2017 Marketing Watch List: Fortify Your Customer Focus

Archived Published: 15 November 2016 ID: G00309184

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As marketing leaders command more resources to drive revenue growth, they must align strategic initiatives to twin mandates of data-driven intelligence and customer experience. Use insight from Gartner's 2017 Watch List to lead, execute and optimize marketing initiatives in the year ahead.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Lead
      • Think and Act Like a Digital Commerce Leader
      • Appoint a Chief Content Officer
      • Democratize Your Data
      • Staff Up and Build Skills
      • Build a Data Command Center
      • Increase Your Impact by Doing Less
      • Learn to Iterate
    • Execute
      • Take the Correct Fork in the Mobile Road
      • Explore Synchronous Engagements
      • Consider the Spoken Word
      • Differentiate on Social Impact
      • Go Direct to Consumers
      • Build Virtual Relationships for Concrete Customer Experiences
      • Embrace Account-Based Marketing
    • Optimize
      • Rationalize and Fully Use Your Technology Stack
      • Cultivate Second-Party Data From Your Partners
      • Leapfrog to Avoid Marketing Paralysis
      • Look Beyond Your Agency of Record
      • Move Beyond Standard Segmentation
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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