What are the backgrounds and experiences of successful chief marketing officers?

Though some well-known CMOs are marketing lifers, others come from other disciplines, such as product management and sales.

An infographic (below) from Vala Afshar and Jim MacLeod looks at where top marketers come from.

Specifically, it explores the backgrounds of 20 CMOs at leading brands, including JPMorgan Chase, Snap, McDonald's, Salesforce, and TikTok.

Check out the infographic:

The road to Chief Marketing Officer infographic 

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Ayaz Nanji is a digital strategist and a co-founder of ICW Media, a marketing agency specializing in content and social media services for tech firms. He is also a research writer for MarketingProfs. He has worked for Google/YouTube, the Travel Channel, AOL, and the New York Times.

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