The American conception of advertising is to arouse desires and stimulate wants, to make people dissatisfied with the old and out-of-date and by constant iteration to send them out to work harder to get the latest model—whether that model be an icebox or a rug or a new home.
Though some still see the Internet, for example, as a democratic structure for international individual expression, it is more realistic to recognize it as only the latest technological vehicle to be turned, sooner or later, to corporate advantage - for advertising, marketing and general corporate aggrandizement.herbert schiller
As elaborate a waste of human intelligence as you can find outside an advertising agency.Raymond Chandler
The thing that makes poetry different from all of the otherarts?[is] you're using language, which iswhat you use for everything elsetelling lies and selling socks, advertising, and conducting law. Whereas we don't write little concerts or paint little pictures.
A single factory, potentially capable of supplying a whole continent with its particular product, cannot afford to wait until the public asks for its product; it must maintain constant touch, through advertising and propaganda, with the vast public in order to assure itself the continuous demand which alone will make its costly plant profitable.edward berays
A good basic selling idea, involvement and relevancy, of course, are as important as ever, but in the advertising din of today, unless you make yourself noticed and believed, you ain't got nothin'.leo burnett
The hired journalist, I thought, ought to realize that he is partly in the entertainment business and partly in the advertising business – advertising either goods, or a cause, or a government. He just has to make up his mind whom he wants to entertain, and what he wants to advertise.claud cockburn
I searched the FM band but there was nothing besides other pious pleaders, and they didn't come in too well. The AM band offered about the same thing, only with worse reception, nothing remotely describable as news, and no music because commercial entertainment as we knew it was no more, and its handmaiden, advertising had gone with it.james howard kunstler
Google never did any advertising. They're like dealers; they sell the stuff, but they know better than to use it themselves.paul graham
It is advertising that enthrones the customer as king. This infuriates the socialist...[it is] the crossing of the boundary between West Berlin and East Berlin. It is Checkpoint Charlie, or rather Checkpoint Douglas, the transition from the world of choice and freedom to the world of drab, standard uniformity.enoch powell
Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising.mark twain
An advertising agency is 85% confusion and 15% commission.fred allen
Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted, and the trouble is I don't know which half.
Society drives people crazy with lust and calls it advertising.
By the way, if anyone here is in advertising or marketing...kill yourself...you're the ruiner of all things good...you are Satan's spawn, filling the world with bile and garbage...kill yourself.
Today, the concept behind project management is being applied in such diverse industries and organizations as defense, construction, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, banking, hospitals, accounting, advertising, law, state and local governments, and the United Nations.
I'd like to experiment with advertising. We're coming out with an audiotape. We'll probably do a book.
advertising and promotion alone will not sustain a bad product or a product that is not right for the times.akio morita
advertising is the art of convincing people to spend money they don't have for something they don't need.will rogers
advertising is the greatest art form of the twentieth century.Marshall McLuhan
advertising is the whip which hustles humanity up the road to the Better Mousetrap. It is the vision which reproaches man for the paucity of his desires.