In the world’s largest ever marketing leadership study, we found CMOs who lead marketing outperform those who just do it.
BY THOMAS BARTA
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When marketers fail, both they and their organizations suffer. Yet many marketing officers still haven’t built the key foundation for success: alignment with the CEO. That’s perplexing.
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Even decades after leadership thinker Peter Drucker said his famous sentence “the business enterprise has two–and only two–basic functions: marketing and innovation” there’s still a—surprisingly lively—debate as to whether marketing’s (and marketers’) role should be exalted. Here are five research-backed facts that prove all marketing skeptics wrong. Marketing and CMOs are crucial for company success! Full stop.
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Egon Zehnder: Can a management position in insurance marketing act as a springboard for a career leading to the top? Egon Zehnder International took a deeper look.
McKinsey: It takes a mix of talent to pursue a variety of growth strategies simultaneously. Companies looking for growth should focus on leaders with a capacity to understand customers’ evolving needs.
Egon Zehnder: Markets are merging; smart, self-confident consumers are sharing their views. As the voice of the consumer in the executive suite, today’s CMO must drive customer orientation and innovation, build bridges and bring skills.
A new study shows that the CMO role is now becoming an essential function in companies, but there is still a long way to go to achieve influence and control. Spurring CMOs on to take charge!
What are the challenges facing CMOs? What are their worries? What ideas are available to help with these? IBM brings us the latest.
McKinsey: Between 2008 and 2010, companies with more diverse top teams were also top financial performers. That’s probably no coincidence.
A US study has caused a stir: firms with a CMO on the management team are not more successful than firms without a CMO. Do we need CMOs? CMOs now need to prove their worth.