Advertising Quotes

Advertising is of the very essence of democracy. An election goes on every minute of the business day across the counters of hundreds of thousands of stores and shops where the customers state their preferences and determine which manufacturer and which product shall be the leader today, and which shall lead tomorrow.

Bruce Barton

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

Edgar A. Shoaff

Society drives people crazy with lust and calls it advertising.

John Lahr

Advertising is legalized lying.

H. G. Wells

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

John Arbuthnot Fisher

Advertising is a ten billion dollar a year misunderstanding with the public.

Chester L. Posey

Plan the sale when you plan the ad.

Leo Burnett

Advertising is fundamentally persuasion and persuasion happens to be not a science, but an art.

William Bernbach

The most important word in the vocabulary of advertising is test. If you pretest your product with consumers, and pretest your advertising, you will do well in the marketplace.

David Ogilvy

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

Mark Twain

The most truthful part of a newspaper is the advertisements

Thomas Jefferson

Advertising is the rattling of a stick inside a swill bucket.

George Orwell

Advertising is the most fun you can have with your clothes on.

Bill Cosby

Good advertising does not just circulate information. It penetrates the public mind with desires and belief.

Leo Burnett

Advertising is totally unnecessary. Unless you hope to make money.

Jef I. Richards

Advertising is 85% confusion and 15% commission

Fred Allen

If advertising had a little more respect for the public, the public would have a lot more respect for advertising.

James Randolph Adams

The most common trouble with advertising is that it tries too hard to impress people.

James Randolph Adams

The real fact of the matter is that nobody reads ads. People read what interest them, and sometimes it's an ad.

Howard Luck Gossage

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

David Ogilvy

In advertising, not to be different is virtual suicide.

William Bernbach

Advertisements are now so numerous that they are very negligently perused, and it is therefore become necessary to gain attention by magnificence of promises and by eloquence sometimes sublime and sometimes pathetic

Samuel Johnson

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

Sinclair Lewis

I warn you against believing that advertising is a science.

William Bernbach

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Updated On : October 15, 2013
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