Creator of Marketoonist and Author of “Your Ad Ignored Here” Marketoonist
Tom Fishburne started drawing cartoons on the backs of business cases as a Harvard Business School student.
From an emailed cartoon to coworkers in 2002, Tom’s Marketoonist series has grown by word of mouth to reach half a million readers a week and his cartoons have been featured by the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and The New York Times. His cartoons have twice appeared on billboard ads in Times Square and helped win a Guinness World Record.
Tom is the founder of Marketoonist, a marketing agency focused on the unique medium of cartoons. Since 2010, they’ve developed marketing and internal communication campaigns for more than 200 businesses such as Google, IBM, LinkedIn, and Adobe.
Tom draws (literally and figuratively) from two decades in the marketing trenches in the US and Europe. He was Interim Chief Marketing Officer at HotelTonight, Marketing Vice President at Method Products, and worked in brand management for Nestle and General Mills. Tom developed web sites for interactive agency iXL and started his marketing career selling advertising for the first English-language magazine in Prague.
Tom is the author of “Your Ad Ignored Here: Cartoons from 15 Years of Marketing, Business, and Doodling in Meetings.” He also illustrated 3 business books with Deloitte: “Provoke” (Wall Street Journal Bestseller), “Detonate” (National Bestseller), and “Work
Tom was Cartoonist-in-Residence and lecturer for the Stanford GSB course on humor in business and is a repeat lecturer on humor at Harvard Business School. Tom spoke at the TED headquarters in New York on “The Power of Laughing at Ourselves at Work.”