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

Author: James R. Adams


An advertising agency is 85 percent confusion and 15 percent commission.

Author: Fred A. Allen (1894-1957)

Profession: American Radio Comic

I do not read advertisements. I would spend all of my time wanting things.

Author: Archibishop of Canterbury


Advertising is the very essence of democracy.

Author: Bruce Barton (1886-1967)

Profession: American Author, Advertising Executive

Watteau is no less an artist for having painted a fascia board while Sainsbury's is no less effective a business for producing advertisements which entertain and educate instead of condescending and exploiting.

Author: Stephen Bayley (1951)

Profession: British Design Critic

Telling lies does not work in advertising.

Author: Tim Bell

Profession: British Publicity Expert

In advertising, not to be different is virtual suicide.

Author: William Bernbach (1911-1982)

Profession: American Advertising Executive

We read advertisements to discover and enlarge our desires. We are always ready -- even eager -- to discover, from the announcement of a new product, what we have all along wanted without really knowing it.

Author: Daniel J. Boorstin (1914)

Profession: American Historian

Make it simple. Make it memorable. Make it inviting to look at. Make it fun to read.

Author: Leo Burnett

Profession: American Marketing Expert

If you are writing about baloney, don't try and make it Cornish hen, because that's the worst kind of baloney there is. Just make it darn good baloney.

Author: Leo Burnett

Profession: American Marketing Expert

I've learned any fool can write a bad ad, but it takes a real genius to keep his hands off a good one.

Author: Leo Burnett

Profession: American Marketing Expert

It is pretty obvious that the debasement of the human mind caused by a constant flow of fraudulent advertising is no trivial thing. There is more than one way to conquer a country.

Author: Raymond Chandler (1888-1959)

Profession: American Author

Sanely applied advertising could remake the world.

Author: Stuart Chase (1888-1985)

Profession: American Writer

The very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise and cultivate the delightfully vague.

Author: Bill Cosby (1937)

Profession: American Actor, Comedian, Producer

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

Author: Jerry Della Femina

Profession: American Advertising Executive