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Adland’s summer reading list.

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20 Books Marketing Execs Are Reading This Summer

Take a peek at the books adland is cracking this summer:

  1. “The Upcycled Self” by Tariq Trotter — Franke Rodriguez, partner and New York CEO at Anomaly
  2. “Ascent to Power” by David Roll — Tariq Hassan, chief marketing officer at McDonald’s USA
  3. “The House of the Spirits” by Isabel Allende — Krystle Loyland, co-founder & CEO of Preacher
  4. “The Lioness of Boston” by Emily Franklin — Kate Cronin, chief brand officer at Moderna
  5. “Black AF History” by Michael Harriot — Damaune Journey, global chief growth officer at 72andSunny
  6. “The Kingdom of Prep” by Maggie Bullock — Robbie Salter, founder and co-CEO of Jupiter
  7. “Fires in the Dark: Healing the Unquiet Mind” by Kay Redfield Jamison — Mary Lou Bunn, founder and CEO at Flower Shop
  8. “Four Thousand Weeks” by Oliver Burkeman — Lee Anne Grant, chief growth officer at Babylist
  9. “Kindness and Wonder” by Gavin Edwards — Keith Cartwright, founder and chief creative officer at Cartwright
  10. “When Women Ran Fifth Avenue” by Julie Satow — Jenny Danzi, senior director of Pepsi
  11. “The Peacock and the Sparrow” by I.S. Berry — Josh Rosenberg, co-founder and CEO at Day One Agency
  12. “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” by Taylor Jenkins Reid — Sofia Colucci, CMO of Molson Coors North America
  13. “Leadership: In Turbulent Times” by Doris Kearns Goodwin — Jim O’Leary, CEO of Weber Shandwick North America
  14. “How to Know a Person” by David Brooks — William White, CMO of Walmart U.S.
  15. “The Creative Act” by Rick Rubin — Maggie Schmerin, chief advertising officer at United Airlines
  16. “Red Rising” by Pierce Brown — Kaki Bjorklund, group account director at Johannes Leonardo
  17. “Hidden Potential” by Adam Grant — Jared Belsky, CEO of Acadia
  18. “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” by Truman Capote — Barby Siegel, global CEO at Zeno Group
  19. “The Human Side of Innovation” by Mauro Porcini — Lindsay Radkoski, U.S. CMO at The Wendy’s Company
  20. “Learning From Las Vegas” by Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown and Steven Izenour — Rich Tu, partner and executive creative director at Sunday Afternoon

Check out the blurbs at AdAge.

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