Tag Archives: CMO

And Again with a Title Change for the CMO

Almost 3 years ago I wrote about the Chief Revenue Officer phenomenon. Well seems it is still in style. Coca Cola just “retired” their CMO and will be replacing him with a “Chief Revenue Officer.” Is that a euphemism for … Continue reading

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New Excuse; Same Result

If you take a look at the CMO category on this blog you will see that I have posted about the short tenure of “CMOs” for a while. It won’t take you long to see my point about why that … Continue reading

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Working With A Target On Your Back

We have noted for years in this blog that the CMO position has a high turnover rate. We even suggested in one post that this is because when things go bad, the CEO needs to fire someone visible and by … Continue reading

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Does A CMO Add Any Value To A Company?

Well there’s a loaded question. This question has been posed for many years (at least 12) and the answer depends on who you ask. In 2003 a paper was written showing that CMOs increase revenue. (Though given the small percentage … Continue reading

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Do You Need A CMO … Part 2

Almost two years ago I asked the question for the first time as to whether a company needed a CMO. I noted in that post that all companies have CMOs whether it’s full-time or part-time. As I said then, and … Continue reading

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If This Didn’t Come Up All The Time, Maybe I Would Ignore It

Ad Age, in a recent article, notes that B2B CMOs need to recognize that it’s time to own the customer experience. Really? Too bad GE knew that in 1952. Are we really that late to the party, or is this … Continue reading

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The Brand Experience Myth

Many brands continue to lose relevance, value and profitability. Much is written about how “marketing” needs to fix this. Talk abounds about consumer experience, purpose driven brands, etc. It’s all misdirected. I will accept that consumer experience and connection with … Continue reading

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