Gartner Research

2014 CEO Survey Findings Signal Opportunity for the Digital Marketer

Published: 16 May 2014

ID: G00263486

Analyst(s): Jennifer S. Beck


CEO survey findings signal unprecedented opportunity in 2014 for digital marketers to lead their companies in taking the business digital.

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Research Highlights

  • Finding 1. Growth tops the list of strategic business priorities for 2014 and 2015 — three times more than bottom-line concerns
  • Finding 2. Forty-three percent of respondents have a formal digital leader now, and another 13% plan to appoint one within two years
  • Finding 3. Many CEOs define "digital business" in marketing terms
  • Finding 4. CEOs rank digital marketing as the most important tech-enabled capability for investment over the next five years
  • Finding 5. CEOs and senior business leaders view information as a corporate asset
  • Detailed Findings for Marketing From 2014 CEO Survey

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