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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 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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Brand Automation for Local Activation

Through an online quantitative audit of senior marketers regarding the mandates, challenges and opportunities presented in localization, the CMO Council set out to identify where and how marketing mindsets must shift to best capitalize on local potential. The audit of 296 senior marketers was conducted between November 2012 and February 2013. Best-practice leaders from brands including Arby’... More

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Accelerate How You Differentiate

Is your company an alert enterprise? The ability to quickly identify and respond to market and operational risks and opportunities is a major competitive advantage, and one in which information technology is playing an increasingly important role. The need for companies to become Alert Enterprises is forcing management to take a serious look at internal structures, cultures and capabilities. This ... 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

Whitepaper

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