Marketing Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old marketing quotes, marketing sayings, and marketing proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Marketing's job is never done. It's about perpetual motion. We must continue to innovate every day.     

Beth Comstock

Marketing is no longer about the stuff that you make, but about the stories you tell.     

Seth Godin

Content is the atomic particle of all digital marketing.     

Rebecca Lieb

Marketing is telling the world you're a rock star. Content marketing is showing the world you are one.     

Robert Rose

Marketing is too important to be left to the marketing department.     

David Packard

Don't be afraid to get creative and experiment with your marketing.     

Mike Volpe

In marketing I've seen only one strategy that can't miss -- and that is to market to your best customers first, your best prospects second and the rest of the world last.     

John Romero

Marketing takes day to learn. Unfortunately it takes a lifetime to master.     

Philip Kotler

No great marketing decisions have ever been made on qualitative data.     

John Scully

The best marketing doesn't feel like marketing.     

Tom Fishburne

Marketing is really just about sharing your passion.     

Michael Hyatt

Switch it off, get away from it all, and stop reading Marketing on your holiday.     

Will Harris

The heart of marketing is behavior modification, and this will remain our focus.     

Jennifer S Nelson

Marketing is marketing. It's easy to drape new media in magic but it comes down to whether it's a good business or not.     

Carl Lyons

Marketing is not a function, it is the whole business seen from the customer's point of view.     

Peter F Drucker

Marketing goes wrong when it is perceived by companies as a bolt-on activity.     

Michael Perry

Marketing people have every reason to be grateful for the existence of reluctant consumers: if it weren't for them, we wouldn't have jobs.     

Jeremy Bullmore

Advertising is a tax for having an unremarkable product.     

Robert Stephens

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 sole purpose of marketing is to sell more to more people, more often and at higher prices. There is no other reason to do it.     

Sergio Zyman

Marketing is what you do when your product is no good.     

Edwin Land

We're obviously going to spend a lot in marketing because we think the product sells itself.     

Jim Allchin

Marketing is merely a civilized form of warfare in which most battles are won with words, ideas, and disciplined thinking.     

Albert W. Emery

Marketing is a contest for people's attention.     

Seth Godin

Money coming in says I've made the right marketing decisions.     

Adam Osborne

The basic idea that marketing is wrong at its core is one of the main reasons why innovation seems blocked and unpredictable.     

Clayton Christensen

The aim of marketing is to make selling superfluous.     

Peter Drucker

If you have more money than brains you should focus on outbound marketing. If you have more brains than money, you should focus on inbound marketing.     

Guy Kawasaki

The aim of marketing is to get customers to know, like and trust you.     


Business has only two functions - marketing and innovation.     

Milan Kundera