Social Media Quotes to Get You Thinking


There’s nothing like a pithy quote to get you thinking. I love combing through blogs and finding the sound bites that sum up someone’s entire approach to social media. Here are some thought provoking (and tweetable!) quotes about social media to challenge you in the new year. I don’t necessarily agree with all of these quotes just remember they’re just supposed to get you thinking!

  • “Social media is about sociology and psychology more than technology”– Brian Solis
  • “Advertising is the price you pay for unremarkable thinking” — Jeff Bezos
  • “What’s the value of your mother? How can you put value on your relationships?” –@GaryVee
  • You can buy attention (advertising). You can beg for attention from the media (PR). You can bug people one at a time to get attention (sales). Or you can earn attention by creating something interesting and valuable and then publishing it online for free.” –David Meerman Scott
  • “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
  • “There’s no cure for sucking.” –Mark Schmulen
  • “At a minimum the majority of search dollars will flow to a social media model because people care most about what their peers think and the technology is there for that information to be quickly shared on products and services. “–Erik Qualman
  • “Please Repeat: Influence is NOT Popularity!” Brian Solis
  • The best way to engage honestly with the marketplace via Twitter is to never use the words “engage,” “honestly,” or “marketplace.” –Jeffrey Zeldman
  • “Our head of social media is the customer.” –- McDonald’s
  • “You can never go wrong by investing in communities and the human beings within them.”– Pam Moore
  • “The beauty of social media is that it will point out your company’s flaws; the key questions is how quickly you address these flaws.” Erik Qualman
  • “Social Media is about the people! Not about your business. Provide for the people and the people will provide for you.” Matt Goulart
  • “Think like a publisher, not a marketer.” — David Meerman Scott
  • In God we trust everyone else bring data.

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