29 Amazing Content Marketing Quotes To Inspire You

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What are your favorite content marketing quotes?

In my Content Marketing Strategy work, I help brands build and hone their content marketing strategies, taking into consideration their marketing goals, brand positioning, and the competitive landscape.

In our research and conversations, we’ve come across insights from top marketers, business leaders, and content experts that have educated, motivated, and inspired us.

We’ve already published and updated some of the best marketing quotes to inspire your strategy overall.

But before we get to the best content marketing quotes from some of the top influencers in content marketing, here’s some of my own most popular content marketing quotes:

The difference between Content and Content Marketing is the destination.” (Destination = a website or print magazine that you own to build an audience, by publishing customer-focused content, consistently.)

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Content marketing is the gap between what brands produce and what consumers actually want.

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“If great content is the hero, then banners are the villain.”

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“Behind every piece of bad content is an executive who asked for it.”

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I hope you liked some of those?

Here are some of our favorites Content Marketing quotes (updated for 2017).

We hope you you find some inspiration in these. Have other quotes you love? We’d love to hear from you!

Content Marketing is all the Marketing that’s left.” ~ Seth Godin

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Banners have 99 problem and a click ain’t one.” ~ Scott Sorokin, Chief Strategy Officer at Razorfish

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We need to stop interrupting what people are interested in and be what people are interested in.” ~ Craig Davis, former Chief Creative Officer at J. Walter Thompson.

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Make your customers the her of your stories.” ~ Ann Handley, , Chief Content Officer, MarketingProfs

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Content Marketing provides 4x the ROI of our traditional marketing spend.” ~ Julie Fleischer, VP Marketing, Neustar

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It’s not the best content that wins. It’s the best promoted content that wins.” ~ Andy Crestodina

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The buyer journey is nothing more than a series of questions that must be answered.” ~ Analyst Firm IDC

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Content is fire. Social media is gasoline.” ~ Jay Baer

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Content is the reason search began in the first place.” ~ Lee Odden

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What helps people, helps business.” ~ Leo Burnett

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Content is king.” ~ Bill Gates

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Content isn’t king, it’s the kingdom.” ~Lee Odden

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Content is king, but distribution is queen. And she wears the pants.” ~ Jonathan Perelman, Buzzfeed

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Great content is the best sales tool in the world.” ~ Marcus Sheridan

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Market like the year you are in.” ~ Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO and Co-Funder of Vayner Media

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Content Marketing is a commitment, not a campaign.” ~ Jon Buscall, Head of Moondog Marketing

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Content marketing is no longer a numbers game. It’s a game of relevance,” ~ Jason Miller

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Google is the new corporate homepage.” ~ Jeremiah Owyang, Founder of Crowd Companies

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You need to create ridiculously good content – content that is useful, enjoyable and inspired.” ~ Ann Handley

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Traditional marketing talks at people. Content marketing talks with them.” ~Doug Kessler

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Content is the atomic particle of all marketing.” ~ Rebecca Lieb

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Content builds relationships. Relationships are built on trust. Trust drives revenue.” ~ Andrew Davis

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Your brand is not what you sell.” ~ John Iwata, IBM

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When creating content, be the best answer on the internet.” ~ Andy Crestodina, and Lee Odden have both made similar comments that roughly translate to: If you want to rank for search, you need to create the best answer to a customer question.

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The best marketing doesn’t feel like marketing.” ~ Tom Fishburne, Founder and CEO Marketoon Studios

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Brands need to take the phrase ‘acting like a publisher’ literally.” ~ Dietrich Mateschitz, CEO of RedBull

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If you don’t like what is being said, then change the conversation.”  ~ Don Draper

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Content marketing is really like a first date. If all you do is talk about yourself, there won’t be a second date.” ~ David Beebe, former head of content, Marriott

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Michael Brenner is a globally-recognized keynote speaker, author of The Content Formula and the CEO of Marketing Insider Group. He has worked in leadership positions in sales and marketing for global brands like SAP and Nielsen, as well as for thriving startups. Today, Michael shares his passion on leadership and marketing strategies that deliver customer value and business impact. He is recognized by the Huffington Post as a Top Business Keynote Speaker and a top CMO influencer by Forbes. Please follow him on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook and Subscribe here for regular updates.

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