MMA Global published the findings of research that assessed the maturity of consumer data in organizations.

Toymaker Hasbro has joined the long list of brands like PepsiCo, P&G, and J&J who have made changes to their logos, product names, or mascots over the past year to address various social issues like racism and gender identity. This report delves into people’s opinions about these brand actions and the impact on buying attitudes. Businesses can leverage this data in their decision-making.

Sitecore revealed that nearly three in five (59%) of U.S. marketers wanted to quit their jobs at least once in the past year, and 79% found the pandemic to be the most challenging time in the history of their careers.

There is no shortchanging the pandemic’s impact on e-commerce adoption, but after living with COVID-19 for more than a year, it’s critical that brands understand that not all online shopping ends with an electronic purchase. And that’s precisely why omnichannel strategies can’t solely focus on the point of purchase.

This new survey found that there is heightened concern among smartphone owners for whom there is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to navigating the use of their data by app developers and content providers.

Forgive me but today I'm going to start by reverting to examples from my past life in agencies. Remember paying a premium to be on a right-hand page within a magazine? Or to be first in the first break in the heavily promoted new TV drama? Or to be the last ad shown before the movie starts in the cinema?  By Brian Jacobs / The COG

Do you know the difference between a marketing email and a new business email? Or when you should use one versus the other? If you aren’t certain, you’re not the only one!  by Mark Duval / The Duval Partnership

Not Content with the Status Quo

Many U.S. consumers began expressing an eagerness to start spending again late last year, and now it seems as though brands and advertisers are starting to catch up.

In this edition of the Nielsen Total Audience Report: Advertising Across Today’s Media, we cast a new eye on advertising. We asked consumers: Where are you spending your time and how are you spending your money?

If you ask a CMO, "Who is your target consumer?" there's a high probability the answer will be "Millennials or Gen-Zers.”  By Isaac Mizrahi - Co-President of ALMA Agency

American distrust of the government has been rising since 1958

86% of Chief Marketers Report Missed Revenue and Customer Acquisition Goals Due to Unfilled Functional Leadership Positions and Lack of Expertise

The ANA’s award-winning Center for Brand Purpose today introduced the second in a series of CMO-inspired playbooks designed to help marketers make brand purpose a priority and create purpose-led initiatives that stand the test of time.

Many companies have embraced the concept of customer experience (CX), but relatively few organizations have achieved mature, self-sustaining CX programs that enable enterprise-wide customer-centric culture and significantly improve customer satisfaction, loyalty, and advocacy. As with any business discipline, there is plenty of devil in the details to get CX right, but I am often surprised by the big ways companies undermine their CX outcomes from the start.