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

The secret of all effective originality in 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

I do not regard advertising as entertainment or an art form, but as a medium of information.

David Ogilvy

There is a huge difference between journalism and advertising. Journalism aspires to truth. Advertising is regulated for truth. I'll put the accuracy of the average ad in this country up against the average news story any time.

Jef I. Richards

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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