Reports

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Customer Experience Dynamics

According to a study by the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council—conducted in partnership with SAP Hybris and SellingPower magazine—customer experience (CX) lacks coordinated, centralized leadership in most enterprises.... More

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Getting Serious About Omni-Channel Experience

Today’s omni-channel consumer expects a seamless journey across both physical and digital channels. Personalization and real-time, always on experiences are a core demand for consumers who expect that each and every experience delivers value to their unique journey.  ... More

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The Customer in Context

The findings of this survey of more than 2,000 consumers—conducted in partnership with SAP Hybris— reveals that customer experience is more critical than ever as consumers will abandon a brand and take their money elsewhere if they continuously encounter poor, impersonal or frustrating customer experiences.... More

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Empowering the Data-Driven Customer Strategy

While today’s connected customers expect more seamless, frictionless experiences than ever before, this study reveals that marketers are failing to keep pace with those expectations, despite the wealth of data, analytics and engagement systems currently in place.... More

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Strategy 2017

This white paper, completed in partnership with IBM Marketing Cloud, outlines the actions and mindsets that must be in place across the organization in order to create customer experiences that result in business profitability, in addition to the consequences of failing to meet the expectations of today’s connected customer.... More

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The CMO Shift to Gaining Business Lift: Executive Perspectives

The role of the CMO has evolved far beyond anyone could have predicted 10 years ago. Gone is the traditional role of mere brand ambassador, replaced with the critical role of business driver, change agent and customer experience champion. As was revealed in the report "The CMO Shift to Gaining Business Lift," CMOs have a clear desire, and business-supported mandate to serve as the primary growth d... More

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Connected Interaction to Power Brand Attraction

This study reveals the findings of a survey of 198 global senior marketing executives and explores how digital transformation has impacted marketing and the organization’s ability to grow and profit from expanded relationships with customers, particularly as it relates to content and data strategies.... More

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Mind the Gap

This white paper outlines key actions marketers can employ across their teams to achieve true customer experience success in the coming year. 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.... More

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The CMO Shift to Gaining Business Lift

The CMO of today has denounced the traditional role of mere brand ambassador, instead opting to actively assert their role as business driver, change agent and customer experience champion. But while the CMO of today knows they will need to take the driver's seat in steering the development of next generation products, services, business models and customer experiences, many may still be falling i... More

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Omnichannel's Missing Link

According to the findings from this CMO Council study, conducted in partnership with digital marketing intelligence company Netsertive, the strength of the entire omnichannel experience may lie in the last mile of the journey, where customers are choosing to transact, as well as in local retail partnerships and touchpoints. The online survey at the core of this research was fielded during the thir... More

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The New Rules of Engagement

This white paper, produced by the CMO Council, in partnership with Bazaarvoice, explores consumer expectations around personalization and the challenges that marketers must overcome in order to provide the targeted, relevant communications that consumers want.... More

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Gaining Traction Through Each Customer Interaction

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... More

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Context, Commerce + Customer

This report, based on the findings from an online audit of more than 170 senior marketing leaders from around the world in the first half of 2016, examines how disconnects and deficiencies are impacting experience and how analytics and customer insights can create more relevant, personalized and gratifying experiences. It also explores the impact that delivering contextual experiences through indi... More

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The Purpose-Built Experience

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... More

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Making Personalization Possible

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 ... More

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Mapping Monetization

The CMO Council recently partnered with Vindicia, the leaders in payment and billing solutions, to host a series of executive roundtables to discuss new paths to revenue and the challenges to monetization optimization. The number one issue that marketers found most challenging to overcome: FEAR.  ... 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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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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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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Destination 2017

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