90 Best Marketing Quotes to Motivate & Inspire You in 2022

Marketing Quotes

Dear marketer, have you hit a slump in your marketing efforts? Are you struggling with meeting your upcoming deadline, completing complex marketing tasks or experiencing roadblocks in executing your marketing plans? You are not alone.

We all need a bit of motivation at times. That’s why we have collated some of our favourite inspirational marketing quotes to motivate you to get back on track and crush your marketing goals!

We have divided these quotes into the following categories. You just need to click on the category of your choice to jump to that section.

Generic Marketing Quotes

If we closely study the marketing definition, it says that,

Marketing is the process of getting people interested in your business’s product and/or service.

To get your prospects interested in your products/services, you must first be motivated to work out interesting and intelligent marketing strategies. So, here are a few general marketing quotes you can use for some motivation.

1. “The best marketing doesn’t feel like marketing.”

– Tom Fishburne

2. “Just because you are the loudest, doesn’t make you right.”

– Brian Halligan

3. “If dogs don’t like your dog food, the packaging doesn’t matter.”

– Stephen Denny

4. “If you love what you’re doing… that will make it so much easier to actually sit down and create content, inspire, entertain, and educate. That’s what’s really important.”

– Jeff Bullas

5. “Build something 100 people love, not something 1 million people kind of like.”

– Brian Chesky

6. “Our jobs as marketers are to understand how the customer wants to buy and help them to do so.”

– Bryan Eisenberg

7. “Good marketing makes the company look smart. Great marketing makes the customer feel smart.”

– Joe Chernov

8. “First, think. Second, dream. Third, believe. And finally, dare.”

– Walt Disney

9. “Even when you are marketing to your entire audience or customer base, you are still simply speaking to a single human at any given time.”

– Ann Handley

10. “The best marketing strategy ever: CARE.”

– Gary Vaynerchuk

Digital Marketing Quotes

Digital marketing is the art of promoting a brand, product or service using various digital channels. Having a digital marketing strategy is one thing and executing it to drive success may require you to have some motivation.

So, here’s a list of top 10 digital marketing quotes to charge you up.

11. “Mediocre marketers think in terms of campaigns. Great marketers think in terms of growth frameworks.”

– Neil Patel

12. “Marketers need to build digital relationships and reputation before closing a sale.”

– Chris Brogan

13. “In the world of Internet Customer Service, it’s important to remember your competitor is only one mouse click away.”

– Doug Warner

14. “Take a risk and keep testing, because what works today won’t work tomorrow, but what worked yesterday may work again.”

– Amrita Sahasrabudhe

15. “Digital marketing is not an art of selling a product. It is an art of making people buy the product that you sell.”

– Hecate Strategy

16. “A brand is no longer what we tell the consumer it is – it is what consumers tell each other it is.”

– Scott Cook

17. “Inspiration is the most important part of our digital strategy.”

– Paull Young

18. “Don’t say anything online that you wouldn’t want plastered on a billboard with your face on it.”

– Erin Bury

19. “Innovation needs to be part of your culture. Consumers are transforming faster than we are, and if we don’t catch up, we’re in trouble.”

– Ian Schafer

20. “We have technology, finally, that for the first time in human history allows people to really maintain rich connections with much larger numbers of people.”

– Pierre Omidyar

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Quotes

Who does not want to rank their website or online business on the first page of search results? However, it requires hard work and consistency to keep churning out SEO-optimised quality content.

Here are some motivational digital marketing quotes you can use for inspiration.

21. “Google only loves you when everyone else loves you first.”

– Wendy Piersall

22. “It’s much easier to double your business by doubling your conversion rate than by doubling your traffic.”

– Jeff Eisenberg

23. “This is the era of Less-Is-More with SEO.”

– Adam Audette

24. “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

25. “Good SEO work only gets better over time. It’s only search engine tricks that need to keep changing when the ranking algorithms change.”

– Jill Whalen

26. “I tend to describe SEO as a creative number game: You need basic skills such as writing, technical analysis, building relationships, and logical thinking. But once you’ve ticked these boxes off, it becomes a numbers game. It’s about productivity: getting stuff done. From there on, you will find the challenges being more your individual limits and priorities.”

– Peter Thaleikis

27. “You can’t just ‘SEO’ your website and be done. It’s a forever moving goal post.”

– Stoney deGeyter

28. “Impactful SEO is rarely executed by a lone wolf.”

– Jes Scholz

29. “Don’t optimize for conversions, optimize for revenue.”

– Neil Patel

30. “SEO isn’t about gaming the system anymore; it’s about learning how to play by the rules.”

– Jordan Teicher

Content Marketing Quotes

Content marketing is a long-term marketing strategy that aims to build a lasting relationship with your target audience by building and sharing valuable content with them.

Long-term strategies may take some time to bring results so you must stay focused and consistent in your efforts. Read these content marketing quotes for a daily dose of inspiration.

31. “Traditional marketing talks at people. Content marketing talks with them.”

– Doug Kessler

32. “Content Marketing is all the Marketing that’s left.”

– Seth Godin

33. “Content is king.”

– Bill Gates

34. “We need to stop interrupting what people are interested in and be what people are interested in.”

– Craig Davis

35. “What I love about content is it has the power to change people’s lives for a second or for a day or forever. Great content creates space for people to pause and reflect, and that space is where transformation happens.”

– Jolie Miller

36. “Content marketing is the strongest and hardest possible soft sell. Real-world examples have power and add legitimacy to your message.”

– Michelle Segrest

37. “When creating content, be the best answer on the internet.”

– Andy Crestodina

38. “Make the customer the hero of your stories.”

– Ann Handley

39. “These days, people want to learn before they buy, be educated instead of pitched.”

– Brian Clark

40. “Content marketing comes down to commitment. There’s no halfway. You’re either in or you’re out.”

– Joe Pulizzi

Social Media Marketing Quotes

Social media marketing leverages the power of social media networks to promote a brand, product or service. However, different social platforms work differently and what may work for Instagram may not necessarily work for LinkedIn.

Yes, it is not always fun working with memes and funny Instagram reels. So, here are some social media marketing quotes to fuel your social efforts.

41. “The first rule of social media is that everything changes all the time. What won’t change is the community’s desire to network.”

– Kami Huyse

42. “Going viral is not an outcome; it’s a happening. Sometimes it happens; sometimes it doesn’t. Just remember, fans are vanity and sales are sanity.”

– Lori Taylor

43. “It’s a dialogue, not a monologue, and some people don’t understand that. Social media is more like a telephone than a television.”

– Amy Jo Martin

44. “We’re living at a time when attention is the new currency. Those who insert themselves into as many channels as possible look set to capture the most value.”

– Pete Cashmore

45. “Importantly, companies are using social media to do things that go way beyond just chatting up existing customers on Facebook. Sales departments use social to nurture leads and close sales. HR posts job openings and vets applicants. Community and support squads mine networks, social media blogs, and forums with deep listening tools.”

– Ryan Holmes

46. “Content is fire. Social media is gasoline.”

– Jay Baer

47. “Social media is not just an activity; it is an investment of valuable time and resources. Surround yourself with people who not just support you and stay with you, but inform your thinking about ways to WOW your online presence.”

– Sean Gardner

48. “Social marketing eliminates the middlemen, providing brands the unique opportunity to have a direct relationship with their customers.”

– Bryan Weiner

49. “You can never go wrong by investing in communities and the human beings within them.”

– Pam Moore

50. “‘Humans of New York’ did not result from a flash of inspiration. It grew from five years of experimenting, tinkering, and messing up.”

– Brandon Stanton

Affiliate Marketing Quotes

It is not always easy to find an affiliate who is relevant to your business offering especially if you are in a B2B business. When in doubt, take a step back and think out of the box.

Here are some affiliate marketing quotes to help you think more creatively.

51. “Affiliate marketing is an excellent opportunity if you truly believe in the value of the product you’re selling. Because many times, you can make money off of something you would probably recommend anyway.”

– Neil Patel

52. “Affiliate Marketing is about proving value not spamming your links at them.”

– Raspado

53. “Being an affiliate marketer is very cost-effective. You don’t have to put much money in an affiliate program in order to gain a lot.”

– Russell Brunson

54. “Many people who get into affiliate marketing do so with the same mindset: making money first, and thinking of their audience second (if they think of them at all!). That’s a recipe for disaster or at least lousy results.”

– Pat Flynn

55. “Affiliate Marketing Has Made Businesses Millions And Ordinary People Millionaires.”

– Larry Bussey

56. “If you don’t track, you don’t grow because you don’t have any idea about what’s happening. Affiliate marketing without tracking is like driving a car with headlamps off.”

– Shivansh Bhanwariya

57. “Systems and Processes belong to the affiliates too.”

– The PennyMatters

58. “The number one myth of affiliate marketing is that you can work as little as two hours per day and then go enjoy your life on the beach. This simply isn’t true, and it’s never going to be.”

– Barry Dunlop

59. “A lot of affiliates make a mistake by not giving affiliates the product to test.”

– Amber Spears

60. “Consider the audience-first approach to affiliate marketing. Start a community, provide value, introduce your list and start affiliate offers that will solve your following’s problems.”

– The PennyMatters

Native Advertising Quotes

Who does not love native ads? The click-through rates are usually much higher than typical advertisements and engagement is stronger too. However, not all consumers are as enamoured with native ads.

Are you struggling to get native ads right for your brand? Read these quotes on native advertising to get your creative juices flowing.

61. “Native advertising covers an awful lot of stuff. In many ways, it’s just an extension of what in print had been called for years an advertorial.”

– Norman Pearlstine

62. “Native advertising is a form of paid media where the advertisement is relevant to the consumer experience, integrated into the surrounding content and is not disruptive.”

– Dale Lovell

63. “Native is important to Google because we think native advertising will be the future of advertising and it benefits everyone in the ecosystem; the users, the publishers, the advertisers. We need to really reconnect with the users in the advertising space otherwise we’re all out of jobs.”

– Ekin Ozenci

64. “Avoid making native advertising ‘blend in’ with the editorial content.”

– Lukas Kircher

65. “You cannot bore people into buying your product; you can only interest them in buying it. How do you interest people in a product or service? Make it personal to them. And one of the best ways to do this is to tell them a story.”

– Dale Lovell

66. “If you play fair with your audience and you label [native advertising], they respect that.”

– Tim Cain

67. “Yes, there may be some convergence to what you see on a screen that’s different from the way you will experience a magazine in your hand, but there are lots of ways you can signal differences. Where native advertising and these other things get tricky is when the consumer can’t tell the difference between edit and advertising.”

– Norman Pearlstine

68. “Nobody sells native advertising better than BuzzFeed, with an entire staff devoted to creating its trademark listicles and quizzes just for sponsors: How To Rank Your Happiness By Jars Of Nutella”

– Jeff Jarvis

69. “The core [to good native advertising] is a clear understanding of the target group’s interests. If you know these, it is much easier to define the right content, the channels, the formats you need for a successful campaign.”

– Karsten Krämer

70. “Reaching a young audience with native advertising requires a deft touch.”

– Malia Keirsey

Email Marketing Quotes

One huge advantage of email is that customers are more likely to see an email as it will sit in an inbox until it’s read or deleted. The challenge is to get your consumers to open your emails.

Here are some email marketing quotes to inspire you to craft winning email marketing strategies.

71. “Email has an ability many channels don’t: creating valuable, personal touches-at scale.”

– David Newman

72. “A small list that wants exactly what you’re offering is better than a bigger list that isn’t committed.”

– Ramsay Leimenstoll

73. “Signing up is a powerful signal of intent to buy. Send them email until they do.”

– Jordie van Rijn

74. “Focus on growing your list all of the time as newer subscribers are more engaged adding to healthier open rates and ROI.”

– ‪Karl Murray

75. “I want to do business with a company that treats emailing me as a privilege, not a transaction.”

– Andrea Mignolo

76. “List building is like flossing… you know it’s good for you, but you don’t always feel like doing it.”

– Nathalie Lussier

77. “Quality over quantity-Emails may be cost efficient but it’s no excuse to not produce quality content to give to a targeted audience.”

– Benjamin Murray

78. “If you are not seeing the email channel as a money making machine, you have the wrong strategy.”

– Hans Smellinckx

79. “Email Acquisition is like cutting hair, must happen regularly, can be done well, but one bad experience can scar forever.”

– David Baker

80. “Every email is a customer survey of your target market, by testing they vote on what resonates best with them.”

– Kath Pay

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Network Marketing Quotes

Are you thinking of starting a business based on network marketing? It is important to have a solid marketing team at the core of your organisation. Remember, the stronger your marketer base is, the better will be your chances for long-term success.

If you are struggling with expanding your marketer base, read these network marketing quotes to fuel your determination.

81. “If I would be given a chance to start all over again, I would choose network marketing.”

– Bill Gates

82. “Network marketing gives you the opportunity to face your fears, deal with them, overcome them, and bring out the winner that you have living inside you.”

– Robert T. Kiyosaki

83. “The richest people in the world build networks; everyone else is trained to look for work.”

– Robert T. Kiyosaki

84. “The ‘catch’ to network marketing: You must accept a temporary loss of social esteem from ignorant people.”

– Eric Worre

85. “You don’t build a business, you build people and then people build the business.”

– Zig Ziglar

86. “If I lost everything and had to start again, I would find myself a great network marketing company and get to work!”

– Donald Trump

87. “I am often asked if Network Marketing is a Pyramid Scheme. My reply is that corporations really are pyramid schemes. A corporation has only one person at the top, generally the CEO, and everyone else below.”

– Donald Trump

88. “Network marketing is the big wave of the future. It’s taking the place of franchising, which now requires too much capital for the average person.”

– Jim Rohn

89. “I would rather earn 1% off a 100 people’s efforts than 100% of my own efforts.”

– John D. Rockefeller

90. “Of all the entrepreneurial opportunities available today, one of the most important is direct selling, also called network marketing.”

– Paul Zane Pilzer

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