Marketing is moving fast. With emerging trends, technology and tactics to keep up with, the pressure is on to stay ahead of the competition.

Whichever area of marketing you’re focused on, we’ve compiled 25 motivational marketing quotes to boost your thinking. Let’s get started with 10 inspirational marketing quotes from some of the best and brightest minds, past and present…

  • “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” – Albert Einstein
  • “In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” – Mark Zuckerberg
  • “People spend money when and where they feel good.” – Walt Disney
  • “Master the topic, the message, and the delivery.” – Steve Jobs
  • “If you’re not failing now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything innovative.” – Woody Allen
  • “Make it simple, but significant.” – Don Draper
  • “Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.” – Coco Chanel
  • “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” – Henry Ford
  • “There is nothing more valuable than a spotless reputation.” – William Shakespeare
  • “If I was down to the last dollar of my marketing budget I’d spend it on PR!” – Bill Gates

Social media marketing quotes

  • “Content is fire; social media is gasoline.” – Jay Baer
  • “90% trust peers on social networks (even strangers); only 15–18% trust brands.” – Danny Brown
  • “If you make customers unhappy in the physical world, they might each tell 6 friends. If you make customers unhappy on the Internet, they can each tell 6,000 friends” – Jeff Bezo
  • “Social media allows big companies to act small again” – Jay Baer
  • “Social media is about the people. Not about your business. Provide for the people and the people will provide for you.” – Matt Goulart

Content marketing quotes

55% of marketers say blog content creation is their top inbound marketing priority. Here are some content marketing quotes to inspire some fresh thinking…

  • “Content builds relationships. Relationships are built on trust. Trust drives revenue.” – Andrew Davis
  • “One of the best ways to sabotage your content is to not tie it to your goals. Know why you’re creating content.” – Ellen Gomes
  • “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing about.” – Benjamin Franklin
  • “Content is king, but distribution is queen and she wears the pants.” – Jonathan Perelman, Buzzfeed
  • “Content marketing is like a first date. If you only talk about yourself, there won’t be a second one.” – David Beebe

Creativity quotes

  • “Creativity may well be the last legal unfair competitive advantage we can take to run over the competition.” – Dave Trott
  • “To think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted.” – George Kneller
  • “If you’re a good marketing person, you have to be a little crazy.” – Jim Metcalf
  • “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
  • “If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.” – General George Patton

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