Today’s CMO: Job Hoppers or Growth Drivers?

Today’s CMO: Job Hoppers or Growth Drivers?

Great quote from my former boss and CMS guru Tom Wentworth on what distinguishes a great CMO from an ordinary one:

“Applying the wrong tactics,” Wentworth added, “no matter how great you are at implementing them, is a surefire recipe for disaster. The best CMOs obsess over the customer and work backward to the solution,4 whatever it is. That’s why the most important attribute for a CMO today is the ability to learn and adapt. World-class CMOs never follow playbooks or trends, they create them.”
Always the revolving door of the C-section, the CMO role seems more than ever to be a confluence of IT, strategist, salesman and creative director than ever before. While not a direct path to the CEO job (that usually sales), the world of the contemporary CMO is a crazy jumble of data driven acquisition, social and traditional brand building, and the atrocious new buzzword du jour: storyteller.

http://www.cmswire.com/digital-experience/todays-cmo-job-hoppers-or-growth-drivers/

Author: David Churbuck

Cape Codder with an itch to write

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