Marketing Cartoons

Please feel free to use these cartoons in your presentations, university courses, books etc, for free, as long as you drop me a line to let me know what you have planned (telliott at timoelliott dot com),

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Marketing has a branding problem…

marketing has a branding problem

Is your marketing strategy for the birds?

Purpose marketing is important!

Apparently, marketing is all about seduction…

Cartoon: Apparently marketing is all about seduction

Who do you trust? marketers or customers?

marketing content comes from customers

The problem with a lot of marketing analytics:

typical marketing analytics

Being a target can be painful:

targeted marketing without customer feedback

Big Data marketing


It’s important to tell the truth on social media — unless…


It’s important to be authentic in your marketing — which means we have to pretend that we’re not actually trying to sell them anything…

No, marketing is NOT THE SAME AS SPIN! Don’t be this person…

Four out of five respondents mistrust marketing research that’s made up?

Everybody hates fluffy marketing messages — so why do people manufacture them?!

Marketing organizations are getting ready for the next kickoff, and the new AI opportunity to spam more people, more often 🙁

Marketing's priority for AI? More spam to more people, sadly...

Friends don’t let friends use complicated diagrams that obscure rather than highlight the point being made:

We only surveil you because we care about you so much as a customer…

Cartoon of a woman in a store, surrounded by cameras, being reassured that "the intrusive surveillance is only there to show just how much we care about you as a customer".

You really think the customer agrees with all that surveillance? She’s not buying it…

Cartoon, woman in a store surrounded by surveillance cameras: "you really think you need that much surveillance? I'm not buying it!"

Increasingly, your customer may not be a human! Instead, people are delegating information gathering to algorithms or letting chatbots and AI-powered search engines determine the best sources. So how do marketers get ChatGPT or Claude to say nice things about their products and services?!

Marketing people are far more likely to get fired for using the wrong color on the logo than they are for producing boring “marketing mush” content


7 responses to “Marketing Cartoons”

  1. Julia Carcamo Avatar

    These are excellent! I can’t wait to use them in some presentations!

    1. Timo Elliott Avatar

      Julia, thanks for letting me know! Good luck with the presentations…

  2. Minna-Maarit Jaskari Avatar
    Minna-Maarit Jaskari

    Thanks Timo for these cartoons, I am using some of them in my marketing analytics class.

  3. Colleen Avatar

    Hi Timo. I am using your cartoons to showcase the difference between strategic marketing and tactics. Great work!

    1. Timo Elliott Avatar

      Thanks for letting me know!

  4. Lynn Avatar

    Hi Timo, I’m using some of your cartoons for a module I teach. Thank you for making them available.

    1. Timo Elliott Avatar

      Lynn, thanks for letting me know — good luck with your course…

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