Bringing a Human Voice to Customer Choice

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.... More


Turn Up The Volume

In order to further customer experience strategies, marketers must implement strategic customer voice listening initiatives. Yet according to a survey of over 160 senior corporate marketers across Europe, while marketers are listening, they are not hearing the voice of the customer. Indeed, while 63 percent say they actively employ a listening program, only 10 percent feel these programs do an ex... More


GDPR: Impact and Opportunity

GDPR, the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation, has forced marketers to rethink their operations to ensure they are compliant. Yet new research highlights that far too many marketers are unaware that GDPR even applies to them, and have taken no steps to modify their policies.... More


CMOs and the Spark to Drive Growth - Executive Perspectives

This report highlights key perspectives from 13 marketers that have successfully driven long-term strategic growth. These leading practices are derived from executive deep-dive interviews with marketing leaders at brands experiencing significant growth, and highlights their roles in driving that growth.... More


CMOs and the Spark to Drive Growth

In this new 2018 survey of 191 marketing leaders, we find that CMOs are increasingly activating on growth-driving activities. They are beginning to move past the traditional role of brand storytellers to embrace the benefits of strategy leadership to become growth drivers. Still, they have hurdles to overcome to drive strategic long-term growth, and are far less comfortable with key aspects of dri... More


Product Ownership

New research reveals only 17 percent of consumers believe brands truly care about them after the point of purchase. To enrich the customer experience, brand marketers must take steps to elevate the ownership experience. The ownership experience should be a critical brand differentiator and revenue generator for both manufacturers and retailers. ... More


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


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