Being social media managers ourselves, we understand the pain of looking for good social media quotes to use in our social media content. So here comes the solution! 

We are here to help you in your quest to find the best social media quotes there are. Just go through our ultimate list of quotes and find what best suits your tastes.

“‘I get a 100% open rate,’ said nobody ever. All the more reason to place Facebook ads targeting your own email list.”

Mari Smith, social media expert

“Activate your fans; don’t just collect them like baseball cards.”

Jay Baer, Convince & Convert

“All one needs is a computer, a network connection, and a bright spark of initiative and creativity to join the economy.”

Don Tapscott,

“Being yourself is the only way how to stand out in today’s crowded market. So what’s YOUR story?”

Magnetic Silvia, CEO Magnetic Look

“Bring the best of your authentic self to every opportunity.”

Brian Jantsch, Author

“Build it, and they will come” only works in the movies. Social Media is a build it, nurture it, engage them, and they may come and stay.”

Seth Godin,

“Clarity trumps persuasion.”


“Content-based marketing gets repeated in social media and increases word-of-mouth mentions; it’s the best way to gather buzz about a product.”

 Marsha Collier 

“Conversations among the members of your marketplace happen whether you like it or not. Good marketing encourages the right sort of conversations.”

Seth Godin, Seth’s Blog

“Conversations are happening whether you are there or not.”

Kim Garst

“Don’t fix the marketing first, fix your product. Once you’ve got a good product to talk about, the marketing’s going to flow from that.”

Scott Monty, Ford social-media chief

“Don’t say anything online that you wouldn’t want plastered on a billboard with your face on it.”

Erin Bury, Sprouter community manager

“Don’t worry; skills are cheap, passion is priceless. If you’re passionate about your content and you know it and do it better than anyone else, even with few formal business skills you have the potential to create a million-dollar business.”

Gary Vee, Author of Crush It

“Engage rather than sell. Work as a co-creator, not a marketer.”


“Every year the Web offers up hundreds of new experimental services and ideas, and while you don’t have time to try them all, if you’re able to pinpoint the applications with the most traction, your early adopter status will come with long-term rewards.”

Jennifer Van Grove, editor & social media strategist

“Find your sweet spot: the intersection between what you know and what your customers need to know.”

Joe Pulizzi

“Going viral is not an outcome; it’s a happening. Sometimes it happens; sometimes it doesn’t. Just remember, fans are vanity and sales are sanity.”

Lori Taylor

“How can you squander even one more day not taking advantage of the greatest shifts of our generation? How dare you settle for less when the world has made it so easy for you to be remarkable?”

Seth Godin,

“If content is king, then conversion is queen.”

John Munsell, CEO of Bizzuka

“If what you are doing doesn’t add value, they won’t listen to you.”

Marcus Sheridan

“If you make customers unhappy in the physical world, they might each tell 6 friends. If you make customers unhappy on the Internet, they can each tell 6,000 friends.”

Jeff Bezos, CEO at

“If you’re looking for the next big thing, and you’re looking where everyone else is, you’re looking in the wrong place.”

Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks

“Innovation needs to be part of your culture. Consumers are transforming faster than we are, and if we don’t catch up, we’re in trouble.”

Ian Schafer, Deep Focus

“Just be nice, take genuine interest in the people you meet, and keep in touch with people you like. This will create a group of people who are invested in helping you because they know you and appreciate you.”

Guy Kawasaki,

“Monitor, engage, and be transparent; these have always been the keys to success in the digital space.”

Dallas Lawrence, Levick Strategic Communications

“Most bloggers who rise above the clutter are quite often prolific –they work hard, not just writing content but networking, engaging in Social Media and more.”

Darren Rowse,

“New marketing is about the relationships, not the medium.”

Ben Grossman, founder of BiGMarK

“Once you can understand where the conversation is, who leads, the type of voices and the best place for you to add your voice, you can then start becoming a more active participant.”

Mitch Joel, president of Twist Image

“Our head of social media is the customer.”


“People align with movements they can believe in, and it is the human, intellectual, and financial investment in genuine content that defines experiences.”

Brian Solis, Principal of FutureWorks

“Please Repeat: Influence is NOT Popularity!”

Brian Solis,

“Privacy is dead, and social media hold the smoking gun.”

Pete Cashmore, Mashable CEO

“Social marketing eliminates the middlemen, providing brands the unique opportunity to have a direct relationship with their customers.”

Bryan Weiner, CEO at Digital Agency 360i

“Social Media can provide a conversational extension to a B2B company’s nurturing programs. Social Media gives us the opportunity to humanize our communications and make our companies more approachable.”

Ardath Albee, CEO of

“Social Media is about the people! Not about your business. Provide for the people and the people will provide for you.”

Matt Goulart

“Social media is just a buzzword until you come up with a plan.”


“Social media isn’t the end-all-be-all, but it offers marketers unparalleled opportunity to participate in relevant ways. It also provides a launch-pad for other marketing tactics. Social media is not an island. It’s a high-power engine on the larger marketing ship.” 

Matt Dickman, Vice President and head of digital communications, Comcast Corporation

“Social media policies will never be able to cure stupid.”

Nichole Kelly

“Social Media puts the “public” into PR and the “market” into marketing.”

Chris Brogan, President of New Marketing Labs,

“Social media will help you build up loyalty of your current customers to the point that they will willingly, and for free, tell others about you.”

Bonnie Sainsbury

“Social networks aren’t about Web sites. They’re about experiences.”

Mike DiLorenzo, NHL social media marketing director

“Social Media is the lock and key to your popularity amongst your clientle.”


 “The beauty of social media is that it will point out your company’s flaws; the key questions are how quickly you address these flaws.”

Erik Qualmann, author of “Socialnomics”

“The most successful marketer becomes part of the lives of their followers. They follow back. They wish happy birthday. They handle problems their customers have with products or service. They grow their businesses and brands by involving themselves in their own communities.”

Marsha Collie, speaker and business author

“The qualities that make Twitter seem insane and half-baked are what makes it so powerful.”

Jonathan Zittrain, Professor of Law at Harvard

“The value of being connected and transparent is so high that the road bumps of privacy issues are much lower in actual experience than people’s fears.”

Reid Hoffman, founder and executive chairman of LinkedIn

“There are no magic wands, no hidden tracks, and no secret handshakes that can bring you immediate success, but with time, energy and determination you can get there.”

Darren Rowse, Professional Blogger

“Today people don’t trust companies. One of the things marketers want to do is to humanize their brand. What better way to do it than put a live person in front of them?”

Jackie Huba, author

“Twitter is a great place to tell the world what you’re thinking before you’ve had a chance to think about it.”

Chris Pirillo, blogger

“Twitter is not a technology, it’s a conversation – and it’s happening with or without you.”

Charlene Li, author

“We all make mistakes. But social media can frame those mistakes and display them infinitely.”


“We don’t have a choice on whether we do social media, the question is how well we do it.”

Erik Qualman 

“We’re living at a time when attention is the new currency. Those who insert themselves into as many channels as possible look set to capture the most value.”

Pete Cashmore, Founder of

“What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas; what happens on Twitter stay on Google forever!”

Jure Klepic,

“When you give everyone a voice and give people power, the system usually ends up in a really good place.”

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO & Founder of Facebook

“When you say it, it’s marketing. When they say it, it’s social proof.”

Andy Crestodina

“Why are we trying to measure social media like a traditional channel anyway? Social media touches every facet of business and is more an extension of good business ethics.”

Erik Qualman, author of “Socialnomics”

“With Social Media so prevalent we are all extremely visible. Your prospective clients, your peers and your competition can drill as deep as they wish searching, reading and gathering information online about you and posted by you without you ever knowing who’s searching. Depending on what they find, your prospects may choose to do business with you or not.”

Mari Smith,

“You are what you tweet.”

Alex Tew, Monkey Inferno

“You as a brand have to be completely confident about your position, because you will get criticism. You will have a negative reaction. If you didn’t get a negative reaction, that means you’re standing neutral and you have no point of view. Who wants to participate in that?”

Frank Cooper, Pepsico

“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, Best-Selling Author & Speaker

“You can never go wrong by investing in communities and the human beings within them.”

Pam Moore

A brand is no longer what we tell the consumer it is – it is what consumers tell each other it is.”

Scott Cook

“Content Doesn’t Win. Optimized Content Wins.”

Liana Evans

“Content is fire. Social media is gasoline.” 

Jay Baer, keynote speaker, emcee, author, and entrepreneur

“Content marketing is a commitment, not a campaign.”

Jon Buscall

“Conversations are happening whether you are there or not.”

Kim Garst

“Don’t worry if you aren’t tweeting, the act itself is you tweeting. You’re sending a message.”

David Alston 

“Engage, Enlighten, Encourage and especially…just be yourself! Social media is a community effort, everyone is an asset.”

Susan Cooper

“Find your sweet spot: the intersection between what you know and what your customers need to know.”


“Focus on how to be social, not on how to do social.”

Jay Baer, Convince & Convert

“Importantly, companies are using social media to do things that go way beyond just chatting up existing customers on Facebook. Sales departments use social to nurture leads and close sales. HR posts job openings and vets applicants. Community and support squads mine networks, blogs, and forums with deep listening tools.”

Ryan Holmes, Internet entrepreneur

“Legendary service is one of the criteria that sets one company apart from its competitors. It’s the mark of a truly authentic company – you just can’t fake caring!”

 Kim Garst

“Like everything else in marketing, the first step is finding the right audience. Building authority with cyclists is completely useless to you if you’re looking to engage people in the automobile industry.”

Vincent H. Clarke, author

“Social media allows big companies to act small again.”

Jay Baer

“Social media is about sociology and psychology more than technology.”

Brian Solis

“Social media is about the people! Not about your business. Provide for the people and the people will provide you.”

Matt Goulart

“Social media is just a buzzword until you come up with a plan.”


“Social media is not just a spoke on the wheel of marketing. It’s becoming the way entire bicycles are built.”

Ryan Lilly, author

“Social media is not just an activity; it is an investment of valuable time and resources. Surround yourself with people who not just support you and stay with you, but inform your thinking about ways to WOW your online presence.”

Sean Gardner

“Social Media is not media. The key is to listen, engage and build relationships.”


“Successful companies in social media function more like entertainment companies, publishers, or party planners than as traditional advertisers.”

Erik Qualman

“The first rule of social media is that everything changes all the time. What won’t change is the community’s desire to network.” 

Kami Huyse, PR & social media strategist, entrepreneur, CEO Zoetica Media

“The only thing worse than a social networking junkie who breaks out in a cold sweat if she hasn’t updated her page in the past 10 seconds is the person (usually it’s a guy) who proudly refuses to join Facebook. You know, that same d-bag who held out on getting a cell phone until, like, 2002.”

Andrea Lavinthal

“We have technology, finally, that for the first time in human history allows people to really maintain rich connections with much larger numbers of people.”

Pierre Omidyar 

“When we are sharing stories to create bonds with other like-minded people, we want to give them social currency with the highest pass-on value we can.”

Jay Oatwa

“When you lose followers because of where you stand – you strengthen your tribe.” 

Glen Gilmore

“When you say it, it’s marketing. When they say it, it’s social proof.”


“Find your spirit, and no challenge will keep you from achieving your goals.”

Christopher Penn

“If you love what you do and have a sincere interest in those individuals that you meet along the journey, then not only will you benefit by your own efforts, but those you surround yourself will be blessed with your knowledge and friendship”.

Dede Watson

“Social media is here. It’s not going away; not a passing fad. Be where customers are; in social media.”

Lori Ruff

“Good content always has an objective; it’s created with intent. It therefore carries triggers to action.”

Ann Handley

“Everyone starts out with nobody listening to them and nobody to listen to. How and who you add determines what Twitter will become for you.”

Laura Fitton

“Be genuine. Be nice. Know your audience. Articles on web design, color, inspiration and basics of design really help them. Novice articles are the best – my audience doesn’t benefit from intermediate or advanced design topics.”

Calvin Lee

“Lead people with what they want. – Lead with what they’ve already said. – Lead people from where they’re at. – Lead them with the things that concern them.”

Sandi Krakowski

“People want to do business with you because you help them get what they want. They don’t do business with you to help you get what you want.”

Don Crowther

“Social media is the ultimate equalizer. It gives a voice and a platform to anyone willing to engage.”

Amy Jo Martin

“Marketing is about telling good stories. Social media marketing is about getting your customers to tell them for you.”

Corey Eridon

“Sharing is the essence of social media.”

Zoe Snugg

“Nothing influences people more than a recommendation from a trusted friend.”

Mark Zuckerberg

“Advertising brings in customers, but word-of-mouth brings in the best customers.”

Jonah Berger

“Technology and social media have brought power back to the people.”

Mark McKinnon

“If you get bored with social media, it’s because you are trying to get more value than you create.”

Fast Company

“Random social media tactics lead to random results. You need a strategy.”

Stephanie Sammons

“The best advice for anyone trying to grow on social media is to be real and to be consistent. People will connect more with you if you stay true to yourself and who you are.”

Lele Pons

“Social media allowed us to become our own storytellers. With it, we seized the power of our truth.”

DeRay Mckesson

“Social media has given us this idea that we should all have a posse of friends when in reality, if we have one or two really good friends, we are lucky.”

Brene Brown

“A large social media presence is important because it’s one of the last ways to conduct cost-effective marketing. Everything else involves buying eyeballs and ears. Social media enables a small business to earn eyeballs and ears.”

Guy Kawasaki

“I think writers have to be proactive; they’ve got to use new technology and social media. Yes, it’s hard to get noticed by traditional publishers, but there’s a great deal of opportunity out there if you’re got the right story.”

Ian Ranki

“Social media requires that business leaders start thinking like small-town shop owners. This means taking the long view and avoiding short-term benchmarks to gauge progress. It means allowing the personality, heart and soul of the people who run all levels of the business to show.”

Gary Vaynerchuk

“Social media buzz can lead to huge successes when people spread the word about something they love and want to share. But authors creating their own buzz? Making their own noise? It’s hard to make a lot of noise on our own about our own work. Except, sadly, negative noise.”

M.J. Rose

“Being effective at social media, whether for business or for personal use, means capturing people who have short attention spans. They’re only a click away from a picture of a funny cat, so you have to make your thing more compelling than that cat. And that can be a high bar.”

Alexis Ohanian

“Social media has definitely revolutionized or transformed the world of pageantry, and not just pageantry, but any social cause that we like to lend our voice to, how we inform each other, how we connect.”

Catriona Gray

“If someone hurts me on social media, I want to tell them that they have hurt me. I believe you should say what you’re feeling. We should all do that, but what I’ve also realized is that even a negative comment is from a person who is trying to reach out. When I reply, maybe I’m reminding them that there’s a deeper meaning to what they’re doing.”

Ginger Zee

“Just about any growth company is going to need smart salespeople, account and project managers, business development, operations, marketing, content creation, customer service, communications, analytics, and social media.”

Andrew Yang

“While social media skills were once a ‘nice-to-have’, accreditation in the space is becoming a requirement for many of these job titles. Hiring managers and job seekers are realizing that printing stacks of resumes is turning passe, and social media is rising as the new way of generating real-time networking opportunities.”  

Ryan Holmes

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