Consumers are increasingly moving between multiple devices—and sometimes using two simultaneously. Chances are, as a marketer, you’ve been thinking about this more than the average person. I get it. As the CEO of an automotive marketing and advertising company, so have I.
Traditionally, there has not been much overlap between the day-to-day activity of a CIO and a CMO. The stereotypical CIO is often seen as a computer geek, focused on complicated IT, infrastructure and database systems that are hard to understand, and, even when the CIO interacts with another member of management, it is probably the CEO or COO, not the CMO.
Over the last five to ten years, however, marketing and advertising has become infused with data, and an arms race has emerged in which there is a constant need to acquire more data and analyze it in new and better ways. To marketers, the CIO is no longer a tech geek, but a powerful partner that can provide them the data they need to gain a leg up on their competitors.
When CMOs and CIOs work together today, the conversation usually turns to untapped sources of data. What systems and processes can our company invest in or develop to obtain more data?
This approach to data is a relatively new phenomenon, and represents a step forward in digital marketing. In the early days of both online and mobile, the goal was to reach consumers on new devices and in new environments, but... Read more
Marketing has clear marching orders to define, discover, engage and delight customers every day, along each step of the buyer’s journey—from prospect to loyal customer. While this has always been a business goal, the impetus is now squarely on marketing chiefs and their teams to make it happen.
Co-Authored by Alan M. Pate
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