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The CMO-CIO Alignment Imperative: Driving Revenue through Customer Relevance

In today's business climate of exponential information growth and technology dependency, this authority leadership campaign will leverage and aggregate insights from key IT and marketing stakeholders to address the need for tighter alignment and collaboration between these functional groups. Yet, according to this new report from the CMO Council and Accenture, "The CMO-CIO Alignment Imperative: Dr... More

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Understanding the Critical Factors to Achieving Marketing Supply Chain Operational Effectiveness and Optimization

There is an epidemic that threatens the optimized Marketing Supply Chain. As Marketers seek to provide the most timely, fresh and of-the-moment content to customers and channel alike, old, over-ordered or un-utilized materials tend to be stored, destroyed or ignored, left to sit an occupy costly space in offi ces to warehouses. High levels of waste can generally be attributed to limited access to ... More

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Doing Away With Foul Play In Sports Marketing

Marketers have long invested in sports properties to boost awareness, loyalty and fan support for their products and services. However, as major sports franchises and events rapidly gain international popularity, official sponsors and partners are facing more frequent violations of their trademarks, copyrights and intellectual property. Increasing incidences of ambush marketing, online brand hijac... More

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What's Critical In the Vertical: Insurance

There is some great news for marketers in the insurance space: your customers are ready, willing and able to learn more about what you do and how you can become more involved in their lives. This may simplify the news, but according to the consumers surveyed for What's Critical in the Insurance Vertical, 21 percent of consumers who received information about additional products or services rendere... More

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Mobile Relationship Marketing

The Big Brands Embrace the Move to Mobile Relationship Marketing white paper explores how global mobile marketing can open up vast new opportunities for big brand marketers, consumers, and loyalty leaders alike to benefit from more personalized, immediate, relevant, and environmentally responsible mobile communications. See how marketers and consumers are beckoning for new digital, mobile touch po... More

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Variance in The Tech Experience

The digitally dependent consumer is increasingly overwhelmed and upset with technical glitches and problems in their daily lives.  While the threats and complications with computers are on the rise, customer technical support has not kept pace to address the needs of a growing population of computer users that are highly dependent upon their device as part of their daily lives.... More

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State of Marketing 2010

The CMO Council State of Marketing Report, featuring the 2010 Marketing Outlook Audit, is the largest annual independent assessment of senior marketing executives today. This annual global benchmarking initiative undertaken by the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council, gains insights into how senior marketing decision makers are managing marketing mix modeling, budget allocations and media mix spe... More

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Why Relevance Drives Response and Relationships

In this CMO Council report marketers identified critical tactics and strategies to deepening engagement. Nearly 60 percent said they intend to improve customer segmentation, profiling and targeting, while 30 percent reported they were embracing more personalized, multi-channel communications across all customer touch points. However, only 15 percent of marketers believe their companies are do... More

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Leveraging Loyalty to Transform Publishing

As marketers look for new channels of customer engagement, magazine advertising has been a casualty as online opportunities from ereaders to online publications become more cost-effective and trackable options. However, in this consumer survey, we see that customers aren't quite ready to abandon their magazines and they are certainly not ready for an onslaught of iPad-vertising to interrupt their ... More

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Bringing Social Security to the Online Community

A crucial concern for many users is security, a CMO Council survey (in process) of online social network users and trusted business group participants, shows that social networks worry about their personal data being stolen, spam, phishing, accepting third-party application invites, etc. Protecting personal, professional, and corporate reputations is a growing concern as well as the attraction to ... More

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Define Where to Streamline

Making Marketing Supply Chains More Efficient, Agile and Enviro-Friendly With more than $1.5 trillion spent on marketing and communications worldwide, there are significant incentives for global enterprises to improve the way they source, select, manage, unify and align vendors, suppliers and service providers on strategic, creative, content, media, talent, distribution and production levels. Def... More

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Losing Loyalty

Consumer defection and lapsed loyalty are rampant among major consumer packaged goods brands, a problem that is only worsening in the current recession. A study by the CMO Council, conducted with Catalina Marketing's Pointer Media Network, provides a comprehensive and detailed analysis the defection dilemma among CPG brands. The study underscores the critical need for brands to more effective... More

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Bottom Line From The Front Line

Driving the Bottom Line from the Front Line addresses the challenges facing global companies in their quest to develop world-class go-to-market capabilities. The study represents a "scorecard" that highlights an alarming trend among multinational companies: marketing and sales leaders give themselves decidedly poor marks when assessing their own go-to-market effectiveness. (Published: 2008)... More

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Protection From Brand Infection

The Protection from Brand Infection report explores the degree to which senior global marketers are sensitized to, and concerned about, brand hijacking, product piracy, cyber fraud, and other Internet reputation risks. It also quantifies the impact these incidents are having on brand trust, confidence, credibility and affinity among consumers, channels and business partners. Through both enterpris... More

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Marketing Outlook 2009

Despite a restrained economy, however, marketers see budgets holding up fairly well with dollars being stringently controlled and directed against growing and retaining market share. The 2009 Marketing Outlook Survey, the largest independent annual assessment of senior marketing executives today, is an annual global benchmarking initiative. Given the economic challenges and market pressures worldw... More

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Calibrate How You Operate

Marketing operational models are becoming increasingly complex and more crucial to the strategic success of global businesses, but are facing significant challenges from entrenched corporate cultures, inter-departmental politics, and a lack of adequate data and information systems. According to new research, marketers fear they will be unable to implement the needed marketing platforms and automat... More

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Giving Customer Voice More Volume

Customer experience is still very much a work in progress for senior marketers who participated in this study, fielded in late 2008. Despite overwhelming agreement on the importance of customer experience and word-of-mouth, the admit their companies are failing to take decisive, company-wide action to integrate customer voice and experience into key business and marketing processes. ... More

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The Leaders In Loyalty

Customer loyalty and rewards programs are everywhere – it seems like every brand has one and the average consumer is carrying a handful of laminated cards from big retailers alongside a few hole-punched printed cards from their neighborhood burrito palace or dry cleaner. Yet, through the CMO Council’s research in The Leaders in Loyalty: Feeling the Love from the Loyalty Club these prog... More

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Track The Yack

The Track the Yack voice of customer (VOC) study, part of the CMO Council's Reinvent Mobile campaign, gathered nearly 10,000 distinct sentiments based on some 4,000 online conversations between mobile PC users to analyze the preferences of today's diverse digital user base worldwide. Analysis of the consumer-generated conversations examines user perceptions, preferences, satisfaction levels and ex... More

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Routes to Revenue

Routes to Revenue benchmarked the state of customer revenue realization, encouraging the adoption and the uses of technologies, solutions and professional services that drive deeper interaction and communication with customers...in one of the most challenged financial times. With fielding of the study starting on the day that Leihman's Brothers closed and financial collapse was immenent, mark... More