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Revenue Gain From The Local Demand Chain     $50 US*
Using Digital Transformation to Power Partner + Field Marketing Performance

With limited digital marketing resources and expertise, local businesses are falling behind in digital transformation. They need a better understanding of digital marketing tactics such as search, social and online review management — critical areas for building brand awareness in an increasingly digitalized customer journey. There’s a big opportunity for national marketers to help lo...

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Gaining Lift From the Consumer Shift     $50 US*
Insights into Buying Behavior During Covid and Beyond

How well do you know your customers? Over the last several years, the theme of “meeting customers where they are” has been top-of-mind, but the pandemic brought this to the forefront of every marketer’s strategy in a new way. When life as we know it comes to a startling halt, how can we continue to deliver customer-first experiences when the future feels so uncertain and bleak? T...

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Instant Interaction Driving Business Traction     $50 US*
How the Live Mobile Chat Commerce Revolution Is Powering Fast, Frictionless Transactions, Secure, Lower Cost Customer Engagement and Stronger Brand Affinity

Chat Commerce is taking the world by storm. This emerging digital channel of engagement delivers fast and frictionless customer interactions with a brand’s chatbot or live agent conducted mostly over popular messaging platforms, such as Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp. It leverages these trusted social connections and engages localized audiences seeking to satisfy real-life needs.Chat Commer...

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Rising Above The Fray     $50 US*
Self-reliant buyers, shifting behaviors and digital disarray have upended sales. But marketers can right the revenue ship.

A chaotic customer journey has flipped much of the sales action to the top of the funnel, making marketers responsible for nearly half of a company’s revenue. It’s a big ask with even bigger challenges to overcome. Marketers face immense pressure, scarcity of resources, a data literacy gap and a skeptical CEO. All of which puts marketers at serious risk of missing their revenue target...

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How Covid Has Changed The Channels Of Engagement     $50 US*
What You Need to Know to Better Engage Your Customers in the "New Normal"

Consumers across generations and geographies are moving to digital channels, and running into all sorts of problems. Now 73% of frustrated consumers are considering spending their dollars elsewhere. Brands need to get ahead of this before it’s too late. Marketing leaders need to know where digital channels fail to meet expectations, what channels consumers turn to in critical situations, an...

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Bridging the Gap for Comms and Marketing     $50 US*
Building Cohesion in the Age of Customer Disruption

Digital media now singularly impacts buying decisions and how consumers feel about brands, only amplifying the importance of consistent messaging across media channels and especially with earned media. Yet too many brands are dissatisfied with their earned media performance due largely to problems arising from misalignment between marketing and comms. Brand leaders need to know how to spot market...

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Measuring Marketing in the Moment     $50 US*
Understanding How Shoppers React, Transact and Interact in Real-time

The pinnacle of personalization in marketing is delivering the right message to the right person in their moment of need. This requires a data-driven understanding of the customer, real-time buyer intent signals, masterful orchestration between team members and partners, and technology that closes the gap between insight and action. It’s no easy task, which is why four out of five marketers...

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Mobile Ingenuity in Africa's Dynamic Community     $50 US*
Using Real-Time Insights to Understand the Digital Life of Telco Subscribers

Known as a land rich in minerals, the African continent has a new source of economic growth and wealth to mine: mobile customer data. Possessing a vast abundance of ever-multiplying subscriber insight, Africa’s leading wireless network operators and communications service providers are now hardwired to turn this under-performing asset base into a new form of “data currency&r...

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Customer Value Creation From Live Data Interpretation     $50 US*
Using Real-Time Insights to Understand the Digital Life of Telco Subscribers, Fulfill Unmet Needs, and Realize Revenue Growth Opportunities

The CMO Council has undertaken numerous studies that reveal the majority of CMOs are more focused on pre-sales cultivation, conversion and customer acquisition, rather than realizing a better return from existing relationships that can be more effectively monetized, scaled, and strengthened to reduce churn, defection and detraction.  This research defines a model and roadmap for how chief ma...

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Reshaping Global Engagement Operations     $50 US*
Optimizing the Resonance and Relevance of Localized Marketing Initiatives

Today’s digitally-connected consumer seeks more localized, personalized experiences that are relevant to their own cultural context and situation. Yet 73 percent of global marketers feel only partially prepared to deliver on those expectations. This report, produced in partnership with Worldwide Partners, reveals that marketing operational structures may actually be keeping the customer and...

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Critical Channels of Choice     $50 US*
Meeting the Customer Expectation for Omnichannel Relationships

Omnichannel IS the critical channel of choice. No matter what the generation, from Gen X all the way to the Silent Generation, consumers want a blend of both digital and physical channel experiences. Yet only 13 percent of consumers believe that brands are fully meeting this expectation and delivering across both physical and digital channels.  This report, produced in partnership with Pitne...

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Data Protection, Privacy and Regulations     $50 US*
An Exclusive Authority Leadership Briefing for Premium Members & Subscribers

This is the first of what will be quarterly briefings from the CMO Council team, available exclusively for our premium members and library subscribers. As May marked the one-year anniversary of GDPR, this first exclusive cut investigates the impacts and ramifications of this regulatory event. Diving into such areas as the cost of compliance – or non-compliance, for those companies that felt...

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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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Turn Up The Volume     $50 US*
Rethinking Where and How Customer Voice Enhances Experiences

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...

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Doing More With Data     $50 US*
Discovering Data-Accelerated Revenue Traction

Charged with the mandate of elevating customer experience, marketers increasingly look to data to better engage with customers and identify new opportunities. Yet previous CMO Council research highlights that marketers admit their organizations could do more to transform the data supply chain to allow them to do more with internal data assets. To ignite real change, data needs to move beyond the ...

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The State of Engagement     $50 US*
Bridging the Customer Journey Across Every Last Mile

Customer empowerment is heightening the job security risks of chief marketing officers, who are struggling to keep up with new digitally driven ways to engage, satisfy and enrich the experience of more mobile, savvy and fickle consumers. According to this study from the CMO Council, 75 percent of CMOs believe their jobs are on the line if their customer experience strategies are unsuccessful. Mor...

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Elevate What Consumers Appreciate     $50 US*
Increase Brand Attraction by Upgrading Ownership Satisfaction

To date, the customer experience mandate of the CMO has focused on creating an experience that will surprise and delight their consumers up to the point of purchase; unfortunately, the aftermarket for far too many is an afterthought. Yet with the rise of IoT-enabled service-oriented business models, and a savvy consumer that can quickly share feedback through any number of social channels about th...

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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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Product Ownership     $50 US*
Lasting Satisfaction or Painful Distraction?

The ownership experience should be a critical brand differentiator and revenue generator for both manufacturers and retailers. Yet only 17 percent of North American consumers believe brands truly care about them after the point of purchase, which might be an accurate reflection of the importance that acquisition-centric marketers place on the aftermarket service and support that drive and solidify...

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Adaptability in Branded Content Delivery: Background Research     $50 US*

This presentation explores background research conducted by the CMO Council and other third party experts to explore the state of adaptability in the world's largest global brands. The presentation explores the localization mandate, benefits of adapting and localizing content, the need for platforms, and overcoming localization hurdles. ...

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Empowering the Data-Driven Customer Strategy     $50 US*
Addressing Customer Engagement From the Foundation Up

This report explores the findings of a survey of more than 250 global marketers and reveals that while marketers seem to agree that the CMO should be the driver of a data-driven customer strategy (78 percent), there is a clear gap when it comes to effective execution of that strategy as only 7 percent say they are able to deliver real-time, data-driven engagements across physical and digital touch...

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Be an ADEPT Traveler     $50 US*
Care Less About Travel Stress

With billions of travelers exploring key global destinations every year, destination marketers and travel service providers are seeking to deliver better experiences and reduce irritation, consternation and aggravation. According to new research from the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council and its GeoBranding Center, in partnership with AIG Travel and Travelzoo, the travel process - from researc...

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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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How Global Voices Shape Travel Choices     $50 US*
The Impact of Consumer Apprehension on Travel Intention

A plethora of global incidents have made headlines this past year—including terrorist attacks, natural disasters, disease outbreaks, regional conflict, political upheaval, crime or civil unrest, airline tragedies and cruise line accidents and food safety issues—that have impacted travel plans, schedules and intentions. News coverage, social media postings and government warnings have o...

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Quantify How Well You Unify     $50 US*
Exploring the Business Impact of Marketing Technology Integration

This report explores how well chief marketers are taking ownership of digital marketing technology strategies and to what degree they are unifying and extracting value from multiplying customer data sources. The 38-page report summarizes the quantitative insights of 150 senior marketers and highlights insights from qualitative interviews with leading marketers at Wells Fargo, Charles Schwab, Disne...

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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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Maximize How You Individualize     $50 US*
Map the Operational Gap in Customer Insight and Experience

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 ...

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Business Traction From Smarter SMB Interaction     $50 US*
Advancing Enterprise Excellence in SMB Marketing in North America

Two out of three big business brands are planning to increase their focus and investment in engaging small to medium-sized business (SMB) customers over the next 12 to 36 months, according to this study from the CMO Council and Penton, a leading business information services company. However, these marketers admit to shortcomings in their ability to access customer data, intelligence and critical ...

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Know More to Grow More     $50 US*
Applying Timely, Targeted and Tailored Insight to Improve Pipeline Performance

Conducted in partnership with Dun & Bradstreet, this report identifies a number of gaps in the customer intelligence process and underscores the importance of arming front-line resources with alerts and insights to capitalize on moments of opportunity. And while marketers agree that the provision of this intelligence is important, only 21 percent of those surveyed feel equipped to provide this...

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What's Critical in the Vertical: Global Banking     $50 US*

The latest report in the "Critical in the Vertical" series showcases research from more than 1,200 consumers and delves into the needs, expectations, and pain points of banking’s retail market. It also includes insight from over 120 senior-level marketers from around the globe, who outline where and how banks should invest, communicate, and address consumer concerns. (Published: 2001) As cu...

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What's Critical in the Vertical: Utilities     $50 US*
Relevant Messaging That Engages a Targeted Audience

Generating loyalty at a time when consumers are making active decisions over which bills to pay makes marketing within the utility space an ever-changing and challenging role. The CMO Council interviewed over 1,000 utility consumers and 100 utility marketers to get an understanding of needs, requirements and sentiment. The end product? 30 pages of insight into customer engagement, advocacy and loy...

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What's Critical in the Vertical: Retail Banking In Australia     $50 US*
Meeting the Needs of a New, Demanding Customer

Only 15 percent of marketers in Australia’s $2.5 trillion banking sector feel confident they have sufficient insights into customer profitability, value and retention. While Australia remained on steady footing through the global recession, bank marketers now face a younger, smarter banking customer with a desire for greater digital interaction and online engagement. The complimentary paper,...

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Leveraging Loyalty to Transform Publishing     $50 US*
The Challenges Faced By Today’s Magazine Industry, and How Personalization and Relevance Could Save the Day

As marketers look for new channels of customer engagement, magazine advertising has been a casualty as online opportunities from ereaders to online publications become more cost-effective and trackable options. However, in this consumer survey, we see that customers aren't quite ready to abandon their magazines and they are certainly not ready for an onslaught of iPad-vertising to interrupt their ...

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Losing Loyalty     $50 US*
The Consumer Deflection Dilemma

Consumer defection and lapsed loyalty are rampant among major consumer packaged goods brands, a problem that is only worsening in the current recession. A study by the CMO Council, conducted with Catalina Marketing's Pointer Media Network, provides a comprehensive and detailed analysis the defection dilemma among CPG brands. The study underscores the critical need for brands to more effective...

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Giving Customer Voice More Volume     $50 US*
Turning Customer Pain into Competitive Gain

Customer experience is still very much a work in progress for senior marketers who participated in this study, fielded in late 2008. Despite overwhelming agreement on the importance of customer experience and word-of-mouth, the admit their companies are failing to take decisive, company-wide action to integrate customer voice and experience into key business and marketing processes. Sponsored...

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Routes to Revenue     $50 US*

Routes to Revenue benchmarked the state of customer revenue realization, encouraging the adoption and the uses of technologies, solutions and professional services that drive deeper interaction and communication with customers...in one of the most challenged financial times. With fielding of the study starting on the day that Leihman's Brothers closed and financial collapse was immenent, mark...

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Discovering The Pivotal Point Consumer     $50 US*
A Milestone Study on American Shoppers Who Drive CPG Brand Volume

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 ...

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CLOSE: Scenarios and Solutions     $50 US*
Mapping the Traps and Sales Effectiveness Gaps

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...

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Business Gain From How You Retain     $50 US*
Addressing The Challenge of Customer Churn and Marketing Burn

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...

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Secure the Trust of Your Brand     $50 US*
Assessing the Security Mindset of Consumers

There has been little research into how broadly such incidences are eroding consumers’ trust in brands. This is the impetus for Secure the Trust of Your Brand™, a major thought leadership initiative fielded by the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council. This comprehensive research effort is designed to better understand the degree to which information security, business continuity, and ...

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Accelerate How You Differentiate     $50 US*
An Alert Enterprise Audit

Is your company an alert enterprise? The ability to quickly identify and respond to market and operational risks and opportunities is a major competitive advantage, and one in which information technology is playing an increasingly important role. The need for companies to become Alert Enterprises is forcing management to take a serious look at internal structures, cultures and capabilities. This ...

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Crunch Time: Global Competitiveness     $50 US*
Annual Assessment of Tech + Telcom Rigor and Readiness

Conducted in late 2004 and early 2005, Crunch Time serves as a benchmark for the ever-increasing challenges of global competition. At the time, if you were an executive in the North American high technology or telecommunications industries, there was a high probability you felt the heat of increasing global competition. Yet, there is no executive formally assigned to the task o...

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