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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

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Best Practices In Mobile Relationship Marketing and Engagement: Capitalizing on Mobile Relationship Opportunities

While global consumers have been quick to adopt an immersive mobile lifestyle, marketers have been a bit more cautious about fully committing to mobile relationship marketing (MRM). More brands are launching apps or are establishing mobile-enabled content, but few are looking at the totality of the mobile relationship and fully integrating it into the overarching marketing strategy. In the CMO Co... More

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The Content Connection to Vendor Selection

Content marketing research by the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council reveals insight-hungry business buyers are increasingly reliant on trusted third-party information to make more educated decisions. The study also found that buyers tend to be clustered in distinctly different content sharing circles based on how the purchasing process is being driven, as well as their levels of collaboratio... More

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Maximize How You Individualize

Digital engagement has flourished in Asia, now home to more than 40 percent of the world’s Internet population. Social media, as a key example, has grown at the rate of 10 million new registered users per month. However, most critical to brands is that consumers across APJ are not just registering on social media channels, but they are actually engaging with brands and each other. According ... More

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Turning Social Feeds Into Business Leads

Social media represents an important marketing frontier for the automotive industry. Ninety-four percent of millennial car buyers—the industry’s largest and fastest-growing demographic—gather information online, and 38 percent of consumers say they will consult social media in making their next car purchase. Based on these facts, senior marketers recognize social’s capacity... More

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Best Practices in Big Data and Engagement

This paper looks at how leading brands are turning big data into actionable customer insights and engagements.  ... More

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Business Traction From Smarter SMB Interaction

This study by the CMO Council identifies and chronicles best practices in SMB marketing, partnering and co-innovation.... More

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Destination 2017

As customer expectations continue to evolve, one thing is certain: The customer experience of 2017 will look dramatically different from today.... More

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APAC Digital Marketing Performance Dashboard 2013

The rapidly evolving nature of digital marketing presents increased challenges across Asia-Pacific, with many marketers struggling to integrate digital components in a way that is efficient, effective and measurable.... More