From campaigns, to journeys, to commerce

Traditional IT (Information Technology) is over. Today’s conventional IT organisations spend far too much time in conflict with “the business”.

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What’s your platform strategy? Is it connected, collaborative and scalable?

  All businesses either will be digital platform businesses or they will be out of business. As we transition from

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A differentiated, superior customer experience does pay dividends

Launched six years ago, Watermark Consulting’s annual Customer Experience ROI Study illustrates why, according to the firm’s founder Jon Picoult,

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The best B2B marketers are doubling down on automation and metrics

Best-in-class B2B marketers are doubling down on marketing automation and performance metrics, according to the 2016 B2B Marketing Outlook Survey conducted

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Motivating great work: venturing beyond the default

Motivating great work, venturing beyond the default, is the provocative Dr Jason Fox’s mission. He’s just launched his new book,

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2015’s top 50 marketing slides

Good summary of the state of marketing in 50 slides from marketing management software company Percolate: Here are my takeaways:

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Content: 2/3 is either unfindable or usuable

Marketing content, from thought leadership white papers to video and sales collateral, is the fuel that drives B2B marketing. Relevant

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CRM: the new centre of gravity

The migration of the corporate world’s centre of gravity from ERP and transaction management towards CRM and customer experience management was

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“Relevancy magically creates time”

Marketing’s big challenge is to synchronize people, processes and technology to deliver contextually relevant right-time, right-target messaging. Do this and

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You can’t fake it

“No matter how much money you spend on advertising, you can’t convince customers that you provide better experiences than you

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The B2B state of play in ANZ

An excellent infographic summarizing the challenges B2B marketers are confronting has been assembled by the team at Green Hat. The

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Measuring marketing’s performance

Marketing Magazine’s industry advisory board chairman and Deakin University senior lecturer Michael Valos recently asked two good questions for an

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Analytics: “skills managers must have”

Analytical skills are not technical skills, they’re thinking skills that every competent manager should master, according to an excellent Kellogg

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Customer experience is the new marketing

Is customer experience the new marketing? According to Gartner, 89% of companies expect to soon compete mostly on the basis

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SAAS (Software as a Service) CRM continues to grow and SFDC is accelerating: Gartner

47% of all CRM systems are cloud or SAAS (Software as a Service) based and Salesforce.com’s market leadership is accelerating

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Be braver and bolder

I have been asked by Marketing Magazine to write a career advice letter for publication in an upcoming edition. Here’s

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Welcome to the trust revolution

We are in the middle of a “trust revolution”, driven by transparency created by the Internet of customers, according to

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Who owns the customer experience?

Everybody agrees that we need to be customer-centric, customer focused and even customer obsessed, says Sirrus Decisions’ Megan Heuer in

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Is everybody on the call?

If you need to interact with people in more than one location, and which corporate role doesn’t, then you’ll relate

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The Internet of customers

Economists were missing in action at the start of this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Instead of the

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Most of us are consistently missing the online lead follow-up window

More than a decade after the Internet hit prime time and stayed there, marketing and sales organisations are consistently missing

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