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Activating the New American Mainstream

As the multicultural population continues to rise in the U.S., organizations are looking to more effectively engage with these customers in more targeted and culturally relevant ways, according to the latest white paper by the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council, produced in partnership with Geoscape. The study—entitled “Activating the New American Mainstream”—addresses ... More

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Brand Attraction From Enriched Interaction

This report reveals that marketers still lag in creating multi-channel, digital marketing campaigns that reach and resonate with diverse, micro-audiences worldwide. Only 19 percent said they are extremely good or very good in this area. In contrast, 45 percent gave lackluster grades on their ability to captivate and engage customers, partners and employees through fully integrated mobile, web and ... More

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Total View for Total Engagement

In light of the growing opportunity within the SMB market opportunity, the CMO Council partnered with Radius to address the real questions that marketers targeting SMBs need to be asking themselves in order to effectively position themselves within the SMB market and create intelligence-driven approaches to reaching these customers. Download the complimentary strategic brief today.... More

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From Creativity to Content

This study by the CMO Council, conducted in partnership with Libris, reveals that internal silos, disconnected content development strategies and a vast list of other marketing priorities have prevented visual assets from being fully leveraged across the organization.The 17-page strategic white paper, now available for download, is based on insights from a survey of nearly 200 marketers.... More

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The Path Forward

This strategic report from the CMO Council and Ebiquity suggests that as budgets increase to fund digital marketing campaigns and more personalized customer engagement, marketers now need additional expertise in data analytics, content creation and channel proliferation to improve ROI. Based on data from a survey of 276 marketers in the first half of the year, this paper outlines how digital mark... More

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Lead Flow That Helps You Grow

This detailed study from the CMO Council and the Content ROI Center finds that most companies are struggling to originate compelling thought leadership content that engages the right customer decision makers and produces quality lead flow that can advance sales performance. Not only do marketers lack unanimity on what constitutes an actual sales lead, but they also are not teaming effectively with... More

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Making the Workplace a Brand-Defining Space

Produced in partnership with CultureSphere and Executive Networks Inc., this CMO Council report explores where and how marketing and HR leaders are collaborating on new ways to organizationally reinforce and reflect their brand values and qualities. It looks at social media strategies and techniques currently being embraced by leading consumer brands to recruit and retain Millennial workers, build... More

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APAC Digital Directions

Confidence in digital marketing is gradually improving across the Asia-Pacific region, but metrics around these efforts are still a struggle for many marketers.  ... More

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The State of Digital Brand Advertising

For three years, the CMO Council partnered with Nielsen to survey brands, agencies and media publishers to learn more about how—and where—they’re spending advertising dollars. The latest resulting white paper—titled “The State of Digital Brand Advertising”—takes a detailed look at the steps marketers are taking as they strive to maximize the impact of thei... More

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Best Practices in Engaging Mobile Customers

As part of a recent study by the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council and SAS—titled “Getting in Sync With Mobile Customers”—leading marketers shared their insights around mobile as a critical component within the marketing toolkit through a quantitative survey. This research found that mobile can be a real game-changer for marketers who create a full strategy around it ra... More

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Getting in Sync With Mobile Customers

With mobile device dependency central to today’s digital lifestyles, enlightened brands are creating new mobile relationship marketing strategies that go well beyond simple app and mobile advertising delivery. In this study from the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council, conducted in partnership with SAS, we found that 61 percent of marketers surveyed reveal they have deployed some form of m... More

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APAC Digital Marketing Performance Dashboard 2014

The third annual “APAC Digital Marketing Performance Dashboard” was conducted by the CMO Council in partnership with Adobe. It included a six-month in-field program comprising quantitative surveys with more than 800 marketing executives. The study benchmarked the levels of adoption, traction and success of digital marketing in Australia, New Zealand, China, Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong ... More

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Quantify How Well You Unify

This study by the CMO Council and Tealium, the leader in real-time unified marketing solutions, finds strong links to suggest that improved business and marketing performance are directly related to having a formal roadmap for digital marketing technology acquisition, integration and data unification. The online research is based on Q3 2014 interactions with 150 senior marketers in North America. ... More

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Mastering Adaptive Customer Engagements

How customer-centric is your organization? Better yet, how customer-centric do your customers believe your organization is? The answers may surprise you. According to new research by the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council, only 14 percent of marketers say that customer centricity is a hallmark of their companies, and only 11 percent believe their customers would agree with that characterization... More

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Grow From the Right Intro

More than ever, businesses must rely on strategic partnering to grow revenue, acquire customers, expand market reach and innovate products, services and customer experiences. But many are struggling to get it right. This report examines the state of partnering in today’s fast-changing, global marketplace. The study sheds new light into the motivations, rewards, pitfalls and proven practices ... More

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State of Marketing 2014

The "State of Marketing"—the most valued annual study by the CMO Council—provides an in-depth view of global marketing vitality and direction and serves as a valuable resource tool to help calibrate, prioritize and make a business case for marketing investments. The benchmark report is based on a 50-point assessment taken by more than 525 senior-level marketers from around the globe. T... More

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CMO Compensation

The Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council’s new “CMO Compensation Report” tells all you need to know about chief marketer compensation, with 36 pages of analytics and insights drawn from a survey of 345 chief marketers around the world. It is the first and most defining analysis of senior marketer salary, benefits, bonuses, incentives and perks published to date. The report is a... More

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Localize to Globalize

In this age of the customer-defined experience, language and how we present content to our customers can mean the difference between rejection and transaction. While much focus has been placed on the channels through which content can be delivered, less attention has been paid to the complex challenges associated with adapting, packaging and translating content for different audiences, cultures an... More

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Real Insight: Real Time

Two CMO Council Dinner Dialogue events were held in early 2014 in New York and Los Angeles to discuss the intersection of social, content and business performance. With marketers from brands like Sirius XM, Harper Collins, Johnson & Johnson, Macy’s, NBA, Live Nation, Paramount, Honda and many more in attendance, it was clear that the organizations were all at different stages in their so... More

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Ambush Marketing

The Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA) released "Ambush Marketing: A Global Legal Perspective," which summarizes laws and other rules governing ambush marketing in 52 countries around the world. Ambush marketing, a controversial marketing practice that pits non-sponsors against rights holders, is as prevalent as ever as marketers seek to associate themselves, rightly or wrongly, with signi... More