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CMOs Must Shift Focus from Transactions to "Addictive Experiences"

Ernan Roman | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Ernan Roman

Customers become "brand partners" when companies shift from treating them as transactions to creating addictive experiences which meet and exceed customer's needs.

3 Ways to Re-ignite the Bond with Current Customers

Ernan Roman | Posted 06.10.2015 | Business
Ernan Roman

Most companies take existing customers for granted. They make 3 deadly assumptions; customers understand everything about your products, you know everything about your customers and, customers feel you are so special that they will be yours forever.

3 Keys for Experiential Marketing Effectiveness

Ernan Roman | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Ernan Roman

By listening, acknowledging and involving customers you are inviting them to incorporate your brand into their life. Mastering this critical type of engagement is the essential ingredient that sparks successful customer experiences.

Mercedes-Benz Head of Marketing Communications Answers 4 Questions for Marketing Innovators

Ernan Roman | Posted 05.28.2015 | Business
Ernan Roman

Article by Ernan Roman Featured on CMO.com Dr. Jens Thiemer, Head of Marketing Communications at Mercedes-Benz will address these 4 questions; What...

How to Use VoC Insights from Employees & Customers to Improve Experiences

Ernan Roman | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Ernan Roman

We are often asked what sources of VoC insights should be used to improve the company's customer experience. And often, these insights are right in front of you--from your own customers and employees.

3 Ways Mobile is Impacting Your Marketing Right Now

Ernan Roman | Posted 05.05.2015 | Business
Ernan Roman

Your company has become a mobile experience for customers whether you are ready for it or not. Today's multi-device consumer is increasingly accessing your information, messaging and ads on a mobile device.

A MassMutual CMO Answers 4 Questions for Marketing Innovators

Ernan Roman | Posted 06.27.2015 | Business
Ernan Roman

Heather Smiley, CMO, Retirement and Worksite Insurance at MassMutual, will address these 4 questions.

Don't Ignore These Three Customer Journey Experiences

Ernan Roman | Posted 06.20.2015 | Business
Ernan Roman

Every consumer is on a journey when they interact with your brand. And each of their journeys are likely to be quite different.

Sephora Innovation Lab VP Answers 4 Questions for Marketing Innovators

Ernan Roman | Posted 06.13.2015 | Business
Ernan Roman

Bridget Dolan, Vice President, Sephora Innovation Lab, will address these 4 questions; What is one marketing topic that is most important to you as a...

Are You Having These 3 Customer Conversations Every Day?

Ernan Roman | Posted 06.06.2015 | Business
Ernan Roman

Research findings indicate that customers welcome ongoing communication with brands...if they are based on relevant two-way conversations.

3 Tips to Improve Your Email Marketing Effectiveness

Ernan Roman | Posted 05.31.2015 | Business
Ernan Roman

Consumers -- both BtoC and BtoB -- are email weary and wary. To drive engagement, emails must contain value and relevance. Use purchase, behavior and interaction data to craft email messaging that is welcomed.

What Businesses Need to Know About Direct Marketing

Ira Kalb | Posted 05.30.2015 | Business
Ira Kalb

Many marketers seem lost, and one of the reasons is that they have not learned how these new tools fit into the marketing strategy hierarchy. Those that have achieved considerable success have recognized that the Internet and its "offspring" are really forms of Direct Marketing. Why?

RR Donnelley CMO Answers 4 Questions for Marketing Innovators

Ernan Roman | Posted 05.16.2015 | Business
Ernan Roman

Alisa Norris, CMO of RR Donnelley will address these 4 questions; What is one marketing topic that is most important to you as an innovator? Why is t...

Myth Busted: How Direct Mail Can Actually Enrich the Digital Customer Journey

Ernan Roman | Posted 05.09.2015 | Business
Ernan Roman

Using direct mail as a part of a multi-faceted campaign gives recipients multiple opportunities to engage, but for the History Channel it also provided recipients a valued collectable.

Free The Children Co-founder Answers 4 Questions for Marketing Innovators

Ernan Roman | Posted 04.21.2015 | Business
Ernan Roman

Craig Kielburger is a social entrepreneur and NYT-bestselling author. He is the co-founder of the children's charity Free The Children, the youth empowerment event We Day, and the social enterprise Me to We.

HackerAgency CEO Answers 4 Questions for Marketing Innovators

Ernan Roman | Posted 04.04.2015 | Business
Ernan Roman

Thanks for all the positive feedback regarding our recently launched 4 Questions for Marketing Innovators. Each blog features one marketing innovator ...

Give Them What They Want

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 03.25.2015 | Small Business
Gregory P. Demetriou

While offers can take many forms (free gift, discount, risk-free trial, free demo) relevancy is critical to success. For example, a retailer aiming to attract customers can offer a 20% discount to attract customers. However, business-to-business marketers, who set their sights on decision makers, usually focus offers on problem solving, increasing efficiency and improving the bottom line.

Customer-Centricity Is Mandatory for 2015

Ernan Roman | Posted 03.22.2015 | Business
Ernan Roman

For 2015 putting your customer at the center of every strategy and business process will be essential for acquisition, retention and competitive differentiation. No more just talking about it. This coming year, it has to happen.Customer Think

5 Marketing Requirements for Luxury Customer Engagement in 2015

Ernan Roman | Posted 03.14.2015 | Business
Ernan Roman

In 2015, the biggest challenge for luxury marketers will be to gain a much better understanding of what customers expect in terms of significantly improved customer experiences. Luxury Shopper

Neiman Marcus CMO Answers 4 Questions for Marketing Innovators

Ernan Roman | Posted 03.08.2015 | Business
Ernan Roman

Wanda Gierhart is the SVP and CMO for Neiman Marcus, the premier omni-channel retailer of luxury and fashion merchandise in the U.S.

What Your Children Already Taught You About Sales

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 02.21.2015 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Good sales people don't have all the answers to customer's problems, but they do everything they can to find them. They don't win your trust and throw you over to an account manager after meeting quota on your dime.

3 Questions You Need To Ask Now For 2015 Success

Ernan Roman | Posted 02.14.2015 | Business
Ernan Roman

Right now is the time to re-evaluate your marketing in terms of the new expectations your customers have developed in the past 6 months.

3 Ways Customer Listening Powers Marketing Effectiveness

Ernan Roman | Posted 01.17.2015 | Business
Ernan Roman

Today customers can make sure that their voice is heard like never before. And, if marketers don't have measures in place to listen, they are turning a deaf ear to potentially significant problems and missing out on essential insights for improving their customer experience.

Disney Finds Magic in Reciprocity Marketing

Ernan Roman | Posted 12.21.2014 | Business
Ernan Roman

A healthy change is taking place: Consumers are demanding that brands engage them in conversations versus one-way blasts. But for this to be effective, both consumers and marketers have to change previous behaviors.

5 Tips to Boost Your Email Marketing Efforts

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 12.07.2014 | Business
Alex Ivanovs

Email marketing can be a tough nut to crack, especially if you haven't done any of it all. I was skeptical at first, too, but then I realized that I don't necessarily have to connect with my email subscribers only as a means to an end.