Bringing a Human Voice to Customer Choice     $50 US*
Rededicating Marketing to Serve the People in Front of the Data

Chief Marketing Officers believe brands like Amazon, Google, Apple, Nike and Starbucks are getting customer experience right, looking at omni-channel engagement as a means to guide and inspire customers on a journey, and not just push them forward in a buying process. And in fact, this human-first approach is not just developing better relationships, but driving significant profitability and growt...

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Customer Experience Dynamics     $50 US*
Defining the Requirements for a Strong CX Ecosystem

According to this study by the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council—conducted in partnership with SAP Customer Experience and SellingPower magazine—customer experience (CX) lacks coordinated, centralized leadership in most enterprises. Functional heads that should have a vested interest in owning CX simply don’t. Only 7 percent of sales and 9 percent of marketing leaders view t...

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The Customer in Context     $50 US*
Understanding the Real Expectations of Today's Connected Customer

This study—conducted in partnership with SAP Customer Experience—reveals that customer experience is more critical than ever. Based on findings from an online survey of more than 2,000 consumers in early 2017, the report reveals that while today’s connected consumers are not looking for omnichannel perfection, they do have a short list of critical channels they expect to have acc...

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Strategy 2017     $50 US*
Are You Asking the Right Questions to Get Customer Experience Right?

While marketers made great strides in taking ownership of customer experience (CX) strategies in 2016, recent research from the CMO Council reveals that 49 percent of marketers believe they are only able to deliver connected, personalized, data-led experiences some of the time—and primarily only across digital engagements. Furthermore, when asked about the ROI of these experiences, only 7 pe...

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Mind the Gap     $50 US*
Outlining Key Actions Marketers Can Employ Across Their Teams to Achieve True Customer Experience Success

Believe it or not, just 8 percent of 200 chief marketers surveyed by the CMO Council in Q3 admit to auditing, assessing and continually improving the customer experience. Given the critical need to convert, grow and retain relationships in an omni-channel world, this is a pretty pitiful statistic. With customers demanding to be heard and engage with brands on their terms, how are marketers using ...

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Building Brands That Attract + Engage Fans     $50 US*
How Culturally Connected Brands Stay Valued, Real and Relevant With Consumers

How do consumer brands stay relevant, authentic and differentiated in a rapidly evolving and culturally complex global market? With 195 countries and 6,500 languages around the world, the challenge is daunting as brands seek new methods and motivators to connect and engage with audiences through social, mobile, experiential, digital advertising and eCommerce channels. The Chief Marketing Officer ...

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Gaining Traction Through Each Customer Interaction     $50 US*
Achieving Business Impact With Customer Engagement Optimization

Despite marketing’s best intentions and desire to deliver on the promise of customer centricity, many of us are stymied by gaps and deficiencies across the people, processes and platforms that are powering our customer interactions. In fact, in a recent study, the CMO Council found that marketers across Asia-Pacific admitted that their back-office systems were not enabling their brands to fu...

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Context, Commerce + Customer     $50 US*
Best Practices to Exceed Expectations

While digital marketing technologies and engagement channels multiply, many marketers remain concerned that they are still not delivering what customers want most: a seamless, frictionless and individualized buying and problem-solving experience. According to new research from the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council and SAP Customer Experience, more than a third of marketers (39 percent) believ...

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The Purpose-Built Experience     $50 US*
Starting With the Customer and Adding a Heavy Dose of Empathy

Despite the understanding that the desire to create customer-centric experiences is driving marketing, marketers are still struggling to achieve true customer experience success. In fact, 73 percent of marketers surveyed by the CMO Council stated that customer centricity was critical to the success of the business, but 41 percent indicated that their lack of customer-centric experiences had negati...

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Making Personalization Possible     $50 US*
Amplifying the Customer’s Voice for a Lasting Experience

Clicks, views, posts, shares and visits have taken a back seat to acquisition, retention and revenue growth as core measures of customer experience and engagement success, reports the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council. According to a new study conducted with Microsoft Corp., marketers are de-prioritizing digital campaign metrics in favor of business-focused measurements that more directly tie ...

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Mastering Adaptive Customer Engagements     $50 US*
A Look Into How Today’s Marketing Leaders Are Driving Business Performance Across the Customer-Centric Enterprise

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...

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Making Sense of Subscriber Complexity     $50 US*
The Need to Get a Handle on Choice and Change in Global Communications Markets

Managing the challenge of subscriber complexity and choice in communications and media markets now represents one of the most critical business imperatives facing service providers worldwide. Subscriber expectations are exploding around value, features, services, pricing, quality, convenience, user control, and personalization – with more opportunities than ever to switch allegiances to both...

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Variance in Customer Experience     $50 US*
Customer Affinity From Optimized Content Delivery

What would you learn if you sent out customers to experience every touchpoint of your brand? In this CMO Council study, consumers were sent out to do just that...from brand-owned and controlled channels to channel partners, local points of sale, advertising and even sponsored events. What was assessed was the clarity and consistency of message, brand and vision. Brands thought to be most valued an...

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