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Perfect How You Project

The Perfect How You Project survey of over 340 financial professionals revealed that executives and financial staff, from a broad industry spectrum of small, medium and large companies, unanimously agreed that budgeting, forecasting and reporting are essential or very important to their business success. However, over 65 percent admitted they are not agile or adaptive in their financial practices,... More

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Discovering The Pivotal Point Consumer

A study of American consumer shopping behavior designed to provide fresh and actionable insight, backed by detailed data, to help Consumer Packaged Goods marketers and retailers better understand and address the global challenge of fragmentation and the need for precision marketing. Conducted by Catalina Marketing's Pointer Media Network, in conjunction with the CMO Council, the study unmasks the ... More

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Variance in Customer Experience

Seeking to measure the consistencies and disconnections in customer experience, the CMO Council set out to audit and catalog the Variance in Customer Experience across 25 major brands. The program was designed to identify limitations, liabilities and lost opportunities when companies do not enforce brand guidelines, control digital assets, and harmonize content origination and delivery channels wo... More

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Mastering the CLOSE: New York

The Coalition to Leverage and Optimize Sales Effectiveness (CLOSE) is a community of sales and marketing executives managed by the CMO Council and dedicated to developing best practices in optimizing sales performance through the integration and close partnership between sales and marketing.This paper serves as an overview and wrap up summary of the speaker and session presentations... More

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CLOSE: Scenarios and Solutions

In any sizeable company, the functions of marketing and sales are crucial to success. No matter the product or service, marketing must drive programs that stimulate demand and sales must develop and mazimize opportunities. Successful execution of these functions has always been challenging, hinging on the sometimes strained and troubled relationship between sales and marketing. The Chief Marketing... More

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Closing the Gap

As more executives are being held accountable for process and sales optimization, bridging the gap and aligning sales with marketing is a critical imperative versus a luxury of company culture. The study, which reached out to a wide cross-section of marketing, sales and channel management professions worldwide, is part of a new initiative by the CMO Council to more tightly couple sales and marketi... More

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Mastering the CLOSE: Paris

The Coalition to Leverage and Optimize Sales Effectiveness (CLOSE) is a community of sales and marketing executives managed by the CMO Council and dedicated to developing best practices in optimizing sales performance through the integration and close partnership between sales and marketing. The CMO Council released a white paper detailing the overview and wrap up summary, speaker and session pres... More

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Mastering The CLOSE: Palo Alto

The Coalition to Leverage and Optimize Sales Effectiveness (CLOSE) is a community of sales and marketing executives managed by the CMO Council and dedicated to developing best practices in optimizing sales performance through the integration and close partnership between sales and marketing.This paper serves as an overview and wrap up summary of the speaker and session presentations... More

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Business Gain From How You Retain

Business Gain From How You Retain examines ways companies can improve the return on customer equity and lifetime value by making customer insight, understanding and intimacy a hallmark of the organization. The study assesses the degree to which major global brands are unifying and centralizing customer data, undertaking effective marketing analytics, embracing advanced segmentation strategies, and... More

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Mastering the CLOSE: Brazil

The Coalition to Leverage and Optimize Sales Effectiveness (CLOSE) is a community of sales and marketing executives managed by the CMO Council and dedicated to developing best practices in optimizing sales performance through the integration and close partnership between sales and marketing. The CMO Council released a white paper detailing the overview and wrap up summary, speaker and session pres... More

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Mastering the CLOSE: Sydney

The Coalition to Leverage and Optimize Sales Effectiveness (CLOSE) is a community of sales and marketing executives managed by the CMO Council and dedicated to developing best practices in optimizing sales performance through the integration and close partnership between sales and marketing.This paper serves as an overview and wrap up summary of the speaker and session presentations... More

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The Power of Personalization

Personalized marketing techniques are still in the early stages of being integrated into most company's marketing campaigns and budgets. While the need for quantifiable tools for gauging effectivenes and ROI Exist, marketiers are lagging in their adoption due to the lack of accurage and reliable customer data sources. These are two of the top findings from the "Power of Personalization" research. ... More

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Marketing Outlook 2008

The CMO Council released the findings of its annual Marketing Outlook survey with an upbeat report on spend levels mostly holding steady or trending upward in 2008. Many marketers say they are frustrated and stymied by organization cultures, senior management mindset, and insufficient budgets. More than 800 senior marketers across all global regions responded to the CMO Council audit, which looked... More

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Mastering the CLOSE: London

The Coalition to Leverage and Optimize Sales Effectiveness (CLOSE) is a community of sales and marketing executives managed by the CMO Council and dedicated to developing best practices in optimizing sales performance through the integration and close partnership between sales and marketing. The CMO Council released a white paper detailing the overview and wrap up summary, speaker and session pres... More

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Profitability from Customer Affinity

According to research initiatives taken by the CMO Council, results indicate marketers are spending more time and resources on their customers. Profitability from Customer Affinity is a cooperative initiative developed from business schools, top market and customer relationship executives, designed to help marketers better understand how to manage the customer experience and improve return on acco... More

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Channel Performance Outlook 2008

A Scorecard on Vendor-Channel PerformanceThe CMO Council and The Channel Performance Board have completed the Channel Performance Outlook 2008 study and report to explore how vendor and manufacturer partners are interacting with resellers, dealers, and distributors to help you drive maximum results. Are vendors delivering the right deals, marketing mechanisms, and sales support to channel partners... More

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Call Center Exposure: Limiting Leaks and Peeks

With an estimated 100,000 call centers employing nearly 7.5 million workers handling an average of 1,708,379 calls per center per year, the opportunity for information leakage and data corruption is staggering.  For many companies, the call center is the first direct touch point to the consumer, and often an opportunity to access a consumer’s personal information.... More

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Competition at the Crossroads: Strategic Planning and Action in Disruptive Markets

The new study by Deloitte and BPM Forum finds that companies are having difficulty anticipating market change and are limited in their capacity to make effective course-correcting action, in large part due to insufficient investment in strategic planning, getting the right information and having the required talent that can look beyond today's sales, profitability, current products, customers and ... More

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Define and Align the CMO

Through a proprietary mathematically based methodology created by Bluprints™, originators of the process to decipher business genetics, the CMO Council community was polled to define the quintessential modern CMO as defined by global CMOs. A complete formula outlining both positive and negative traits pulling at the core of the CMO is now available for download.... More

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Marketing Outlook 2007

This groundbreaking study uncovers the further changes executives plan to make in 2007 to upgrade organizational effectiveness, strengthen customer engagement and achieve even greater measurability. Most marketers say they will have larger budgets in 2007 to accomplish these goals. The 2007 Marketing Outlook study is the first in this annual benchmark study undertaken by the CMO Council.... More