IDC FutureScape: Worldwide CMO 2017 Predictions

The following predictions are excerpted from IDC’s 2017 CMO FutureScape report which provides additional details and guidance. (Here’s the summary webcast.) Of course, no one can have 10 top priorities, so pick and choose the one or two that will be most effective for your organization for the next 12 …

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The Marketing Personalized Lead and the Sales Buyer’s Journey

All B2B marketers know what an MQL is, but what’s an MPL? It’s the Marketing Personalized Lead and it reflects the needs of the individual sales resource to whom the lead will be distributed. This requires marketing to apply the same science to understanding the needs of the sales channel …

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Who Really Counts? Mapping Internal Influence in the B2B Buying Game

Everyone knows that B2B customers buy as a team. Participants play different roles – technical, line-of-business, financial, etc. Marketers usually focus on individual personas. But buying is not conducted in isolation. It’s social. By understanding not only the players but also the way the game is played, marketers will develop …

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Cognitive Marketing: The Future for Smart Marketers

“Modern marketing is all about making the most compelling offers to the best customers the fastest.”  Cognitive computing has a big future in marketing. The ability to track virtually everything everyone does on line has elevated the analytical requirements for marketers to the scope of a global stock market. Billions …

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