Tom Fishburne Sketches Out A Place For Cartoons In Content Marketing

“Cartoons simplify complex ideas and come across in a very palatable way that people are receptive to,” said Marketoonist Tom Fishburne. Case in point: a recent campaign he created for LinkedIn, which performed at three times the engagement rate of other forms of visual media.

Tom Fishburne Sketches Out A Place For Cartoons In Content Marketing

by Alan Hart

Posted on 12-17-2017

For this week’s episode of “Marketing Today,” I spoke with Tom Fishburne, founder of Marketoonist, a content marketing agency that employs cartoons to make its point. (You’ll find a few examples at the end of this article.) He is also author of “Your Ad Ignored Here.” Known by Seth Godin as the “David Ogilvy of cartooning,” Fishburne’s work reaches several hundred thousand marketers every week. 

“It’s fun for me, as someone who comes from both marketing and cartooning, to think about how cartoons can help solve marketing challenges,” Fishburne said. “Cartoons can ultimately bring empathy to a topic that can otherwise be very technical. Use humor as a bit of a Trojan horse—you get people laughing at certain behaviors or pain points—and it opens up a window to then deliver a deeper message.”

Highlights from this week’s “Marketing Today” podcast include:

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