Who are your marketing heroes?


I am the marketing professional I am today because of the influence of a great many wonderful leaders:

  • Philip Kotler’s seminal textbook made me want to be a marketer.
  • Peter Drucker was my teacher and mentor for three years and had a huge impact on my life.
  • An early boss in my career, Jim Ferry, taught me principled marketing leadership.
  • In terms of modern thought leadership Martin Lindstrom, Ted Wright, Seth Godin are big.
  • On the social media scene, Gini Dietrich, Jay Baer, Mitch Joel, and Chris Brogan have been tremendous influences.
Who are your marketing heroes?
Kerry Gorgone

Kerry Gorgone

I thought this would be an interesting topic to explore on The Marketing Companion with a special guest Kerry Gorgone. Of course you’re familiar with Kerry, who has written for {grow} since 2012. But Kerry can also offer a unique perspective on marketing titans as host of the Marketing Smarts podcast where she has interviewed more than 300 thought leaders.

You won’t want to miss this thought-provoking exploration of marketing thought leadership!

Click on this link to listen to Episode 143

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