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Customer Experience Dynamics     $50 US*
Defining the Requirements for a Strong CX Ecosystem

According to this study by the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council—conducted in partnership with SAP Customer Experience and SellingPower magazine—customer experience (CX) lacks coordinated, centralized leadership in most enterprises. Functional heads that should have a vested interest in owning CX simply don’t. Only 7 percent of sales and 9 percent of marketing leaders view t...

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The Content Connection to Vendor Selection     $50 US*
How Online Information Sourcing Influences the Pre-Sales Buying Process

This strategic brief includes findings from a survey of 352 senior-level B2B buyers, influencers and decision makers and features insights into the effectiveness of marketing content in generating value for customers. It also includes qualitative findings of interviews conducted with marketing executives at IBM, Allegro Development, AppNexus, CA Technologies and more. It provides an in-depth, well...

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Brand Automation for Local Activation     $50 US*
Connecting Customer Engagement Into Measurable Local Strategies

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’...

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Promotion Commotion     $50 US*
A View Into the Needs and Setbacks of the Front Line

The CMO Council interviewed 113 front-line managers, sales executives, and field marketing managers to assess their perspective of marketing materials. While almost everyone agreed that point-of-purchase materials and marketing consumables are persuasive at the point of sale, the management of these tools, from creation to distribution and implementation, is too often overlooked. Download the Mark...

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A Straight Line To The Front Line     $50 US*
Unraveling and Understanding the Conflicts Between Sales and the Marketing Supply Chain

Growth and recovery are at the top of every executive’s to-do list as we head into a postrecessionary economy. This mandate has placed increasing pressure on Sales to close business and on Marketing to fill the pipeline with quality leads. And while the riff between Marketing and Sales is certainly nothing new, it has taken on a new direction that has a direct and immediate impact on the bot...

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CLOSE: Scenarios and Solutions     $50 US*
Mapping the Traps and Sales Effectiveness Gaps

In any sizeable company, the functions of marketing and sales are crucial to success. No matter the product or service, marketing must drive programs that stimulate demand and sales must develop and mazimize opportunities. Successful execution of these functions has always been challenging, hinging on the sometimes strained and troubled relationship between sales and marketing. The Chief Marketing...

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