50+ Best Digital Marketing Quotes To Inspire New Marketers

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We prefer to think of ourselves as thought leaders, strategists, and the go-to person for any digital marketing-related topic as digital marketers. Many of us assume that the digital marketing sector is shaped by our ideas.

People use a plethora of Digital Marketing quotes and phrases for motivation at work, in their personal life and relationships, and to motivate community actions. There are also statements tailored to specific industries, such as marketing.

Best Digital Marketing Quotes by Digital Marketers 

“Mediocre marketers think in terms of campaigns. Great marketers think in terms of growth frameworks. “ – Neil Patel

“The best marketing doesn’t feel like marketing.” – Tom Fishburne

“Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge.” – Jimmy Wales

“When people ask me what’s the ROI of Social, I ask them… what’s the ROI of Trust, and what’s the ROI of Loyalty. The answer, when used to build relationships the results will be… longer lifetime value of a customer, larger average order value, and increased frequency of purchase. All measurable and all lead to increased sales and profits.” – Ted Rubin

“In the time it took you to read this sentence 20m emails have been sent.” – John Watton

“Inspiration is the most important part of our digital strategy.” – Paull Young

“It’s much easier to double your business by doubling your conversion rate than by doubling your traffic.” – Jeff Eisenberg

“Think about what the user is going to type” – Matt Cutts

“We have technology, finally, that for the first time in human history allows people to really maintain rich connections with much larger numbers of people.” – Pierre Omidyar

“Don’t say anything online that you wouldn’t want plastered on a billboard with your face on it.” – Erin Bury

“In the world of Internet Customer Service, it’s important to remember your competitor is only one mouse click away.” – Doug Warner

“Stop selling. Start helping.” – Zig Ziglar

“Innovation needs to be part of your culture. Consumers are transforming faster than we are, and if we don’t catch up, we’re in trouble.” – Ian Schafer

“There’s never been a better time to be in advertising, and there’s never been a worse time.” – Aaron Reitkopf

“We want to know what consumers are looking for, what their values are, and how can we meet their needs. It’s not just about Big Data; it’s about translating that into the truth.” – Gayle Fuguitt

“If content is king, then conversion is queen.” – John Munsell

“There’s a problem with the word ‘social’. Social is not just Twitter, FB, etc. Social is a language.” – Andrew Grill

“We must move from numbers keeping score to numbers that drive better actions.” – David Walmsley

“Tell stories.” – Seth Godin

Good SEO work only gets better over time. It’s only search engine tricks that need to keep changing when the ranking algorithms change.– Jill Whalen

When you are writing keep asking yourself “so what” until you are sure what is in it for the customer.– Ann Handley.

Take a risk and keep testing, because what works today won’t work tomorrow, but what worked yesterday may work again.– Amrita Sahasrabudhe.

Advertising brings in the customers, but it is your job to keep them buying from you.– Chet Holmes.

The pace of change means that relationship is more important than ever before.– Dave McLaughlin.

Quit counting fans, followers, and blog subscribers like bottle caps. Think instead about what you’re hoping to achieve with and through the community that actually cares about what you’re doing.-Amber Naslund

People shop and learn in a whole new way compared to just a few years ago, so marketers need to adapt or risk extinction.– Brian Halligan

It’s much easier to double your business by doubling your conversion rate than by doubling your traffic.– Jeff Eisenberg.

In 2004, good SEO made you remarkable on the web. In 2014, good SEO is a result of being remarkable on the web.– Rand Fishkin

Going viral is not an outcome; it’s a happening. Sometimes it happens; sometimes it doesn’t. Just remember, fans are vanity and sales are sanity.– Lori Taylor

I love being marketed to’. Said no one, ever.– Jess3

Your culture is your brand.– Tony Hsieh

We’re all learning here; the best listeners will end up the smartest. – Charlene Li & Josh Bernoff

Innovation needs to be part of your culture. Consumers are transforming faster than we are, and if we don’t catch up, we’re in trouble.– Ian Schafer.

Good marketing makes the company look smart. Great marketing makes the customer feel smart.– Joe Chernov

You can’t fool all the people, not even most of the time. And people once unfooled, talk about the experience.– Seth Godin

It doesn’t matter how much ‘real’ (objective) value you have baked into your product if your customers don’t perceive that value.– Dharmesh Shah

Best way to sell something: don’t sell anything. Earn the awareness, respect, and trust of those who might buy.– Rand Fishkin

Commit to a niche; try to stop being everything to everyone– Andrew Davis

Instead of one-way interruption, web marketing is about delivering useful content at precisely the right moment when a buyer needs it– David Meeran Scott

A brand is no longer what we tell the consumer it is – it is what consumers tell each other it is.– Scott Cook

Being able to quit things that don’t work is integral to being a winner– Timonthy Ferris

We embed social media inside our processes. Let’s look at our processes and see how we can enhance them with social.– Sandy Carter

The only way to win at content marketing is for the reader to say, ‘This was written specifically for me.’– Jamie Turner

Without strategy, content is just stuff, and the world has enough stuff.– Arjun Basu

My theory is that in the age of the internet, it’s what you write, not where you write it, that matters.– Dan Lyons


You don’t have to reinvent the wheel; you just need to share your unique perspective on why the wheel is important.– Jon Ball

If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.– Peter Drucker


The Internet makes money for you when you build something that is real and when it matters to people!– Darren Rowse

Authenticity, honesty, and personal voice underlie much of what’s successful on the web.– Rick Levine

Content is king, but marketing is queen and runs the household.– Gary Vaynerchuk

Sell-sell-sell sales methods simply do not work on social media.– Kim Garst

The difference between Sales and Marketing is that Marketing owns the message and Sales own the relationship.– John Jantsch

Marketing is about telling good stories. Social media marketing is about getting your customers to tell them for you.– Corey Eridon

If you have more money than brains, you should focus on outbound marketing. If you have more brains than money, you should focus on inbound marketing.– Guy Kawasaki

Social Media is about sociology and psychology more than technology.– Brian Solis

The best way to persuade people is with your ears – by listening to them.– Jamie Turner

If you don’t make mistakes, you aren’t really trying.– Coleman Hawkins

Marketers need to build digital relationships and reputation before closing a sale.– Chris Brogan

Don’t think of pitching. Think of offering…The offer is better than a pitch.– Sonia Simone

On average, people should be more skeptical when they see numbers. They should be more willing to play around with the data themselves.– Nate Silver

The paradox is the more info you give away, the more people will buy what you have to give.– Brian Clark

So let me get this straight, you tell your clients to blog every day but you don’t?– Paul Rosenberg

Content builds relationships. Relationships are built on trust. Trust drives revenue.– Andrew Davis

Tell a story. Make it true. Make it compelling. And make it relevant.– Rand Fishkin

The objective is not to ‘make your links appear natural’; the objective is that your links are natural– Matt Cutts

90% trust peers on social networks (even strangers); only 15–18% trust brands.– Danny Brown

You can never go wrong by investing in communities and the human beings within them.– Pam Moore

You have to understand as a marketer that consumers are functioning in the age of efficiency.– Mitch Joel

Each of us has some kind of powerful story. Tell it.– Leo Babauta

The modern marketer is an experimenter, a lover of data, a content creator, a justifier of ROI.– Kim Walsh

Create a minimal viable product or website, launch it, and get feedback.– Neil Patel

Making promises and keeping them is a great way to build a brand.– Seth Godin

Measurement is like laundry. It piles up the longer you wait to do it.– Amber Naslund

Don’t say anything online that you wouldn’t want to plaster on a billboard with your face (or logo) on it.– Erin Bury

Make the customer the hero of your story.– Ann Handley

Disruptive innovation can hurt, if you are not the one doing the disrupting.– Clay Christensen

If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.– Napoleon Hill

If you don’t understand people, you don’t understand business.– Simon Sinek

Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.– Anthony Robbins

The overarching problem is that everyone sees and uses social media from a different perspective.– Neal Schaffe

Customers can’t always tell you what they want, but they can always tell you what’s wrong.– Carly Fiorina

The brands that can connect with the client in a real way will win.– Gary Vee

Content is fire. Social Media is gasoline.– Jay Baer


Traditional marketing talks at people. Content marketing talks with them.– Doug Kessler

Money follows passion – not the other way around.– David Garland

Depending entirely on Google or SEO is dangerous.– Danny Sullivan

Don’t focus on having a great blog. Focus on producing a blog that’s great for your readers.– Brian Clark

Never forget social media is for reach but email is for revenue.– Bryan Eisenberg

Care about your customers more than about yourself, and you’ll do well.– Derek Sivers

Content is the reason search began in the first place.– Lee Odden

When it gets difficult is often right before you succeed.– Chris Garrett

The best marketing doesn’t feel like marketing.– Tom Fishburne

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Final Thoughts 

Marketing quotes have the capacity to motivate your employees to do their best work, reinforce your ideas in meetings, and throw light on any scenario at work.

There are a variety of quotes you may use to assist you to work toward your personal marketing goals, both individually and together, no matter what your company does.

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