CMO Trends

The chief marketing officer (CMO) role is more difficult than ever, in a world where tried-and-true tactics are aging out and their replacements are hard to pin down. Read insights that help CMOs thrive in the Age of the Customer.

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How B2B Marketing Leaders Will Build A Path To Growth: A Discussion

Shirley Macbeth 5 days ago

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US Consumer Pandemic Recovery Outlook, August 2021: Ongoing Uncertainties Caution Consumers

Anjali Lai October 14, 2021
In the wake of chronic caution fatigue, US consumers are looking to their most trusted brands to provide a sense of stability and reliability.
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Planning Assumptions 2022

Discover the trends that will define B2B leaders' priorities in 2022 and learn what it will take to capitalize on them. Explore our guides, blog posts, podcasts, and more.

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Creative Consumers Demand Your Creative Response

Anjali Lai October 11, 2021
More consumers are open to trying new brands, products, and experiences. Learn the three key implications of this trend in this post.
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Moving From A Lead-Centric To A Buying-Group Focus Is Key To Demand And ABM Success

Laura Cross October 7, 2021
As demand and account-based marketing (ABM) leaders look to lay new foundations in 2022, a focus on buying groups and intuitive, highly contextualized experiences will be critical.
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The CMO And CIO Partnership In Digital Transformation

Thomas Husson October 6, 2021
The CMO/CIO relationship is a paradox: A strong partnership between marketing and technology teams is imperative to achieving customer success, but examples of great collaboration between the two have been scarce. That’s changing, however. The pandemic forced marketing and IT to work together, shrinking the collaboration gap. It has also revealed new opportunities for CMOs […]
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Solving The “Do More With Less” Marketing Paradox: Human Plus Technology Equivalents

Jay Pattisall October 4, 2021
The “Do More With Less” Paradox Is No Longer Sustainable Approximately half of C-suite professionals prioritize growing revenue. Meanwhile, CMOs have long been expected to acquire more customers with less marketing. Yet, four in 10 executives prioritize reducing costs. So, how will the C-suite grow revenue? New customer acquisition tops the list. Then, if you […]
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To Build A Better Marketing Plan, Revisit Your Approach To Planning

Marcia Trask September 2, 2021
Static annual plans often collect dust on a shelf. Leaning into the planning process can help you build a more dynamic and effective marketing plan that drives forward the objectives of the business.
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The CMO’s Da Vinci Code: Unlocking The True Power Of Marketing

Dipanjan Chatterjee August 17, 2021
IBM's research found that when CEOs were asked to identify the most crucial members of the C-Suite, CMOs came in well behind their CFO and COO peers. But it doesn't have to be that way.
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Why The CFO Is Key To Proving Marketing’s Business Value

Mike Proulx August 5, 2021

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Global Trends 2040: A More Contested World

Thomas Husson August 3, 2021
As analysts, part of our job is to try to decipher the broader trends impacting businesses. Needless to say, the exercise is becoming more and more difficult, and anything beyond 24 to 60 months looks very futuristic. That’s why I enjoy reading prospective books and especially publications from the National Intelligence Council. Published every four […]
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The CMO And CXO Must Partner To Transform The Customer Experience

Thomas Husson August 2, 2021
McDonald’s Corp. just named company veteran Manu Steijaert as its first global chief customer officer, who will lead a new customer experience (CX) team. The team will combine operations in data analytics, digital customer engagement, marketing, restaurant development, and restaurant solutions. After CVS and Walgreens, here, too, the CMO reports to a chief customer officer, […]
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Post-Pandemic In-Store Shopping: Consumers Reconsider The Value Of The Store

Anjali Lai July 15, 2021
Now that consumers have experienced the convenience of online purchasing, shoppers are rethinking the purpose of the in-store experience.
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The Trends That Will Shape B2B Marketing Priorities (And What To Do About Them)

Learn how marketing executives, marketing operations leaders, and demand and ABM leaders can drive growth and meaningful change through continued disruption.

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Emotionally Charged Consumers Are Ready For New Experiences

Anjali Lai July 1, 2021
A reemerging sense of community has rekindled consumers' enthusiasm. Brands should match that enthusiasm to maintain strong momentum.
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US Consumer Pandemic Recovery Outlook, June 2021: Health And Financial Fears Linger

Anjali Lai June 30, 2021
Sixteen months after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic and more than a year after the US reached the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths globally, consumers are grappling with a mix of conflicting emotions. With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s relaxation of restrictions, the biggest vaccine campaign […]
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Post-Pandemic Travel: Consumers Seek Variety And Adventure Within Safe Circles

Anjali Lai June 30, 2021
Our data over the course of 2020 revealed the internal consumer tension between desire and fear. On the one hand, consumers expressed an ongoing appetite for adventure and variety of experience. On the other, closed borders, stay-at-home mandates, and pervasive consumer fears brought the travel industry to a grinding halt. Now that pandemic restrictions have […]
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Focus On The Customer And Spare The Stagwell-MDC Partners Merger Drama

Jay Pattisall June 25, 2021
Last week, shareholders of MDC Partners successfully delayed a special meeting of the board of directors and shareholders to vote on a proposed merger with the Stagwell Group’s Stagwell Media. At the heart of this matter are demands for more shareholder compensation and concerns over control of the new company by Stagwell Group Founding Partner […]
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Win The Trust Of Your LGBTQ+ Millennial Targets

Mike Proulx June 7, 2021
Brands, you’ve got work to do with LGBTQ+ Millennials who, as it turns out, have trust issues with you. The data is hot off the presses from Forrester Analytics Consumer Technographics® Benchmark Survey, 2021 — a survey of close to 200,000 global online adults. Given that it’s Pride Month, I was extra eager to compare […]
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$500 Million VC Funding For Contentsquare: A Perspective On Experience Analytics And French Tech

Thomas Husson May 26, 2021
Contentsquare just raised a $500 million Series E round led by SoftBank. The French Tech Ecosystem Is Booming Wow! This is the biggest venture round ever and the biggest total funding ever for a French startup, now valuated at $2.8 billion. There are now about 15 French unicorns and counting. In a previous blog, I […]
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Expérience Collaborateur: Une Bombe à Retardement

Thomas Husson May 19, 2021
L’engagement collaborateur s’est amélioré entre 2019 et 2020. Nos indicateurs le montrent, ceux des sociétés spécialisées comme Peakon ou Qualtrics le confirment. Les employés, notamment ceux qui ont pu télétravailler, ont bénéficié d’horaires plus flexibles, d’un meilleur contrôle de leur emploi du temps, de moindre temps de transport, et ont globalement été plus productifs. Ce […]
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Employee Experience Is A Business Imperative

Thomas Husson May 18, 2021
European recovery from the pandemic depends on employee experience; yet, many leaders still underestimate the importance of culturally transforming their organization and embracing a new management approach. The firms that will succeed out of the crisis will be those that prioritize EX and embrace anywhere work.
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