Remove advertising, disable a person or firm from proclaiming its wares and their merits, and the whole of society and of the economy is transformed. The enemies of advertising are the enemies of freedom.
Advertising moves people toward goods; merchandising moves goods toward people.
Political advertising ought to be stopped. It's the only really dishonest kind of advertising that's left. It's totally dishonest.
Advertising people who ignore research are as dangerous as generals who ignore decodes of enemy signals.
Much of the messy advertising you see on television today is the product of committees. Committees can criticize advertisements, but they should never be allowed to create them.
Advertising is the genie which is transforming America into a place of comfort, luxury and ease for millions.
Advertising is the modern substitute for argument; its function is to make the worse appear the better.
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.
Until the rise of American advertising, it never occurred to anyone anywhere in the world that the teenager was a captive in a hostile world of adults.
As surprising as it seems, at some level all this advertising we see around us must work, or companies would not engage in it so much.
A viewer who skips the advertising is the moral equivalent of a shoplifter.
Advertising is a business of words, but advertising agencies are infested with men and women who cannot write. They cannot write advertisements, and they cannot write plans. They are helpless as deaf mutes on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera.
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.
The very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise and cultivate the delightfully vague.
As advertising blather becomes the nation's normal idiom, language becomes printed noise.
Doing business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark. You know what you are doing, but nobody else does.
Advertising is "the lubricant for the free-enterprise system."
Advertising is the greatest art form of the twentieth century.
Internet advertising will not replace traditional media, it will compliment them.
Chess is as elaborate a waste of human intelligence as you can find outside of an advertising agency.
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.
Next to Christianity, advertising is the greatest force in the world. And I say that without sacrilege or disrespect. Advertising makes people discontented. It makes them want things they don't have. Without discontent, there is no progress, no achievement.
Advertising is the ability to sense, interpret . . . to put the very heart throbs of a business into type, paper and ink.
Advertising is what you do when you can't go see somebody. That's all it is.
Advertising is the rattling of a stick inside a swill bucket.