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75 Marketing Quotes for the Holiday Season

The Holiday Season is upon us. Your marketing team is starting to create campaigns that will help your company increase its seasonal revenue. With expectations to the limit, these 75 marketing quotes are sure to lift up the spirits of your marketing team.

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All these marketing quotes were made by the best marketers, experts, and entrepreneurs. They will inspire and motivate your team and yourself. Take a look at these marketing quotes below and get yourself inspired.

1. "Give them quality. That's the best kind of advertising." — Milton Hershey

2. "Advertising is only evil when it advertises evil things." — David Ogilvy

3. "Stopping advertising to save money is like stopping your watch to save time." — Henry Ford

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4. "Advertising brings in customers, but word-of-mouth brings in the best customers." — Jonah Berger

5. "Behind every tweet, share, and purchase, there is a person. Care more about the person and less about the share." — Shafqat Islam

6. "More contact means more sharing of information, gossiping, exchanging, engaging—in short, more word of mouth." — Gary Vaynerchuk

7. "Don't build links. Build relationships." — Rand Fishkin

8. "The attention economy is not growing, which means that we have to grab the attention that someone else has today." — Brent Leary

9. "You can never go wrong by investing in communities and the human beings within them." — Pam Moore

10. "You cannot buy engagement. You have to build engagement." — Tara-Nicholle Nelson

11. "Brands need to take the phrase 'acting like a publisher' literally." — Dietrich Mateschitz

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12. "A brand is no longer what we tell the consumer it is—it's what consumers tell each other it is." — Scott Cook

13. "Making promises and keeping them is a great way to build a brand." — Seth Godin

14. "People don't buy what you do, they buy why you do it." — Simon Sinek

15. "Your culture is your brand." — Tony Hsieh

16. "Your brand is not what you sell." — John Iwata

17. "Your brand is a story unfolding across all customer touchpoints." — Jonah Sachs

18. "Business has only two functions—marketing and innovation." — Milan Kundera

19. "Because it is its purpose to create a customer, any business enterprise has two—and only these two—basic functions: marketing and innovation." — Peter Drucker

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20. "What helps people, helps business." — Leo Burnett

21. "Content: there is no easy button." — Scott Abel

22. "Content builds relationships. Relationships are built on trust. Trust drives revenue." — Andrew Davis

23. "Content is fire, social media is gasoline." — Jay Baer

24. "Content is the atomic particle of all digital marketing." — Rebecca Lieb

25. "Content marketing is a commitment, not a campaign." — Jon Buscall

26. "Content marketing is no longer a numbers game. It's a game of relevance." — Jason Miller

27. "Content should ask people to do something and reward them for it." — Lee Odden

28. "Engaging content is far more about brains than budget." — Ann Handley

29. "If your content isn't driving conversation, you're doing it wrong." — Dan Roth

30. "Make the prospect a more informed buyer with content." — Robert Simon

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31. "Power doesn't come from content, power comes from the content that moves." — Mark Schaefer

32. "The future of content marketing is in your hands." — David Hahn

33. "The key ingredient to a better content experience is relevance." — Jason Miller

34. "The ultimate content strategy is listening." — Marcus Sheridan

35. "Traditional marketing talks at people. Content marketing talks with them." — Doug Kessler

36. "Your top of the funnel content must be intellectually divorced from your product but emotionally wed to it." — Joe Chernov

37. "On average, 8 out of 10 people will read your headline copy, but only 2 out 10 will read the rest." — Brian Clark

38. "Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing about." — Benjamin Franklin

39. "As a rule, if you want to be a great writer you have to be a great reader." — Mark Gilroy

40. "Use tone-of-voice to attract the like-minded and avoid the timid." — Ann Handley

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41. "The most pivotal moments in people's lives revolve around emotions. Emotions make stories powerful." — Brandon Stanton

42. "Successful storytelling builds brand equity, and businesses with high brand equity don't need to draw as much attention to themselves and their achievements as those that are still establishing their value to the customer." — Gary Vaynerchuk

43. "Marketing dilutes the power and impact of a story told live. So get that right first." — Michael Troiano

44. "Marketing is no longer about the stuff that you make, but about the stories you tell." — Seth Godin

45. "By listening, marketing will re-learn how to talk." — Doc Searls and David Weinberger

46. "When it comes to social media, focus on advice and education first, information second and entertainment last." — George Farris

47. "'Build it, and they will come' only works in the movies. Social Media is a 'build it, nurture it, engage them and they may come and stay." — Seth Godin

48. "The best way to engage honestly with the marketplace via Twitter is to never use the words 'engage,' 'honestly' or 'marketplace.'" — Jeffrey Zeldman

49. "Social media creates communities, not markets." — Don Schultz

50. "People share, read, and generally engage more with any type of content when it's surfaced through friends and people they know and trust." — Malorie Lucich

51. "Empower your readers with social sharing buttons." — Mike Stelzner

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52. "Today it's important to be present, be relevant, and add value." — Nick Besbeas

53. "Always provide value. Value builds trust. Once you have that trust, you have the ability to do some selling." — Mike Volpe

54. "As marketers, we should be changing the mantra from always be closing to always be helping." — Jonathan Lister

55. "You can't sell anything if you can't tell anything." — Beth Comstock

56. "You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else."— Albert Einstein

57. "Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right." — Henry Ford

58. "The best marketing doesn't feel like marketing." — Tom Fishburne

59. "Most of us have experienced wow moments. We just haven't taken time to think deeply about them." — Michael Hyatt

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60. "Know thyself. Know the customer. Innovate." — Beth Comstock

61. "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." — Maya Angelou

62. "Investigate. Innovate. And then communicate." — George Farris

63. "If your dreams don't scare you, they're not big enough." — Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

64. "Best practices don't make you the best. They make you the average of everyone else who follows them." — Shane Snow

65. "The tactics drive the strategy." — Marc Benioff

66. "Smart brands don't just ride trend shifts. They start them." — Ann Handley

67. "Sometimes you have to experiment with a lot of ideas and see which one sticks. If you're unsure, let the market decide." — Dorie Clark

68. "Make it simple. Make it memorable. Make it inviting to look at." — Leo Burnett

69. "Going viral is not an outcome; it's a happening. Sometimes it happens; sometimes it doesn't. Just remember, fans are vanity and sales are sanity." — Lori Taylor

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70. "Good marketing makes the company look smart. Great marketing makes the customer feel smart." — Joe Chernov

71. "There are no magic wands, no hidden tricks, and no secret handshakes that can bring you immediate success but with time, energy, and determination you can get there." — Darren Rowse

72. "Our jobs as marketers are to understand how the customer wants to buy and help them do so." — Bryan Eisenberg

73. "Marketing wants 'Mr. Right,' but Sales but wants 'Mr. Right Now'." — Unknown

74. "Our digital future is about enabling better productivity and decision-making to enjoy a better quality of life." — Yacine Baroudi

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75. "If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you're a leader." — John Quincy Adams


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