Who is the CMO of the future?

Digital Surgeons, founder, @petesena, takes a look at what the landscape looks like for the future role of the CMO. Gartner is predicting that by 2017, the CMO will spend more time than the CIO on technology. We’re seeing this already happening with progressive brands shifting budgets towards digital.  Peter shares his thoughts in a Slideshare above onContinue reading “Who is the CMO of the future?”

Marketing has an identity crisis – Blue Ocean dashboard

I just found Dr. Rod King’s Blue Ocean dashboard and process tools from SlideShare today and thought about how necessary it is to understand the whole value creation process in order to manage brand effectively. The number one branding responsible inside the company is actually the CEO, as he is often the only person inContinue reading “Marketing has an identity crisis – Blue Ocean dashboard”

Management Tools & Trends 2013 – Bain & Company

The Bain article is very good read indeed.The full article and report as a PDF are available here The results of the recently revealed 2013 survey show that the world’s top five management tools are: Strategic Planning Customer Relationship Management Employee Engagement Surveys Benchmarking Balanced Scorecard The differences between market areas are clear, do toContinue reading “Management Tools & Trends 2013 – Bain & Company”

CMO challenge – How to organize marketing for success?

This time this article is more about a question, than an answer. We do need to change but to what? Earlier on I wrote an article about how the creative work and marketing planning will transform in to something new.  As we do know the brand’s own customer interfaces are becoming more and more important asContinue reading “CMO challenge – How to organize marketing for success?”

From Poor-Data and Poor-Insight to Rich-Data and Better-Insight

As we already know, organizations have ability to collect, store and analyze massive amount of data from multiple sources. They have spent a lot of money managing this big data. Investments in technology and analytics are useless unless employees can use data, information and knowledge in their decisions-making.  Many companies are facing a big challenge in data-drivenContinue reading “From Poor-Data and Poor-Insight to Rich-Data and Better-Insight”

Big Data, Big Decisions and Big Management Change

Big data is out there. Data volumes, velocity and varieties have multiplied, in fact exploded.  The big question is how to find the best ways to make all of it and how analyzed data is changing decision-making ways and management. Are big decisions based on analyzed evidence or intuition? Many organizations are thinking how toContinue reading “Big Data, Big Decisions and Big Management Change”

Insight IQ

I read a very interesting article from HBR, April 2012 issue. Shvetank Shah, Andrew Horne and Jaime Capella wrote an article about how good data won’t guarantee good decisions and most companies have too few analytics-savvy worker. If you are not able read that excellent article from HBR, here is a couple of points fromContinue reading “Insight IQ”

Great future for creative agencies

Creative agencies have been under siege for a long time. The business has changed completely within relatively short time and the balance of power between disciplines within agencies has shifted tremendously. Agencies must have changed a lot by now, but they need to change a lot more in order to meet the demands Future CMOContinue reading “Great future for creative agencies”

CMO expectations and emphasis – CMO survey 2/2012

CMO’s are quite optimistic, increase spending overall but especially in social media, CRM and analytics (internally and externally) CMOsurvey.com made a study of CMO expectations and emphasis in February 2012. The wheel is already turning and the role of CMO’s changing. It is especially interesting to see that the traditional emphasis of CMO is nowContinue reading “CMO expectations and emphasis – CMO survey 2/2012”

Revolution in marketing – driving management change

Mr. Stephen Cook, Founder of Fortune CMO made a great case about the changing role of CMO in his article “Its time to Raise the CMO bar”. Here are some of his key findings: “My sources consistently mentioned that CMO roles have been adapting piecemeal over the past decade, but we are now at aContinue reading “Revolution in marketing – driving management change”