Posts Tagged ‘CMO’

Back To Basics – Call Your Leads

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Here’s a shocker – most companies don’t call their leads. I really don’t understand how this is possible, but I see it all the time.  And there is a new “secret shopper” study to confirm it. As a sales and marketing guy for mmmmmm years now, this really goes against the grain for me.  Le [...]

How To Get A Job In Marketing

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Apparently, it’s hard to find good people out there. I have recently had several CEO’s and CMO’s tell me that they are frustrated with the candidates they are interviewing for various marketing roles, ranging from “utility player” marketing mangers to Senior VP’s . They tell me of candidates y [...]

How I Nearly Missed the Sierra Mist

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

In yet another example of a new packaging design trend that turns “Branding” into “Blanding”, Sierra Mist has changed their logo and bottle design. As with other packaging redesigns I have seen recently, there is nothing “New and Improved” about the drink, no special promotion, no advertising [...]

Do the CEO and the CMO know what to measure?

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

There was a great question posed to the CMO group on Linked In today: “What are, in your opinion, the top five Marketing Key Performance Indicators, that a CEO should always pay attention to?” For me, the premise of the question really asks a more fundamental question - do the CEO and CMO have agreement and shared vision [...]