26 Marketing Quotes That You’ll Want to Use

Sometimes a good quote can help make a point in a presentation, memo, blog post or any number of places. Here are a couple of dozen that we like. We hope that there are one or two that will come in handy when you need to make a point in a memorable way.

“Be so good they can’t ignore you.” – Steve Martin

“Statistics are like bikinis — they show a lot but not everything.” – Lou Piniella

“Marketing is no longer about the stuff you make, but about the stories you tell.” – Seth Godin

Think of your words as money; your goal is to spend wisely so that you maximize the return on your investment. - Brett Snyder

“I’m just an individual who doesn’t feel that I need to have somebody qualify my work in any particular way. I’m working for me.” – David Bowie

“If you see a snake, just kill it. Don’t appoint a committee on snakes.” – H. Ross Perot

“One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.” – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” – Henry Ford

SEO is all about two things: prioritization and momentum. - Sarah Teach

“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” – Dr. Seuss

“The most serious mistakes are not being made as a result of wrong answers. The truly dangerous thing is asking the wrong question.” – Peter Drucker

“Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” – William Faulkner

“Success is not forever and failure isn’t fatal.” – Don Shula

“The aim of marketing is to reduce the need for selling.” – Philip Kotler

“Don’t be mad cuz I’m doing me better than you doing you.” – Childish Gambino

Year after year, digital marketing becomes increasingly user centric and mobile friendly. - Moira Miller

“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” – Tony Robbins

“Let us rather run the risk of wearing out than rusting out.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“Marketing is about values. It’s a complicated and noisy world, and we’re not going to get a chance to get people to remember much about us. No company is. So we have to be really clear about what we want them to know about us.” – Steve Jobs

“The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas.” – Dr. Linus Pauling

“Good branding without a good business plan is like prettying up a duck with no feathers. It may look good but it ain’t gonna fly.” – Paul Provost

“Companies will succeed and fail based on their ability to translate data…into insights and actions and products and services.” – Michael Dell

Data-based decision making is the obvious way to run a marketing engagement as long as you can rely on the accuracy of the data. - Brett Snyder

“If someone is out in the desert walking around, they’re going to be thirsty. You just have to ask them what they want to drink.” – Arthur Blank

“You cannot buy engagement. You have to build engagement.” – Tara-Nicholle Nelson

“Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t live between your own two ears.” – Laird Hamilton