Only 25% of Companies Are Managing Marketing Effectively, Study of 400 Companies Links Performance to Specific Marketing Management Best Practices

Only one-fourth of companies believe they are managing their marketing efforts effectively, according to the results of a survey of more than 400 companies by my firm, CMG Partners, and market research firm Chadwick Martin Bailey. But the study also found that those companies that actively use marketing effectiveness best practices are reaping positive results […]

IBM takes on SAS for analytics domination, but neither is superior

Image via Wikipedia The Wall Street Journal is reporting that IBM plans to acquire SPSS for $1.2B all cash deal, which is roughly a 42% premium. Watch out, SAS! This match-up will be fun to watch… the massive public company, IBM, takes on the large private company, SAS — Abbreviation vs. Abbreviation. For those interested […]

Dashboard AND Gut

This is the seventh and last 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, […]