Ready to get inspired by the best social media quotes?

As most of the people who frequent my blog already know, I am a huge advocate of social media and how you can leverage it for your business or to improve or maintain your reputation online.

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The best social media quotes can help set you on the right path and inspire you.

It is something that you need to learn and understand to ensure that social media is an ally and not an enemy.  It is the Wild, Wild, West online and you need to harness the power.

I have put together, my favorite 15 quotes from some of the industry's top influencers.  Some are funny, some informative and some are witty!

If you have some ideas for the best social media quotes that you want to add, please do so in the comments section below.  Cheers!

15 of the Best Social Media Quotes to Inspire You

1. “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


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

Jonathan Zittrain, Professor of Law at Harvard Tweet This!


3. “You are what you tweet.”

Alex Tew, Monkey Inferno Tweet This!


4. “The goal of social media is to turn customers into your personal evangelist.”

Shane Barker, Tweet This!


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

–  Jure Klepic, Tweet This!


6. “Think like a publisher, not a marketer.”

–  David Meerman Scott, Marketing Strategist Tweet This!


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

Jay Baer, Convince & Convert Tweet This!


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

Don Tapscott,


9. “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


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

Scott Cook, co-founder Intuit


11. “Our head of social media is the customer.”

–  McDonald’s Tweet This!


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

Pete Cashmore, Mashable CEO Tweet This!


13. “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


14. “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,


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

John Munsell, CEO of Bizzuka Tweet This!


  1. Upaya Services says:

    All are the great quotes but I always follow steve jobs.

    1. Shane Barker says:

      Hello Cheryl,
      I can’t believe that I have left out Steve Jobs! Here is one of my favorites:

      “Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful, that’s what matters to me.” – Steve Jobs, Apple

  2. Shane Barker says:

    Hey Adam,
    I couldn’t agree more! Jobs is the man!

    Have a great Friday, my friend!


  3. This one is my favourite quote:
    7. “Focus on how to be social, not on how to do social.”

    I feel that what encumbers most companies is that they view social media as this strange foreign thing and then aren’t sure why they come across as strange and foreign in their tone.

    1. Shane Barker says:

      Hey Mann,
      That is one of my favorite quotes as well. If you act normal and engage people, things will be fine. Don’t act fake or over think what you should say. Be yourself, be confident and sincere. My analogy is this. It is similar to when you are watching your favorite team, it is the end of the 4th quarter with the game tied and your team has the ball. Your wife begins to talk to you, as you answer her (while still staring at the TV) she knows your answers are not sincere and disengages the conversation. She walks away knowing that your response was an “auto-response”. She knows you REALLY didn’t listen to her. Now the big differences is that your conversation with your wife is private but your conversation with your followers is public for the whole world to see. Be sincere, genuine and engage!


  4. Karly - Mint Online Marketing says:

    Great post Shane! I completely agree with you – social media is so important for businesses to leverage. Companies who use social media will be able to better connect with their customers and reach a wider audience. It gives the opportunity to engage on a more personal level and interact directly with the consumer.

    1. Shane Barker says:

      Hey Karly! And yes engaging on a more personal level is SO KEY! 😉

  5. Geraldine Bridson says:

    Some of those quotes were great Shane! This quote, from Bonnie Sainsbury is very telling…“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.”

    1. Shane Barker says:

      Thanks Geraldine! I’m glad you enjoyed the social media quotes. 😉

  6. Kasey Bloemker says:

    excellent points altogether, you simply received a emblem new reader.

  7. Avogadros says:

    I am no longer certain where you are getting your information, however good topic.
    I must spend some time studying more or figuring out more.
    Thank you for great info.

  8. Michal Truxell says:

    “The goal of social media is to turn customers into your personal evangelist.” That’s a funny point of view and it’s also the truth.

  9. I am extremely impressed with your writing skills!

    1. Shane Barker says:

      Thanks a lot, I appreciate that.

  10. Having read this I believed it was very enlightening. I appreciate you taking the time and effort to put this short article together.

    1. Shane Barker says:

      That’s nice of you to say.

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