Advertising Quotes

In our factory, we make lipstick. In our advertising, we sell hope.

Peter Nivio Zarlenga

Advertising is only evil when it advertises evil things.

David Ogilvy

The man who stops advertising to save money is like the man who stops the clock to save time

Thomas Jefferson

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

There is nothing humorous about steroid abuse. I would think that the California Milk Processor Board and their advertising agency would know better regarding an issue that threatens America's youth.

Tim Brosnan

Advertising is speech. It's regulated because it's often effective speech.

Jef I. Richards

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

Raymond Chandler

Internet advertising will not replace traditional media, it will compliment them.

Jef I. Richards

What is the difference between unethical and ethical advertising? Unethical advertising uses falsehoods to deceive the public; ethical advertising uses truth to deceive the public.

Vilhjalmur Stefansson

What really decides consumers to buy or not to buy is the content of your advertising, not its form.

David Ogilvy

The Death of Advertising? I think that's in the book of Revelation. It's the day when people everywhere become satisfied with their weight, their hair, their skin, their wardrobe, and their aroma.

Jef I. Richards

There is a great deal of advertising that is much better than the product. When that happens, all that the good advertising will do is put you out of business faster.

Jerry Della Femina

Advertising is salesmanship mass produced. No one would bother to use advertising if he could talk to all his prospects face-to-face. But he can't.

Morris Hite

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

Will Rogers

Advertising - a judicious mixture of flattery and threats.

Northrop Frye

Advertising is the life of trade.

Calvin Coolidge

Advertising is the principal reason why the business man has come to inherit the earth.

James Randolph Adams

We live in a world ruled by fictions of every kind -- mass merchandising, advertising, politics conducted as a branch of advertising, the instant translation of science and technology into popular imagery, the increasing blurring and intermingling of identities within the realm of consumer goods, the preempting of any free or original imaginative response to experience by the television screen. We live inside an enormous novel. For the writer in particular it is less and less necessary for him to invent the fictional content of his novel. The fiction is already there. The writer's task is to invent the reality.

J. G. Ballard

Advertising is an environmental striptease for a world of abundance.

Marshall McLuhan

In Las Vegas, everything takes place as if the absence of any sense of belonging to the environment entailed a hypertrophied sensitivity to details. There is no possibility of visual escape into perceptual horizons of indeterminateness (left-right, forward-back, near-far), but, instead, only the pregnancy of enlarged, exaggerated and highlighted forms. Behind each lit-up sign no space is hollowed out, no incipient world. Everything is there, everything is flat. As thick as the giant advertising billboards that ubiquitously package it, loading it with nave and comic symbols, crude, schematic messages, Las Vegas is a city of literal superficiality.

BRUCE BEGOUT

The primacy of the word, basis of the human psyche, that has in our age been used for mind-bending persuasion and brain-washing pulp, disgraced by Gobbles and debased by advertising copy, remains a force for freedom that flies out between all bars.

Gordimer, Nadine

The simplest definition of advertising, and one that will probably meet the test of critical examination, is that advertising is selling in print.

Daniel Starch

The business that considers itself immune to the necessity for advertising sooner or later finds itself immune to business.

Derby Brown

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

Leo Burnett
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