CMO Council Gives Low-Cost Access To Global Online Knowledge Center To Help Marketers Tap Expert Insights In Dealing With Global Crisis

Global Library of Best Practice Content and Real-Time Market Data Can be Sourced for Just $95 as Marketers Struggle to React, Adapt and Recover from Downturn and Disruption of Viral Pandemic In a move to promote global knowledge transfer, the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council is reducing the cost of using its online decision support center and research library by $400 to give struggling companies and small businesses unlimited access to valuable peer-based knowledge and insights for just $95 a year. The CMO Council…

Content Marketing Imperative Grows In Face Of Industry And Customer Event Cancellations Worldwide, Says CMO Council

New Report Outlines How Marketing Organizations Must Improve the Influence and Conversion Rate of Content in 2020 With major trade shows, industry gatherings and customer events cancelled around the world, digital marketing content must play an even bigger role in demand generation. Yet, many marketing organizations lack the necessary capabilities and processes to keep pace with a growing content marketing imperative, according to new strategic report from the CMO Council. Marketing Technology News: Kimble PSA Now…

MarTech Interview with Liz Miller, Senior Vice President, Marketing, CMO Council

"Marketers and organizations will need to identify ways in which AI and technology can be deployed to actually enhance and accelerate delivery of a more human relationship." Tell us about your role and journey in technology. What inspired you to be a part of the CMO Council? Am I allowed to reach all the way back to the Commodore 64 as my starting point on this journey in technology? I say that because I think that my father’s curiosity in the early age of personal computing helped me grow up as a pseudo-digital native in…

CMO Council Partners With Australian Marketing Institute

Over 60,000 Marketers Offered Access to Global Thought Leadership Content Australia's pre-eminent organization for marketing professionals has announced a partnership with the global body, the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council, to offer international research, marketing intelligence and best practice insights to some 60,000 marketing practitioners in the country. The Australian Marketing Institute (AMI), which provides professional accreditation and continuing education, will give its members preferred access to…

CMO Council Explores State Of MarTech With Domain Experts

Nearly 7,000 Solutions Bring Confusion, Complexity and Technical Challenges Back in 2011 Scott Brinker, editor of the Chief Marketing Technologist Blog, created a graphic representation of the marketing technology (MarTech) landscape with just 150 solutions. Fast forward to 2018 and there are now a staggering 6,829 offerings in his latest 2018 Martech 5000 Supergraphic. The cover story in the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council's PeerSphere quarterly digital magazine published today takes a deep dive into what has…

CMO Council Study: GDPR Breaks Group of Marketing Teams into Leaders and Laggards

Marketing Leaders Embrace GDPR as Path to Trust and Improved Experiences; Compliance Laggards Shirk Responsibility And Fail To Champion Change GDPR continues to disrupt the Marketing Technology landscape. Most CMOs are still chasing the GDPR standards that have become the pillars of data privacy for business today. While some organizations saw the 25 May enforcement deadline for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as the finish line for compliance, leading-edge marketing executives saw the day as a starting point…

CMO Council Reveals How Big eCommerce Communities Are Advancing Digital Marketing Uptake By Brands

The PeerSphere Cover Story Delves Into New Research Findings Around How Online Marketplaces Bring Greater Customer Insight, Experiences and Value to Brands With global eCommerce communities now accounting for more than half of the $500 billion spent by consumers online in North America alone, marketers are being pressed to rethink how they can create richer, more customized experiences for their consumers, according to the cover story in the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council's latest edition of its quarterly …

Global eCommerce Communities Inspiring Brands To Rethink And Reinvent Go-To-Market Strategies: CMO Council Research

New Research From the CMO Council Highlights How Leading Brands Are Learning From Big Digital Marketplaces and Adapting to a New 4P Model of Marketing That Is Based On Precision, Personalization, Persuasion and Perfection to Multiply Purchase Leaders have followers, and nowhere is that more evident than the global eCommerce market, where giant digital shopping destinations like eBay, Amazon and Alibaba now account for more than 50 percent of the nearly $500 billion spent by North American consumers online. Large,…

True Influence CMO Kay Kienast Accepted into Forbes Communications Council

Forbes Communications Council is an Invitation-Only Community for Executives in Communications, Marketing, and PR Kay Kienast, CMO at True Influence, the technology leader of intent-based marketing and lead generation solutions, has been accepted into Forbes Communications Council, an invitation-only community for executives in communications, marketing, and public relations. Kienast was vetted and selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity of her experience. Criteria for acceptance include a track…

MarTech Interview with Suzanne Kounkel, CMO at Deloitte

"Consumer needs can change quickly, something we experienced tenfold during the pandemic, and it’s important for brands to listen and react to these evolving needs in real time." About Me Hi Suzanne. Welcome to MarTech Series. Please tell us about your journey in Marketing and how you arrived at Deloitte. Thanks for having me. My journey in Marketing and Sales—and my journey with Deloitte—are very much one and the same as I’ve spent most of my career here focused on these areas. As Chief Marketing Officer for the…

CMO Compensation: Erosion, Stagnation or Elevation in 2020?

Bright Spot: Senior Female Marketers Eclipse Male Counterparts in Both Salary and Bonuses Many chief marketers are likely to have a disappointing upcoming year as 84 percent surveyed by the CMO Council say their compensation is tied to business performance improvements in 2020. Not surprisingly, take home pay will likely be less due to the severe economic impact of the global pandemic. News from the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council on "CMO Compensation: Erosion, Stagnation or Elevation?" follows Spencer Stuart's …

Outreach Adds Sue Bostrom, Former EVP and CMO of Cisco Systems, to Board of Directors

Tech Veteran Brings Proven Fortune 500 Leadership and Startup Expertise to Outreach's Board of Directors Outreach, the number one sales engagement platform, announced the appointment of Sue Bostrom, a tech veteran with more than 30 years of experience, to its board of directors. "Sue‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌remarkable‌ ‌addition‌ ‌to‌ ‌our‌ ‌board," said‌ ‌Manny‌ ‌Medina,‌ ‌chief‌ ‌executive‌ ‌officer‌ ‌of‌ ‌Outreach.‌ ‌"We're‌ ‌eager‌ ‌to‌ ‌welcome‌ ‌her‌ ‌depth‌ ‌of‌ ‌knowledge‌ ‌in‌ ‌leadership,‌ technology, ‌and‌ ‌marketing‌…

SOCi Launches Customer Advisory Council Committed to Addressing Critical Social Marketing Needs for Multi-Location Businesses

Unites 15 Top Brands to Focus on the Future & Growth of Localized Social Marketing SOCi, the leading platform for social media and reputation management for multi-location brands, has formed a new Customer Advisory Council. This council is dedicated to addressing the critical needs of highly visible digital marketers who are challenged to create and manage the digital presence and online reputation of hundreds to thousands of local locations across top social and search sites. Announced at SOCi’s recent 2019 Summit,…

How CMOs Succeed with AI-Powered CX

What we’ve learned from the early days of CX technology is that forcing customers to conform to rigid mechanical processes (language choices, service versus support options) doesn’t provide a customer-centric approach. It didn’t take long for people to figure out pressing “O” to get a live operator—or shouting “agent” in frustration—was almost always the best choice. Thankfully, AI, powered by Machine Learning and evaluated and fine-tuned by humans, has come a long way in the last decade. AI-powered virtual assistants are…

Ad Council Announces New Members of Board of Directors

The Ad Council, America's leading non-profit organization dedicated to using communications to drive social change, elected new members to its Board of Directors at its Spring meeting yesterday. The Board is chaired by Linda Boff, Chief Marketing Officer of GE. New members of the Ad Council Board of Directors include: Sabah Ashraf, CEO, North America, Superunion Tina Edmundson, Global Brand Officer & Luxury Portfolio Leader, Marriott International Tim Ellis, EVP & Chief Marketing Officer, NFL Konrad…

Data-Based Customer Experience or A Humanized Brand Experience: What Would CMOs Choose?

CMO Council Research Lists Amazon, Starbucks, Apple and Google as Leaders in Guiding the Customer Journey and Using Experience for Competitive Advantage; Issues Call to Action for Brands to Identify Micro-Moments of Opportunity to Further More Meaningful "Human" Relationships 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…

Ad Council Adds New Members to Board of Directors

The Ad Council, America's leading non-profit organization dedicated to using communications to drive social change, elected new members to its Board of Directors at their fall meeting yesterday. The Board is chaired by Linda Boff, Chief Marketing Officer of GE. New members of the Ad Council Board of Directors include: Kasha Cacy, Global CEO, Engine Lisa Caputo, Executive Vice President, Marketing, Communications and Customer Experience, The Travelers Companies, Inc. Lisa Donohue, CEO, Publicis Spine…

AI-Powered Conversation Bots Empower CMOs to Prove ROI

Marketers know by now that television, like most non-digital channels, is fading fast. In 2017, American TV ad spend dropped for the first time since 2009. Meanwhile, digital advertising shot up by double digits. As more consumers (especially millennials and the up-and-coming Generation Z) continue to cut the cord, television ad spending will become less and less relevant. Instead, digital ads will drive more sales in a measurable way. Not all digital advertising is created equal, though, especially in B2B circles.…

Fluent, Inc. Joins the ANA Council for Data Integrity & IAB’s Data Transparency Standards Group

Fluent, Inc., a leading data-driven performance marketing company, announced that it has joined the ANA Council for Data Integrity and IAB’s Data Transparency Standards Group. Brian Hogan, President of Fluent Health, has joined these organizations leading the charge on data transparency on Fluent’s behalf.  With Fluent’s unique first-party data asset, Hogan will bring Fluent’s thought leadership to these organizations with the goal of providing transparency for brands and advertisers. “Providing more transparency to…

Top Execs from CNN, Casper, Refinery29, Columbia Records, and eBay Join Digital Future Council

Industry Think Tank Connecting Innovators Across Advertising, Marketing, and Emerging Technology Sectors The Digital Future Council, a first-of-its-kind think tank formed with the mission of bridging the gap between the creative and technology industries, has announced a distinguished selection of founding members ahead of its official launch during Cannes Lions Festival in June. Key executives on board include Kate Ward, Senior Vice President & Head of International at Refinery29; Jess Christie, Chief Brand…