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CMO Council

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  • From Commodity to Context
    From Commodity to Context Liz Miller, CMO Council ; Ryan Phelan, Adestra ; Lauren Vaccarello, Box ; Mike Olson, Fox Rent-A-Car Recorded: May 16 2018 65 mins
    In the ongoing dialogue around touchpoints, experience, engagement, data and the ever-growing martech stack, why is it easier to talk about replacing email platforms than it is to talk about what is going wrong with our email strategies? In our quest for personalization, when did email become a commodity of communication and not a strategic engagement? Is it too late to shift the strategic mindset from blasting to engaging?

    The CMO Council, in partnership with Adestra—the official engagement platform of the peer-powered network and one of the most trusted names in email and technology—will host an interactive executive roundtable to debate and discuss where and how data-rich engagements, including email, have shifted and transformed strategies.

    From customer experience to relationship management, email has long been the cornerstone of ongoing customer campaigns, but rather than being seen as a channel of influence, loyalty-building and customer engagement, it is traded as a commodity—the cheapest option in the direct marketing toolkit.

    Among the topics to be discussed by the executive panel are:
    • Redefining email engagements for the C-suite: Where and how should the discussion shift?
    • Calculating the cost of irrelevance: What is the real risk facing brands that continue to “spray and pray” in today’s era of rapid customer defection?
    • How the best-of-the-best brands connect the customer, content and context
    • Are we ready for what’s next? From engagement in the age of GDPR to building trust in the era of Cambridge Analytica, how do we prove that we know our customers and simultaneously earn customer trust through our digital engagements?
  • How Microsoft Made the Shift to Become a Customer-Centric Enterprise
    How Microsoft Made the Shift to Become a Customer-Centric Enterprise Liz Miller - CMO Council, Jeff Marcoux Recorded: May 2 2018 64 mins
    Imagine, for a moment, taking on transformation at the size of Microsoft. As a global, multinational, billion-dollar organization, scale alone could be daunting…after all, you are asking more than 124,000 employees to change along with you. But transformation is exactly what Microsoft achieved, up-ending corporate structure, breaking down product-centric silos and fostering a culture of market-centric and customer-centric innovation to advance the organization. The second webcast in our series will focus in on how this massive transformation impacted, shaped and empowered marketing leaders in the organization to engage with the customer in completely new and different ways.
  • The State of Engagement: Bridging the Customer Journey Across Every Last Mile
    The State of Engagement: Bridging the Customer Journey Across Every Last Mile Liz Miller, SVP of Marketing, CMO Council and John Nash, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, RedPoint Global Recorded: May 1 2018 60 mins
    The Chief Marketing Officer (CMO Council) and RedPoint Global are partnering to host a one-hour webinar on May 1, 2018, at 10am PST/1pm EST to discuss our latest report—titled “The State of Engagement: Bridging the Customer Journey Across Every Mile”—which reveals how brands are using connected, contextual and personalized engagements to reach customers through the last mile of their journey with a brand.

    Join Liz Miller, SVP of Marketing here at the CMO Council, and John Nash, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer for RedPoint Global, as they unveil the findings from a quantitative survey of more than 150 marketers, in addition to insights from interviews with marketing leaders at Coca-Cola, AllRecipes.com, Aston Martin and more.

    Miller and Nash will explore the issues and challenges that organizations continue to struggle as they look to deliver consistent, reliable, data-driven and personalized engagements across an ever-expanding list of touchpoints. They will also share the strategies that leading companies are using to turn intentions into measurable action. The webcast will also take a closer look at the brands that are successfully differentiating themselves through better engagements by delivering the experiences that consumers want.
  • Gaining Traction With Every Digital Interaction
    Gaining Traction With Every Digital Interaction Liz Miller, CMO Council ; Matthew Harris, Sendwithus ; Diana Baldwin, SunTrust Recorded: Apr 18 2018 64 mins
    We are thrilled to announce the CMO Council’s upcoming live webcast, in partnership in Sendwithus, “Gaining Traction With Every Digital Interaction.” Join us on April 18, 2018, at 10am PST/1pm EST as we explore the key issues, needs and challenges around advancing and optimizing revenue opportunities through digital engagements.

    Among the issues to be discussed are:

    ●The operational requirements between marketing and product teams that are needed to empower collaboration and maximize transactional communication impact

    ●Missed opportunities for marketers to maximize relationships through connected content strategies across critical touchpoint

    ●Strategies for advanced segmentation and precision personalization across each communication

    ●Unification across diverse organizational ecosystems to align brand experiences and calls to action

    ●Leveraging valued and opt-in communications in an age of heightened restrictions and regulations around privacy and customer data
  • Achieving True Sales and Marketing Alignment 
    Achieving True Sales and Marketing Alignment  Liz Miller - CMO Council, Justin Shriber, LinkedIn Recorded: Feb 27 2018 61 mins
    Sales and marketing leaders alike chase efficiency through automation and tool integration to scale their functions. However, too often they’re operating in siloes, inadvertently bombarding prospects and customers with disconnected, non-contextual outreach from all sides.

    It’s bad customer experience. And in a time when businesses are trying to focus on building lasting customer relationships and a recurring revenue model, automating a bad experience creates alienation at a massive scale.


    Join Justin Shriber, VP of Marketing at LinkedIn, to learn what makes a good customer experience and the imperative new approach required to help sales and marketing overcome this fundamental gap to align towards an orchestrated approach to tap into the massive source of economic growth and opportunity that is the B2B market today.
  • Your Customers, Your Brand: Transforming Brands with Customer-Centric Marketing
    Your Customers, Your Brand: Transforming Brands with Customer-Centric Marketing Cindy Vandecasteele, NGDATA ; Jeroen Bronselaer, Telenet ; Liz Miller, CMO Council Recorded: Dec 6 2017 64 mins
    A CMO’s success often hinges on the success of the brand to drive business and grow revenue. Because of this, the CMO is in a unique position to optimize growth by meeting the demands of their customers while driving and advancing digital transformation. But transformation for technology’s sake will not advance the business. To be successful in today’s highly competitive market, the customer needs be front and center – the CMO must lead a truly customer-centric revolution.

    Customer centricity is about building relationships, conversations and service around the needs, preferences and actions of individual customers on an ongoing basis. By putting customers first and meeting their expectations across all channels, you can deliver exceptional experiences that drive retention and build loyalty. The key is to deliver a consistent, seamless experience across all touchpoints, and ensure that all interactions are relevant to each and every customer.

    To accomplish true customer-centric marketing, you must understand each customer at the individual-level, down to their individual Customer DNA, and be able to rapidly take action on those insights.

    Join the CMO Council as we welcome experience and data expert, Cindy Vandecasteele, NGDATA’s VP of Product Strategy, and Jeroen Bronselaer, Senior Vice President Residential Marketing at Telenet, as they share their own experiences in transforming a brand with customer-centric marketing.

    Key takeaways will include:

    •How customer-centric marketing impacts the whole organization
    •Why customer-centric marketing matters in today’s omni-channel, always-connected world
    •The challenges and benefits of customer-centric marketing, and how you can put it into action
    •Mapping the individual Customer DNA and turning that knowledge into profitable action
  • Centralizing Intelligence to Power Individualized Experiences
    Centralizing Intelligence to Power Individualized Experiences Mary Anne Hensley, CMO Council; John Timmerman, Teradata; Peter Francis, T-Mobile Recorded: Nov 16 2017 63 mins
    True one-to-one interaction is considered the holy grail of customer experience. However, according to a recent CMO Council study, only 7 percent of marketers are able to consistently create these individualized experiences across all channels.

    For the third and final webinar of this series, the CMO Council and Teradata are concluding the conversation around shaping customer experiences by focusing on the importance of coordinated cross-channel messaging through a centralized hub for all customer interactions—one that listens to all interactions, automatically tells marketing channels when and about what to say based on all the latest data and machine-learning analytics, and applies contact governance so that your marketing is smart and optimized, not fragmented by channel.

    During this one-hour webinar, our expert panel will share insights around how companies can build one central messaging hub for all customer interactions, regardless of channel. Marketers can elevate their marketing with a marketing hub to optimize and coordinate messaging, analytics and data so that the messaging automatically shifts, whether it’s time to sell or time to provide customer care, ensuring that each interaction is good for the customer and the brand. A featured brand expert will also share their company’s challenges in this area, as well as the steps they have taken in order to create consistent cross-channel messaging for the customer and make one-to-one experiences a reality for their organization.

    Among the topics to be discussed:

    • Challenges to achieving a full, cohesive view of all customer interactions
    • How to balance multiple customer interaction strategies amid the focus on clicks and conversions
    • Industry best practices and results from marketers who are coordinating their
    marketing in a hub and how it has elevated their marketing
  • Powering the Shift to Agile
    Powering the Shift to Agile Liz Miller - CMO Council, Dario Debarbieri - IBM Watson Recorded: Oct 12 2017 58 mins
    Today’s marketing machine must be aligned to the agile flow of today’s fickle customer, able to adjust and adapt in real-time, thinking and often predicting behaviors in context to allow an organization to swiftly advance, iterate and optimize across functional boundaries.

    The CMO Council, in partnership with IBM Watson, will share new thinking and best practices for making this new marketing operation a reality in a one-hour interactive webcast featuring subject-matter experts and brand leaders currently making the bold shift to meet the customer where they stand. Joining the session will be Dario Debarbieri, CMO of IBM Watson North America and longtime CMO Council Advisory Board member, who will discuss the latest trends, from the API economy to the real opportunity of cognitive computing being applied to the marketing engagement engine.
  • Activating and Shaping the Customer Journey
    Activating and Shaping the Customer Journey Vicky Currie, N Brown Group; Tony Brown, Teradata Customer Journey Solution; and Mary Anne Hensley, CMO Council Recorded: Oct 4 2017 55 mins
    It is easy to commit to delivering to exceptional customer experiences, but executing on the same can often be the hardest step. Join CMO Council, Teradata and N Brown Group (JD Williams) in part 2 of our webinar series to hear how organizations can enhance the customer experience and influence their buyers’ next steps to align with organizations’ desired goals and objectives.

    During this one-hour webinar, Vicky Currie, Head of Segmentation and Selections in the Customer Insight Group for N Brown Group (JD Williams), will share insights around how the company transitioned from just collecting customer data to influencing customer decisions with predictive insight. Specifically, Currie will share how N Brown Group moved from mapping the customer journey to actually understanding where customers are in the buying process, and then intervening with the right offer, at the right time and through the right channel, to lead customers to a purchase. Hear Currie explain how the ability to combine insights with action has helped the company meet business objectives, drive revenue and, above all, improve the customer experience.

    Joining the CMO Council and Vicky Currie will be Tony Brown, Vice President of Product Management and Business Development, Teradata Customer Journey Solution. Tony will share insights on the critical steps marketers must take to better inform and shape the buyer journey.

    Among the topics to be discussed:

    • How data and analytic insights can help identify a customer’s stage in the buying journey
    • Why integrating online and offline data is critical for a holistic view of the customer
    • Real-life business benefits of optimizing customers’ journeys
  • From Mapping to Influencing
    From Mapping to Influencing Liz Miller, CMO Council; Kathy Koontz, Teradata; Marcos Arias, AT&T Recorded: Sep 12 2017 63 mins
    When it comes to the customer journey, marketers have traditionally focused on mapping the customer’s experience. However, with an ever-increasing number of channels and platforms for engagement, it is becoming more and more difficult to pinpoint the next steps that a customer will take. Every customer journey is unique, and likewise, every customer has different needs. As a result, so much time is spent mapping multi-touch, cross-channel journeys that the evolving customer has already moved beyond, making it difficult to take profitable action.

    Join Liz Miller, Senior Vice President of Marketing for the CMO Council, and Kathy Koontz, Director–Customer Journey for Teradata, as they discuss the steps that marketers can take to better inform and influence the customer journey.

    A few key topics of discussion will include:

    • The importance of integrating online and offline data to get a better understanding of where the customer is in the journey
    • Understanding which insights marketers can use to influence the customer’s next steps
    • How to interact with customers at the right time and with the right message to influence and shape the customer journey

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