16 Marketing Quotes to Inspire

We can all use some inspiration every once in a while! That’s why we’ve pulled together these 16 quotes from great minds who’ve had a thing or two to say about business and life. Whether you’re a social media manager, advertiser, or content marketer, these pearls of wisdom are sure to brighten your day and inspire your professional efforts!

1. “Good marketing makes the company look smart. Great marketing makes the customer feel smart.” –Joe Chernov

2. “Even when you are marketing to your entire audience or customer base, you are still simply speaking to a single human at any given time.” –Ann Handley

3. “People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it.” –Simon Sinek

4. “Banners have 99 problems and a click ain’t one.” –Scott Sorokin

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

6. “The best way to engage honestly with the marketplace via Twitter is to never use the words ‘engage,’ ‘honestly’ or ‘marketplace.’” –Jeffrey Zeldman

7. “A brand is no longer what we tell the consumer it is — it is what consumers tell each other it is.” –Scott Cook

8. “The first step in exceeding your customer’s expectations is to know those expectations.” –Roy H. Williams

9. “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” –Henry Ford

10. “We need to stop interrupting what people are interested in & be what people are interested in.” –Craig Davis

11. “It’s quite fun to do the impossible.” –Walt Disney

12. “Marketing is a process, not a decision… and never a magic trick.” –Jonathan Gebauer

13. “If you’re looking for the next big thing, and you’re looking where everyone else is, you’re looking in the wrong place.” –Mark Cuban

14. “Social media allows big companies to act small again.” –Jay Baer

15. “Real-time marketing means moving at the speed of the customer, understanding their pain points or interests, and serving up the right information at the right time.” –Karen Quintos

16. “Your brand is a story unfolding across all customer touch points.” –Jonah Sachs