Salesman didn’t die.. but got help

Every time something new comes up and people jump on it, they learn something new but it seems that they often start forgetting the best features of the previous while learning. Then came the content marketing era and inbound marketing surge. Now there is a swing back to ABM (Account based marketing and proactive sales).Continue reading “Salesman didn’t die.. but got help”

Segmentation 3.0 – disrupting marketing, media and management

Designing advertising, services, products or doing media planning requires us to understand customers and target markets. The more we understand about behavioral preferences, attitudes, lifestyles and multiple other variables, the better we can do our jobs. Combining all sources of data: research, analytics, buyer segments in real time bidding (RTB) targeting engines, qualitative research.. itsContinue reading “Segmentation 3.0 – disrupting marketing, media and management”

Disruptively Customer Centric B2B sales – Tools for Crossing the Chasm

B2B sales has been under major disruption due to content marketing and automation surge. I am a big believer and practitioner of these tools and methods my self and I’ve been convinced that this is the way to create naturally supporting customer journey towards a happy end and the results have proved how well itContinue reading “Disruptively Customer Centric B2B sales – Tools for Crossing the Chasm”

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”

7P’s interview – Ephlux Insights with Toni Keskinen (of Future CMO)

Here’s my interview with Mr Babar Khan Javed about the backround of my thinking that led to re-creation of Marketing’s 7P’s published in ADMAP November 2014 Further reading: Marketing’s 7P’s published in ADMAP November 2014 Branding = Change Management & Operational Excellence Loyalty for Pragmatists – It’s not about loyalty schemes Managing Brand – theContinue reading “7P’s interview – Ephlux Insights with Toni Keskinen (of Future CMO)”

Loyalty in an interactive digital market

The concept of loyalty is a very profound human emotion like love and trust. Loyalty is an outcome of shared values and experiences, forged with time. It’s not a fling, its about integrity, trust and dedication. Loyalty truly is the holy grail of brand relationship even in the interactive digital marketplace. When we think aboutContinue reading “Loyalty in an interactive digital market”

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”

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”

Marketing’s new and re-designed 7P’s

Marketing used to be about making companies APPEAR to be better, increasing brand appeal etc. Today marketing is about MAKING BETTER COMPANIES The omni-channel, real-time, everything’s available and traceable environment we are currently living in has changed the marketing fundamentals quite radically. The world is no longer the same place for which The marketer E. JeromeContinue reading “Marketing’s new and re-designed 7P’s”

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””