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Advertising Quotes

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If you talk to a man in a language he understands,
that goes to his head.
If you talk to him in his language,
that goes to his heart.
- Nelson Mandela

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Great designers seldom make great advertising men,
because they get overcome by the beauty of the picture -
and forget that merchandise must be sold.
- James Randolph Adams

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

Advertising is the greatest art form of the 20th century.
- Marshall McLuhan

 

Advertising is legalized lying.
- H. G. Wells

Advertising is the art of convincing people to spend money
they don't have for something they don't need.
- Will Rogers

I can not think of any circumstances in which advertising would not be an evil.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

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Advertising doesn't create a product advantage.
It can only convey it.
- William Bernbach

Advertising - a judicious mixture of flattery and threats.
- Northrop Frye

If its not done ethically, advertising won't be trusted.
If consumers don't trust it, advertising is pointless.
- Jef I. Richards

Censorship is advertising paid by the government.
- Federico Fellini

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

You have always had individual directors who begin
in the advertising or commercial world,
but they are probably exceptions rather than the traditional pattern.
- Ann Macbeth

The most powerful element in advertising is the truth.
- William Bernbach

The more informative your advertising,
the more persuasive it will be.
- David Ogilvy

News represents another form of advertising,
not liberal propaganda.
- Christopher Lasch

Many manufacturers secretly question whether advertising
really sells their product,
but are vaguely afraid that their competitors might
steal a march on them if they stopped.
- David Ogilvy

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

I honestly believe that advertising is the most fun
you can have with your clothes on.
- Jerry Della Femina

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

I know half the money I spend on advertising is wasted,
but I can never find out which half.
- John Wanamaker

You know why Madison Avenue advertising has never done
well in Harlem? We're the only ones who know what it
means to be Brand X. - Dick Gregory

It is advertising and the logic of consumerism that
governs the depiction of reality in the mass media.
- Christopher Lasch

If advertising is not an official or state art,
it is nonetheless clearly art.
- Michael Schudson

It takes more than capital to swing business.
You've got to have the A. I. D. degree to get by - Advertising, Initiative,
and Dynamics.
- Isaac Asimov

The engine of ancient society was religion but the
engine of contemporary society,
as I see it, is advertising.
- Kit Williams

It is flagrantly dishonest for an advertising agent
to urge consumers to buy a product which he would not
allow his own wife to buy.
- David Ogilvy

In advertising, not to be different is virtual suicide.
- Thornton Wilder

I became an art major, took every art class my school had to offer.
In college, I majored in Advertising Art and Design.
- Len Wein

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

The Internet and Yahoo are firmly established as 'must
buys' for brand advertising.
- Terry Semel

Advertising degrades the people it appeals to;
it deprives them of their will to choose.
- Carrie P. Snow

Political advertising ought to be stopped.
It's the only really dishonest kind of advertising that's left.
It's totally dishonest.
- David Ogilvy

Advertising men and politicians are dangerous if they are separated.
Together they are diabolical.
- Phillip Adams

Advertising is the ability to sense,
interpret...
to put the very heart throbs of a business into type,
paper and ink.
- Leo Burnett

If we listen human instinct actually tells us what we need,
but advertising makes us want things we don't need
and things we can't have.
- Kit Williams

There is no such thing as a permanent advertising success.
- Leo Burnett

Does advertising corrupt editors? Yes it does,
but fewer editors than you may suppose...
the vast majority of editors are incorruptible.
- David Ogilvy

The sole purpose of business is service.
The sole purpose of advertising is explaining the service which business renders.
- Leo Burnett

The truth is that our way of celebrating the Christmas
season does spring from myriad cultures and sources,
from St.
Nicholas to Coca-Cola advertising campaigns.
- Richard Roeper

In the world of commercial speech, tobacco advertising
bears the earmarks of an endangered species.
- Jef I. Richards

I saw a subliminal advertising executive,
but only for a second.
- Steven Wright

I can't say the advertising model is obsolete yet but
it doesn't make a lot of sense in the long range.
- Jay Chiat

Advertising is speech.
It's regulated because it's often effective speech.
- Jef I. Richards

I had been keeping an off eye on the advertising field,
thinking I might become an idea man and a copywriter.
- Carl Sandburg

There's so much truly putrid advertising out there it's embarrassing.
But not all advertising is bad.
Some of it is really quite mediocre.
- Jef I. Richards

Some manufacturers illustrate their advertisements with abstract paintings.
I would only do this if I wished to conceal from the
reader what I was advertising.
- David Ogilvy

Advertising is the 'wonder' in Wonder Bread.
- Jef I. Richards

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

Ninety-nine percent of advertising doesn't sell much of anything.
- David Ogilvy

Advertising is the very essence of democracy.
- Anton Chekhov

I was taken in by what might be called the Hard Times
version of the Communists' advertising or recruiting technique.
- Elia Kazan

Most people don't have the money to spend on advertising
to create awareness among readers,
nor do they have the contacts at newspapers or magazines
to get their books reviewed.
- Sara Paretsky

Publishing is a very mysterious business.
It is hard to predict what kind of sale or reception a book will have,
and advertising seems to do very little good.
- Thomas Wolfe

The only prejudice I've found anywhere in TV is in
some advertising agencies,
and there isn't so much prejudice as just fear.
- Nat King Cole

NC-17 means that you get it in like 3 theaters.
They won't run the spots on MTV, won't run the advertising.
It's the kiss of death so there was really no other choice.
- Rob Zombie

Chess is as elaborate a waste of human intelligence
as you can find outside an advertising agency.
- Raymond Chandler

I have learned that trying to guess what the boss or
the client wants is the most debilitating of all influences
in the creation of good advertising.
- Leo Burnett

I walked out with 14 advertising projects.
- Peter Max

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

The secret of all effective advertising is not the
creation of new and tricky words and pictures,
but one of putting familiar words and pictures into new relationships.
- Leo Burnett

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

Sanely applied advertising could remake the world.
- Stuart Chase

You can fool all the people all the time if the advertising
is right and the budget is big enough.
- Joseph E. Levine

As the mainstream media has become increasingly dependent
on advertising revenues for support,
it has become an anti-democratic force in society.
- Robert McChesney

Advertising people who ignore research are as dangerous
as generals who ignore decodes of enemy signals.
- David Ogilvy

I have learned that it is far easier to write a speech
about good advertising than it is to write a good ad.
- Leo Burnett

Yes, I sell people things they don't need.
I can't, however, sell them something they don't want.
Even with advertising.
Even if I were of a mind to.
- John O'Toole

Advertising generally works to reinforce consumer trends
rather than to initiate them.
- Michael Schudson

The greatest thing to be achieved in advertising,
in my opinion, is believability, and nothing is more
believable than the product itself.
- Leo Burnett

In other words, if you - the cost of promoting movies,
the advertising and promotion of a movie,
the budget is almost as large as the cost of the movie.
- Richard Attenborough


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