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The Marketing Book Podcast: "Your Ad Ignored Here" by Tom Fishburne

Your Ad Ignored Here: Cartoons from 15 Years of Marketing, Business, and Doodling in Meetings by Tom Fishburne

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Tom is the creator of the popular cartoon The Marketoonist. He started cartooning on the backs of business cases as a student at Harvard Business School. While in various marketing roles at General Mills, Nestle, Method and HotelTonight, Tom parodied the world of marketing in a weekly cartoon.

His cartoons grew by word of mouth to reach 100,000 business readers each week and have been featured by the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Forbes, and the New York Times.

Tom soon realized that cartoons are a remarkable form of shareable media. He launched Marketoonist to help small and large businesses such as Google and GE reach their audiences with cartoons.

Tom is a frequent keynote speaker on innovation, marketing and creativity, using cartoons, case studies, and his marketing career to tell the story visually.

The Host's Perspective:

If you’re a marketer, chances are you’ve seen cartoons from Tom Fishburne, also known as The Marketoonist.

A graduate of Harvard Business School and a marketer for many blue chip companies before becoming a full-time cartoonist and starting his own marketing firm, Tom Fishburne has been in the trenches of marketing and gained a unique insight into that world.

For 15 years now, he’s been making cartoons full time about marketing and marketers that have made us laugh (and cry).

In this book of over 200 of his best cartoons, he not only entertains, but he also traces the tumultuous changes that have have occurred in marketing. As Ann Handley says in the book’s foreword, “If marketing kept a diary, this would be it.”

Listen to the Interview:


Show Notes

Your Ad Ignored Here: Cartoons from 15 Years of Marketing, Business, and Doodling in Meetings by Tom Fishburne

The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield

Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life by Steve Martin

The Republic of Tea by Mel Ziegler, Patricia Ziegler, and Bill Rosenzweig

Eating the Big Fish: How Challenger Brands Can Compete Against Brand Leaders by Adam Morgan

Marc Maron's Podcast (wtfpod.com)

Waiting for the Punch by Marc Maron

A Beautiful Constraint by Adam Morgan and Mark Barden

Tom Fishburne's Website (Marketoonist.com)

Tom Fishburne's Cartoon:


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Douglas Burdett
Douglas Burdett
The Principal and Founder of Artillery, Douglas Burdett is a former artillery officer and Madison Avenue ad man. He also hosts The Marketing Book Podcast, where he interviews authors every week about the latest in modern marketing and sales.

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