50 Thought-Provoking Social Marketing Quotes

Looking for some thought-provoking social marketing quotes to share across your social media profiles?

If you can’t find the right social media-related quote in this article, then chances are you won’t find it! I’ve scored the internet to put together the 50 best social marketing quotes that I could find.

Famous quotes are shared often across all social media platforms. They’re a nice way to break up the type of content you’re sharing, as well as letting people know what elevates and motivates you.

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On Facebook, the best social marketing quotes are image-based. A picture can say a thousand words, but it can also set the mood and appropriately convey emotion. Twitter recently made an update with enhanced image posting features. Perfect timing — these social marketing quotes will certainly make your timeline much more colourful.

Have you already got a favourite social marketing quote in mind? Has one of your favourite marketing influencers said something memorable that has always stuck in your head?

Take a look at these 50 social marketing quotes below and let me know what you think are the best in the comments section at the end of the article.

50 Thought-Provoking Social Marketing Quotes

1. Conventional marketing widsom long held that a dissatisfied customer tell ten people. But… In the new age of social media, he or she has the tools to tell ten million — Paul Gillin

2. Content is fire, social media is gasoline — Ryan Kahn

3. It’s because of this fundamental shift towards user-generated information that people will listen more to other people than to traditional sources — Eric Schmidt

4. Technology does not run an enterprise, relationships do — Patricia Fripp

6. A brand is no longer what we tell the customer it is — it is what customers tell each other it is — Scott Cook

7. Social marketing eliminates the middlemen, providing brands the unique opportunity to have a direct relationship with their customers — Bryan Weiner

8. Social media creates communities, not markets — Don Schultz

9. If you’re not networking, you’re not working — Denis Waitley

11. Activate your fans, don’t just collect them like baseball cards — Jay Baer

12. Social Media is a commitment, not a campaign — Stuart Davidson

13. Marketing isn’t magic, there is a science to it — Dan Zarrella

14. The currency of real networking is not greed but generosity — Keith Ferrazzi

16. Social media is addictive precisely because it gives us something which the real world lacks; it gives us immediacy, direction and value as an individual — David Amerland

17. Advertising people who ignore research are as dangerous as generals who ignore decodes of enemy signals — David Ogilvy

18. Social media — the mistake firms make is using these channels to try and sell stuff — Howard Schultz

19. What happens on social media stays on Google forever — YourSocial

21. Turning potentially negative situations into positive ones was one of the biggest opportunities social media offered SMEs — Kaylene Moore

22. Most people do not listen with the intent to understand, they listen with the intent to reply — Stephen Covey

23. There is no reason — no practical reason — for newspapers to survive — Jacek Utko

25. Two-thirds of social media’s potential value lies in improving collaboration and communication within and across enterprises — McKinsey

26. Maybe don’t call it social media. Just be human and tell your story — Gary Vaynerschuk

27. Ultimately, brands need to have a role in society. The best way to have a role in society is to understand how people are talking about things in real time — Jean-Philippe Maheu

28. The goal of social media is to turn customers into a volunteer marketing army — Jay Baer

30. Social media is about the people! Not about your business. provide for the people and the people will provide for you — Matt Goulart

31. Don’t use social media to impress people; use it to impact people — Dave Willis

32. Social media has infected the world with a sickening virus called vanity — Kellie Elmore

34. Social media is here. It’s not going away; not a passing fad. Be where your customers are: in social media — Lori Ruff

35. Everyone should build their network before they need it — Dave Delaney

36. If you think it’s expensive to hire a social media professional, just wait until you hire an amateur — Stuart Davidson

37. Not providing valuable content will simply push you out of the ring online. Make this your first priority! — Melonie Dodaro

39. Social media is one area of business where you don’t need to outspend your competitors in order to beat them — Hal Stokes

40. There are Three sides to every interaction: Yours, mine and the view of everyone watching us. Act carefully. — Mack Collier

41. The best listener in the room wins because that’s the person who understands the interests and needs of those around them — Dina Eisenberg

43. If you try and connect to everyone through everything, everywhere then you dilute the sense of your brand on social media — Anna Farmery

44. The power of social media is that it forces necessary change — Erik Qualman

45. We need to stop interrupting what people are interested in and be what people are interested in — Craig Davis

47. Social tools are not just about giving people a voice, but giving them a way to collaborate contribute and connect — John Stepper

48. Just cutting email out of the picture in favour of social sharing translates to a productivity windfall as more enterprise information becomes accessible and searchable, rather than locked up as ‘dark matter’ in inboxes — Quentin Hardy

49. What is a social business? It’s an organisation that integrates social technologies with critical business processes to improve the productivity of it’s workforce and create exceptional customer service — Alistair Rennie

Bonus Social Marketing Quote From The Author

51. “It’s not who you know in social media. It’s how well you maintain and strengthen your relationships” — Stuart Davidson Tweet This

Your Favourite Social Marketing Quote

Which of these 50 social marketing quotes is your favourite? Did you remember to share it across your social media profiles?

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It would be great to hear other social marketing quotes that I haven’t included in this article. Post them in the comments section below.