Quotes on Advertising

Quotes on Advertising

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


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


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


Advertising has annihilated the power of the most powerful adjectives. Paul Valéry


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


Few people at the beginning of the nineteenth century needed an adman to tell them what they wanted. John Kenneth Galbraith


Let advertisers spend the same amount of money improving their product that they do on advertising and they wouldn’t need to advertise it. Will Rogers


Nothing’s so apt to undermine your confidence in a product as knowing that the commercial selling it has been approved by the company that makes it. Franklin P. Jones


It used to be that people needed products to survive. Now products need people to survive. Nicholas Johnson


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


A vice president in an advertising agency is a “molehill man” who has until five P.M. to make a molehill into a mountain. An accomplished molehill man will often have his mountain finished even before lunch. Fred Allen


Richard Nixon was just offered two million dollars by Schick to do a commercial for Gillette. Gerald Ford


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


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


In good times, people want to advertise; in bad times, they have to. Bruce Barton, former chairman of BBD&O


You have to do a little bragging on yourself even to your relatives—man doesn’t get anywhere without advertising. John Nance Garner


Advertising agency: Eighty-five percent confusion and fifteen percent commission. Fred Allen


The longest word in the English language is the one following the phrase “And now a word from our sponsor.” Hal Eaton


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

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


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


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


Advertise, or the sheriff may do it for you. P. T. Barnum (attrib.)


Advertising promotes that divine discontent which makes people strive to improve their economic status. Ralph Butler

There is no such thing as a bad client. But there is such a thing as bad advertising. Jerry Della Femina

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