Why Do People Like Advertising Quotes? Who knows. Here Are 7 (not 6) Just For Y’all.
Actually, I do know cause I use these unignorable advertising quotes all the time with my agency clients to make some points. My points are directed at their business development programs and even their personal brands. Feel free to steal them from me. I stole them.
“If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.”
My take: It is OK to drive past your comfort zone. In fact, you won’t win without doing it. Oh, who is Mario? Indy, F1, and NASCAR champ.
“If you don’t like what’s being said, change the conversation.”
My take: I occasionally have to remind myself not to go around and around and around. Yes, change the conversation. Or, add some new thinking.
“If you dislike change, you’re going to dislike irrelevance even more.”
General Eric Shinseki
My take: Advertising, PR, digital and mobile marketing is changing so fast that it makes me think of another go-fast quote.
“Lead, follow or get out of the way.”
You do not need me to explain. Ted has been the man since the late 70’s when he won the America’s Cup. You know, fast boats. Launched CNN and married Jane Fonda. Not bad, huh?
“The world’s best selling book.”
This is from the front and back of Paul Arden’s rather best-selling book… “Whatever You Think Think The Opposite.” Of course, he is bullshitting. Or not. Paul was one of the great British Creative Directors which means, a great bullshitter. A winning bullshitter unless he is talking about whacking baby seals. As in the worst advertising agency presentation ever.
“Steal Like An Artist.”
Another book. This time from Austin Kleon who’s book cover says… “10 things nobody told you about being creative.”
OK, One More.
“The Levitan Pitch. Buy This Book. Win More Pitches.”
My book’s title. Yes, I am a bit cheeky…. well, I stole the idea of being way bold and in your face from Paul. If you want to buy this BEST SELLING book, just go to the top of this page and see for yourself.
You Got A Quote?
Go forth and find your own advertising quotes to prove your points and to grow your agency. Sometimes you just need to steal someone else’s words to get YOUR point across.