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Should Marketing Ops Be Centralized, Field-Based or Distributed?

There is a bit of a tug-o-war going on in terms of where the MO function should sit in large organizations. On one side is corporate marketing. Corporate marketing believes that all MO functions are best kept as a centralized and shared services type of function. In contrast, field marketing believes they should own their own destiny and the technology to go with it. Who is right? It depends. There are pros and cons to each structure that we will examine in this article. Pros and Cons of a Centralized Structure Clearly,…