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There is a unique subset within the marketing community who are published authors, taking it upon themselves to compact their insights, expertise, passions, and lessons learned into a book. Consider this article your digital library, dedicated solely to books written by a diverse group of published marketing leaders in the community—mostly on the topic of marketing, culture, and leadership, but that’s certainly not all. Continue reading or bookmark this page as your go-to list for what to read next.

Books to Step up Your Marketing Game

Chew With Your Mind Open: Advertising Survival Guide Pt 1

By Cameron Day, Chief Creative Mentor

Follow the Feeling: Brand Building in a Noisy World 

By Kai D. Wright, Brand Builder and Advisor at Wiley, Lecturer at Columbia University

Obsessed: Building a Brand People Love from Day One

By Emily Heyward, Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer, Red Antler 

Quantum Marketing: Mastering the New Marketing Mindset for Tomorrow’s Consumers

By Raja Rajamannar, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer and President, Healthcare Business, Mastercard

Responsible Marketing: How to Create an Authentic and Inclusive Marketing Strategy Available Now for Preorder!

By Lola Bakare, CMO Advisor, Inclusive Marketing Strategist

Books on Leadership

Applied Empathy: The New Language Of Leadership

By Michael Ventura, Advisor, Author, Entrepreneur, and Keynote Speaker

Reimagine Inclusion: Debunking 13 Myths To Transform Your Workplace

By Mita Mallick, Head of Inclusion, Equity and Impact, Carta

Rethink Everything: The Courage to Lead Differently

By Kristi Turner, Strategic Advisor, CMO at Bay FC, and Executive Consultant 

Stop, Ask, Explore: Learn to Navigate Change in Times of Uncertainty

By Joan P. Ball, PhD, Professor of Marketing 

Books on Work Culture

Cultural Intelligence for Marketers: Building an Inclusive Marketing Strategy Available now for preorder!

By Anastasia Karklina Gabriel, Global Insights, Cultural Intelligence & Brand Strategy, Reddit, Inc.

For the Culture: The Power Behind What We Buy, What We Do, and Who We Want to Be

By Marcus Collins, Professor of Marketing, Chief Strategy Officer, and Forbes Contributor 

Plantation Theory: The Black Professional’s Struggle Between Freedom and Security

By John Graham Jr., VP, Employer Brand, Diversity & Culture at Shaker Recruitment Marketing

Books for Personal Improvement/Self-Help

Beyond Brand: Master Your Power, Joy, and Media To Live Your Legacy

By Joy Donnell, Consulting Strategist, Content and Community at IF/THEN, and Co-Founder of Center for Intersectional Media 

No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work

By Liz Fosslien, Head of Storytelling, Atlassian, and Mollie West Duffy, Head of Learning and Development, Lattice

Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual

By Luvvie Ajayi Jones, CEO and Chief Creative Officer, Awe Luv Media

Treading in Toxicity: How to Stay Afloat in a Toxic Work Environment

By Sialoren Spaulding, Director of Marketing & Advertising, Farmers Insurance 

Books For Fun

The Scratch & Sniff Book of Weed

By Seth Matlins, Managing Director, Forbes CMO Network, and Eve Epstein, SVP of Content and Brand, World of Good Brands


Books for Kids

1,2,3, NYC With Boba Bear 一,二,三,八宝熊去纽约玩

By Ran Wei Baker, Global Director, DTC Commercial & Go-To-Market Strategy

Just Like an Astronaut

By Jodie Antypas, former VP, Consumer Marketing, Electronic Arts

Sasha’s Big Question

By Natalie Bolden, Co-Founder at Kismet Group LLC, Brand Strategist

Slumberkins Hammerhead, Mad’s Not Bad: An Introduction to Conflict Resolution

By Callie Christensen, Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer, and Kelly Oriard, Co-Founder and Chief Therapeutic Officer, Slumberkins

What in the World is Ezra’s Art?

By Eric Toda, Director, Social Marketing and Managing Director of Meta Prosper, and Shay Fan, Meta Prosper Program Lead

Thank you to those in the community who helped contribute to this list:

  • Heide Palermo, Community and Insights Lead, Marketers That Matter
  • Lisa Carnegis, Sr. Manager of Insights, Marketers That Matter
  • Lola Bakare, CMO Advisor, Inclusive Marketing Strategist
  • Amanda Slavin, Founder and CEO of CatalystU and LearningFREQUENCY
  • David Teicher, Chief Content & Community Officer, Brand Innovators
  • Luz Corona, MPS, Community Editor, Adweek
  • Linda Janssen, Strategic Marketing Consultant, Aspiralux Ventures
  • Jeff Zimm, Executive Creative Director

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