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Following is a list of marketing quotes from venerable business, literary and politiical leaders.

To sound like an expert, hire one - Harry Beckwith

Noise is the typographical error and the poorly designed page...Ambiguity is noise.  Redundancy is noise.  Misuse of words is noise.  Vagueness is noise. Jargon is noise - William Zinsser

You see yourself as a good product that sits on a shelf and sells well, and people make a lot of money out of you - Princess Diana

No great marketing decisions have ever been made on qualitative data - John Scully

The purest treasure mortal times can afford is a spotless reputation - William Shakespeare

Overused words do not work.  Instead of relying on words at all, offer evidence.  Offer the compelling stories -- the case studies, awards, business growth, achivements -- that make those adjectives unnecessary - Harry Beckwith

Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted, and the problem is I don't know which half - Lord Leverhulme (British founder of Unilever)

Unless your campaign has a big idea, it will pass like a ship in the night - David Ogilvy

Marketing takes a day to learn.  Unfortunately it takes a lifetime to master - Phil Kolter

You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can not get them across, your ideas will not get you anywhere - Lee Iacocca

A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well - Jeff Bezos

Your premium brand had better be delivering something special, or it's not going to get the business - Warren Buffett

Our success is a direct result of knowing how to market a brand and having the right people representing the brand - Greg Norman 

It is a pretty recognizable brand name. Originally it was "Jerry's Guide to the World Wide Web" but we settled on "Yahoo" - Jerry Yang

And I'm not an actress. I don't think I am an actress. I think I've created a brand and a business - Pamela Anderson

A market is never saturated with a good product, but it is very quickly saturated with a bad one - Henry Ford

If no one consumes these products, people will stop producing them. They will not build it if you don't come - Bill Clinton

We will be adding to this list of famous marketing quotes periodically so please check back.

Please note these are all direct marketing quotes with no paraphrasing.
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