Five advertising quotations to get you through the weekend

April 26, 2009 at 2:29 am 2 comments

1. “Is advertising a profession, like law or medicine? How many new parents clutch their baby to their breast and declare, ‘I want this child to grow up to be a media planner’?” -Jef I. Richards 

2. “We find that advertising works the way grass grows. You can never see it, but every weekend you have to mow the lawn.” – Andy Tarshis

3. “Advertising is a tax for having an unremarkable product.” – Robert Stephens

4. “Advertising treats all products with the reverence and the seriousness due to the sacraments” – Thomas Merton

5.  Until the rise of American advertising, it never occurred to anyone anywhere in the world that the teenager was a captive in a hostile world of adults.” – Gore Vidal

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Menocal  |  April 27, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    “Chess is as elaborate a waste of human intelligence as you can find outside an advertising agency.”

    Raymond Chandler. Name the book for bonus points.

  • 2. scottj1898  |  April 27, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    The Long Goodbye. Checkmate.

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