Become a World-Class CMO

Strategic insights for CMOs and Marketing Executives to drive business growth.

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As a CMO, you are expected to be well organized, strategic and decisive — focused on business outcomes. Think of your first 100 days as the springboard from which you develop and execute your long-term vision. 

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    CMOs must establish marketing at the center of the business strategy as the organization looks to differentiate itself

    Benchmarking against your peers and competitors is an essential priority for the CMO when developing strategy and budget. But much deeper than budget allocation are strategic priorities, organization alignment and metrics for specialized programs, such as personalization, innovation and customer experience. These drivers of investment are important cross-functionally in indicating the success of marketing and how that sits in the broader enterprise.

    CMO strategic imperatives: marketing strategy development, marketing and business innovation acceleration, creating and managing disruption, marketing leadership and organizational effectiveness, and transformation and change management.
    Working with Gartner has been a tremendous experience. Being the new CMO of Time Inc., I was trying to bring in new strategies and innovation, along with exploring new revenue channels for the organization. Gartner equipped me with the best practices that other organizations were performing. Although there was a lack of resources in-house, Gartner was always available as a team and helped me make the right decisions in marketing new launches.

    Leslie Doty

    Former CMO, Time Inc.

    How we address your top marketing challenges

    Digital transformation, increased competition and changing economic times are triggering major shifts in thinking and practice. We’re here to guide you. We’ll help evolve your leadership by prioritizing strategic initiatives and restructuring your function’s organization design, ensuring you get the most out of your vendors and technologies, and benchmarking your brand’s digital health to support digital transformation.

    Prioritize Marketing Spend Across Digital Channels

    A collapse in economic activity during the pandemic has forced many CMOs to make difficult marketing budget decisions.  Gartner will help you prioritize your strategic initiatives across martech, paid media spend, and data and analytics.  Develop an impactful marketing strategy that’s focused on both near-term results and long-term growth while answering your top strategic budgeting questions.

    CMO Leadership Vision for 2021

    Uncover the four key issues that will affect CMOs heading into 2021 and the actions CMOs and their teams must take to successfully address issues that threaten the future of the brand.

    Kick-start your Marketing Strategy

    70% of executives express low confidence in their ability to translate strategy into action. Often, strategic marketing plans don’t measure up or become to difficult to execute. Gartner provides you with hands-on tools, templates and guidance to build a successful strategic plan for marketing that promotes initiatives to drive enterprise productivity, innovation and growth. 

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