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How Brands Annoy Fans

While it is estimated that programmatic advertising will account for 80 percent of all digital display advertising in 2017, recent headlines and pronouncements by leading brand marketers highlight the significant limitations in this technology-driven ad buying process, with image-sensitive brands ap ... More

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The Age of the Adaptive Marketer

Presenting brand materials in a manner that maintains brand identity while also adapting to geographical and cultural customer preferences is a critical challenge for marketers today. Increasingly discerning consumers expect – if not demand – that the materials brands present across sales, marketing and service touch points are timely, relevant and reflect the customer’s unique c... More

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The Impact of Connectedness on Competitiveness

The Industrial Internet of Things will transform business and industrial performance, delivering significant improvements in operational efficiency and uptime, as well as growth from new business models, products, services and customer experiences. Still, despite keen interest and growing expectations, most companies are unprepared to take advantage of IIoT technology and have no clear strategic ... More

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From Creativity to Content

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but marketers have not turned a strategic lens on optimizing the return from their visual media content investments. While 65 percent of senior marketing executives believe visual assets are core to how their brand story is communicated, a scant 27 percent have the ability to aggregate, organize and manage these assets across marketing and non-marketing tea... More

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State of Marketing 2012

The outlook is distinctly positive for marketers as executives head into 2013 with renewed confidence in their roles and business performance. Despite a varied and mixed outlook for the global economy, chief marketers report positive outlooks for their roles and functional areas. Nearly 70 percent received a salary or bonus in 2011, and 73 percent expect the same at the end of this year depending ... More

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Better Lead Yield in the Content Marketing Field

Vendor content frequently lacks value and trustworthiness in the eyes of BtoB buyers, who are increasingly turning to more trusted, peer-driven sources of  content along their path to purchase, according to the CMO Council's Content ROI Center. This white paper includes the results of a survey of more than 400 BtoB buyers and content seekers around the world who were reached through NetLine C... More

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State of Marketing 2014

The "State of Marketing"—the most valued annual study by the CMO Council—provides an in-depth view of global marketing vitality and direction and serves as a valuable resource tool to help calibrate, prioritize and make a business case for marketing investments. The benchmark report is based on a 50-point assessment taken by more than 525 senior-level marketers from around the globe. T... More