Greetings and good day to ‘ya! Here’s your respite into the world of famous and sometimes infamous quotes from a variety of personalities. Any one of these could prove motivation for that ad you’re working on, tweak your imagination, inspire you or just plain bring a smile to your face.
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The most common trouble with advertising is that it tries too hard to impress people. —James Randolph Adams, member, Advertising Hall of Fame
Advertising did not invent the products or services which called forth jobs, nor inspire the pioneering courage that built factories and machinery to produce them. What advertising did was to stimulate ambition and desire – the craving to process, which is the strongest incentive to produce.– Bruce Barton, member, Advertising Hall of Fame
We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible. – Vince Lombardi
Advertising is what you do when you can’t go see somebody. That’s all it is. — Fairfax Cone, member, Advertising Hall of Fame
In writing advertising it must always be kept in mind that the customer often knows more about the goods than the advertising writers because they have had experience in buying them, and any seeming deception in a statement is costly, not only in the expense of the advertising but in the detrimental effect produced upon the customer, who believes she has been misled. — John Wanamaker, member, Advertising Hall of Fame
Creativity varies inversely with the number of cooks involved in the broth. — Bernice Fitz-Gibbon, member, Advertising Hall of Fame
There is no such thing as ‘soft sell’ and ‘hard sell.’ There is only ‘smart sell’ and ‘stupid sell.’ —Charles H. Brower, member, Advertising Hall of Fame
When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong. – Arthur C. Clarke
Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why. – Bernard Baruch
They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. – Edgar Allan Poe