Advertising Agencies Quotes

Advertising Agencies Quotes by Carl Perkins, Rachael Leigh Cook, John Sergeant Wise, Howard Finster, Maria Menounos, Donal Henahan and many others.

After all those days in the cotton fields, the dreams came true on a gold record on a piece of wood. It’s in my den where I can look at it every day. I wear it out lookin’ at it.
Carl Perkins
Sometimes I say things that I can’t believe came out of my mouth. Or I won’t mean something and it will come out completely nonsensical.
Rachael Leigh Cook
The first American ancestor of our name was a younger son of these old Devonshire people, and came to the Virginia colony in the reign of Charles the First.
John Sergeant Wise
I came here as a man of visions. I was sent here as a man of visions, like a second Noah. I’m not a Noah but I’m here as a second Noah. I’m here as a red light is in the street.
Howard Finster
So most of my acting experience came in college when I was living away from them. I acted in various independent films, and I got some commercial work and stuff like that.
Maria Menounos
Next to the writer of real estate advertisements, the autobiographer is the most suspect of prose artists.
Donal Henahan
I have made it a rule for a long time, not to part with the copyright of my drawings, for I have been so copied, my drawings reproduced and sold for advertisements and done in ways I hate.
Kate Greenaway
I’ve done quite a few adverts. I’ve also done some presenting and acting work in Spain. I did a lot of Spanish education videos for people wanting to learn English.
Christopher Parker
The question about those aromatic advertisements that perfume companies are having stitched into magazines these days is this: under the freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment, is smelling up the place a constitutionally protected form of expression?
Calvin Trillin
When I came up, it was all about originality and collective research. There is an awful lot of imitation going on now.
Steve Lacy
Advertising generally works to reinforce consumer trends rather than to initiate them.
Michael Schudson
The more facts you tell, the more you sell. An advertisement’s chance for success invariably increases as the number of pertinent merchandise facts included in the advertisement increases.
Charles Edwards
We read advertisements… to discover and enlarge our desires. We are always ready – even eager – to discover, from the announcement of a new product, what we have all along wanted without really knowing it.
Daniel J. Boorstin
Advertising is a business of words, but advertising agencies are infested with men and women who cannot write. They cannot write advertisements, and they cannot write plans. They are helpless as deaf mutes on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera.
David Ogilvy
I hope I never get so hard up I have to do advertisements. I’ve gotten ridiculous offers.
Tracey Ullman
I’m supposed to be taking time off. But I’m still writing and I have this Gap advert lined up.
Joss Stone
Elvis was rock’n’roll. He came from the poverty and the pain.
Link Wray
As I, as a worker, came to know them, the aims of German trade unions were political, and there were a number of various trade unions with varied political views.
Fritz Sauckel
[M]anufacturing, science and engineering are … incredibly creative. I’d venture to say more so than creative advertising agencies and things that are known as the creative industries.
James Dyson
Our tradition of political thought had its definite beginning in the teachings of Plato and Aristotle. I believe it came to a no less definite end in the theories of Karl Marx.
Hannah Arendt
I spent seven months in Africa and came back saying there isn’t anything you can say about black people that you couldn’t say about, say, pink people except that they’re black.
Larry Rivers
I don’t think there’s ever been any music quite like what we came up with.
Bonnie Raitt
Managing an advertising agency isn’t all beer and skittles. After fourteen years of it, I have come to the conclusion that the top man has one principle responsibility: to provide an atmosphere in which creative mavericks can do useful work.
David Ogilvy
As advertising blather becomes the nation’s normal idiom, language becomes printed noise.
George Will
As a mom, I know it is my responsibility, and no one else’s, to raise my kids. But we have to ask ourselves, what does it mean when so many parents are finding their best efforts undermined by an avalanche of advertisements aimed at our kids.
Michelle Obama
There’s a subterranean impetus towards pornography so powerful that half the business world is juiced by the sort of half sex that one finds in advertisements.
Norman Mailer
The counsel on public relations is not an advertising man but he advocates for advertising where that is indicated. Very often he is called in by an advertising agency to supplement its work on behalf of a client. His work and that of the advertising agency do not conflict with or duplicate each other.
Edward Bernays
Increasingly, corporations will look to advertising agencies for direction. Without an understanding of brand creation, messaging, and strategy, today’s designers are destined to become the haidressers of tomorrow’s creative environments-great for styling but light on strategy.
Hartmut Esslinger
I came, I saw, I conquered.
Julius Caesar
Advertising doesn’t create a product advantage. It can only convey it.
William Bernbach
With my background, I came out of the theater.
Joe Morton
Everybody that you could name would join in our audiences from, Laguardia on down. Everybody came. Everybody came to the Cotton Club.
Cab Calloway
Anyone who’s parading under a $100,00-plus video is not free from corporate. That’s just the MTV advertising agency. I find them all to be just a bit of a sham.
John Lydon
It used to be fashionable for authors to have their pictures taken with dogs, but the dogs always looked like models hired from an advertising agency, and probably were.
Robertson Davies
School is the advertising agency which makes you believe that you need the society as it is.
Ivan Illich
Advertising agencies primary goal is to advertise and sell themselves to the client. Selling the product to the public comes second.
Mark Jackson
I went out to some advertising agencies and asked if I could do anything.
Renny Harlin
Most criticism of advertising is written in ignorance of what actually happens inside these agencies.
Michael Schudson
The vast majority of Americans agree with us. We’re doing everything that we can. We’re advertising, right now we’re on television with an advertisement running in the Washington area. We’ve got newspaper ads.
Michael D. Barnes
Outside of advertising, the person who’s influenced me most is quite possibly Frank Gehry.
Jay Chiat
The real 1960s began on the afternoon of November 22, 1963. It came to seem that Kennedy’s murder opened some malign trap door in American culture, and the wild bats flapped out.
Lance Morrow
Many manufacturers secretly question whether advertising really sells their product, but are vaguely afraid that their competitors might steal a march on them if they stopped.
David Ogilvy
I had just done what she does in the story just about a year earlier – I moved from New Jersey and came to New York and was working at a bar, and you know, trying to make it.
Piper Perabo
When I first came out, like a lot of the artists at that time, I had a very polished, very overproduced sound.
Taylor Dane
I love the TV show, and if you make a bad movie it means you’ve soiled it. Just like if we made an advert. We were offered so many times and I’d say, look, this is the good thing, and you can’t compromise that, because then you compromise the integrity of the characters.
Jennifer Saunders
We used to get published a lot. And there was this vodka advertisement… it embarrassed me a lot afterwards.
Robin Day
Advertising as the printed form of selling would seem . . . ultimately to be justified in so far as it serves as a means of increasing legitimate human wants, as an agency of fair and economic competition in the distribution of goods, and as a stimulant to social progress.
Daniel Starch
Chess is as elaborate a waste of human intelligence as you can find outside an advertising agency.
Raymond Chandler
No one’s family is normal. Normalcy is a lie invented by advertising agencies to make the rest of us feel inferior.
Claire LaZebnik
There will presently be no room in the world for things; it will be filled up with the advertisements of things.
William Dean Howells
Jesus Christ didnt commit the gospel to an advertising agency; He commissioned disciples. And He didnt command them to put up signs and pass out tracts; He said that they would be His witnesses.
Joseph Bayly
A good advertisement is one which sells the product without drawing attention to itself.
David Ogilvy
The work of an advertising agency is warmly and immediately human. It deals with human needs, wants, dreams and hopes. Its ‘product’ cannot be turned out on an assembly line.
Leo Burnett
Advertisements ordinarily work their wonders, to the extent that they work at all, on an inattentive public.
Michael Schudson
There is no need for advertisements to look like advertisements. If you make them look like editorial pages, you will attract about 50 per cent more readers.
David Ogilvy
A lot of the advertisement is done by saying: first of all, have a complex about who you are.
Isabella Rossellini
We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch – we are going back from whence we came.
John F. Kennedy
I remember those great days when we were at $176 million before the Reagan Revolution came to town.
Norm Dicks
Advertising is an environmental striptease for a world of abundance.
Marshall McLuhan
We need not seek our own best selves, and in the meantime we inoculate ourselves against the viruses of age and idealism, which, as the advertising agencies well know, depress sales and sour the feasts of consumption.
Lewis H. Lapham
An advertising agency is 85 percent confusion and 15 percent commission.
Fred Allen
Never write an advertisement which you wouldn’t want your family to read. You wouldn’t tell lies to your own wife. Don’t tell them to mine.
David Ogilvy
As the mainstream media has become increasingly dependent on advertising revenues for support, it has become an anti-democratic force in society.
Robert Waterman McChesney
Jackson was not a religious man when he came to Lexington.
Daniel Harvey Hill
I’m not in the advertising business, but I think it would be very nice if people went to see the film Hamlet, because it was made with love and integrity
Julie Christie
I am always looking for a cool tee shirt; maybe one with a rock band or an old advertisement.
Bridget Hall
You have always had individual directors who begin in the advertising or commercial world, but they are probably exceptions rather than the traditional pattern.
Ann Macbeth
You have to be very rich to afford Labour, with 66 tax rises since they came in power.
John Redwood
We have always said that advertising is just the icing on the cake. It is not the cake.
Meg Whitman
Do not allow to slip away from you freedoms the people who came before you won with such hard knocks.
D. H. Lawrence
Once Playboy came to me, all the preachers ran. I needed to pose in Playboy to make money.
Jessica Hahn
Apple no longer builds any products. When I was there, people used to call Apple “a vertically integrated advertising agency,” which was not a compliment.
John Sculley
I’ve always wanted to be a professional golfer and I’m glad that came true.
Karrie Webb
By the time I started high school, I knew I wanted to be a writer. After graduating from Smith College in Massachusetts, I moved to New York City and worked for the advertising agency J. Walter Thompson.
Cynthia Voigt
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
It’s crucial to keep in mind that the hundreds of millions of dollars now spent on prescription drug advertisements are ultimately paid for by consumers in the form a higher drug prices.
Michael K. Simpson
I do not read advertisements. I would spend all of my time wanting things.
Franz Kafka
The time has come when advertising has in some hands reached the status of a science.
Claude C. Hopkins
If you ever have the good fortune to create a great advertising campaign, you will soon see another agency steal it. This is irritating, but don’t let it worry you; nobody has ever built a brand by imitating somebody else’s advertising.
David Ogilvy
News represents another form of advertising, not liberal propaganda.
Christopher Lasch