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  Advertising in the final analysis should be news. If it is not news it is worthless.  
 -  Adolph S. Ochs
  

  Advertising and promotion alone will not sustain a bad product or a product that is not right for the times.  
 -  Akio Morita
  

  The best ad is a good product.  
 -  Alan H. Meyer
  

  The product that will not sell without advertising will not sell profitably with advertising.  
 -  Albert Lasker
  

  Advertising has always been the Peck's Bad Boy of American business urging us to buy things we probably don't need and often can't afford.  
 -  Andrew Hacker
  

  I can not think of any circumstances in which advertising would not be an evil.  
 -  Arnold Toynbee
  

  The very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise and cultivate the delightfully vague.  
 -  Bill Cosby
  

  If commerce is the engine of our economy, then advertising is the spark. Responsible advertisers are the drivers who keep us on the right track, leading to a richer, more benevolent society.  
 -  Brian Philcox
  

  Advertising is the most potent influence in adapting and changing the habits and modes of life affecting what we eat, what we wear, and the work and play of a whole nation.  
 -  Calvin Coolidge
  

  Advertising is 'a ten billion dollar a year misunderstanding with the public.  
 -  Chester L Posey
  

  Advertising. The movies do it. TV does it. Why don't you do it?  
 -  Dale Carnegie
  

  Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public relation officers.  
 -  Daniel J. Boorstin
  

  Never write an advertisement which you wouldn't want your family to read. You wouldn't tell lies to your own wife. Don't tell them to mine.  
 -  David Ogilvy
  

  Nobody has ever built a brand by imitating somebody else's advertising.  
 -  David Ogilvy
  

  A vast sector of modern advertising... does not appeal to reason but to emotion; like any other kind of hypnoid suggestion, it tries to impress its objects emotionally and then make them submit intellectually.  
 -  Erich Fromm
  

  Say no to logos. If a company wants you to be a walking advertisement, they should be paying you.  
 -  Francine Jay
  

  I do not read advertisements. I would spend all of my time wanting things.  
 -  Franz Kafka
  

  You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements.  
 -  George Norman Douglas
  

  Advertising is the rattling of a stick inside a swill bucket.  
 -  George Orwell
  

  Most women's magazines simply try to mold women into bigger and better consumers.  
 -  Gloria Steinem
  

  Until the rise of American advertising, it never occurred to anyone anywhere in the world that the teenager was a captive in a hostile world of adults.  
 -  Gore Vidal
  

  Advertising is legalized lying.  
 -  H. G. Wells
  

  A man who stops advertising to save money is like a man who stops a clock to save time.  
 -  Henry Ford
  

  You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements.  
 -  George Norman Douglas
  

  Advertising is the rattling of a stick inside a swill bucket.  
 -  George Orwell
  

  Most women's magazines simply try to mold women into bigger and better consumers.  
 -  Gloria Steinem
  

  Until the rise of American advertising, it never occurred to anyone anywhere in the world that the teenager was a captive in a hostile world of adults.  
 -  Gore Vidal
  

  Advertising is legalized lying.  
 -  H. G. Wells
  

  A man who stops advertising to save money is like a man who stops a clock to save time.  
 -  Henry Ford
  

  Don't tell my mother I work in an advertising agency. She thinks I play the piano in a whorehouse.  
 -  Jacques Seguela
  

  Advertising is speech. It's regulated because it's often effective speech.  
 -  Jef I. Richards
  

  The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads. That sucks.  
 -  Jeff Hammerbacher
  

  There is a great deal of advertising that is much better than the product. When that happens, all that the good advertising will do is put you out of business faster.  
 -  Jerry Della Femina
  

  Our society's values are being corrupted by advertising's insistence on the equation: Youth equals popularity, popularity equals success, success equals happiness.  
 -  John Arbuthnot Fisher
  

  Advertising causes conflicts at exactly the most vulnerable age for children to be in conflict with parents.  
 -  John Condry
  

  It used to be that a fellow went on the police force when everything else failed, but today he goes in the advertising game.  
 -  Kin Hubbard
  

  Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell, and advertise.  
 -  Laurence J. Peter
  

  When the product is right, you don't have to be a great marketer.  
 -  Lee Iacocca
  

  The Great Idea in advertising is far more than the sum of the recognition scores, the ratings and all the other superficial indicators of its success; it is in the realm of myth, to which measurements cannot apply.  
 -  Leo Bogart
  

  In the advertising din of today, unless you make yourself noticed and believed, you ain't got nothing.  
 -  Leo Burnett
  

  Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hardworking, honest Americans. It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then, we elected them.  
 -  Lily Tomlin
  

  Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted, and the problem is I don't know which half.  
 -  Lord Leverhulme
  

  History will see advertising as one of the real evil things of our time. It is stimulating people constantly to want things, want this, want that.  
 -  Malcolm Muggeridge
  

  The business of the advertiser is to see that we go about our business with some magic spell or tune or slogan throbbing quietly in the background of our minds.  
 -  Marshall McLuhan
  

  Don't turn the chance to go anywhere. Join clubs, do anything you can to get out there and meet people. You are your product. Advertise it.  
 -  Max Markson
  

  You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements.  
 -  Norman Douglas
  

  Customers buy for their reasons, not yours.  
 -  Orvel Ray Wilson
  

  You can't explain much in 60 seconds. But when you show Michael Jordan, you don't have to. It's that simple.  
 -  Phil Knight
  

  Young people are threatened... by the evil use of advertising techniques that stimulate the natural inclination to avoid hard work by promising the immediate satisfaction of every desire.  
 -  Pope John Paul II
  

  The average TV commercial of sixty seconds has one hundred and twenty half-second clips in it, or one-third of a second. We bombard people with sensation. That substitutes for thinking.  
 -  Ray Bradbury
  

  Cutting advertising kills a business. Rather, in hard times, businesses should increase their advertising and try to capture larger market share. As the saying goes, sales solve all problems - and you can't have sales without advertising.  
 -  Robert Kiyosaki
  

  Promise, large promise, is the soul of an advertisement.  
 -  Samuel Johnson
  

  Advertising is a valuable economic factor because it is the cheapest way of selling goods, particularly if the goods are worthless.  
 -  Sinclair Lewis
  

  Telling lies does not work in advertising.  
 -  Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
  

  Advertising may be described as the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it.  
 -  Stephen Leacoc
  

  Doing business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark. You know what you are doing but nobody else does.  
 -  Steuart Henderson Britt
  

  Ad campaigns are necessary for competition; IBM's ads are everywhere. But good PR educates people; that's all it is. You can't con people in this business. The products speak for themselves.  
 -  Steve Jobs
  

  Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell and advertise.  
 -  Ted Turner
  

  The advertising industry and Hollywood have done a wonderful job conditioning us to believe that wealth and hyperconsumption go hand in hand.  
 -  Thomas J. Stanley
  

  The most truthful part of a newspaper is the advertisements.  
 -  Thomas Jefferson
  

  We take most of the money that we could have spent on paid advertising and instead put it back into the customer experience. Then we let the customers be our marketing.  
 -  Tony Hsieh
  

  Advertising has us chasing cars, clothes, and working jobs we hate, so we can buy things we don't need.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Watching a YouTube video and not having an advertisement pop up feels like winning the lottery.  
 -  Unknown
  

  When advertising your business on the side of your car it's a good idea not to drive like a complete asshole.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Advertising is the art of convincing people to spend money they don't have for something they don't need.  
 -  Will Rogers
  

  Let advertisers spend the same amount of money improving their product that they do on advertising and they wouldn't have to advertise it.  
 -  Will Rogers
  

  Advertising is fundamentally persuasion and persuasion happens to be not a science, but an art.  
 -  William Bernbach
  

  The philosophy behind much advertising is based on the old observation that every man is really two men - the man he is and the man he wants to be.  
 -  William Feather
  

  The ad in the paper said, 'Big sale. Last week.' Why advertise? I already missed it. They're just rubbing it in.  
 -  Yakov Smirnoff
  

  We grew up founding our dreams on the infinite promise of American advertising. I still believe that one can learn to play the piano by mail and that mud will give you a perfect complexion.  
 -  Zelda Fitzgerald