Advertising Quotes

I know half the money I spend on advertising is wasted. Now, if I only knew which half.
John Wanamake
Advertising is the rattling of a stick inside a swill bucket.
George Orwell

Advertising is a valuable economic factor because it is the cheapest way of selling goods, particularly if the goods are worthless.
Sinclair Lewis
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
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
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The real danger from advertising is that it helps to shatter and ultimately destroy our most precious non - Material possessions the confidence in the existence of meaningful purposes of human activity and respect for the integrity of man.
Paul Sweezy
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
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
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Advertising is legalized lying.
H. G. Wells
Advertising is tax deductible, so we all pay for the privilege of being manipulated and controlled.
Noam Chomsky
Advertising may be described as the science of arresting human intelligence long enough to get money from it.
Stephen Leacock
Chess is as elaborate a waste of human intelligence as you can find outside an advertising agency.
Raymond Chandle
Advertising is 85% confusion and 15% commission.
Fred Allen
Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising.
Mark Twain
Time spent in the advertising business seems to create a permanent deformity like the Chinese habit of foot - Binding.
Dean Gooderham Acheson
Advertising is like learning - - A little is a dangerous thing.
P Barnum
Advertising is the modern substitute for argument; its function is to make the worse appear the better.
George Santayana
Advertising is the modern substitute for argument its function is to make the worse appear the better.
George Santayana
Today I met with a subliminal advertising executive for just a second.
Steven Wright
Society drives people crazy with lust and calls it advertising.
John Lah
No one can deny that much of our modern advertising is essentially dishonest; and it can be maintained that to lie freely and all the time for private profit is not to abuse the right of free speech, whether it is a violation of the law or not. But again the practical question is, how much lying for private profit is to be permitted by law?
Carl L. Becke
The very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise and cultivate the delightfully vague.
Bill Cosby
Advertising is a valuable economic factor because it is the cheapest way of selling goods, especially if the goods are worthless.
Sinclair Lewis