Tuesday, April 17, 2007

The Role of the CMO

MarketBridge and the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council have partnered for perhaps the most comprehensive look yet at the top rung of the marketing ladder. “Define & Align the CMO” encompasses interviews and surveys of CEOs, CMOs, other high-level marketers, search firm executives and board members—nearly 1,500 study participants in all.

The results of the research are in, and are highlighted in this front-page story in the April 16 issue of Adweek.

Given our marketing and sales engagements with a number of Fortune 500 companies, we are well aware of the difficulties faced by CMOs, and believe the importance of the top marketing executive as a driver of company revenue and growth cannot be overstated. The “Define & Align” research sheds new important light on the expectations, challenges, successes and failures of Corporate America in properly assimilating the CMO position into company hierarchy.

Please contact us if you would like to receive a copy of the report or if you would like to have one our team members present the findings.

In addition, stay tuned for information on an upcoming “Define & Align” Webcast, featuring top executives who will weigh in on the state of the CMO.