Those who prefer their English sloppy have only themselves to thank if the advertisement writer uses his mastery of vocabulary and syntax to mislead their weak minds.
— Dorothy L. Sayers
Promise, large promise, is the soul of an advertisement.
— advertisement quotation by Samuel Johnson
An epitaph is a belated advertisement for a line of goods that has been discontinued.
A store's best advertisement is the service its goods render, for upon such service rest the future, the good-will, of an organization.
The right name is an advertisement in itself.
Advertising is legalized lying.
I have discovered the most exciting, the most arduous literary form of all, the most difficult to master, the most pregnant in curious possibilities. I mean the advertisement. It is far easier to write ten passably effective Sonnets, good enough to take in the not too inquiring critic, than one effective advertisement that will take in a few thousand of the uncritical buying public.
The art of advertisement, after the American manner, has introduced into all our life such a lavish use of superlatives, that no standard of value whatever is intact.
Never write an advertisement which you wouldn't want your own family to read.
You wouldn't tell lies to your own wife. Don't tell them to mine. Do as you would be done by. If you tell lies about a product, you will be found out -- either by the Government, which will prosecute you, or by the consumer, who will punish you by not buying your product a second time. Good products can be sold by honest advertising. If you don't think the product is good, you have no business to be advertising it.
For good or ill, your conversation is your advertisement.
Every time you open your mouth you let men look into your mind. Do they see it well clothed, neat, businesswise?
The most excellent and divine counsel, the best and most profitable advertisement of all others, but the least practiced, is to study and learn how to know ourselves. This is the foundation of wisdom and the highway to whatever is good. God, Nature, the wise, the world, preach man, exhort him both by word and deed to the study of himself.
It's kind of debatable whether or not the advertisement model is effective.
Like whether Nielsen works. For years, Nielsen has been based on sampling. It's not like an electronic bullet that hits your house that tells the people at networks at all times what you're watching.
The more facts you tell, the more you sell.
An advertisement's chance for success invariably increases as the number of pertinent merchandise facts included in the advertisement increases.
It is a most extraordinary thing, but I never read a patent medicine advertisement without being impelled to the conclusion that I am suffering from the particular disease therein dealt with in its most virulent form.
Living in an age of advertisement, we are perpetually disillusioned.
The perfect life is spread before us every day, but it changes and withers at a touch.