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Constructive criticism helps marketers adapt offerings to meet changing customer needs.

Marketing is the process of communicating the value of a product or service to customers. Marketing might sometimes be interpreted as the art of selling products, but selling is only a small fraction of marketing. As the term "Marketing" may replace "Advertising" it is the overall strategy and function of promoting a product or service to the customer.

CONTENT : A - F , G - L , M - R , S - Z , See also , External links


Quotes are arranged alphabetically by author

A - F[edit]

  • An advertising agency is 85 percent confusion and 15 percent commission.
    • Fred Allen (1894-1957), Treadmill to Oblivion (1954)
  • Marketing is the process of planning and executing the conception, pricing, promotion, and distribution of ideas, goods, and services to create exchanges that satisfy individual and organizational objectives.
  • Marketing is the art of making something seem better than it really is.
  • In Marketing there are those who satisfy needs and those who create wants.
  • Life's too short to sell things you don't believe in.
  • You can tell the values of a nation by its advertisements.
  • I believe we are born with our minds open to wonderful experiences, and only slowly learn to limit ourselves to narrow tastes. We are taught to lose our curiosity by the bludgeon-blows of mass marketing, which brainwash us to see "hits," and discourage exploration.
    • Roger Ebert in: Jonathan Silverman, ‎Dean Rader (2005), The world is a text, p. 315

G - L[edit]

  • Until I came to IBM, I probably would have told you that culture was just one among several important elements in any organization's makeup and success — along with vision, strategy, marketing, financials, and the like... I came to see, in my time at IBM, that culture isn't just one aspect of the game, it is the game. In the end, an organization is nothing more than the collective capacity of its people to create value.
  • By the way, if anyone here is in advertising or marketing...kill're the ruiner of all things are Satan's spawn, filling the world with bile and garbage...kill yourself.
  • Society drives people crazy with lust and calls it advertising.
    • John Lahr (1941- ), The Guardian (August 1989)

M - R[edit]

  • Ads are the cave art of the twentieth century.
  • The flaw of target marketing is that it assumes people are indifferent to variety. Suburban white boys won't listen to Rap because supposedly they can't relate to urban black youths hopping around to all beat and no melody. What we get is music segregation on the airwaves and the record racks.

S - Z[edit]

  • Marketing is inherently about producing results - either financial or otherwise.

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