected part of everyday life, but it is also alien to it: the ever-expected but uninvited guest; on magazine pages, during TV programs, and round each city corner. ~ Iain Macrury

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

Advertising is the life of trade. ~ Calvin Coolidge

Never write an advertisement which you wouldn’t want your family to read. You wouldn’t tell lies to your own wife. Don’t tell them to mine. ~ David Ogilvy

Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising. ~ Mark Twain

Living in an age of advertisement, we are perpetually disillusioned. ~ J.B. Priestley

Advertising is a business within a business and the man who neglects it will soon find himself with a business without a business. ~ Frank Farrington

I do not read advertisements. I would spend all of my time wanting things. ~ Frank Kafka

Google never did any advertising. They’re like dealers; they sell the stuff, but they know better than to use it themselves. ~ Paul Graham

In a nation that has developed to a high art advertising, the creator who refuses to advertise himself is immediately suspected of having no product worth selling. ~ Gore Vidal

In advertising, not to be different is virtual suicide. ~ William Bernbach

Advertising is speech. It’s regulated because it’s often effective speech. ~ Jef I. Richards

In good times, people want to advertise; in bad times, they have to. ~ Bruce Barton

Advertising is like oxygen, you can’t survive without it. ~ Donald Hults

Advertisers constantly invent cures to which there is no disease. ~ Author Unknown

Advertising is the way great brands get to be great brands. ~ Al & Laura Ries

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