Quotation Explorer - 'Advertising'

What is the difference between unethical and ethical advertising? Unethical advertising uses falsehoods to deceive the public; ethical advertising uses truth to deceive the public. - Vilhjalmur Stefansson
Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don't know which half. - John Wanamaker
In a culture of hyper-consumption the advertising industry has brainwashed many people into believing they can raise their status just by driving a particular brand of whatever it is they are pushing at you. - Stephen Richards
Advertising - A judicious mixture of flattery and threats. - Stephen Leacock
By the way, if anyone here is in advertising or marketing, kill yourself. - Bill Hicks
Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising. - Mark Twain
Advertising is the rattling of a stick inside a swill bucket. - George Orwell
Advertising is the modern substitute for argument; its function is to make the worse appear the better. - George Santayana
The trouble with us in America isn't that the poetry of life has turned to prose, but that it has turned to advertising copy.
Special-interest publications should realize that if they are attracting enough advertising and readers to make a profit, the interest is not so special. - Fran Lebowitz
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 85% confusion and 15% commission. - Fred Allen
Wisdom of the Ages: "Look out Below!" Air Asia's catchy new advertising slogan. - Matthew Heines
Once a culture becomes entirely advertising friendly, it seizes to be a culture at all. - Mark Crispin Miller
This is new. Old Quinn would not have worn a skirt on her first day of sophomore year. Old Quinn would have worn a pair of jeans (hole in the knee? even better) and a t-shirt advertising the Providence Prep volleyball team, or some other sports team I didn’t play for. - Selena Brooks
Advertising may be described as the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it. - Stephen Leacock
The vice-president of an advertising agency is a bit of executive fungus that forms on a desk that has been exposed to conference. - Fred Allen
Advertising is a valuable economic factor because it is the cheapest way of selling goods, especially if the goods are worthless. - Sinclair Lewis
The very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise and cultivate the delightfully vague. - Bill Cosby
Today I met with a subliminal advertising executive for just a second. - Steven Wright
If you have an idea, you will likely have difficulties during the process ofrealization regardless of the type of idea (scientific idea, invention idea,business idea, new product idea, brand idea, advertising idea, etc.). - Eraldo Banovac
It's hard to focus on loud mod to read something like the TV is playing something like Advertising and other boredom stuff and stupid and you are reading an article about topics which are difficult one. - Deyth Banger
The most advertised commodity is not always intrinsically the best; but is sometimes merely the product of a company, with plenty of money to spend on advertising. - Emily Post
A businessman who stops advertising to save money is like a foolish who stops a clock to save time. - Moosa Rahat
A flower is a weed with an advertising budget. - Rory Sutherland
Advertising is legalized lying. - H.G. Wells
Osborn was a founding partner of the advertising agency Batten, Barton, Durstine, and Osborn (BBDO), but it was as an author that he really made his mark, beginning with the day in 1938 that a magazine editor invited him to lunch and asked what his hobby was. Imagination, replied Osborn. - Susan Cain
Advertising may be described as the science of arresting human intelligence long enough to get money from it. - Stephen Leacock
Advertising is a valuable economic factor because it is the cheapest way of selling goods, particularly if the goods are worthless. - Sinclair Lewis
It’s never been easier for audiences to skip, filter, or avoid advertising, so the best ideas are the ones that respect that the audience needs to get something out of the work; it should inspire, satisfy, or motivate them. You can’t just bombard people with messages anymore. - Ajaz Ahmed
School is the advertising agency which makes you believe that you need the society as it is. - Ivan Illich
I know half the money I spend on advertising is wasted. Now, if I only knew which half. - John Wanamaker
Political advertising ought to be stopped. It's the only really dishonest kind of advertising that's left. - David M. Ogilvy
Copywriters, journalists, mainstream authors, ghostwriters, bloggers and advertising creatives have as much right to think of themselves as good writers as academics, poets, or literary novelists. - Sara Sheridan
Chess is as elaborate a waste of human intelligence as you can find outside an advertising agency. - Raymond Chandler
Advertising is tax deductible, so we all pay for the privilege of being manipulated and controlled. - Noam Chomsky
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