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1. “Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

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Author : Rob Siltanen

2. “Women who love themselves are threatening; but men who love real women, more so.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

3. “Sadly, the signals that allow men and women to find the partners who most please them are scrambled by the sexual insecurity initiated by beauty thinking. A woman who is self-conscious can't relax to let her sensuality come into play. If she is hungry she will be tense. If she is "done up" she will be on the alert for her reflection in his eyes. If she is ashamed of her body, its movement will be stilled. If she does not feel entitled to claim attention, she will not demand that airspace to shine in. If his field of vision has been boxed in by "beauty"--a box continually shrinking--he simply will not see her, his real love, standing right before him.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

4. “Men are visually aroused by women's bodies and less sensitive to their arousal by women's personalities because they are trained early into that response, while women are less visually aroused and more emotionally aroused because that is their training. This asymmetry in sexual education maintains men's power in the myth: They look at women's bodies, evaluate, move on; their own bodies are not looked at, evaluated, and taken or passed over. But there is no "rock called gender" responsible for that; it can change so that real mutuality--an equal gaze, equal vulnerability, equal desire--brings heterosexual men and women together.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

5. “What becomes of a man who acquires a beautiful woman, with her "beauty" his sole target? He sabotages himself. He has gained no friend, no ally, no mutual trust: She knows quite well why she has been chosen. He has succeeded in buying something: the esteem of other men who find such an acquisition impressive.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

6. “A consequence of female self-love is that the woman grows convinced of social worth. Her love for her body will be unqualified, which is the basis of female identification. If a woman loves her own body, she doesn't grudge what other women do with theirs; if she loves femaleness, she champions its rights. It's true what they say about women: Women are insatiable. We are greedy. Our appetites do need to be controlled if things are to stay in place. If the world were ours too, if we believed we could get away with it, we would ask for more love, more sex, more money, more commitment to children, more food, more care. These sexual, emotional, and physical demands would begin to extend to social demands: payment for care of the elderly, parental leave, childcare, etc. The force of female desire would be so great that society would truly have to reckon with what women want, in bed and in the world.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

7. “The beauty myth is always actually prescribing behaviour and not appearance.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

8. “Whatever is deeply, essentially female--the life in a woman's expression, the feel of her flesh, the shape of her breasts, the transformations after childbirth of her skin--is being reclassified as ugly, and ugliness as disease. These qualities are about an intensification of female power, which explains why they are being recast as a diminution of power. At least a third of a woman's life is marked with aging; about a third of her body is made of fat. Both symbols are being transformed into operable condition--so that women will only feel healthy if we are two thirds of the women we could be. How can an "ideal" be about women if it is defined as how much of a female sexual characteristic does not exist on the woman's body, and how much of a female life does not show on her face?”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

9. “It is important to bear in mind that political campaigns are designed by the same people who sell toothpaste and cars.”

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Author : Noam Chomsky

10. “Once a culture becomes entirely advertising friendly, it seizes to be a culture at all.”

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11. “The point is that television does not reveal who the best man is. In fact, television makes impossible the determination of who is better than whom, if we mean by 'better' such things as more capable in negotiation, more imaginative in executive skill, more knowledgeable about international affairs, more understanding of the interrelations of economic systems, and so on. The reason has, almost entirely, to do with 'image.' But not because politicians are preoccupied with presenting themselves in the best possible light. After all, who isn't? It is a rare and deeply disturbed person who does not wish to project a favorable image. But television gives image a bad name. For on television the politician does not so much offer the audience an image of himself, as offer himself as an image of the audience. And therein lies one of the most powerful influences of the television commercial on political discourse.”

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Author : Neil Postman
Source : Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business

12. “If you want meaning for your brand or company, dare to embrace conflict”

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Source : Storytelling en una semana

13. “Marketing is so powerful that it can make even an extremely untalented musician a one-hundred-hits wonder.”

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14. “Beauty provokes harassment, the law says, but it looks through men's eyes when deciding what provokes it.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

15. “Women could probably be trained quite easily to see men first as sexual things. If girls never experienced sexual violence; if a girl's only window on male sexuality were a stream of easily available, well-lit, cheap images of boys slightly older than herself, in their late teens, smiling encouragingly and revealing cuddly erect penises the color of roses or mocha, she might well look at, masturbate to, and, as an adult, "need" beauty pornography based on the bodies of men. And if those initiating penises were represented to the girl as pneumatically erectible, swerving neither left nor right, tasting of cinnamon or forest berries, innocent of random hairs, and ever ready; if they were presented alongside their measurements, length, and circumference to the quarter inch; if they seemed to be available to her with no troublesome personality attached; if her sweet pleasure seemed to be the only reason for them to exist--then a real young man would probably approach the young woman's bed with, to say the least, a failing heart.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

16. “A man is unlikely to be brought within earshot of women as they judge men's appearance, height, muscle tone, sexual technique, penis size, personal grooming, or taste in clothes--all of which we do. The fact is that women are able to view men just as men view women, as objects for sexual and aesthetic evaluation; we too are effortlessly able to choose the male "ideal" from a lineup and if we could have male beauty as well as everything else, most of us would not say no. But so what? Given all that, women make the choice, by and large, to take men as human beings first.”

Tags : Advertising Aging Beauty Body Image Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Culture Diet Industry Double Standards Equality Fashion Industry Feminism Images Magazines Marketing Mass Culture Objectification Plastic Surgery Pornography Self Esteem Sexual Violence Sexuality Society
Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

17. “What are other women really thinking, feeling, experiencing, when they slip away from the gaze and culture of men?”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

18. “What editors are obliged to appear to say that men want from women is actually what their advertisers want from women.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

19. “The surgeons' market is imaginary, since there is nothing wrong with women's faces or bodies that social change won't cure; so the surgeons depend for their income on warping female self-perception and multiplying female self-hatred.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

20. “The maturing of a woman who has continued to grow is a beautiful thing to behold.Or, if your ad revenue or your seven-figure salary or your privileged sexual status depend on it, it is an operable condition.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

21. “The surgeons are playing on the myth's double standard for the function of the body. A man's thigh is for walking, but a woman's is for walking and looking "beautiful." If women can walk but believe our limbs look wrong, we feel that our bodies cannot do what they are meant to do; we feel as genuinely deformed and disabled as the unwilling Victorian hypochondriac felt ill.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

22. “She may resent Playboy because she resents feeling ugly in sex--or, if "beautiful," her body defined and diminished by pornography. It inhibits in her something she needs to live, and gives her the ultimate anaphrodisiac: the self-critical sexual gaze. Alice Walker's essay "Coming Apart" investigates the damage done: Comparing herself to her lover's pornography, her heroine "foolishly" decides that she is not beautiful.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

23. “Self-denial can lock women into a smug and critical condescension to other, less devout women.According to Appel, cult members develop..."an attitude of moral superiority, a contempt for secular laws, rigidity of thought, and the diminution of regard for the individual." A premium is placed on conformity to the cult group; deviation is penalized. "Beauty" is derivative; conforming to the Iron Maiden [an intrinsically unattainable standard of beauty that is then used to punish women physically and psychologically for failure to achieve and conform to it] is "beautiful." The aim of beauty thinking, about weight or age, is rigid female thought. Cult members are urged to sever all ties with the past: "I destroyed all my fat photographs!"; "It's a new me!”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

24. “Beauty" and sexuality are both commonly misunderstood as some transcendent inevitable fact; falsely interlocking the two makes it seem doubly true that a woman must be "beautiful" to be sexual. That of course is not true at all. The definitions of both "beautiful" and "sexual" constantly change to serve the social order, and the connection between the two is a recent invention.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

25. “Where woman do not fit the Iron Maiden [societal expectations/assumptions about women's bodies], we are now being called monstrous, and the Iron Maiden is exactly that which no woman fits, or fits forever. A woman is being asked to feel like a monster now though she is whole and fully physically functional. The surgeons are playing on the myth's double standard for the function of the body. A man's thigh is for walking, but a woman's is for walking and looking "beautiful." If women can walk but believe our limbs look wrong, we feel that our bodies cannot do what they are meant to do; we feel as genuinely deformed and disabled as the unwilling Victorian hypochondriac felt ill.”

Tags : Advertising Aging Beauty Body Image Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Culture Diet Industry Double Standards Eating Disorders Equality Fashion Industry Feminism Images Magazines Marketing Mass Culture Objectification Plastic Surgery Pornography Self Esteem Sexual Violence Sexuality Society
Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

26. “Sexual satisfaction eases the stranglehold of materialism, since status symbols no longer look sexual, but irrelevant. Product lust weakens where emotional and sexual lust intensifies. The price we pay for artificially buoying up this market is our heart's desire. The beauty myth keeps a gap of fantasy between men and women. That gap is made with mirrors; no law of nature supports it. It keeps us spending vast sums of money and looking distractedly around us, but its smoke and reflection interfere with our freedom to be sexually ourselves.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

27. “In a sexual double standard as to who receives consumer protection, it seems that if what you do is done to women in the name of beauty, you may do what you like. It is illegal to claim that something grows hair, or makes you taller, or restores virility, if it does not. It is difficult to imagine that the baldness remedy Minoxidil would be on the market if it had killed nine French and at least eleven American men. In contrast, the long-term effects of Retin-A are still unknown--Dr. Stuart Yusps of the National Cancer Institute refers to its prescription as "a human experiment"--and the Food and Drug Administration has not approved it yet dermatologists are prescribing it to women at a revenue of over $150 million a year.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

28. “Spokespeople sell women the Iron Maiden and name her "Health": if public discourse were really concerned with women's health, it would turn angrily upon this aspect of the beauty myth.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

29. “You alone in Europe are not ancient oh ChristianityThe most modern European is you Pope Pius XAnd you whom the windows observe shame keeps youFrom entering a church and confessing this morningYou read the prospectuses the catalogues the billboards that sing aloudThat's the poetry this morning and for the prose there are the newspapersThere are the 25 centime serials full of murder mysteriesPortraits of great men and a thousand different headlines("Zone")”

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Source : Zone

30. “The Victorian woman became her ovaries, as today's woman has become her "beauty.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

31. “Their [girls] sexual energy, their evaluation of adolescent boys and other girls goes thwarted, deflected back upon the girls, unspoken, and their searching hungry gazed returned to their own bodies. The questions, Whom do I desire? Why? What will I do about it? are turned around: Would I desire myself? Why?...Why not? What can I do about it?The books and films they see survey from the young boy's point of view his first touch of a girl's thighs, his first glimpse of her breasts. The girls sit listening, absorbing, their familiar breasts estranged as if they were not part of their bodies, their thighs crossed self-consciously, learning how to leave their bodies and watch them from the outside. Since their bodies are seen from the point of view of strangeness and desire, it is no wonder that what should be familiar, felt to be whole, become estranged and divided into parts. What little girls learn is not the desire for the other, but the desire to be desired. Girls learn to watch their sex along with the boys; that takes up the space that should be devoted to finding out about what they are wanting, and reading and writing about it, seeking it and getting it. Sex is held hostage by beauty and its ransom terms are engraved in girls' minds early and deeply with instruments more beautiful that those which advertisers or pornographers know how to use: literature, poetry, painting, and film.This outside-in perspective on their own sexuality leads to the confusion that is at the heart of the myth. Women come to confuse sexual looking with being looked at sexually ("Clairol...it's the look you want"); many confuse sexually feeling with being sexually felt ("Gillete razors...the way a woman wants to feel"); many confuse desiring with being desirable. "My first sexual memory," a woman tells me, "was when I first shaved my legs, and when I ran my hand down the smooth skin I felt how it would feel to someone else's hand." Women say that when they lost weight they "feel sexier" but the nerve endings in the clitoris and nipples don't multiply with weight loss. Women tell me they're jealous of the men who get so much pleasure out of the female body that they imagine being inside the male body that is inside their own so that they can vicariously experience desire. Could it be then that women's famous slowness of arousal to men's, complex fantasy life, the lack of pleasure many experience in intercourse, is related to this cultural negation of sexual imagery that affirms the female point of view, the culture prohibition against seeing men's bodies as instruments of pleasure? Could it be related to the taboo against representing intercourse as an opportunity for a straight woman actively to pursue, grasp, savor, and consume the male body for her satisfaction, as much as she is pursued, grasped, savored, and consumed for his?”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

32. “We do not have to spend money and go hungry and struggle and study to become sensual; we always were. We need not believe we must somehow earn good erotic care; we always deserved it. Femaleness and its sexuality are beautiful. Women have long secretly suspected as much. In that sexuality, women are physically beautiful already; superb; breathtaking.Many, many men see this way too. A man who wants to define himself as a real lover of women admires what shows of her past on a woman's face, before she ever saw him, and the adventures and stresses that her body has undergone, the scars of trauma, the changes of childbirth, her distinguishing characteristics, the light is her expression. The number of men who already see in this way is far greater than the arbiters of mass culture would lead us to believe, since the story they need to tell ends with the opposite moral.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

33. “Why should her lover, just because he is male, be in a position to judge her against other women? Why must she need to know her position and hate needing to, and hate knowing? Why should his reply have such exaggerated power? And it does. He does not know that what he says will affect the way she feels when they next make love. She is angry for a number of good reasons that may have nothing to do with this particular man's intentions. The exchange reminds her that, in spite of a whole fabric of carefully woven equalities, they are not equal in this way that is so crucial that its snagged thread unravels the rest.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

34. “Is the beauty myth good to men? It hurts them by teaching them how to avoid loving women. It prevents men from actually seeing women. It does not, contrary to its own professed ideology, stimulate and gratify sexual longing. In suggesting a vision in place of a woman, it has a numbing effect, reducing all senses but the visual, and impairing even that.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf

35. “Cosmetic surgery processes the bodies of woman-made women, who make up the vast majority of its patient pool, into man-made women.”

Tags : Advertising Aging Beauty Body Image Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Culture Diet Industry Double Standards Eating Disorders Equality Fashion Industry Feminism Images Magazines Marketing Mass Culture Objectification Plastic Surgery Pornography Self Esteem Sexuality Society
Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

36. “Men who read it [beauty pornography] don't do so because they want women who look like that. The attraction of what they are holding is that it is not a woman, but a two-dimensional woman-shaped blank. The appeal of the material is not the fantasy that the model will come to life; it is precisely that she will not, ever. Her coming to life would ruin the vision. It is not about life.Ideal beauty is ideal because it does not exist; The action lies in the gap between desire and gratification. Women are not perfect beauties without distance. That space, in a consumer culture, is a lucrative one. The beauty myth moves for men as a mirage, its power lies in its ever-receding nature. When the gap is closed, the lover embraces only his own disillusion.”

Tags : Advertising Beauty Body Image Consumer Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Culture Diet Industry Double Standards Equality Feminism Images Magazines Marketing Mass Culture Objectification Plastic Surgery Pornography Self Esteem Sexuality Society
Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

37. “Our society does reward beauty on the outside over health on the inside. Women must not be blamed for choosing short-term beauty "fixes" that harm our long-term health, since our life spans are inverted under the beauty myth, and there is no great social or economic incentive for women to live a long time. A thin young woman with precancerous lungs [who smokes to stay thin] is more highly rewarded socially that a hearty old crone. Spokespeople sell women the Iron Maiden [an intrinsically unattainable standard of beauty used to punish women for their failure to achieve and conform to it]and name her "Health": if public discourse were really concerned with women's health, it would turn angrily upon this aspect of the beauty myth.”

Tags : Advertising Aging Beauty Body Image Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Culture Diet Industry Double Standards Eating Disorders Equality Fashion Industry Feminism Images Magazines Marketing Mass Culture Objectification Plastic Surgery Pornography Self Esteem Sexuality Society
Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

38. “The beauty myth sets it up this way: A high rating as an art object is the most valuable tribute a woman can exact from her lover. If he appreciates her face and body because it is hers, that is next to worthless. It is very neat: The myth contrives to make women offend men by scrutinizing honest appreciation when they give it; it can make men offend women merely by giving them honest appreciation. It can manage to contaminate the sentence "You're beautiful," which is next to "I love you" in expressing a bond of regard between a woman and a man. A man cannot tell a woman that he loves to look at her without risking making her unhappy. If he never tells her, she is destined to be unhappy. And the "luckiest" woman of all, told she is loved because she's "beautiful," is often tormented because she lacks the security of being desired because she looks like who she lovably is.”

Tags : Advertising Aging Beauty Body Image Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Culture Diet Industry Double Standards Eating Disorders Equality Fashion Industry Feminism Images Magazines Marketing Mass Culture Objectification Plastic Surgery Pornography Self Esteem Sexuality Society
Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

39. “Health makes good propaganda.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

40. “When [beauty pornography is] aimed at men, its effect is to keep them from finding peace in sexual love. The fleeting chimera of the airbrushed centerfold, always receding before him, keeps the man destabilized in pursuit, unable to focus on the beauty of the woman--known, marked, lined, familiar—-who hands him the paper every morning.”

Tags : Advertising Aging Beauty Body Image Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Culture Diet Industry Double Standards Equality Fashion Industry Feminism Images Magazines Marketing Mass Culture Objectification Plastic Surgery Pornography Self Esteem Sexuality Society
Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

41. “Young women today feel vulnerable to judgment; if a harsh sentence is passed (or even suspected or projected), it is not her reputation that suffers so much as the stability of her moral universe. They did not have long to explore the sexual revolution and make it their own. Before the old chains had grown cold, while young women were still rubbing the circulation back into their ankles and taking tentative steps forward, the beauty industries levied a heavy toll on further investigations, and beauty pornography offered them designer bondage.”

Tags : Advertising Aging Beauty Body Image Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Culture Diet Industry Double Standards Eating Disorders Equality Fashion Industry Feminism Images Magazines Marketing Mass Culture Objectification Plastic Surgery Pornography Self Esteem Sexuality Society
Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

42. “The envied are like bureaucrats; the more impersonal they are, the greater the illusion (for themselves and for others) of their power.”

Tags : Advertising Celebrities Envy Media Sexual Objectification Society
Author : John Berger

43. “What American would not want truthful and complete information about every product sold in the United States so that we can be more capable of making wise decisions concerning our lives and the lives of our loved ones? These are our friends and our family members suffering from so many forms of cancer, several diseases of the heart, emphysema, poor circulation, blindness, strokes, various skin disorders, bad breath, asthma, poverty, clogged arteries, disfigurement, rotting teeth and gums, birth defects, infertility, sexual dysfunction, high blood pressure, aneurysms, complications during pregnancies, and all too often a slow and painful death. These suffering people are also many of us.”

Tags : Addiction Addictions Advertising Diseases Honesty Illnesses Marketing Truthfulness
Author : Earl Chinnici
Source : Maybe You Should Move Those Away From You

44. “The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.”

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Author : Confucius

45. “Don't wait, just sweat.”

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Author : Amit Kalantri

46. “Be creative while inventing ideas, but be disciplined while implementing them.”

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Author : Amit Kalantri

47. “It's in our biology to trust what we see with our eyes. This makes living in a carefully edited, overproduced and photoshopped world very dangerous.”

Tags : Advertising Media Perfectionism Photoshopped Psychology Wellbeing
Author : Brené Brown

48. “It did what all ads are supposed to do: create an anxiety relievable by purchase.”

Tags : Ads Advertising Anxiety
Source : Infinite Jest

49. “In the Soviet Union you weren’t allowed to speak out against the government. In the US you cannot speak out against sponsors.”

Tags : Advertising Commercial Consumerism Culture Jam Economics Environment Soviet Union Sponsors
Author : Kalle Lasn
Source : Culture Jam: How To Reverse America's Suicidal Consumer Binge - And Why We Must

50. “Copywriters, journalists, mainstream authors, ghostwriters, bloggers and advertising creatives have as much right to think of themselves as good writers as academics, poets, or literary novelists.”

Tags : Academics Advertising Authors Bloggers Commercial Creatives Ghostwriting Journalists Literary Literature Mainstream Novelists Poets Writers Writing
Author : Sara Sheridan

51. “Doing business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark. You know what you are doing but nobody else does.”

Tags : Advertising Business Commerce Humor Marketing
Source : Marketing Management and Administrative Action

52. “The best ideas come as jokes. Make your thinking as funny as possible.”

Tags : Advertising Marketing
Author : David Ogilvy

53. “There are no insect eggs in my food.” Mrs. White reiterated.You should use that in your advertising,” Nate suggested.”

Tags : Advertising Humor Insect Eggs
Author : Brandon Mull
Source : The Candy Shop War

54. “In a culture that is becoming ever more story-stupid, in which a representative of the Coca-Cola company can, with a straight face, pronounce, as he donates a collection of archival Coca-Cola commercials to the Library of Congress, that 'Coca-Cola has become an integral part of people's lives by helping to tell these stories,' it is perhaps not surprising that people have trouble teaching and receiving a novel as complex and flawed as Huck Finn, but it is even more urgent that we learn to look passionately and technically at stories, if only to protect ourselves from the false and manipulative ones being circulated among us.”

Tags : Advertising Manipulation Story
Source : The Braindead Megaphone

55. “All the papers that matter live off their advertisements, and the advertisers exercise an indirect censorship over news.”

Tags : Advertising Censorship George Orwell Ideas Media News Truth
Author : George Orwell
Source : Why I Write

56. “Advertising - A judicious mixture of flattery and threats.”

Tags : Advertising Humour

57. “I don't know the rules of grammar. If you're trying to persuade people to do something, or buy something, it seems to me you should use their language.”

Tags : Advertising Grammar Humour
Author : David Ogilvy

58. “The consumer isn't a moron. She is your wife.”

Tags : 2Fresh Advertising David Ogilvy
Author : David Ogilvy
Source : Confessions of an Advertising Man

59. “Ads sell a great deal more than products. They sell values, images, and concepts of success and worth.”

Tags : Advertising
Author : Brené Brown
Source : The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

60. “Marketing is what you do when your product is no good.”

Tags : Advertising Marketing Society
Author : Edwin H. Land

61. “[I]m Internet [ist] Aufmerksamkeit eine echte Ware geworden, die sich bereits im Moment ihrer Entstehung vermarkten lässt.”

Tags : Advertising Attention Economy Internet
Author : Sascha Lobo
Source : Wir nennen es Arbeit

62. “Any impossibility turned into a possibility is magic.”

Tags : Advertising Amit Kalantri Amit Kalantri Quotes Amit Kalantri Writer Art Of Magic Conjuring Impossibility Inspirational Knowledge Magic Magic Quotes Magician Magician Amit Kalantri Motivational Odds Philosophy Possibility Probability Success Tagline Wisdom
Author : Amit Kalantri

63. “For the first time in history, children are growing up whose earliest sexual imprinting derives not from a living human being, or fantasies of their own; since the 1960s pornographic upsurge, the sexuality of children has begun to be shaped in response to cues that are no longer human. Nothing comparable has ever happened in the history of our species; it dislodges Freud. Today's children and young men and women have sexual identities that spiral around paper and celluloid phantoms: from Playboy to music videos to the blank females torsos in women's magazines, features obscured and eyes extinguished, they are being imprinted with a sexuality that is mass-produced, deliberately dehumanizing and inhuman.”

Tags : Advertising Aging Beauty Body Image Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Culture Diet Industry Double Standards Eating Disorders Equality Fashion Industry Feminism Images Magazines Marketing Mass Culture Objectification Plastic Surgery Pornography Self Esteem Sexuality Society
Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

64. “When a sensible quote is adored a lot by many or most people on a person’s INDIVIDUAL social media account, then wondering why it feels usually as if he has either cracked a joke under the guise of a thought or others are just trying to poke fun on him through a deluge of LIKE & COMMENT vote and often both; especially more when the same post has also his own photo on it.”

Tags : Advertising Behaviour Branding Bumptious Businessman Cajole Cracking Joke Duffers Inspiring Joke Making Joke Of Oneself Money Negative People Online Likes Online Posts Personality Poking Fun Positive Quote Of The Day Reality Rich Man Sensitivity Sycophants Thinking Thought Of The Day Thoughts True Mentor True Motivational Speaker Trust Wisdom
Author : Anuj Somany

65. “THE ORGANIC FOODS MYTHA few decades ago, a woman tried to sue a butter company that had printed the word 'LITE' on its product's packaging. She claimed to have gained so much weight from eating the butter, even though it was labeled as being 'LITE'. In court, the lawyer representing the butter company simply held up the container of butter and said to the judge, "My client did not lie. The container is indeed 'light in weight'. The woman lost the case.In a marketing class in college, we were assigned this case study to show us that 'puffery' is legal. This means that you can deceptively use words with double meanings to sell a product, even though they could mislead customers into thinking your words mean something different. I am using this example to touch upon the myth of organic foods. If I was a lawyer representing a company that had labeled its oranges as being organic, and a man was suing my client because he found out that the oranges were being sprayed with toxins, my defense opening statement would be very simple: "If it's not plastic or metallic, it's organic."Most products labeled as being organic are not really organic. This is the truth. You pay premium prices for products you think are grown without chemicals, but most products are. If an apple is labeled as being organic, it could mean two things. Either the apple tree itself is free from chemicals, or just the soil. One or the other, but rarely both. The truth is, the word 'organic' can mean many things, and taking a farmer to court would be difficult if you found out his fruits were indeed sprayed with pesticides. After all, all organisms on earth are scientifically labeled as being organic, unless they are made of plastic or metal. The word 'organic' comes from the word 'organism', meaning something that is, or once was, living and breathing air, water and sunlight.So, the next time you stroll through your local supermarket and see brown pears that are labeled as being organic, know that they could have been third-rate fare sourced from the last day of a weekend market, and have been re-labeled to be sold to a gullible crowd for a premium price. I have a friend who thinks that organic foods have to look beat up and deformed because the use of chemicals is what makes them look perfect and flawless. This is not true. Chemical-free foods can look perfect if grown in your backyard. If you go to jungles or forests untouched by man, you will see fruit and vegetables that look like they sprouted from trees from Heaven. So be cautious the next time you buy anything labeled as 'organic'. Unless you personally know the farmer or the company selling the products, don't trust what you read. You, me, and everything on land and sea are organic.Suzy Kassem,Truth Is Crying”

Tags : Apples Business Butter Butter Story Chemicals Consumer Deceptive Advertising Farmer Fat Health Foods Healthy Healthy Diet Heaven Legal Marketing Marketing Puffery Definition Organic Organism Organisms Puffery Puffery Case Puffery Legal Definition Sea Soil Supermarket Trees Water
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

66. “A celebrity's body is an advertiser's canvas.”

Tags : Advertiser Advertising Body Celebrities Clothes Employee Employer Employment Endorsement

67. “First they promote a most self-seeker person to a very high position and then through him/her they will promote all their products at a premium price.”

Tags : Advertising Brand Promotion Business Minded Celebrity Commercials Facts Hypocrite Inspirational Quotes Marketing Marketing Strategy Materialism Price Policy Promotion Promotional Tricks Propaganda Publicity Reality Selfish Selling Truths
Author : Anuj Somany

68. “An ad for cigars appears in 100,000 newspapers; sales of that brand increase by 3% for a short time thereafter. A new play receives a viciously negative review in a theatrical journal that prints 500 copies; the playwright shoots himself. Who’s the better writer?”

Tags : Ad Advertisement Advertising Brand Cigar Cigars Critic Criticism Journal Play Playwright Review Sales Shoot Shoots Suicide Theater Writer Writers Writers On Writing
Author : Jason Lutes

69. “Power does not ask permission.Power does not take permission.Power does not need permission.”

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Author : Amit Kalantri

70. “Needs are imposed by nature. Wants are sold by society.”

Tags : Advertising Brainwashed Brainwashing Culture Indoctrination Marketing Materlialsm Nature Nature Vs Culture Nature Vs Nurture Needs Propaganda Society Wants

71. “The meaning of life in western secular society is to be successful. So many people are success mad and they are encouraged to reach for something and have so called "worthwhile goals". Money, fame, power, good looks, possessions are the indicators of success and the media and advertising companies exploit this. People are conditioned to believe that they can only feel happy or good about themselves if they have these things. This of course is not true.”

Tags : Advertising Companies Deceit Fame Goals Good Happiness Indicators Is Lies Looks Meaning Media Money Of Possessions Power Secular Society Success Successful Truth Western
Author : Tim Crawshaw
Source : So, You Want to Be Rich... But Jesus Doesn't.

72. “Let's face it. We live in a command-based system, where we have been programmed since our earliest school years to become followers, not individuals. We have been conditioned to embrace teams, the herd, the masses, popular opinion -- and to reject what is different, eccentric or stands alone. We are so programmed that all it takes for any business or authority to condition our minds to follow or buy something is to simply repeat a statement more than three or four times until we repeat it ourselves and follow it as truth or the best trendiest thing. This is called "programming" -- the frequent repetition of words to condition us how to think, what to like or dislike, and who to follow.”

Tags : Advertising Business Command Based Command Systems Differentm Unique Dislike Follower How To Think Individual Lead Like Marketing Mass Media Masses Original Programmed Programming Repitition Stands Alone Teams Who To Follow
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

73. “The attempt to force human beings to despise themselves is what I call hell.”

Tags : Advertising Diet Industry Fashion Industry Marketing Self Esteem Self Hatred

74. “Narcissism is as profitable to a model as scruffiness is to a homeless person.”

Tags : Advertising Appearance Clothing Fashion Homelessness Image Model Modeling Modelling Models Narcissism Narcissists Personal Brand Personal Branding Pity Poverty Presentation

75. “You can’t afford not to manage your brand.”

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76. “What we're left with ... is the distinctly uncomfortable sense that much of what we call culture jamming achieves the same effect as traditional marketing. Both rely on the bedrock principle that branding works. Yet marketing has moved on from branding toward a more direct emotional connection to our reptilian brains, which makes it immune to the cognitive dissonance culture jamming creates. In the meantime, the brans being promoted by some activists retain the full integrity of their original message,”

Tags : Activism Advertising Branding Marketing
Source : Unmarketable: Brandalism, Copyfighting, Mocketing, and the Erosion of Integrity

77. “He loved his job. What was advertising, anyway, but a knowledge of people and of which buttons to push to nudge them into opening their wallets?It was, he often though, an accepted, creative, even expected twist on picking those wallets. For a man who had spent the first half of his life as a thief, it was the perfect career.”

Tags : Advertising Job Phillip Quinn Pickpockets Thief
Author : Nora Roberts
Source : Rising Tides

78. “O sistema de produção privada manipula e intoxica o consumidor. Por requintados mecanismos de alienação publicitários, as aspirações e normas de comportamento das populações são controladas e integradas no sistema. Cria artificialmente, necessidades, modas, marcas, legendas, códigos sociais. O sistema de objectos é organizado como uma linguagem cujas leis nos são impostas pelos mestres do jogo económico, redundando tudo num grande desperdício colectivo, em prejuízo da satisfação de, por vezes, bem evidentes necessidades sociais.”

Tags : Advertising Capitalism Capitalismo Economia Economics Publicidade Society
Source : Introdução às Ciências Sociais

79. “For all our secular rationalism and technological advances, potential for surrender to the charms of magical thinking remains embedded in the human psyche, awaiting only the advertiser to awaken it.”

Tags : Advertising Human Psyche Rationalism
Author : Tim Wu
Source : The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads

80. “Whatever modern democracies may tell themselves about their commitment to free speech and to diversity of opinion, the values of a given society will uncannily match those of whichever organizations have the scale to pay for runs of thirty-second slots around the nightly news bulletin.”

Tags : Advertising Democracies Free Speech Money Opinion Organizations Values
Source : Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion

81. “Advertising is far more than just a communications industry. It's a problem-solving industry that also teaches you about life, how it encourages you to focus your thinking and produce something of genuine value. Why? Because that will make the advertising task so much easier. You're not equipped with a unique set of insights and experiences across a broad range of markets, allowing you to bring clarity and inspiration to anything you wish to produce.”

Tags : Advertising Experience Insights Inspiration Learning Marketing Problem Solving
Author : John Hegarty
Source : Hegarty on Advertising

82. “A church service starts and ends with a prayer. A magazine starts and ends with an advert.”

Tags : Advertisements Advertisers Advertising Alpha And Omega Church Church Service Indoctrination Magazines Materialism Money Priests Religion Selling The Media

83. “Do billboard salesmen record their sales on charts? If so, who's at the top of the billboard charts for billboard sales?”

Tags : Ad Sales Advertising Advertising Sales Billboard Billboard Salesman Billboards Business Humor Business Quotes Funny Humor Quotes Record Recording Recording Sales Sales Sales Charts Sales Metrics Sales Projection Sales Projections Sales Tracker Sales Tracking Salesman Salesperson Selling Selling Ads Selling Advertising
Author : Ryan Lilly

84. “No trade will be made unless they want the thing more than they want their money.”

Tags : Advertising Marketing Selling

85. “People don't trade money for things when they value their money more highly than they value the things.”

Tags : Advertising Marketing Selling

86. “The heart is a muscle. You 'know' in your limbic system. The seat of instinct. The mammalian brain. Deeper, wider, beyond logic. That is where advertising works, not in the upstart cortex. What we think of as 'mind' is only a sort of jumped-up gland, piggybacking on the reptilian brainstem and the older, mammalian mind, but our culture tricks us into recognizing it as all of consciousness. The mammalian spreads continent-wide beneath it, mute and muscular, attending its ancient agenda. And makes it buy things.”

Tags : Advertising Brain Consumer Culture Heart

87. “Prostitutes are paid for taking their clothes off. Celebrities are paid for putting others' clothes on.”

Tags : Advertising Celebrities Clothes Employee Employment Money Payment Prostitutes Prostitution Sex Work

88. “No offense but a seller will say whatever it takes to sell a product but if you sum it up, it comes down to hard work.”

Tags : Advertisements Advertising Branding Career Development Career Quotes Careers Inspirational Quotes Job Seeking Joblessness Marketing Money Money Not Happiness Money Quotes Product Management Salary Talents
Author : Auliq Ice

89. “Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising.”

Tags : Advertising Humorous Irony Sexual Innuendos
Author : Mark Twain

90. “This false distance is present everywhere: in spy films, in Godard, in modern advertising, which uses it continually as a cultural allusion. It is not really clear in the end whether this 'cool' smile is the smile of humour or that of commercial complicity. This is also the case with pop, and its smile ultimately encapsulates all its ambiguity: it is not the smile of critical distance, but the smile of collusion”

Tags : Advertising Consumption Media
Source : The Consumer Society: Myths and Structures

91. “He loved his job. What was advertising, anyway, but a knowledge of people and of which buttons to push to nudge them into opening their wallets?It was, he often thought, an accepted, creative, even expected twist on picking those wallets. For a man who had spent the first half of his life as a thief, it was the perfect career.”

Tags : Advertising Careers Jobs Phillip Quinn Pickpockets
Author : Nora Roberts
Source : Rising Tides

92. “Today a woman must ignore her reflection in the eyes of her lover, since he might admire her, and seek it in the gaze of the God of Beauty, in whose perception she is never complete.”

Tags : Advertising Aging Beauty Body Image Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Culture Diet Industry Double Standards Eating Disorders Equality Fashion Industry Feminism Images Magazines Marketing Mass Culture Objectification Plastic Surgery Pornography Self Esteem Sexuality Society
Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

93. “Cosmetic surgery is not "cosmetic," and human flesh is not "plastic." Even the names trivialize what it is. It's not like ironing wrinkles in fabric, or tuning up a car, or altering outmoded clothes, the current metaphors. Trivialization and infantilization pervade the surgeons' language when they speak to women: "a nip," a "tummy tuck."...Surgery changes one forever, the mind as well as the body. If we don't start to speak of it as serious, the millennium of the man-made woman will be upon us, and we will have had no choice.”

Tags : Advertising Beauty Body Image Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Culture Diet Industry Double Standards Eating Disorders Equality Fashion Industry Feminism Images Magazines Marketing Mass Culture Objectification Plastic Surgery Self Esteem Sexuality Society
Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

94. “Healthy" and "diseased," as Susan Sontag points out...are often subjective judgments that society makes for its own purposes. Women have long been defined as sick as a means of subjecting them to social control.”

Tags : Advertising Aging Beauty Body Image Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Culture Diet Industry Double Standards Equality Fashion Industry Feminism Images Magazines Marketing Mass Culture Objectification Plastic Surgery Self Esteem Sexuality Society
Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

95. “Though you can get smart from reading everything that a smart person writes, you cannot get famous from reading about everything that a famous person does or is said to have done.”

Tags : Advertising Amusement Celebrities Celebrity Culture Celebrity Gossip Distraction Entertainment Fame Famous Gossip Tabloids Trivia
Source : N for Nigger: Aphorisms for Grown Children and Childish Grown-ups

96. “All of us somehow felt that the next battleground was going to be culture. We all felt somehow that our culture had been stolen from us – by commercial forces, by advertising agencies, by TV broadcasters. It felt like we were no longer singing our songs and telling stories, and generating our culture from the bottom up, but now we were somehow being spoon-fed this commercial culture top down.”

Tags : Advertising Consumerism Culture
Author : Kalle Lasn

97. “At least a third of a woman's life is marked with aging; about a third of her body is made of fat. Both symbols are being transformed into operable condition--so that women will only feel healthy if we are two thirds of the women we could be. How can an "ideal" be about women if it is defined as how much of a female sexual characteristic does not show on her body, and how much of a female life does not show on her face?”

Tags : Advertising Aging Beauty Body Image Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Culture Diet Industry Double Standards Equality Fashion Industry Feminism Images Magazines Marketing Mass Culture Objectification Plastic Surgery Self Esteem Sexuality Society
Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

98. “Between Monday and Saturday men make an audience. On Sunday, they make a congregation.”

Tags : Advertising Audience Church Congregation Mass Media Sunday Weekdays

99. “Why does the social order feel the need to defend itself by evading the fact of real women, our faces and voices and bodies, and reducing the meaning of women to these formulaic and endlessly reproduced "beautiful" images? Though unconscious personal anxieties can be a powerful force in the creation of a vital lie, economic necessity practically guarantees it. An economy that depends on slavery needs to promote images of slaves that "justify" the institution of slavery. Western economies are absolutely dependent now on the continued underpayment of women. An idealogy that makes women feel "worth less" was urgently needed to counteract the way feminism had begun to make us feel worth more. This does not require a conspiracy; merely an atmosphere. The contemporary economy depends right now on the representation of women within the beauty myth.”

Tags : Advertising Aging Beauty Body Image Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Culture Diet Industry Double Standards Eating Disorders Equality Fashion Industry Feminism Images Magazines Marketing Mass Culture Objectification Plastic Surgery Pornography Self Esteem Sexuality Society
Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

100. “In spite of hopes to the contrary, pornography and mass culture are working to collapse sexuality with rape, reinforcing the patterns of male dominance and female submission so that many young people believe this is simply the way sex it. This means that many of the rapists of the future will believe they are behaving within socially accepted norms.”

Tags : Advertising Culture Fashion Industry Feminism Magazines Marketing Rape Self Esteem Sexuality Society
Author : Susan G. Cole

101. “Never," enjoins a women's magazine, "mention the size of his [penis] in public...and never, ever let him know that anyone else knows or you may find it shrivels up and disappears, serving you right." That quotation acknowledges that critical sexual comparison is a direct anaphrodisiac when applied to men; either we do not yet recognize that it has exactly the same effect on women, or we do not care, or we understand on some level that right now that effect is desirable and appropriate.A man is unlikely to be brought within earshot of women as they judge men's appearance, height, muscle tone, sexual technique, penis size, personal grooming, or taste in clothes--all of which we do. The fact is that women are able to view men just as men view women, as objects for sexual and aesthetic evaluation; we too are effortlessly able to choose the male "ideal" from a lineup and if we could have male beauty as well as everything else, most of us would not say no. But so what? Given all that, women make the choice, by and large, to take men as human beings first.”

Tags : Advertising Aging Beauty Body Image Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Culture Diet Industry Double Standards Equality Fashion Industry Feminism Images Magazines Marketing Mass Culture Objectification Plastic Surgery Pornography Self Esteem Sexuality Society
Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

102. “Modern cosmetic surgeons have a direct financial interest in a social role for women that requires them to feel ugly. They do not simply advertise for a share of a market that already exists: Their advertisements create new markets. It is a boom industry because it is influentially placed to create its own demand through the pairing of text with ads in women's magazines. The industry takes out ads and gets coverage; women get cut open. They pay their money and they takes their chances. As surgeons grow richer, they are able to command larger and brighter ad spaces.”

Tags : Advertising Aging Beauty Body Image Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Culture Diet Industry Double Standards Eating Disorders Equality Fashion Industry Feminism Images Magazines Marketing Mass Culture Objectification Plastic Surgery Pornography Self Esteem Sexuality Society
Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

103. “Being transgender and in need of surgery is a bit like wearing a tattoo advertising something that you have no intention of selling, and constantly being asked to represent what you are not selling.”

Tags : Advertising Tattoo Transgender
Source : Sex, Death, Drugs & Madness

104. “Starting a business with brother either ends business or ends brotherhood.”

Tags : Advertising Amit Kalantri Amit Kalantri Quotes Amit Kalantri Writer Brother Brotherhood Business Quotes Catch Line Corporate Cousin Entrepreneur Entrepreneurship Family Family Business Family Relationships Inspirational Quotes Kinship Motivational Quotes Philosophy Slogans Startup Tag Line Wisdom
Author : Amit Kalantri

105. “A businessman who stops advertising to save money is like a foolish who stops a clock to save time.”

Tags : Advertising Businessman Clock Foolish Money Motivational Stops Time
Author : Moosa Rahat

106. “Social media takes time and careful, strategic thought. It doesn’t happen by accident.”

Tags : Advertising Business Business Advice Executive Facebook Management Marketing Social Media Success Twitter
Source : Social Media for the Executive

107. “Social media is your opportunity to reach a massive number of people with transparency, honesty, and integrity.”

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Source : Social Media for the Executive

108. “Brands that will survive and thrive from now on are those with C-level executives that understand the incredible opportunity new media offers them and commit to excellence in managing their social media presence.”

Tags : Advertising Business Advice Business Management Training Executive Facebook Management Marketing Social Media Twitter Youtube
Source : Social Media for the Executive

109. “Do an overwhelming number of respected scientists believe that human actions are changing the Earth's climate? Yes. OK, that being the case, let's undermine that by finding and funding those few contrarians who believe otherwise. Promote their message widely and it will accumulate in the mental environment, just as toxic mercury accumulates in a biological ecosystem. Once enough of the toxin has been dispersed, the balance of public understanding will shift. Fund a low level campaign to suggest any threat to the car is an attack on personal freedoms. Create a "grassroots" group to defend the right to drive. Portray anticar activists as prudes who long for the days of the horse and buggy. Then sit back, watch the infotoxins spread - and get ready to sell bigger, better cars for years to come.”

Tags : Advertising Consumerism Environment
Author : Kalle Lasn
Source : Culture Jam: How To Reverse America's Suicidal Consumer Binge - And Why We Must

110. “The schedules are crammed with shows urging us to travel further, drive faster, build bigger, buy more, yet none of them are deemed to offend the rules, which really means that they don't offend the interests of business or the pampered sensibilities of the Aga class. The media, driven by fear and advertising, are hopelessly biased towards the consumer economy and against the biosphere.”

Tags : Advertising Commercialism Environment Media

111. “Always remember: a brand is the most valuable piece of real estate in the world; a corner of someone's mind.”

Tags : Advertising Brand Brand Recall Branding Creativity Marketing Recall Top Of Mind Awareness
Author : John Hegarty
Source : Hegarty on Advertising

112. “The first lesson of branding: memorability. It's very difficult buying something you can't remember.”

Tags : Advertising Brand Brand Building Brand Recognition Branding Brands Marketing Recall Remembering Sales
Author : John Hegarty
Source : Hegarty on Advertising

113. “Don't fight to be right, but fight when you are right.”

Tags : Advertising Amit Kalantri Amit Kalantri Quotes Amit Kalantri Writer Argument Being Right Catch Line Debate Dominate Fight Fighting Inspirational Quotes Marketing Moral Courage Motivational Quotes One Liner Paradigm Philosophy Right Slogan Struggle Tag Line To Prove Wisdom Wrong
Author : Amit Kalantri

114. “Here the query A320 returns algorithmic search results about the Airbus aircraft, together with advertisements for various non-aircraft goods numbered A320 that advertisers seek to market to those querying on this query. The lack of advertisements for the aircraft reflects the fact that few marketers attempt to sell A320 aircraft on the web.”

Tags : 2008 Advertising Airbus Figure Search Engine Snark
Source : Introduction to Information Retrieval

115. “Spam is a waste of the receivers’ time, and, a waste of the sender’s optimism.”

Tags : Advertising Marketing Optimism Spam Time Waste
Source : The Confessions of a Misfit

116. “Gillette--The best a man can get."I stared at the screen. What happened to me? I was meant to be one of those guys, vigorous and athletic and successful and, most of all, American. I was going to walk on the moon, be a movie star or a rock got or a comedian. I was going to have an amazing life and kids with Helen and die like Chaplin a thousand years from now in my Beverly Hills mansion surrounded by my adoring family, with the grieving world media standing by. Instead, I was just another show-business mediocrity. A drunk who shat his pants and ran for help. My life had been careless and selfish. Pleasure in the moment was my only thought, my solitary motivation. I had disappointed whoever had been foolish enough to love me, and left them scarred. I was a very long way from being the best a man can get.”

Tags : Advertising Contemplation Love Realization Rehab
Source : American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot

117. “The only way to have great customers is to be one.”

Tags : Advertising Customer Service Marketing Sales Effectiveness

118. “Rescuing people from the results of their own foolishness is really what customers service is all about. Customers rarely obey the rules. They expect you to rescue them whenever they do something stupid. Will you be a “rescuer,” known far and wide for customer service, or will you steadfastly insist that your customers follow the proper procedures?”

Tags : Advertising Customer Service Marketing Sales

119. “aesthetic isn't simply about good design for good design's sake.”

Tags : Advertising Design Marketing Product
Author : Noah Kerner

120. “Good evening ladies and gentlemen. Eat pudding. Books are good. Eat pudding. If kids read a lot. Eat pudding. They'll get so they can think clearly. Eat pudding. And if enough kids read and think. Eat pudding. We will have world peace. Eat pudding. Thank you very much. Eat pudding.”

Tags : Advertising D Manus Pinkwater Even Funnier In Context Humor Literacy Pitch
Source : Fish Whistle: Little Short Essays by Daniel Pinkwater

121. “To live in a culture in which women are routinely naked where men aren't is to learn inequality in little ways all day long. So even if we agree that sexual imagery is in fact a language, it is clearly one that is already heavily edited to protect men's sexual--and hence social--confidence while undermining that of women.”

Tags : Advertising Beauty Eating Disorders Feminism Self Esteem Society
Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

122. “James Bond: a paid assassin of plutocratic cartels, a womanizer, a dipsomaniac, a speed demon, a materialist.”

Tags : Advertising James Bond Materialism
Author : O Anna Niemus

123. “If nonsatiety were the natural state of human nature then aggressive want-stimulating advertising would not be necessary, nor would the barrage of novelty aimed at promoting dissatisfaction with last year's model. The system attempts to remake people to fit its own presuppositions. If people's wants are not naturally insatiable we must make them so, in order to keep the system going.”

Tags : Advertising Consumerism Desire Economics
Source : For the Common Good: Redirecting the economy toward community, the environment, and a sustainable future.

124. “Does your marketing promote the difference between good and bad or better and best?”

Tags : Advertising Marketing Sales

125. “Jobs and Clow agreed that Apple was one of the great brands of the world, probably in the top five based on emotional appeal, but they needed to remind folks what was distinctive about it. So they wanted a brand image campaign, not a set of advertisements featuring products. It was designed to celebrate not what the computers could do, but what creative people could do with the computers. " This wasn't about processor speed or memory," Jobs recalled. " It was about creativity." It was directed not only at potential customers, but also at Apple's own employees: " We at Apple had forgotten who we were. One way to remember who you are is to remember who your heroes are. That was the genesis of that campaign.”

Tags : Advertising Business Culture Business Success
Source : Steve Jobs

126. “advertising produces familiarity which produces sales”

Tags : Advertising Business Success Marketing
Author : Paul Cookson

127. “A huge advertisement in the unmistakably bright red tones of Vodacom, the global mobile phone giant, looked on this tawdry scene. It read to me like a distilled message about the only values that remained in this country, whose leaders were once committed Marxists: money and power.”

Tags : Advertising Marxism Mozambique
Source : China's Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa

128. “People buy things to realize their aspirations.”

Tags : Advertising Mad Men

129. “Interviews were invented to make journalism less passive. Instead of waiting for something to happen, journalists ask someone what should or could happen.”

Tags : Advertising Content Experts Forecast Interviews Journalism Newspapers Passivity Prediction Radio Television The Media Tv
Source : N for Nigger: Aphorisms for Grown Children and Childish Grown-ups

130. “This lad is an elite European coach. One of a select group of about half a dozen managers working in the world game today. The other five only take jobs with clubs that guarantee squads and trophies that will further enhance their already muscular CVs. Klopp doesn’t seem to need that in his life. He is truly a throwback. A contradiction in many senses – for instance he seems to have no problem being a shameless shill in doing adverts for some heavy weight corporations (Puma, Opel and others) and yet it is hard to escape the conclusion that here is a man on a mission that represents something more honest.”

Tags : Advertising Association Football Jurgen Klopp
Author : Rob Gutmann

131. “We are publishers of content and consumers of content at the same time. (D. Abbot, J.Hegarty)”

Tags : Advertising Consumers
Author : Gordon Torr
Source : Managing Creative People: Lessons in Leadership for the Ideas Economy

132. “Life tests us to see our level of endurance.”

Tags : Advertising Challenges Quotes Endurance Quotes Endured Hardships Fighting Spirit Hard Times Quotes Inspirational Quotes Life And Living Life Quotes Motivational Quotes Overcomer Quotes Overcoming Adversity Positive Thinking Quotes Positive Thoughts Surviving Hard Times Surviving Instinct Test Wise Quotes Wise Sayings
Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

133. “If you accept the existence of advertising, you accept a system designed to persuade and to dominate minds by interfering in people's thinking patterns. You also accept that the system will be used by the sorts of people who like to influence people and are good at it. No person who did not wish to dominate others would choose to use advertising, or choosing it, succeed in it. So the basic nature of advertising and all technologies created to serve it will be consistent with this purpose, will encourage this behaviour in society, and will tend to push social evolution in this direction.”

Tags : Advertising Control Mass Media Social Influence
Author : Jerry Mander
Source : Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television

134. “The principles underlying propaganda are extremely simple. Find some common desire, some widespread unconscious fear or anxiety; think out some way to relate this wish or fear to the product you have to sell; then build a bridge of verbal or pictorial symbols over which your customer can pass from fact to compensatory dream, and from the dream to the illusion that your product, when purchased, will make the dream come true. They are selling hope. We no longer buy oranges, we buy vitality. We do not just buy an auto, we buy prestige. And so with all the rest. In toothpaste, for example, we buy not a mere cleanser and antiseptic, but release from the fear of being sexually repulsive. In vodka and whisky we are not buying a protoplasmic poison which in small doses, may depress the nervous system in a psychologically valuable way; we are buying friendliness and good fellowship, the warmth of Dingley Dell and the brilliance of the Mermaid Tavern. With our laxatives we buy the health of a Greek god. With the monthly best seller we acquire culture, the envy of our less literate neighbors and the respect of the sophisticated. In every case the motivation analyst has found some deep-seated wish or fear, whose energy can be used to move the customer to part with cash and so, indirectly, to turn the wheels of industry.”

Tags : Advertising Manipulation Propaganda Sales Techniques
Author : Aldous Huxley
Source : Brave New World Revisited

135. “The Best Marketing Is Education!”

Tags : Advertising Branding Branding Expert Branding Marketing Marketing Marketing Advice Marketing And Promotion Marketing Consultant Marketing Expert Marketing Plan Marketing Systems Online Marketing Small Business Small Business Owner Viral Marketing
Author : Nylus Stanton
Source : Viral-Marketing Professor: The Best Marketing Is Education!

136. “You could write the best book in the world but if nobody knows about it, it is nothing”

Tags : Advertisement Advertising Book Books Inspirational Inspirational Quotes Media Social Social Media Social Media Audiences World Writing

137. “The television commercial has mounted the most serious assault on capitalist ideology since the publication of Das Kapital. To understand why, we must remind ourselves that capitalism, like science and liberal democracy, was an outgrowth of the Enlightenment. Its principal theorists, even its most prosperous practitioners, believed capitalism to be based on the idea that both buyer and seller are sufficiently mature, well informed and reasonable to engage in transactions of mutual self-interest. If greed was taken to be the fuel of the capitalist engine, the surely rationality was the driver. The theory states, in part, that competition in the marketplace requires that the buyer not only knows what is good for him but also what is good. If the seller produces nothing of value, as determined by a rational marketplace, then he loses out. It is the assumption of rationality among buyers that spurs competitors to become winners, and winners to keep on winning. Where it is assumed that a buyer is unable to make rational decisions, laws are passed to invalidate transactions, as, for example, those which prohibit children from making contracts...Of course, the practice of capitalism has its contradictions...But television commercials make hash of it...By substituting images for claims, the pictorial commercial made emotional appeal, not tests of truth, the basis of consumer decisions. The distance between rationality and advertising is now so wide that it is difficult to remember that there once existed a connection between them. Today, on television commercials, propositions are as scarce as unattractive people. The truth or falsity of an advertiser's claim is simply not an issue. A McDonald's commercial, for example, is not a series of testable, logically ordered assertions. It is a drama--a mythology, if you will--of handsome people selling, buying and eating hamburgers, and being driven to near ecstasy by their good fortune. No claim are made, except those the viewer projects onto or infers from the drama. One can like or dislike a television commercial, of course. But one cannot refute it.”

Tags : Advertising Commercials Drama Emotional Appeal Falsities Idiocy Logic Mcdonalds Public Discourse Television Television Commercials
Author : Neil Postman
Source : Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business

138. “It is really not so repulsive to see the poor asking for money as to see the rich asking for more money. And advertisement is the rich asking for more money.”

Tags : Advertising Hypocrisy Irony Philanthropy
Source : The New Jerusalem

139. “Advertising is to a genuine article what manure is to land, - it largely increases the product.”

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Author : P.T. Barnum
Source : The Humbugs of the World

140. “Do you know what the difference is between PR and advertising? Advertising is when you say how great you are. PR is when other people say how great you are. PR is better.”

Tags : Advertising Pr Writing Advice
Author : Guy Kawasaki
Source : APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur. How to Publish a Book

141. “I should go into advertising or public relations because if there is someone or something I like, I will promote it like it’s the cure for whatever ailment is in your life. If I love you, I want you to love what I love. Consider yourself smitten or else, suffer hearing me talk about it nonstop…until you also love it.”

Tags : Advertising Love Making Decisions Public Relations
Author : Katie Kiesler
Source : 22 and Single: A Coming of Age Story...in Progress

142. “The tenure of human positions, no matter how highly exalted will eventually come to an end. Only Gods tenure is eternal –”

Tags : Ali Khamenei Biya Change Democracy Different Eternal Honesty Infinity Love Madness Misattributed Dr Seuss Misattributed Steve Jobs Misfits Mistakes Opportunity Out Of Control Pdp Politics Putin Remember Republicans Sing Status Quo Stupidity Tenure Troublemakers Words
Author : Oche Otorkpa
Source : The Unseen Terrorist

143. “Advertisement shouldn’t look like information, it should look like a promise.”

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Author : Amit Kalantri

144. “When reading a book, you are sold what some writer thought. When reading a newspaper, you are sold what someone did, and, what some advertiser made.”

Tags : Advertisers Advertising Books Magazines Newspapers Readers Reading Reading Quotes Selling The Media Writers

145. “Advertisements on YouTube are the new infomercials.”

Tags : Ads Advertisement Advertisements Advertising Commercials Infomercial New Youtube
Author : J.R. Rim

146. “Nothing is taken at face value anymore, everything must be dissected. Perhaps it is the rise of advertisement over church and state. Things once spoken were spoken with strength and authority. Now they are spoken with stealth and with guile. They are spoken not to the rational mind but to the sub-conscious, the mind within the mind.”

Tags : Advertisement Advertising Authority Subconscious
Author : James Rozoff
Source : Seven Stones

147. “Marketing used to be about advertising, and advertising is expensive. Today, marketing is about engaging with the tribe and delivering products and services with stories that spread.”

Tags : Advertisement Advertising Marketing
Author : Seth Godin
Source : Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us

148. “Usually I spare myself from the news, because if it’s not propaganda, then it’s one threat or another exaggerated to the point of absurdity, or it’s the tragedy of storm-quake-tsunami, of bigotry and oppression misnamed justice, of hatred passed off as righteousness and honor called dishonorable, all jammed in around advertisements in which a gecko sells insurance, a bear sells toilet tissue, a dog sells cars, a gorilla sells investment advisers, a tiger sells cereal, and an elephant sells a drug that will improve your lung capacity, as if no human being in America any longer believes any other human being, but trusts only the recommendations of animals.”

Tags : Ads Advertising News Propaganda Television Tv
Author : Dean Koontz
Source : Deeply Odd

149. “The beauty myth of the present is more insidious than any mystique of femininity yet: A century ago, Nora slammed the door of the doll's house; a generation ago, women turned their backs on the consumer heaven of the isolated multiapplianced home; but where women are trapped today, there is no door to slam. The contemporary ravages of the beauty backlash are destroying women physically and depleting us psychologically. If we are to free ourselves from the dead weight that has once again been made out of femaleness, it is not ballots or lobbyists or placards that women will need first; it is a new way to see.”

Tags : Advertising Beauty Eating Disorders Images Magazines Marketing Self Esteem Society
Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

150. “Advertising is 85% confusion and 15% commission.”

Tags : Advertising Commission Confusion Money
Author : Fred Allen

151. “After the collapse of socialism, capitalism remained without a rival. This unusual situation unleashed its greedy and - above all - its suicidal power. The belief is now that everything - and everyone - is fair game.”

Tags : Advertising Capitalism Consumerism Economics Marketing
Author : Günter Grass

152. “Our mental environment is a common-property resource like the air or the water. We need to protect ourselves from unwanted incursions into it, much the same way we lobbied for nonsmoking areas ten years ago.”

Tags : Advertising Consumerism
Author : Kalle Lasn
Source : Culture Jam: How To Reverse America's Suicidal Consumer Binge - And Why We Must

153. “If I were asked to name the deadliest subversive force within capitalism--the single greatest source of its waning morality--I should without hesitation name advertising. How else should one identify a force that debases language, drains thought, and undoes dignity? If the barrage of advertising, unchanged in its tone and texture, were devoted to some other purpose--say the exaltation of the public sector--it would be recognized in a moment for the corrosive element that it is. But as the voice of the private sector it escapes this startled notice. I mention it only to point out that a deep source of moral decay for capitalism arises from its own doings, not from that of its governing institutions.”

Tags : Advertising Capitalism Communication Consumerism Marketing Media

154. “No conflict no story”

Tags : Advertising Brandend Content Communication Persuasion Story Storytellling
Source : Storytelling en una semana

155. “Page after page, advert after advert. Lipsticks, undies, tinned food, patent medicines, slimming cures, face-creams. A sort of cross-section of the money world. A panorama of ignorance, greed, vulgarity, snobbishness, whoredom and disease.”

Tags : Advertising Capitalism
Author : George Orwell
Source : Keep the Aspidistra Flying

156. “Literacy makes man a victim of advertising. Education makes him a victim of employment.”

Tags : Advertising Employee Employment Illiteracy Literacy Victim

157. “Think of cocaine. In its natural form, as coca leaves, it's appealing, but not to an extent that it usually becomes a problem. But refine it, purify it, and you get a compound that hits your pleasure receptors with an unnatural intensity. That's when it becomes addictive.Beauty has undergone a similar process, thanks to advertisers. Evolution gave us a circuit that responds to good looks - call it the pleasure receptor for our visual cortex - and in our natural environment, it was useful to have. But take a person with one-in-a-million skin and bone structure, add professional makeup and retouching, and you're no longer looking at beauty in its natural form. You've got pharmaceutical-grade beauty, the cocaine of good looks.Biologists call this "supernormal stimulus" [...] Our beauty receptors receive more stimulation than they were evolved to handle; we're seeing more beauty in one day than our ancestors did in a lifetime. And the result is that beauty is slowly ruining our lives.How? The way any drug becomes a problem: by interfering with our relationships with other people. We become dissatisfied with the way ordinary people look because they can't compare to supermodels.”

Tags : Advertisements Advertising Aesthetics Beauty Beauty Standards Supermodels Unrealistic Standards
Author : Ted Chiang
Source : Stories of Your Life and Others

158. “Occasionally the poster pictures a pair of cyclists; and then one grasps the fact how much superior for purposes of flirtation is the modern bicycle to the old-fashioned parlour or the played-out garden gate. He and she mount their bicycles, being careful, of course, that such are of the right make. After that they have nothing to think about but the old sweet tale. Down shady lanes, through busy towns on market days, merrily roll the wheels of the “Bermondsey Company’s Bottom Bracket Britain’s Best,” or of the “Camberwell Company’s Jointless Eureka.” They need no pedalling; they require no guiding. Give them their heads, and tell them what time you want to get home, and that is all they ask. While Edwin leans from his saddle to whisper the dear old nothings in Angelina’s ear, while Angelina’s face, to hide its blushes, is turned towards the horizon at the back, the magic bicycles pursue their even course.”

Tags : Advertising Bicycling Humor
Source : Three Men on the Bummel

159. “I always hear parents talking about how outraged they are because their kid saw a boob or something like that on TV. I never hear anyone say that they're outraged because a cartoon character in a commercial that aired during a children's television program told them it was healthy to eat a bowl of chocolate and marshmallows for breakfast. If I had kids, I'd be outraged about that.”

Tags : Advertising Boobs Diet Health Indoctrination Parenting
Author : Ian McClellan

160. “It's hard to focus on loud mod to read something like the TV is playing something like Advertising and other boredom stuff and stupid and you are reading an article about topics which are difficult one.”

Tags : Advertising Boredom Focus Tv
Author : Deyth Banger

161. “The function of advertising is simply to promote and sustain competitive advantage for brands.”

Tags : Advertising Branding Brands Competitive Advantage
Author : John Hegarty
Source : Hegarty on Advertising

162. “As one might gather from a painting of him scowling in a tall stovepipe hat, Day saw himself as a businessman, not a journalist. ''He needed a newspaper not to reform, not to arouse, but to push the printing business of Benjamin H. Day.''Day's idea was to try selling a paper for a penny - the going price for many everyday items, like soap or brushes. At that price, he felt sure he could capture a much larger audience than his 6-cent rivals. But what made the prospect risky, potentially even suicidal, was that Day would then be selling his paper at a loss. What day was contemplating was a break with the traditional strategy for making profit: selling at a price higher than the cost of production. He would instead rely on a different but historically significant business model: reselling the attention of his audience, or advertising. What Day understood-more firmly, more clearly than anyone before him-was that while his readers may have thought themselves his customers, they were in fact his product.”

Tags : Advertising Business Profit
Author : Tim Wu
Source : The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads

163. “All Advertising is essentially a promise of future happiness.”

Tags : Ads Advertising Brands Happiness Happy Promise Sales

164. “For your business to stand out and succeed, you have to put a primary focus on the social media space, go in big (halfway will not do), and do it better than most, right from the start.”

Tags : Advertising Business Business Advice Executive Management Marketing Social Media
Source : Social Media for the Executive

165. “Today, one must pay for a world where there is nothing to buy.”

Tags : Advertisements Advertising Advertising Humor
Author : Girish Kohli

166. “Advertising and marketing philosophies that thrive on emphasizing 'natural' differences don't stay in the realm of advertising and marketing--they spill into how we justify sexism and racism at every life stage.”

Tags : Advertising Feminism Marketing Racism Sexism
Author : Andi Zeisler
Source : We Were Feminists Once: From Riot Grrrl to CoverGirl®, the Buying and Selling of a Political Movement

167. “The idea was women on boats. Lifeline Cruises pitched itself to women seeking adventure, whether a daylong adventure in the waters of the San Francisco Bay or a twelve-day adventure from San Francisco to Alaska and back. Passengers did not have to be survivors of breast cancer or domestic abuse, nor was any of the profit of Lifeline Cruises given to such causes, but the language of its radio ads, slippery and clear, managed to convey that this might be so. 'Empowerment' was one of the words. It's daylong cruise boat was named The Wild Lady, from a poem by Emily Dickinson that Lifeline Cruises had made up. Tote bags sold on board broadcast the words of the ad—The wild lady may seem—adrift to those who cannot dream—but within her uncharted wand'ring eyes—a heart beats healthy, strong and wise!—and below this were the words 'Emily Dickinson.”

Tags : Advertising Fabricated Quotes
Source : We Are Pirates

168. “The whole people contracts the habits and tastes of the magistrate.”

Tags : Advertising Covetousness Culture Influence Leadership
Source : Democracy in America

169. “As soon as a woman's primary social value could no longer be defined as the attainment of virtuous domesticity, the beauty myth redefined it as the attainment of virtuous beauty. It did so to substitute both a new consumer imperative and a new justification for economic unfairness in the workplace where the old ones had lost their hold over newly liberated women.”

Tags : Advertising Beauty Body Image Marketing Self Esteem Society
Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

170. “The stronger that women grow, the more prestige, fame, and money is accorded to the display professions: They are held higher and higher above the heads of rising women, for them to emulate.”

Tags : Advertising Beauty Body Image Eating Disorders Self Esteem Society
Author : Naomi Wolf

171. “Advertising design, in persuading people to buy things they don`t need, with money they don`t have, in order to impress others who don`t care, is probably the phoniest field in existence today.”

Tags : Advertising Design
Source : Design for the Real World: Human Ecology and Social Change

172. “Content Is King, Distribution is Queen”

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Source : Viral Video. Content is King, Distribution is Queen

173. “You certainly remember this scene from dozens of films: a boy and a girl are running hand in hand in a beautiful spring (or summer) landscape. Running, running, running and laughing. By laughing the two runners are proclaiming to the whole world, to audiences in all the movie theaters: "We're happy, we're glad to be in the world, we're in agreement with being!" It's a silly scene, a cliche, but it expresses a basic human attitude: serious laughter, laughter "beyond joking."All churches, all underwear manufacturers, all generals, all political parties, are in agreement about that kind of laughter, and all of them rush to put the image of the two laughing runners on the billboards advertising their religion, their products, their ideology, their nation, their sex, their dishwashing powder.”

Tags : Advertising Czech Existentialism Happiness Kitsch Laughter Meaning Of Life Novel Philosophy
Author : Milan Kundera
Source : The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

174. “As women demanded access to power, the power structure used the beauty myth materially to undermine women's advancement.”

Tags : Advertising Beauty Images Marketing Media Scoiety Self Esteem
Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

175. “...isn't it possible that advertising as a whole is a fantastic fraud, presenting an image of America taken seriously by no one, least of all the advertising men who create it? ”

Tags : Advertising Media Society
Author : David Riesman
Source : The Lonely Crowd: A Study of the Changing American Character

176. “The media network has its idols, but its principal idol is its own style which generates an aura of winning and leaves the rest in darkness. It recognizes neither pity nor pitilessness.”

Tags : Advertising Media Society
Author : John Berger

177. “As the wall between advertising and content erodes, the aptitude required to understand the functions and design of media content becomes more complex.”

Tags : Advertising Media

178. “Look at the language. If a scientist delivers the simple, unconditional, absolutely certain statements that politicians and journalists want, he is talking as an activist, not a scientist.”

Tags : Advertising Bias Controversy Fear Media Science
Source : The Science of Fear: Why We Fear the Things We Shouldn't--and Put Ourselves in Greater Danger

179. “Once someone tries a real extra virgin -- an adult or a child, anybody with taste buds -- they'll never go back to the fake kind. It's distinctive, complex, the freshest thing you've ever eaten. It makes you realize how rotten the other stuff is, literally rotten. But there has to be a first time. Somehow we have to get those first drops of real extra virgin oil into their mouths, to break them free from the habituation to bad oil, and from the brainwashing of advertising. There has to be some good oil left in the world for people to taste.”

Tags : Advertising Food Media Olive Oil
Author : Tom Mueller
Source : Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil

180. “Stop thinking “Outside the box” and look what is actually in the box first. You jump around from marketing gimmick to marketing gimmick without a clear plan or goal, hoping to reproduce someone else’s success without understanding all of the nuances and factors that went into that success. Further, people are so busy recreating the wheel that they have forgotten what the wheel looks like.”

Tags : Advertising Marketing Publishing

181. “You're only as good as your next idea. And if you can't agree on that, then it's time to walk.”

Tags : Advertising Idea Ideas Work
Author : John Hegarty
Source : Hegarty on Advertising

182. “Women are mere "beauties" in men's culture so that culture can be kept male. When women in culture show character, they are not desirable, as opposed to the desirable. A beautiful heroine is a contradiction in terms, since heroism is about individuality, interesting and ever changing, while "beauty" is generic, boring, and inert. While culture works out moral dilemmas, "beauty" is amoral: If a woman is born resembling an art object, it is an accident of nature, a fickle consensus of mass perception, a peculiar coincidence--but it is not a moral act. From the "beauties" in male culture, women learn a bitter amoral lesson--that the moral lessons of their culture exclude them.”

Tags : Advertising Beauty Images Self Esteem
Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

183. “If we return to the roots of planning we see at its heart a desire to understand human behaviour and provide a robust model for influencing it. Rather than dismantling strategy into endless experimentation, we need a new way of understanding the world, a modern philosophy.”

Tags : Advertising Human Behavior
Author : Faris Yakob
Source : Paid Attention: Innovative Advertising for a Digital World

184. “Posthuman. It was a word from advertising copy, breathless and empty, and all he’d ever thought it really meant was that the people using it had a limited imagination about what exactly humans were capable of.”

Tags : Advertising Humanity Imagination Posthuman Posthumanism
Source : Leviathan Wakes

185. “Sound an alarm! Advertising, not deals, builds brands.”

Tags : Advertising Brand Brand Building Branding Brands Build Cost Cutting Deals Ideas Loss Marketing Price Sales Wisdom
Author : David Ogilvy
Source : The Unpublished David Ogilvy

186. “One the one hand, our economists treat human beings as rational actors making choices to maximize their own economic benefit. On the other hand, the same companies that hire those economists also pay for advertising campaigns that use the raw materials of myth and magic to encourage people to act against their own best interests, whether it's a matter of buying overpriced fizzy sugar water or the much more serious matter of continuing to support the unthinking pursuit of business as usual in the teeth of approaching disaster.”

Tags : Advertising Economics Myth Peak Oil
Source : The Long Descent: A User's Guide to the End of the Industrial Age

187. “The news is glorified gossip.”

Tags : Advertising Gossip Mass Media News The News

188. “Advertising that makes fun of itself is so powerful because itimplicitly congratulates both itself and the viewer (for making the joke andgetting the joke, respectively).”

Tags : Advertising Self Referential

189. “They've given Harry the attributes of pistachio nuts and crack cocaine without the health risks (opening thousands of pistachio nuts can cause severe thumb-bruising, I can tell you from bitter experience of my life on the edge).”

Tags : Advertising David Mitchell Harry Potter Marketing
Source : Thinking About It Only Makes It Worse: And Other Lessons from Modern Life

190. “I have always understood that money made in the patent medicine business is a practical bar to social success.”

Tags : Advertising History Humor Medicine
Source : Forty years an advertising agent, 1865-1905

191. “On the average, five times as many people read the headline as read the body copy. When you have written your headline, you have spent eighty cents out of your dollar.”

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Author : David Ogilvy

192. “What you say in advertising is more important than how you say it.”

Tags : 2Fresh Advertising David Ogilvy
Author : David Ogilvy
Source : Confessions of an Advertising Man

193. “Much of the messy advertising you see on television today is the product of committees. Committees can criticize advertisements, but they should never be allowed to create them.”

Tags : 2Fresh Advertising David Ogilvy
Author : David Ogilvy
Source : Confessions of an Advertising Man

194. “Advertising is the modern substitute for argument; its function is to make the worse appear the better.”

Tags : Advertising

195. “Art directors speak in pictures. If you want an art director to understand what you're saying, you need to draw some lines and circles on a piece of paper.”

Tags : Advertising

196. “It’s never been easier for audiences to skip, filter, or avoid advertising, so the best ideas are the ones that respect that the audience needs to get something out of the work; it should inspire, satisfy, or motivate them. You can’t just bombard people with messages anymore.”

Tags : Advertising Inspiration Marketing Motivation
Author : Ajaz Ahmed

197. “The last thing the consumer index wants men and women to do is to figure out how to love one another: The $1.5 trillion retail-sales industry depends on sexual estrangement between men and women, and is fueled by sexual dissatisfaction. Ads do not sell sex--that would be counterproductive, if it meant that heterosexual women and men turned to one another and were gratified. What they sell is sexual discontent.”

Tags : Advertising Eating Disorders Feminism Self Esteem Society
Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

198. “There are huge advertising budgets only when there's no difference between the products. If the products really were different, people would buy the one that's better. Advertising teaches people not to trust their judgment. Advertising teaches people to be stupid.”

Tags : Advertising
Author : Carl Sagan
Source : Contact

199. “It is a good thing that women are so easily manipulated. Otherwise, most of us wouldn't be here.”

Tags : Advertising Darwinism

200. “And I knew with total certainty that a protection factor of fifteen was the highest level of sunblock scientifically possible. Now they were selling me a thirty.”

Tags : Advertising
Author : Don DeLillo
Source : Underworld