35 Inspirational Marketing Quotes to Motivate Your Team

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All marketers pride themselves on fresh ideas. These ideas can come from things they see—a video, an image, blog post, or any other content—their own experiences, or even from a muse. Wherever it comes from, every idea has to come from somewhere. We call that inspiration.


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If you’re in need of a little marketing fuel, here is a list of 35 inspirational marketing quotes that are sure to keep that content motor running. Take a quick second, get inspired, and maybe one of these quotes will take your next marketing campaign to the next level.

1. “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted, and the trouble is I don’t know which half.”—John Wanamaker

“Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted, and the trouble is I don't know which half.”—John Wanamaker

 

2. “Ads are the cave art of the twentieth century.”—Marshall McLuhan

“Ads are the cave art of the twentieth century.”—Marshall McLuhan

 

3. “The aim of marketing is to know and understand the customer so well the product or service fits him and sells itself.”—Peter Drucker

“The aim of marketing is to know and understand the customer so well the product or service fits him and sells itself.”—Peter Drucker

 

4. “Give them quality. That’s the best kind of advertising in the world.”—Milton Hershey

“Give them quality. That's the best kind of advertising in the world.”—Milton Hershey

 

5. “Don’t build links. Build relationships”—Rand Fishkin

“Don’t build links. Build relationships”—Rand Fishkin

 

6. “The future of marketing belongs to honest information, accurate data and clear claims based on truth.”—Patrick Dixon

“The future of marketing belongs to honest information, accurate data and clear claims based on truth.”—Patrick Dixon

 

7. “Delighted customers are the only advertisement everyone believes.”—Ron Kaufman

“Delighted customers are the only advertisement everyone believes.”—Ron Kaufman

 

8.  “Your product is a starting point. A loyal customer is the goal.”—Ron Kaufman

“Your product is a starting point. A loyal customer is the goal.”—Ron Kaufman

 

9. “The golden rule for every business man is this: ‘Put yourself in your customer’s place.”—Orison Swett Marden

“The golden rule for every business man is this: 'Put yourself in your customer's place.”—Orison Swett Marden

 

10. “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.”—Bill Gates

“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.”—Bill Gates

 

11. “Never Write an Advertisement Which You Wouldn’t Want Your Own Family To Read. You wouldn’t tell lies to your own wife. Don’t tell them to mine. Do as you would be done by.”—David Ogilvy

“Never Write an Advertisement Which You Wouldn't Want Your Own Family To Read. You wouldn't tell lies to your own wife. Don't tell them to mine. Do as you would be done by.”—David Ogilvy

 

12. “Don’t be afraid to get creative and experiment with your marketing.”—Mike Volpe

“Don’t be afraid to get creative and experiment with your marketing.”—Mike Volpe

 

13. “Content is king, but distribution is queen. And she wears the pants.”—Jonathan Perelman

“Content is king, but distribution is queen. And she wears the pants.”—Jonathan Perelman

 

14. “Good Marketing makes the company look smart, Great marketing makes the customer feel smart.”—Joe Chernov

“Good Marketing makes the company look smart, Great marketing makes the customer feel smart.”—Joe Chernov

 

15. “People do not buy goods and services. They buy relations stories and magic”—Seth Godin

“People do not buy goods and services. They buy relations stories and magic”—Seth Godin

 

16. “Think like a customer.”—Paul Gillin

“Think like a customer.”—Paul Gillin

 

17. “The man who stops advertising to save money is like a man who stops a clock to save time”—Henry Ford

“ The man who stops advertising to save money is like a man who stops a clock to save time”—Henry Ford

 

18. “People don’t care about your business. They care about their problems. Be the solution that they’re looking for.”—Melonie Dodaro

“People don't care about your business. They care about their problems. Be the solution that they're looking for.”—Melonie Dodaro

 

19. “Traditional Marketing talks at people. Content marketing talks with them.”—Doug Kessler

“Traditional Marketing talks at people. Content marketing talks with them.”—Doug Kessler

 

20. “That kind of divine discontent comes from observing customers and noticing that things can always be better.”—Jeff Bezos

“That kind of divine discontent comes from observing customers and noticing that things can always be better.”—Jeff Bezos

 

21. “The best marketing of all is happy clients”—Susan Stripling

“The best marketing of all is happy clients”—Susan Stripling

 

22. “Quality is the best business plan, period.”—John Lasseter

“Quality is the best business plan, period.”—John Lasseter

 

23. “We drink the can, not the beverage.”—Seth Godin

“We drink the can, not the beverage.”—Seth Godin

 

24. “Your brand is what people say about you when you’re not in the room”—Jeff Bezos

“Your brand is what people say about you when you’re not in the room”—Jeff Bezos

 

25. “There is no more B2B or B2C: It’s H2H, Human to Human.”—Bryan Kramer

“There is no more B2B or B2C: It’s H2H, Human to Human.”—Bryan Kramer

 

26. “Content is fire, social media is gasoline.”—Jay Baer

“Content is fire, social media is gasoline.”—Jay Baer

 

27. “Doing business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark. You know what you are doing but nobody else does.”—Steuart Henderson Britt

“Doing business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark. You know what you are doing but nobody else does.”—Steuart Henderson Britt

 

28. “Everyone is not your customer”—Seth Godin

“Everyone is not your customer”—Seth Godin

 

29. “You don’t build a business, you build people, and then people build the business.”—Zig Ziglar

“You don’t build a business, you build people, and then people build the business.”—Zig Ziglar

30. “Marketing without data is like driving with your eyes closed.”—Dan Zarrella

“Marketing without data is like driving with your eyes closed.”—Dan Zarrella

 

31. “If you cannot make a phone call or send an email that will directly influence how a company is run, then investing in that company is like gambling at the casino.”—Joe Pulizzi

“If you cannot make a phone call or send an email that will directly influence how a company is run, then investing in that company is like gambling at the casino.”—Joe Pulizzi

 

32. “You have to truly figure out the problems and pain points you’re solving for. Then you can align features to benefits and even price points”—Pete Caputa

“You have to truly figure out the problems and pain points you’re solving for. Then you can align features to benefits and even price points”—Pete Caputa

 

33. “Success is making those who believed in you look brilliant.”—Dharmesh Shah

“Success is making those who believed in you look brilliant.”—Dharmesh Shah

 

34. “You’ve got to unlearn what you have learned.”—Brian Halligan

“You've got to unlearn what you have learned.”—Brian Halligan

 

35.  “Good content marketing makes a person stop, read, think, and behave differently.”—Joe Pulizzi

“Good content marketing makes a person stop, read, think, and behave differently.”—Joe Pulizzi

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