I wrestled with the idea of starting a new series in parallel to The CMO and the Cloud called The Entrepreneur and the Cloud, but in the interest of keeping our conversation about the cloud's impact on business (and our lives and... well... everything) nice and streamlined, I opted instead to just i ...
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The CMO and the Cloud, Part 7: the #CloudTalk interview

Instead of reading a 20,000 word post today, watch (or listen to) my #CloudTalk interview with Daniel Newman and Brian Fanzo. We discussed, among other things, the impact that technology is having on the marketing profession (particularly the cloud and the capabilities it brings to organizations - ...
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The CMO and the Cloud – Part 6

 In Part 5, we started a discussion in which we established that:The role of the CMO is changing.Though the role of Marketing isn't changing, Marketing itself, the way it operates, is changing.Many CMOs today are overwhelmed by fast changes in technology, capabilities, operational demands and new p ...
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The CMO and the cloud – Part 5

Acknowledging the CMO's existential crisisEvery year, half a dozen industry reports come out with data (insights) that touch on both the state of marketing today according to thousands of CMOs, and where these same CMOs expect to be a year from now. They touch on various areas of focus, shi ...
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I was tempted to include this post in our The CMO and The Cloud series, but as this touches on more than what the CMO does, let's keep it adjacent but separate. Nothing super complex today. I am working on a few deep dives into social business integration pieces and bizdev/CMO posts involving ops a ...
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The CMO and the Cloud – Part 4

Today, let's keep things super simple. I will only make two points. Actually... no. I won't really make any points. You will make your own points. All I am going to do is show you something. What you do with it is entirely up to you.First, this:Okay... my work focuses on marketing management, whic ...
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For decades, the role of the CMO seemed pretty static: the channels didn't change much, the methods didn't either. The job was basically a management game that balanced strategy, creative, production, and media buying. And since most consumer products companies outsourced much of their marketing ...
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Welcome back. In Part 2, we took a look at the importance of addressing all three pillars of inbound business development in your social business program: customer acquisition, customer development, and customer retention. I even asked you to do some homework, so hold on to that data. At the end of ...
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I was on my way to the airport after three days at #IBMimpact last week when Jake Ludington of Delighted Robot ambushed me for a quick video interview. We talked about social business ROI (social media ROI in a business context), the cloud, the vital role that technology now plays in market intellig ...
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