“To become a truly differentiated bellwether in your market sector, start by raising the bar of expectations for your leadership team. Envision a ‘movement’ that you can passionately lead in the marketplace — as the recognized #1 or #2 influencer.”
B2Bs are experimenting with the audio format at a time when podcast audiences are growing. eMarketer forecasts that by 2022, 83.8 million people in the U.S. will listen to at least one podcast per month, that’s up from 73.0 million people in 2018.
Cisco Systems is often referred to as a ‘bellwether’ stock, meaning it’s a leading indicator of the direction of the economy, or of a sector of the market, or the market as a whole. How did Cisco achieve that eminence with a remarkable internet-enabled worldview? It was partly via commercial storytelling.
Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) have a choice, embrace the future or cling to the past. To succeed today, they have to abandon mass-media thinking and resist the urge to squander their budgets on trivial advertising or paid media.
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“Seventy-one percent of executives surveyed by Gartner said they had plans to deploy sales enablement tools to support sales training, coaching and onboarding in the next two years,” said Hilbert. “Seventy-seven percent indicate they were in the process of, or are going to, deploy sales digital content management or guided selling tools in the next two years.”
Just a few years ago, there was excitement around using AI-powered chatbots in retail ecommerce. That hype has died down a bit, but the beauty industry is still experimenting with the technology. Lancôme is testing AI to deepen its site personalization.