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Advertising may be described as the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it.

Author: Stephen B. Leacock (1869-1944)

Profession: Canadian Humorist, Economist

In order to sell a product or a service, a company must establish a relationship with the consumer. It must build trust and rapport. It must understand the customer's needs, and it must provide a product that delivers the promised benefits.

Author: Jay Levinson

Profession: American Advertising Expert, Author

If you don't believe in your product, of if you're not consistent and regular in the way you promote it, the odds of succeeding go way down. The primary function of the marketing plan is to ensure that you have the resources and the wherewithal to do what it takes to make your product work.

Author: Jay Levinson

Profession: American Advertising Expert, Author

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

Author: Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951)

Profession: First American Novelist to win the Nobel Prize for literature

The art of advertisement, after the American manner, has introduced into all our life such a lavish use of superlatives, that no standard of value whatever is intact.

Author: Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957)

Profession: British Author, Painter

Advertising is the greatest art form of the twentieth century.

Author: Marshall Mcluhan (1911-1980)

Profession: Canadian Communications Theorist

Ideally, advertising aims at the goal of a programmed harmony among all human impulses and aspirations and endeavors. Using handicraft methods, it stretches out toward the ultimate electronic goal of a collective consciousness.

Author: Marshall Mcluhan (1911-1980)

Profession: Canadian Communications Theorist

The modern little red riding hood, reared on singing commercials, has no objections to being eaten by the wolf.

Author: Marshall Mcluhan (1911-1980)

Profession: Canadian Communications Theorist

Good wine needs no bush, and perhaps products that people really want need no hard-sell or soft-sell TV push. Why not? Look at pot.

Author: Ogden Nash (1902-1971)

Profession: American Humorous Poet

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

Author: David Ogilvy (1911)

Profession: American Businessman, Advertising Expert

Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell, and advertise.

Author: Laurence J. Peter


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.

Author: John Enoch Powell (1912)

Profession: British statesman

One ad is worth more to a paper than forty editorials.

Author: Will Rogers (1879-1935)

Profession: American Humorist, Actor

Advertising is the modern substitute for argument; its function is to make the worse appear the better.

Author: George Santayana (1863-1952)

Profession: American Philosopher, Poet

However far your travels take you, you will never find the girl who smiles out at you from the travel brochure.

Author: Source Unknown