Three quarters of CMOs ‘are contributing to business growth’

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CMOs’ responsibilities are shifting, with around three quarters of them now responsible for contributing to business growth (76%) and data and technology (74%). 

This is according to the latest Capgemini Research Institute report, ‘A new playbook for chief marketing officers: Why CMOs should enable real-time marketing to drive sustained growth’. 

Despite the CMO’s new data-focused responsibilities, only 12% of marketers have the requisite data access,...

CIM: Vast majority of marketers optimistic for the industry post-pandemic

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As many as 71% of marketers believe that the COVID-19 pandemic has positively affected perceptions of their brands, according to a new report from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).

The CMO 50 explored the views of 50 of the UK’s top marketers with regard to the long-term future of the marketing industry, finding that the vast majority of CMOs and directors are optimistic but call for stricter government regulations moving forward.

Overall, spirits seemed high...

The CMO and CISO: Assessing the evolving intersection

The world has changed – from Betamax to Netflix, HMV to Spotify, and everything to mobile – and the relentless pace of transformation has put us in a constant state of flux. In a bid to keep up, businesses have increased their focus on digital transformation, propelling the chief information security officer (CISO) from the IT periphery to the very heart of decision-making. 

In parallel, technological evolution has driven a change in customer behaviour. If the purchasing of...

The CMO’s viewpoint: Marketing during a pandemic is not business as usual

Organisations are struggling to adjust to the new reality of the Covid-19 pandemic. Revenue is being impacted in retail, travel and hospitality industries among others. Companies are figuring out how to keep the business moving while employees are adjusting to working from home. And cyber criminals are having a field day feasting on all of the disruption and uncertainty.

So, what does that mean for marketers? Do we simply carry on with our 2020 game plan? I believe that would not...

Four key tips to move up the digital marketing career ladder

For many, a good career involves opportunities to progress however it can be challenging to understand how to get to the top. Although there are different methods of progressing, and people have different suggestions, in my experience it’s often the less traditional routes which yield the best results.

Education isn’t everything

It might come as a surprise but I don’t think it’s crucial to invest in higher education for a successful career in marketing. While there are...