Making millions with pennies – BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS

When I think about board member’s day to day life and board meeting’s average content, I know it’s full of big decisions. What is our growth strategy? Are we willing to invest millions of euros/dollars in technology in order to enable customer relationship strategy and automation? How can we reduce our churn? How can weContinue reading “Making millions with pennies – BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS”

Business Design and Transformation process for growth

I have been privileged to be part of some major enterprise transformation processes over the past decade that have taught a lot about how do you actually enable and enforce change for customer centric, holistic, agile and innovative corporate culture. In the business world we are living in today, brands are created with customer experienceContinue reading “Business Design and Transformation process for growth”

Carmudi’s Co-Founder on Entrepreneurship, Ecosystems and eCommerce

Fritz Simons, global managing director and co-founder of Carmudi, is regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities on competitive advantage and go to market strategy. Mr. Simons recently spoke with Babar Khan, the entrepreneur in residence turned managing editor in the Dubai office of Ephlux Insights and the former CMO of Application Services with Ephlux inContinue reading “Carmudi’s Co-Founder on Entrepreneurship, Ecosystems and eCommerce”

Branding = Change Management and Operational Excellence

Over the past couple of years I have been involved in the development processes of SME’s and some major companies with hundreds of millions or billions in turnover. These processes are about change: The emphasis is moving from advertising and external media to own touchpoints and communications with own customers The marketing as such isContinue reading “Branding = Change Management and Operational Excellence”

Marketing technology and Branding – free book

Originally published at http://chiefmartec.com/2014/03/new-brand-marketing-technology/ A NEW BRAND OF MARKETING – free book by Scott Brinker A NEW BRAND OF MARKETING: The 7 Meta-Trends of Modern Marketing as a Technology-Powered Discipline “The modern CMO and marketer can no longer be just a brand ambassador, they must also have a deep understanding of marketing technology. Scott BrinkerContinue reading “Marketing technology and Branding – free book”

Future CMO Commercial Community Introduction

The goal for Future CMO Commercial Community is to create a network of highly capable individuals who can act as supertemps or highly advanced specialists who can act as catalysts for customer centric, marketing and organic growth driven strategic and operational transformation for their clients. Below,  there are directions and requirements for those who wouldContinue reading “Future CMO Commercial Community Introduction”

Beyond HBR’s “truth about customer experience”

Harward Business Review just published a great article about Customer Experience and Journey. See here. The main point of the article is, that managing single touchpoint engagements doesn’t provide sufficient customer experience. My advice is: Don’t design just touchpoints – Design chain of events, proactive and reactive. Development and measurement is often done engagement byContinue reading “Beyond HBR’s “truth about customer experience””

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”

Marketing DO or DIE – Managing Customer Interfaces

In case of any company that is selling products and services that people are interested in enough to find more information about, have customer relationships with continuous or repeated purchases, succeed or fail because of their customer interfaces. In the current business environment, where the competition is hard and people have other players available inContinue reading “Marketing DO or DIE – Managing Customer Interfaces”