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101 Amazing Quotes About Marketing Pt.2

Joel Brown (Founder of Addicted2Success.com)

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So here we are, finally, with Part 2 of the 101 Amazing Quotes About Marketing. These 51 Quotes are a mixture of shared thoughts by many great marketing geniuses.Live by these and you will take your business to the level needed in the competitive world of business.

 

Amazing Quotes About Marketing

The right people to start video blogging are those with a passion to tell a story. – Steve Garfield (Author Of Get Seen)

I am all for conversations. But you need to have a message. – Renee Blodgett (Blodgett Communications)

Your network is your filter. – Don Tapscott & Anthony D Williams (Authors Of Wikinomics)

When you’ve got people commenting on your stuff or calling you out or challenging you – you have to be prepared to guard yourself from being something that isn’t you – David Armano (Edelman Digital)

No matter your sector, chances are that people are already twittering about your products, your brand, your company or at least your industry. – Tim O’Reilly & Sarah Milstein (The Twitter Book)

What happens online is you are constantly dealing with invisible audiences. – Danah Boyd (Social Media Researcher – Microsoft)

Twitter is not a technology. It’s a conversation and it’s happening with or without you. – Charlene Li (Co-Author Of Groundswell)

To trust agents, hyperlinks are the twenty-first-century equivalent of the name-dropper. – Chris Brogan & Julien Smith (Authors Of Trust Agents)

Good-bye broadcast, Hello, conversation. – Shel Israel (Co-Author Of Naked Conversations)

Marketers need to build digital relationships and reputation before closing a sale. – Chris Brogan (New Marketing Labs)

As you’ve noticed people don’t want to be sold. What people do want is news and information about the things they care about. – Larry Weber (Author Of Marketing To The Social Web)

You wan’t to invent new ideas, not new rules. – Dan Heath (Co Author Of Made To Stick)

Businesses should follow and learn from others successes and failures in order to better understand and predict their own. – Ben Mezrich (Author Of The Accidental Billionaires)

Companies are learning that it’s much better to offer customers a place to give direct feedback at their virtual doorstep than to ignore complaints and let them crop up everywhere – Brian Reich & Dan Solomon (Authors Of Media Rules!)

To be successful and grow your business and revenues, you must match the way you market your products with the way your prospects learn about and shop for your products. – Brian Halligan (Co Author Of Inbound Marketing) 

Smart phones are re-inventing the connections between companies and their customers. – Rich Miner (Co Founder Of Android)

Understand the key factors in the math behind viral marketing, and use those to figure out what it takes to get viral growth. – David Skok (Matrix Partners)

You’ve probably got a device on you that can shoot decent video,  so what’s stopping you? – Steve Garfield (Video Blogger)

Think like a customer – Paul Gillin (Author Of The New Influencers)

Effective engagement is inspired by the empathy that develops simply by being human. – Brian Solis (Author Of Engage)

From Sixdegrees to Friendster to Facebook, Social Networking has become a familiar and ubiquitous part of the Internet. – David Kirkpatrick (Author Of The Facebook Effect)

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

Marketing isn’t magic, there is a Science to it. – Dan Zarrella (Social Media Scientist)

Holding back technology to reserve business models is like allowing blacksmiths to veto the internal combustion engine in order to protect their horseshoes. – Don Tapscott (Wikinomics)

The future of business is social. – Barry Libert (Author Of Social Nation)

Keep your eye out for hot topics and trends. The media is constantly looking for timely stories. – Jim Kukral (Author Of Attention!)

Traditional methods of sales prospecting are grossly inefficient. – Jill Konrath (Author Of Snap Selling)

I can take what I learned from writing articles, educate a new audience with a new channel, and leap frog other companies who aren’t embracing this now. – Brian Carroll (CEO, InTouch) 

By publishing content that shows buyers you understand their problems and can show them how to solve them, you build credibility. – Ardath Albee (Author Of EMarketing Strategies For The Complex Sale)

Already, companies that speak in the language of the pitch, the dog-and-pony show, are no longer speaking to anyone. – The Clue Train Manifesto

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

Your organization is becoming hyperlinked. Whether you like it or not. It’s bottom-up; it’s impossible. – David Weinberger (Everything Is Miscellaneous)

When all you’ve got is a hammer, bad service looks like a nail. – Doc Searls (The Cluetrain Manifesto)

Take two ideas and put them together to make one idea. After all, what is a Snuggie but a mutation of a blanket and a robe? – Jim Kukral (Attention!)

Recognize that give away items serve as silent ambassadors, reinforcing your Expert Identity – choose them carefully. – Susan Friedmann (Author Of Riches In Niches)

Money follows Passion – not the other way around. – David Garland (Rise To The Top)

For many businesses, the fear behind their social media reluctance isn’t just fear of failure but of blame and accountability – both individual and collective. – Jay Baer (The Now Revolution)

Companies need to lighten up and take themselves les seriously. They need to get a sense of humor. – The Cluetrain Manifesto

Until Facebook came along, there was hardly anywhere on the public internet where you had to operate with your real name. – David Kirkpatrick (Author Of The Facebook Effect)

By listening, marketing will re-learn how to talk. – Doc Searls (The Cluetrain Manifesto)

Companies need connections to their markets to create long-term loyalty. – Charlene Li & Josh Bernoff (Authors Of Groundswell)

There’s a lot of fear-mongering about “losing control” of your brand online, when, in fact, you’ve got control over as much as you always have: how you present your business and how you act. – Jay Baer (The Now Revolution)

Be passionate about the culture and the business, and remain positive, because it inspires others. – Barry Libert (Author Of Social Nation)

Good is the enemy of great.. The vast majority of good companies remain just that – good, but not great. – Jim Collins (Author Of Good To Great)

Those who build and perpetuate mediocrity…are motivated more by the fear of being left behind. – – Jim Collins (Author Of Good To Great)

One way to sell a consumer something in the future is simply to get his or her permission in advance. – Seth Godin (Author Of Permission Marketing)

In this age of micro-blogging and two second sound bites, almost no one has the attention span, or time, to read more than a few sentences. – Tim Frick (Return On Engagement)

Once you have your questions and stories, map them to the buying process – just as your prospect will experience them. – Ardath Albee (Author Of EMarketing Strategies For The Complex Sale)

What we really need is a mindset shift that will make us relevant to todays consumers, a mindset shift from telling to selling to building relationships. – Jim Stengel (Procter & Gamble)

It no longer makes economic sense to send an advertising message to the many in hopes of persuading the few. – M Lawrence Light (Former Chief Marketing Officer Of McDonalds)

When you break down all the fluff, there are two ways to promote and market your business, dumber, slower and expensive – or faster, smarter and cheaper. – David Garland (Rise To The Top)

There is no black magic to successfully attracting customers via the Web. – Rand Fishkin (Founder, SEOMOZ)

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6 Inspiring Quotes From Lucille Ball That Will Motivate You to Stand Out and Reach for the Stars

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The original “Queen of Comedy” Lucille “Lucy” Ball, continues to be an icon of fiery sass and humor for every generation. Her timeless comedic talent still sets the standard for those desiring to follow in her celebrated entertainment footsteps.

Here are six inspiring quotes from her that will motivate you to stand out from the crowd and never give up on your dreams:

1. “One of the things I learned the hard way, was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.”

In business and our personal lives, we are bombarded daily by outward criticism and inward self-doubt. In order to realise the success we strive for and attain the goals we hope to achieve, it’s important to practice a strong positive outlook.

Although Ball was known for being an inherently shy girl, when she was 15 years old, she convinced her mom to allow her to attend New York Drama School. The administrator of the school, unable to see the talent hidden behind the shyness, wrote to her mother telling her not to “waste her money and the school’s time with this shy, awkward young lady.”

Refusing to be deterred by the shortsighted criticism, Ball dug in her heels, overcame her shyness, and went on to become the talented comedic actress and icon we know and love today. Just imagine how unfortunate it would have been if she had taken the negative criticism to heart and decided to give up her passion.

2. “Luck? I don’t know anything about luck. I’ve never banked on it and I’m afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: Hard work—and realising what is opportunity and what isn’t.”

Today, we are very much conditioned to expect instant gratification in all areas of life. It’s important to remember, however, that true personal and professional success is achieved through tenacity and hard work. Very seldom does “luck” play a substantial role in building a solid and promising future.

Few people may realise that beyond the laughter and crazy shenanigans that Ball is so well known for, she was a trailblazing businesswoman who mapped out her professional path and keenly took advantage of opportunities that came her way.

Behind the scenes, she was co-creator, owner, and partner of Desilu Productions with her husband, Desi Arnaz. I Love Lucy was the first real sitcom developed by a husband and wife team, and under Desilu Studios, the show pioneered the multi-camera shot and filmed in front of a live audience—something no one else was doing at the time.

Being a female owner of a film production company in the 1960s was unprecedented. But, Ball didn’t stop there. Instead, she would eventually buy out Desi and become the first female CEO of a major television and movie production company. Her hard work and perseverance created a legacy to last for generations.

3. “I’d rather regret the things I have done than the things that I haven’t.”

Regrets are a fact of life both personally and professionally. However, most of us would probably admit that we learned some valuable things about ourselves from past mistakes and mishaps. Most would agree that our biggest regrets are related to the opportunities and experiences that we didn’t seize when we had the chance.

Ball’s career in the entertainment world was full of various ups and downs that included many B movies and lackluster performances. However, she continued to forge ahead learning from each and every experience. She was forty years old when she finally hit her stride and began her journey with I Love Lucy. Ball didn’t let the fact that Hollywood considered her to be “old” to stop her from fulfilling her dreams.

Instead of letting the long road of disappointments and closed doors discourage her, Ball refused to give up and found a way to create her own destiny and achieve the success that she had worked so hard for.

4. “I dyed my hair this crazy red to bid for attention. It has become a trademark, and I’ve got to keep it this way.”

We live in a culture where most of us just want to fit in. There is a pressure to conform to a set of expectations in both our professional and personal lives. However, it’s often when we take a risk to set ourselves apart, that doors of opportunities and experiences open for us.

For example, Ball’s natural hair colour was a light to medium brown with reddish tones. Early in her career, she bleached it blonde in hopes of being able to compete with the plethora of bombshell blondes of the era. She eventually realised, however, she needed to stand out, not blend in!

In a past interview, Ball is quoted stating, “Not being a beauty, I hated any part in a picture which depended on beauty. I resented work where looks were that important. There are so many glamour girls that I felt it was silly for me to try to compete with them.”

Dyeing her natural brown hair the colour red was one of the greatest risks Ball took early in her career, but it became one of the late comedian’s most beautiful physical features that helped her stand out and succeed in Hollywood. She shared, “I had to learn to concentrate on developing my personality—to have an individual approach. The way you feel about yourself has a lot to do with the impression you make.”

5. “The more things you do, the more you can do.”

We should never stop striving to learn new skills and grow in knowledge. Taking the steps to constantly evolve in our understanding of our professional and personal life—as well as the world around us—helps build a firm foundation for our present and future.

Ball was a true pioneer for the women of her time. She was not afraid to tackle new things or learn more about the production and business side of her career even though she was encroaching on a man’s world at the time. She knew that any knowledge she gained about the entertainment business would help ensure her future success.

For example, behind the scenes, Ball was an integral part of the business operations of Desilu Productions. She was one of the final voices in all decisions made regarding the show and the production company. And it didn’t stop there. In front of the camera, she portrayed a determined woman diligently trying to work outside of the home in various careers while still tackling the responsibilities of being a housewife and a mother. To put it simply, she just wasn’t scared to try something new.

It’s important to not let fear of failure, or the unknown, deter us from taking chances to break the mould and step out of our comfort zone. The possibilities for growth, success, and achievement are endless.

6. “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”

It’s quite profound how much we can learn from the fortitude and spunk exuded from Lucille Ball, the “Queen of Comedy.” As we’ve seen through these quotes, Ball refused to let others dictate who she would become or what she would achieve. Instead, she had a firm grasp on her own self-worth and was determined to forge ahead to fulfill her dreams.

She demonstrated that self-confidence and inner strength are vital to professional and personal success—a lesson that we would all be wise to remember.

Which one of the above Lucille Ball quotes was your favorite and why? Share your thoughts with us below!

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