11 marketing quotes you’ll want to post all over the office

August 18, 2016 McKenzie Gregory


It’s that time again.

The summer is officially winding down, and we're about to enter one of the most hectic seasons of the year for marketers. To help fight third-quarter fatigue, we’re all in need of a little inspiration.

That's why we gathered these eleven empowering content marketing quotes from leading experts in the industry. They'll remind you why you love your job and energize you to do your best work ever this fall.




"Too often, feeling intimidated becomes our excuse not to be awesome.” twitter-logo

– Scott Stratten, President of UnMarketing


“We need to stop interrupting what people are interested in and be what people are interested in.” twitter-logo

Craig Davis, former Chief Creative Officer at J. Walter Thompson



“Marketing used to be about making a myth and telling it. Not it’s about telling a truth and sharing it.” twitter-logo

March Mathieu, CMO of Samsung, former Senior VP of Marketing of Unilever


“Your brand is not what you sell.” twitter-logo

– Jon Iwata, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications, IBM


“Tell a story. Make it true. Make it compelling. And make it relevant.” twitter-logo

 Rand Fishkin, Founder of Moz



“Even when you are marketing to an entire audience or customer base, you are still simply speaking to a single human at any given time.” twitter-logo

Ann Handley, Chief Content Officer of MarketingProfs


"Are you spending more time thinking about what you’re gong to post next, or what you’re going to do next that’s worth posting?” twitter-logo

Ben Grossman, VP, Strategy Director at Jack Morton Worldwide


“Increasingly, customers are associating brand not with a message but with their entire experience surrounding the product or service.” twitter-logo

Bryan Eisenberg, co-founder and CMO of IdealSpot


“Actually talk to your customers. Use the language that they use. Talk about the things they talk about. Never feed salad to a lion.” twitter-logo

Jay Acunzo, VP of Marketing at NextView, host of Unthinkable



“I think the strategy, the commitment, and the cadence are more important than the calendar.” twitter-logo

Michael Brenner, CEO of Marketing Insider Group


“And remember: If it’s not relevant, it’s just noise.” twitter-logo

Jason Miller, Global Content Marketing Leader at LinkedIn




Any favorites we missed? Share away in the comments!


About the Author

McKenzie Gregory

McKenzie Gregory is a content writer on Emma’s marketing team. A Nashville native, she can be found covering all things email on the Emma blog, debating hyphenation rules, and watching obscene amounts of Netflix without a trace of shame.

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