Quotes about Sales & Marketing

"There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else."

Samuel Moore "Sam" Walton (March 29, 1918 – April 5, 1992) was a businessman and entrepreneur born in Kingfisher, Oklahoma best known for founding the retailers Wal-Mart and Sam's Club.


"Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman - not the attitude of the prospect."

illiam Clement Stone (May 4, 1902– September 3, 2002) wasa businessman, philanthropist and self-help book author.


"Business has only two functions - marketing and innovation."

Milan Kundera (born 1 April 1929) is a writer of Czech origin. His books were banned by the Communist regimes of Czechoslovakia until the downfall of the regime in the Velvet Revolution in 1989.


"I notice increasing reluctance on the part of marketing executives to use judgment; they are coming to rely too much on research, and they use it as a drunkard uses a lamp post for support, rather than for illumination."

David MacKenzie Ogilvy (June 23, 1911–July 21, 1999) was a notable advertising executive. He has often been called "The Father of Advertising." In 1962, Time called him "the most sought-after wizard in today's advertising industry." He was known for a career of expanding the bounds of both creativity and morality in advertising.


"Marketing is what you do when your product is no good."

Edwin Herbert Land (May 7, 1909 – March 1, 1991) was an American scientist and inventor, best known as the co-founder of the Polaroid Corporation.


"We're obviously going to spend a lot in marketing because we think the product sells itself."

James "Jim" Edward Allchin (born in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1951) is a former executive at Microsoft.


"Not being in tune with your customers is like living in an alternate reality; the way you think your customers feel about your product is not always the same as what your customers really think about your product."

Bo Bennett (-) American businessman and author.


"I think putting labels on people is just an easy way of marketing something you don't understand."

Adam Thomas Jones (born January 14, 1965) is a three time Grammy Award-winning American musician and visual artist, best known for his position as the guitarist for Grammy-Award winning band Tool.


"In marketing I've seen only one strategy that can't miss - and that is to market to your best customers first, your best prospects second and the rest of the world last."

Alfonso John Romero (born October 28, 1967) is a game designer, programmer, and developer in the video game industry.


"When buying shares, ask yourself, would you buy the whole company?"

Rene Rivkin (6 June 1944 – 1 May 2005) was an Australian entrepreneur, investor, investment adviser, and stockbroker.