I’m not sure if it’s come true or not, but a year ago Gartner was predicting that right about now the Chief Marketing Officer will officially outspend the Chief Information Officer when it comes to technology. That suggests they should hang out more. Alignment between marketing and IT and marketing and sales has been a […]
Most Marketing is Rubbish.
I would think the folks at Equifax are not having a great time lately. I don’t know for sure, but like the people at Volkswagen two years ago, and the folks at Lululemon just about any time their founder opens his mouth, I would think the days feel just a little longer lately. Which is […]
Do you have a mission statement for your business? If not, don’t worry. They’re basically useless, and mostly an exercise in box-ticking so the leadership team can get on with leadering, and the marketing department has something to put on the website. Personally, I don’t think mission statements belong anywhere near your website, and neither […]
Does this seem familiar? We’re looking for a dynamic marketer to lead the [insert group name] team. In this role you will manage a talented group of marketing professionals to drive growth, build market share and increase awareness among target markets. Working closely with your colleagues in [insert department], [insert department] and [insert department], you […]
Nestlé is launching a new brand campaign to celebrate hydration. How thoughtful. It seems we’re just not educated enough about why it’s important to stay hydrated with safe drinking water. Mums, in particular, need to be educated about that one, according to the agency. On behalf of mothers everywhere, I want to thank you for […]
Is there anything more dismal than a brand Twitter feed? Where’s the witty banter about important topics? When are the throngs of raving brand fans going to show up with their adulation and streaming video of our products in action? When is Gwyneth going to finally throw some endorsements our way? For goodness sake, we’ve […]
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This Week’s Feature: B2B Marketing
February 15 Hi Terry Thanks again for a very interesting meeting yesterday. The creative team is excited to work on your new software launch. I’m sure the application will work just fine by the time we’re ready to go to market. Let me know when you want to try again for the demo. On which, I […]
When There’s No Seat at the Grown-up Table Many marketers spend years in the asteroid belt around their Corporate mother-ships, never getting to play with the master brand. Yet they’re routinely charged with figuring out value propositions for cans of compressed air, software that helps other software manage software or industrial thickeners. If this is […]
Nobody seems to have got around to writing up any rules for sending out Multi-Denominational Winter Holiday (MDWH) e-cards. So while the horror show that played out in millions of inboxes throughout December is still fresh, let’s get few things straight (don’t worry, I’ll schedule this to re-post in mid-November while you’re planning your next […]