42 Useful Digital and Social Media Marketing Quotes

Are you in need of some inspirational digital and social media marketing tips and suggestions?

Of course you are! Here are some of the best quotes for your upcoming marketing strategy:

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

2. People ignore design that ignores people. — Frank Chimero

3. To accompany the four Ps of classical marketing, marketers would do well to instil the digital four Cs, around conversation, collaboration, culture and compensation. — Zaid Al-Zaidy

4. It’s almost impossible to make a name for yourself on the internet unless you do something scandalous. — Tom Wolfe

5. The success of a page should be measured by one criteria: Does the visitor do what you want them to do? — Aaron Wall

6. Your customers are not you. They don’t look like you, they don’t think like you, they don’t do the things that you do and they don’t have your expectations or assumptions. If they did, they wouldn’t be your customers; they’d be your competitors. — Mike Kuniavsky

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

8. Think like a publisher, not a marketer. — David Meerman Scot

9. Customer service and research should be the departments that first adopt Twitter in an organisation. Every brand should be listening when its customers talk, and every brand should be proactively engaged in resolving customer problems wherever they find them, and there are many to be found on Twitter. — Faris Yakob

10. Think twice before using simple Flash. Make sure your animation communicates rather than annoys. — Leah Spalding

11. Website reviews can help build retailer image / reputation and customer loyalty. Done properly, this strategy could result in higher profits. — Susanne Goller

12.The key ingredient to a better content experience is relevance. — Jason Miller

13. The number of clicks on display ads is not an accurate predictor of the effectiveness of online display ads. — Gian Fulgoni

14. Don’t be boring… think about your first brand impression: how can you make it awesomer? — Scott Edwards

15. SEO is not something you do anymore. It’s what happens when you do everything else right. — Chad Pollitt

16. Supporting customers through multiple channels is no longer an option for financial services organizations; it’s a necessity. — Sonny Singh

17. Search marketing, and most Internet marketing in fact, can be very threatening because there are no rules. There’s no safe haven. To do it right, you need to be willing to be wrong. But search marketing done right is all about being wrong. Experimentation is the only way. — Mike Moran

18. Even when you are marketing to your entire audience or customer base, you are still simply speaking to a single human at any given time. — Ann Handley

19. Doing well with blogging is not about writing one key post, it is about performing day- after-day and helping a few people at a time. — Aaron Wall

20. Clients don’t care about the labor pains; they want to see the baby. — Tim Williams

21. Not viewing your email marketing as content is a mistake. — Chris Baggott

22. Keep it short. No one reads more than the first paragraph. You have 10 seconds, make it count. — Eric Miller

23. Start with empathy. Continue with utility. Improve with analysis. Optimize with love. — Jonathon Colman

24. Don’t be afraid to get creative and experiment with your marketing. — Mike Volpe

25. Always provide value. Value builds trust. Once you have that trust, you have the ability to do some selling. — Mike Volpe

26. Be interesting. Tell the truth. And if you can’t tell the truth, change what you’re doing so you can. In other words, live the truth. — Jonah Sachs

27. Content is fire; social media is gasoline. — Jay Baer

28. You can buy attention (advertising). You can beg for attention from the media (PR). You can bug people one at a time to get attention (sales). Or you can earn attention by creating something interesting and valuable and then publishing it online for free. — David Meerman Scott

29. Marketing is no longer about the stuff that you make, but about the stories you tell. —Seth Godin

30. Search is an integral part of truly integrated marketing campaigns that ties offline and online elements together, pushing consumers to engage with static media, or giving them the option of responding to offers or ideas promoted by them. — Joe Mandese

31. An invitation to participate online is unlikely to provoke a negative perception of the brand involved, even if the respondent does not wish to participate. — Julian Smith

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

33. By creating and publishing remarkable content in the form that educates, informs, inspires and entertains, marketers can begin to build relationships with prospects early on in the buying cycle. — Jonathon Lister

34. LinkedIn is a channel to increase, not a tool to replace, your networking efforts, and it is an excellent vehicle to facilitate some facets of your marketing and business strategies. — Viveka von Rosen

35. Do not address your readers as though they were gathered together in a stadium. When people read your copy, they are alone. Pretend you are writing to each of them a letter on behalf of your client. — David Ogilvy

36. Many advertisers are yet to be assured that online advertising can have an impact on branding, to positively shift attitudes and perceptions. To convince them, you need proof. — Christina Goodman

37.Build relationships, not links. — Scott Wyden Kivowitz

38. Focus on one content type (is it textual, video, audio, in-person), one platform (my blog/website, iTunes, YouTube, etc.), and consistently deliver relevant content to a specific audience, over time. That’s it. In the beginning I became so distracted about trying a little bit of everything that I wasn’t great at anything. — Joe Pulizzi

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

40. Transparency may be the most disruptive and far-reaching innovation to come out of social media. — Paul Gillin

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

42. Understanding how to behave in social media is easy: be nice or leave. — Faris Yakob

Back to you now. Share some of the quotes you found most useful below.

Originally posted on LinkedIn.

Published by Alexandra Cote

Alexandra Cote is a SaaS content writer and strategist with a passion for workplace productivity, social media marketing wonders, conversion rate optimization, artificial intelligence, and keyword research (Hooray for SEO!). Reach out to her via LinkedIn or her blog.

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