The top 10 things a B2B CMO needs to know to improve their PR firm’s results

If you are a CMO at a large, B2B organization (or simply oversee the marketing functions at your company), you are probably working with a public relations firm to help promote your business. This way, you can sit back and focus on your core responsibilities. Congratulations! You’ve made a great choice! But, before you hand […]

C-suite

State of the C-suite: How executive career paths became so difficult to maneuver

When the World Economic Forum convened in Davos earlier this week, many observers noted a welcome change in the leadership among its key organizers. For the first time in its long history, the seven co-chairs of the annual gathering of politicians, CEOs and other senior executives were all women, representing an equally diverse cross-section of […]

CMO Sunday

CMO Sunday

Since January is our “Leadership Issue” I thought I would start this newest weekly feature with a trending leadership hashtag. #MLKDay Today, we commemorate my father’s 89th birthday. Beyond sharing #MLK quotes, I pray that our global community, from educators to politicians to artists to law enforcement, will truly hear his voice, follow his teachings […]

Spotify

5 Spotify playlists to help sales and marketing teams create the perfect soundtrack for 2018

The day after New Year’s is typically when the music stops and the back-to-work monotony begins.  Hopefully you’re coming back to your desk feeling refreshed after at least a few days off from work, but even then, getting back into the groove, so to speak, can be difficult. That’s where Spotify’s playlists come in.  If you […]

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Skuid CMO makes the case for personalizing SaaS tools to maximize investment value

A company called Skuid has brought on a new CMO with deep Silicon Valley experience to help market the notion of personalizing line of business applications across disparate enterprise professionals. Skuid, which is based in Chattanooga, Tenn., announced the hiring of Tara Ryan, formerly the CMO of spend management software firm Coupa, earlier this week. […]

Live from MarTech: What every CMO should do to go digital

What’s the number one worry on the minds of CMOs in the digital age? Fear of losing ground, of falling behind in digital savviness, of becoming irrelevant. No marketing executive ever wants to hear anyone say, “Sorry, but what you’re offering just isn’t relevant anymore.” Social and mobile are the air we breathe these days. Brand […]