Tag Archives: role of the CMO

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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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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Suddenly Chief Marketing Officer is Not the Right Title

A recent article in Advertising Age, “Don’t Call Me CMO: Top Marketers Say Job Has Evolved Beyond Title” reflects the sad state of the profession. The topic of the job title came up at a recent ANA conference. Comments included … Continue reading

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CMO’s sticking longer

Spencer Stuart notes that CMO tenure has increased consistently since 2004 from an average of 23.6 to 45 months. Debate as to cause abounds. Since it’s been a steady rise each year, I postulate that it’s due to CMOs and … Continue reading

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