Do you need some inspiration from some very smart marketers? Or maybe you need a great lead-in for a new blog post you’re writing? Whatever the case, you’ve found this blog post that rounds up some pretty amazing marketing quotes that you can use to your advantage.
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10 Blog Quotes
“Not only are bloggers suckers for the remarkable, so are the people who read blogs.” -Seth Godin“The Internet destroyed most of the barriers to publication. The cost of being a publisher dropped to almost zero with two interesting immediate results: anybody can publish, and more importantly, you can publish whatever you want.” -Dick Costolo“Making money from blogging requires you to do only two things: drive a lot traffic, then maximize the income from that traffic.” -John Chow“Successful blogging is not about one-time hits. It’s about building a loyal following over time.” -David Anston“If you love writing or making music or blogging or any sort of performing art, then do it. Do it with everything you’ve got. Just don’t plan on using it as a shortcut to making a living.” -Seth Godin“Blogging is hard because of the grind required to stay interesting and relevant.” -Sufia Tippu“The first step in blogging is not writing them but reading them.” -Jeff Jarvis“Every time you post something online, you have a choice. You can either make it something that adds to the happiness levels in the world—or you can make it something that takes away.” -Zoe Sugg“Don’t focus on having a great blog. Focus on producing a blog that’s great for your readers.” -Brian Clark“The first thing you need to decide when you build your blog is what you want to accomplish with it, and what it can do if successful.” -Ron Dawson
10 Find Your Niche Quotes
"You should be losing followers. I know you might be scared to keep selling yourself because you will lose followers. The more focused and targeted you get with your content, stories, and services, the better. That means the right people are listening—leading to the right potential customers." -Amanda Smith“I’ve always been attracted to the more revolutionary changes. I don’t know why. Because they’re harder. They’re much more stressful emotionally. And you usually go through a period where everybody tells you that you’ve completely failed.” -Steve Jobs“You shouldn’t do things differently just because they’re different. They need to be… better.” -Elon Musk“Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” -Mary Kay Ash“If everybody is doing it one way, there's a good chance you can find your niche by going exactly in the opposite direction.” -Sam Walton“You gotta keep trying to find your niche and trying to fit into whatever slot that’s left for you or to make one of your own.” -Dolly Parton“Identify your niche and dominate it. And when I say dominate, I just mean work harder than anyone else could possibly work at it.” -Nate Parker“Sometimes your limitations become your strengths. It forces you to create your own niche.” -Dennis DeYoung“The beauty of the Internet is there’s a niche market for everything, and if you can focus on it, you can build a sustainable and viable business of it.” -Michelle Phan“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” -Steve Jobs
22 David Ogilvy Quotes
This guy came up with some pretty rad quotes. You may have heard a few of these gems already, but they are definitely worth revisiting.
“If you want to be interesting, be interested.” -David Ogilvy“It’s not creative unless it sells.” -David Ogilvy“On the average, five times as many people read the headline as read the body copy. When you have written your headline, you have spent eighty cents out of your dollar.” -David Ogilvy“If each of us hires people who are smaller than we are, we shall become a company of dwarfs. But if each of us hires people who are bigger than we are, we shall become a company of giants.” -David Ogilvy“Don’t bunt. Aim out of the ballpark. Aim for the company of immortals.” -David Ogilvy“The consumer isn’t a moron; she is your wife.” -David Ogilvy“Good copy can’t be written with tongue in cheek, written just for a living. You’ve got to believe in the product.” - David Ogilvy“The pursuit of excellence is less profitable than the pursuit of bigness, but it can be more satisfying.” - David Ogilvy“If you can’t be brilliant, at least be memorable.” - David Ogilvy“Don’t count the people that you reach, reach the people who count.” - David Ogilvy“Where people aren’t having any fun, they seldom produce good work.” - David Ogilvy“Creativity needs discipline and freedom.” - David Ogilvy“You cannot bore people into buying your product; you can only interest them in buying it.” - David Ogilvy“The best ideas come as jokes. Make your thinking as funny as possible.” - David Ogilvy“The public is more interested in personalities than in corporations.” - David Ogilvy“You can never spend too much time thinking about, worrying about, caring about your people, because at the end of the day it’s only the people who matter. Nothing else.” - David Ogilvy“Develop your eccentricities while you are young. That way, when you get old, people won’t think you’re going gaga.” -David Ogilvy“The most effective leader is the one who satisfies the psychological needs of his followers.” - David Ogilvy“The headlines which work best are those which promise the reader a benefit.” -David Ogilvy“I don’t know the rules of grammar. If you’re trying to persuade people to do something, or buy something, it seems to me you should use their language.” -David Ogilvy“Concentrate your time, your brains, and your advertising money on your successes. Back your winners, and abandon your losers.” - David Ogilvy“Hire people who are better than you are, then leave them to get on with it. Look for people who will aim for the remarkable, who will not settle for the routine.” -David Ogilvy
“Give them quality. That’s the best kind of advertising.” -Milton Hershey“If you have that goal-first mentality, you are setting yourself up for more success. Really, budget shouldn’t be your limitation.” -Rachel Wiinanen“Stopping advertising to save money is like stopping your watch to save time.” -Henry Ford“Nobody cares about what you sell. They care about opportunities that are available to them to solve their problems.” -Matt Johnson"People aren’t stupid. Consumers know that if you’re getting ads these days, it’s because you’ve left some sort of digital footprint.” -Richard Jones From Cheetah Digital“Retargeting is a really great way to bring back the people who visit your website that first time but don’t buy.” -Nick Steeves From Wishpond“The most powerful element in advertising is the truth.” -Bill Bernbach“Don’t ever be afraid to try new things and don’t go with, ‘I don’t like this ad.’ How do you know 100 million people won’t?” -Ken Moskowitz From Ad Zombies“Nothing is perfect, just test away. Test, test, test. There have been tons of times where I didn’t think an ad would perform very well and then outperforms other comparable ads by double.” -Rachel Wiinanen“We need to stop interrupting what people are interested in and be what people are interested in.” -Craig Davis
"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"Martin Luther King did not say, 'I have a mission statement'." -Simon Sinek"You can't wait for inspiration; you have to go after it with a club." -Jack London"Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right." -Henry Ford"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
10 Quotes From The Actionable Marketing Podcast
“If you’re looking for that prominence as a business, it’s all about two things - review count and review score.” - Dave Lehman From Birdeye“People hire people. They don’t hire features. They don’t hire benefits. They hire the person to deliver those features and benefits.” - Michael Buzinski From Buzzworthy Integrated Marketing“Until and unless your users are not using your app, it doesn’t matter whether they’re paying for it or not. You are failing at the one thing that you were set out to do, which is solve the problem.” - Samar Owais“It starts and ends with the customer.” - Carolyn Lowe From ROI Swift“Reach out to people and do it in a way that is authentic and natural in building partnerships.” - Brett McGrath From The Juice“I think business is built on trust, and trust is built through relationships.” - David Jay From Warm Welcome“The thing that generated sales was delivering the exact right content that the right people cared deeply about and it resonated with them.” - Matt Johnson, Author of MicroFamous“If it seems to be resonating with our audience, we want to make sure that we’re giving them more.” - Holly Pels From Casted“Wherever your target audience is, is where you want to be. You’ll have to find out where they are, and then you just need to show up where they are, consistently.” - Shondell Varcianna From Varci Media“The value is very, very simple. For us, it serves two purposes. One, we need to get people to come back, and in order to do that, we need to give them a reason to come back.” >- Matt Baglia From Slicktext
What's Your Favorite Marketing Quote?
My favorite marketing quote is:
"Waiting for perfect is never as smart as making progress." -Seth Godin
I see type A marketers put perfection above shipping all too often. Perfection prevents you from publishing, from communicating, from giving something to the world that has the potential to end in actual results.
52-pages in a marketing strategy is waiting for perfection.
Spending hours editing your blog posts, e-books, and webpages is waiting for perfection.
Making a mistake once and changing processes to prevent failure in the future is waiting for perfection.
So I'll leave you with one more goodie from Seth:
"Soon is not as good as now." -Seth Godin
Nathan is the head of marketing at CoSchedule. With the help of an awesome team, he’s helped CoSchedule attract more than 65 million marketers, convert 10 million email subscribers, and support 300,000 software users. Nathan has 15 years of proven corporate and startup marketing experience and continues to venture off the beaten path.When he’s not marketing, you’ll catch Nathan canoeing in the Boundary Waters or training for his next ultra marathon. Connect with Nathan on LinkedIn.