Marketing Leadership, Emotional Storytelling at HP

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Transformation at HP has been underfoot for years now as the company played catch-up to others in the technology market like IBM, Lenovo and others. As the company reset the strategy in 2015 creating Hewlett Packard Enterprises and HP, Inc., Antonio Lucio, chief marketing officer at what would become HP, […]

Building a Rock Star Culture Through Marketing

For his latest podcast, Alan Hart interviews Assurance’s Chief Marketing Officer and Brand strategist, Steven Handmaker. Assurance is among the largest and most awarded independent insurance brokerages in the U.S. A “Top 50” broker and repeated national “Best Place to Work” winner. What makes assurance special and unique relative to […]

Avid Picks: Third-Party Verification For All and Tactical Beats Strategic

ANA: Almost All Marketers Want Third-Party Verification of Digital Ad Views Ad viewability has become a chief concern for many marketers; according to a survey conducted last summer among 154 respondents by the Association of National Advertisers, 97% believe all digital media owner’s inventory should be measured by a third […]

The Worst Performing Companies Have Analytical CMOs

Avid’s recent interview with Kim Whitler on board-level marketers left us with this important statistic: “Marketers on the board help increase firm performance, specifically revenue growth.” So now that we know marketers on the board of directors can be profitable, what about the role of CMO? Listen to Part 2 […]

Board-level Marketers are Linked to Higher Performance

As companies venture to thrive in the digital age, an emerging goal among the successful has been to instill a sense of urgency to diversify the way businesses interact with consumers and pursue deeper engagement with them. In a recent interview, Kim Whitler, former CMO for several big-name companies and […]

16: Corporate Boards, Future CMOs and Impact on Company Performance

Part 1 with Kimberly Whitler, Forbes contributor and Assistant Marketing Professor at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, sat down with Alan Hart to discuss her recent research looking at company performance, corporate board composition and the CMO. Did you know purely analytical CMOs are correlated to poor […]

Harley-Davidson CMO on Millennials and Sustained Success

Harley-Davidson is known as the major American motorcycle manufacturer that has been alive and thriving for 113 years– even surviving the Great Depression. It’s no surprise that the company’s Dark Custom collection won an Effie for Sustained Success, a category emphasizing success that has been sustained for greater than 5 […]

13: Mark-Hans Richer, Global Chief Marketing Officer, Harley-Davidson

Mark-Hans Richer of Harley-Davidson spoke to Alan Hart about what many scoffed at a few years ago: Take a brand with an aging owner base and made it a must-have product for young adult riders. In 2008 we made some big moves with product introduction of Dark Custom, which — […]