Can We Save Marketing?

Over the last six years, I have had a personal interest on the verge of a crusade to better understand and study lead marketers and CMOs across industries. My concern, after meeting well over 300 leaders, is marketing is lacking influence and at some companies is considered “damaged goods”. How do we fix it? The question I hope to answer over the coming months. There … Continue reading Can We Save Marketing?

Renewed definiton of brand

by photographer PiccoloNamek and image via Wikipedia This is the fourth in a series of short posts related to The CMO Agenda research. Informed by recent CMO conversations and CMG Partners‘ collective experience helping top marketers develop marketing strategy, we have compiled a list of seven ideas or jump starters for further conversation. These are meant to spark discussion, ideas, and action as we all … Continue reading Renewed definiton of brand

Skittles is turning over the brand to consumers

Image by Special via Flickr The maker of Skittles, Mars Snackfood, is turning over the brand to consumers. The new website design at, designed by, is linked to social media content as its website content. The site includes wikipedia for product information, twitter comments on the home page as news and “chatter”, YouTube channel for video and Facebook to see Skittle friends. This … Continue reading Skittles is turning over the brand to consumers

How to get started with social media marketing

The best social media marketing strategy is to have a brand, product or service worth talking about. Let me stop there and let that sink in… Lots of marketers and agencies are trying to crack the code to social media marketing. Take for example, Wendy’s Smart character (a.k.a the square hamburger) on with almost 40,000 friends or the folks from Kleenex and their Let … Continue reading How to get started with social media marketing