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  • Activating Voice for Experience Velocity
    Activating Voice for Experience Velocity
    Liz Miller, Stephanie Genin Recorded: Oct 18 2018 61 mins
    Marketers are listening for the voice of the customer. According to early findings of a study from the CMO Council in partnership with SAP Customer Experience and Hootsuite, over 60 percent of the marketers based in Europe have formal customer listening initiatives in place.

    Unfortunately, only eight percent of European marketers believe these programs are “excellent”, with most marketers admitting that their listening programs are just “fairly good”, listening through corporate owned formal feedback channels, but struggling to ingest unstructured intelligence from across the organization.

    Part of the issue could be how organizations view critical listening posts. With early indicators pointing to marketers primarily viewing channels like social media as either free engagement tools or PR amplification channels, it is not a surprise that many marketing leaders are looking to tackle the issue of leveraging intelligence from customer voice to better deliver consistent, contextual and personalized experiences. The big question becomes how.
  • Tuning in to Context: Achieving Quality, Consistency and Transparency in Digital
    Tuning in to Context: Achieving Quality, Consistency and Transparency in Digital
    Mary Anne Hensley, CMO Council ; Mike Olson, Fox Rent-a-Car Recorded: Jul 10 2018 52 mins
    For obvious reasons, video represents an unprecedented level of opportunity for companies looking to amplify their digital engagement efforts. However, many companies still lack a formalized strategy for implementing video, and worse, the metrics currently being used to gauge the success of video are questionable, at best. Many organizations are still applying the same metrics for online video that they use for TV advertising, and with Facebook and Google both admitting to flawed, incomplete and often incorrect reporting structures for video campaign outcomes, it is becoming more important than ever for marketers to establish reliable strategies and metrics for video performance.

    With the level of opportunity that video presents, how can marketers ensure that they are getting the biggest bang for their video investments? What metrics truly matter when it comes to understanding video campaign success, and how can marketers achieve the contextual consistency they need to really understand how their videos are performing?

    To address these issues, the CMO Council will be hosting a webinar to explore the greatest barriers to success when it comes to implementing video campaigns that deliver the intended results, in addition to the metrics needed to gain full transparency into video performance to understand who is viewing videos—as well as when and where they are being viewed—and determine their impact on the bottom line.

    The webinar will be on July 10 at 10am PST/1pm EST, and presented by Mary Anne Hensley, Director of Content and Marketing Programs here at the CMO Council; Ben Segal with Vuble, and Mike Olson with Fox Rent-a-Car.
  • Doing More With Data
    Doing More With Data
    Liz Miller, CMO Council Recorded: Jun 7 2018 74 mins
    Please join us for the CMO Council’s upcoming live webcast, in partnership with IBM, “Doing More With Data.” Join us on June 7, 2018 at 10am PT / 1pm ET as we explore how the shift toward the customer has necessitated innovation across data, analytics and holistic operations.

    Among the key issues to be discussed are:

    -How marketing, commerce and operations executives are centralizing and putting today’s deluge of data to work, as well as finding new ways to extract value from multiplying sources of insight (IoT, MarTech apps, third-party APIs) and unstructured content (both inside and outside the enterprise)
    -Issues of data availability, accessibility, quality, timeliness, dependency, disorder, drag, delay and dysfunction
    -Competitive imperative to leverage real-time, refined data for revenue growth, customer gratification and trusted decision support
    -How to help functional business leaders review, value and prioritize data assets; provide them a self-assessment tool to identify most relevant sources of data, and determine what types, sources, formats, and interfaces would boost marketing and business performance
    -Gaps and deficiencies in the data value chain as it results to customer journey, path to purchase, lifetime value, and end-to-end experience.
  • How Microsoft Transforms Social Noise Into Meaningful Experiences
    How Microsoft Transforms Social Noise Into Meaningful Experiences
    Liz Miller - CMO Council, Katrina Munsell - Microsoft Recorded: May 23 2018 61 mins
    Each year, Microsoft and its technologies and products are mentioned over 115 million times in the social ecosphere. How does a company like Microsoft leverage social media as a mechanism to build relationships with audiences including prospects, customers and fans? The Microsoft Customer Experience Center (CXC) manages social engagement programs for over 30 of Microsoft’s core brands and audiences across 110+ social channels, with the overall purpose of building rich customer experiences through quality audience engagements. 
  • Get To Know A CMO
    Get To Know A CMO
    Frank Grillo, CMO, Harte Hanks ; Liz Miller, SVP Marketing, CMO Council Recorded: May 22 2018 58 mins
    Imagine, for a moment, walking into a store where you have only made a purchase one time before. The salesperson runs up to you and greets you by name, and before you can get a word in edge-wise, he offers you five other products that are almost identical to the one you purchased before. Then, without warning, he invites you to talk with five other customers who not only look eerily similar to you, but are also all wearing the same item you purchased. Then, as you begin to hasten your exit—because at this point, you are fairly certain that the salesperson is a stalker—he begins to shout down the corridor after you, begging you to come back and offering you coupons and discounts as your brisk walk turns into an all-out sprint away from the insanity.

    It is so easy to imagine this scenario in real life, but it is far more difficult to admit that this is the very experience that many of us have inadvertently created for our customers across the omnichannel landscape. So it begs the question: When did we forget how to build real relationships with real, live human beings?

    In this latest installment of the CMO Council’s thought leadership series, “Get to Know a CMO,” Liz Miller will have a one-on-one session with Frank Grillo, Chief Marketing Officer at Harte Hanks, seasoned veteran of the advertising, marketing and telecommunications industries, and a passionate advocate for bringing the human back to marketing.

    Join the CMO Council as we hear Frank’s position on what customer centricity truly is (and what it isn’t), how marketing can be made human again, and where we lost our relationship skills somewhere along the way. Liz will also be asking Frank about his own path to becoming a CMO, which has seen stops along the way as the COO of telecommunications companies and a long track record of serving as the chief growth engine and customer experience orchestrator for large, dynamic organizations.
  • 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.

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