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.

Real content marketing isn't repurposed advertising, it is making something worth talking about.     

Seth Godin

Marketing without data is like driving with your eyes closed.     

Dan Zarella

Online marketing rarely is able to appeal to more than two senses - yet offline often (if utilized the right way) represents the option of multi sensory appeals.     

Martin Lindstrom

The mark of a good marketing strategy is not how many gadgets and neologisms are crammed into it, but how effectively it achieves worthy goals. Therefore, how you define your intent will have a profound impact on whether you succeed or fail.     

Greg Satell

Marketing is the distinguishing, unique function of the business.     

Peter Drucker

Marketing implies that you want a public to relate to your product - if it's a product - in a way that makes them want to use it. That is only good or evil in relationship to what the product actually does.     

Paula Scher

The goal of a marketing interaction isn't to close the sale, any more than the goal of a first date is to get married. No, the opportunity is to move forward, to earn attention and trust and curiosity and conversation.     

Seth Godin

Marketing should focus on market creation, not market sharing.     

Regis McKenna

Marketing is the set of human activities directed at facilitating and consummating exchanges.     

Philip Kotler

Marketing is not an event, but a process It has a beginning, a middle, but never an end, for it is a process. You improve it, perfect it, change it, even pause it. But you never stop it completely.     

Jay Conrad Levinson

Marketing that works is marketing that people choose to notice.     


Marketing is what a company is in business to do. Marketing is a company's ultimate objective.     

Al Ries

Marketing is not selling. Marketing is building a brand in the mind of the prospect.     

Al Ries

Marketing is not the art of finding clever ways to dispose of what you make. It is the art of creating genuine customer value.     

Philip Kotler

Marketing has always been about the same thing - who your customers are and where they are.     

Noah Kagan

Instead of one-way interruption, Web marketing is about delivering useful content at just the right moment that a buyer needs it.     

David Meerman Scott