100 Business & Marketing Quotes

100 Business & Marketing Quotes

How To & Business Tips

If you’re looking for business wisdom and marketing tips, look no further than our list of 100 business and marketing quotes! Over the last couple of years, we’ve been creating inspiring and insightful business quotes to share on our Instagram and we thought we’d compile them here as a resource. Be sure to follow us on Instagram for all the latest updates – @barker_social

1. “To think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted.” – George Kneller

2. “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Peter Drucker

3. “Marketing is telling the world you’re a rock star. Content Marketing is showing the world you are one.” – Robert Rose

4. “Don’t tell me how good you make it; tell me how good it makes me when I use it.” – Leo Burnett

5. “Good content isn’t about good storytelling. It’s about telling a true story well.” – Ann Handley

6. “Try to say everything in an ad and you end up saying nothing.” — Jeff Mamula

7. “They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” – Carl W. Buechner

8. “The best listeners often make the most engaging conversationalists.” -Brian Solis

9. “Reach, don’t preach. Digital marketing is simply putting your customers first.”

10. “If your content isn’t driving conversation, you’re doing it wrong.” -Dan Roth

11. “There is no more B2B or B2C. It’s H2H: Human to Human.” – Bryan Kramer

12. “Content should ask people to do something and reward them for it.” – Lee Odden

13. “We all are emotional beings looking for relevance, context and connection.” – Beth Comstock

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

15. “The key is, no matter what story you tell, make your buyer the hero.” – Chris Brogan

16. “Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.” – Zig Ziglar

17. “Investigate. Innovate. And then communicate.” – George Farris

18. “Products are made in the factory, but brands are created in the mind.” – Walter Landor

19. “Marketing used to be about making a myth and telling it. Now it’s about telling a truth and sharing it.” – Brian Solis

20. “A satisfied customer is the best business strategy of all.” – Michael LeBoeuf

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

22. “Commit to a niche; try to stop being everything to everyone.” – Andrew Davis

23. “ Less is more. Keeping it simple takes time and effort.” – Jeff Bullas

24. “The best marketing strategy ever: CARE.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

25. “Nothing begets creativity like constraints.” – Christopher Mims

26. “Social media creates communities, not markets.” – Don Schultz

27. “Speak to your audience in their language about what’s in their heart.” – Jonathan Lister

28. “These days, people want to learn before they buy, be educated instead of pitched.” – Brian Clark

29. “In our factory, we make lipstick. In our advertising, we sell hope.”-Peter Nivio Zarlenga

30. “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing about.” – Benjamin Franklin

31. “Building a brand means knowing your story and building and sharing that story.” – Tamara McCleary

32. “Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” – Desmond Tutu

33. “Don’t push people to where you want to be; meet them where they are.” – Meghan Keaney Anderson

34. “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” – Bill Gates

35. “A brand’s job is to create a customer that creates and inspires other customers.” – Unknown

36. “People do not buy goods and services. They buy relations, stories, and magic.” – Seth Godin

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

38. “Sell the problem you solve. Not the product you make.” – Unknown

39. “The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” – Vidal Sassoon

40. “Your front door to your customer is your website.” – Russ Glass

41. “The consumer is not a moron; she is your wife.” – David Ogilvy

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

43. “The best marketing doesn’t feel like marketing.” – Tom Fishburne

44. “If you’re going to post content on your site anyway, you might as well take the time to make sure Google takes notice of your effort.” – The Content Factory

45. “Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.” -Brené Brown

46. “Content is anything that adds value to the reader’s life.” – Avinash Kaushik

47. “Not viewing your email marketing as content is a mistake.” – Chris Baggott

48. “Word of mouth can be as important, if not more important, for neighborhood businesses as traditional advertising.” – Ekaterina Walter

49. “It is not the job of search engine optimization to make a pig fly. It is the job of the SEO to genetically re-engineer the Web site so that it becomes an eagle.” – Bruce Clay

50. “Getting the Like is easy. It’s a light action. Anything else requires trust.” – Jon Loomer

51. “Content marketing is really like a first date. If all you do is talk about yourself, there won’t be a second date.” – David Beebe

52. “It’s not the best content that wins. It’s the best-promoted content that wins.” – Andy Crestodina

53. “Content is the atomic particle of all digital marketing.” – Rebecca Lieb

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

55. “Never stop testing because what worked yesterday may not work tomorrow.” – Unknown

56. “Never hire someone who knows less than you do about what he’s hired to do.” – Malcolm Forbes

57. “Sell-sell-sell sales methods simply do not work on social media.” – Kim Garst

58. “Successful entrepreneurs are givers and not takers of positive energy.” – Anonymous

59. “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” – Charles Darwin

60. “If I asked my customers what they wanted they would have said a faster horse.” – Henry Ford

61. “Traditional marketing talks at people. Content marketing talks with them.” – Doug Kessler

62. “Traditional marketing talks at people. Content marketing talks with them.” – Doug Kessler

63. “Don’t settle: Don’t finish crappy books. If you don’t like the menu, leave the restaurant. If you’re not on the right path, get off it.” – Chris Brogan

64. “An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he’ll quickly learn how to chew it.” – Leo Burnett

65. “I’m always tweaking, always trying to make it better, constantly moving the levers and dials.” – Steve Ells

66. “Older people sit down and ask, ‘What is it?’ but the boy asks, ‘What can I do with it?’.” – Steve Jobs

67. “You can’t just place a few “Buy” buttons on your website and expect your visitors to buy.” – Neil Patel

68. “Stop selling. Start helping.” – Zig Ziglar

69. “If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, Don’t ask what seat! Just get on.” – Sheryl Sandberg

70. “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rogers

71. “Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.” – Warren Buffett

72. “If you steal from one author, it’s plagiarism; if you steal from many, it’s research.” – Wilson Mizner

73. “There is a difference between listening and waiting for your turn to speak.” – Simon Sinek

74. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” – Steve Jobs

75. “Google only loves you when everyone else loves you first.” – Wendy Piersall

76. “Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow.” – Doug Firebaugh

77. “Don’t raise your voice, improve your argument.” – Anonymous

78. “Marketing is a contest for people’s attention.” – Seth Godin

79. “Content is King but engagement is Queen, and the lady rules the house!” -Mari Smith

80. “Content isn’t King, it’s the Kingdom.” – Lee Odden

81. “Great vision without great people is irrelevant.” – Jim Collins

82. “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” – Mae West

83. “Content marketing is a commitment, not a campaign.” – Jon Buscall

84. “Change before you have to.” – Jack Welch

85. “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde

86. “Don’t find customers for your product. Find products for your customers” – Seth Godin

87. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.” – Robert Collier

88. “If beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, value is in the mind of the consumer.” – Michele Jennae

89. “In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity.” – Sun Tzu

90. “Success is never owned; success is only rented, and the rent is due every day.” – Rory Vaden

91. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

92. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

93. “Most of us have experienced wow moments. We just haven’t taken time to think deeply about them.” – Michael Hyatt

94. “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean

95. “A growth mindset means focusing more on learning than knowing.” – Beth Comstock

96. “Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” – Judy Garland

97. “If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.” – Yogi Berra

98. “When your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt.” – Henry J. Kaiser

99. “If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.” – Zig Ziglar

100. “Master the topic, the message, and the delivery.” – Steve Jobs

We hope you’ve enjoyed this list of 100 business and marketing quotes! Be sure to follow us on Instagram for all the latest updates – @barker_social

Mandi Gould

Mandi is a social media marketer, copywriter, and project manager for Barker Social™. She's a results-driven planner with an unstoppable ability to churn out quality marketing content. Her creative spirit, project management skills, and copywriting ability make her a marketing dynamo. She is also a bird lover, health foodie, jazz enthusiast, and swing dancer.