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MVMT’s CMO on What It Takes to Be a Successful D2C Marketer

Oct 17, 2019

When CMO Ryan Dell joined MVMT in 2016, the fashion brand was primarily a direct-to-consumer (D2C) watch seller with little retail presence. After establishing the brand—largely through building a strong following on social media—MVMT caught the attention of watch giant Movado Group, which acquired the company last year.

B2B Tech CMOs on Leveraging Data to Strategically Cater to Buyers

Oct 09, 2019

The transformation of technology and systems has given rise to a whole new host of responsibilities for B2B Tech CMOs, but most will tell you that the future of the role is focused on providing a holistic customer experience to ensure growth and loyalty.

Diageo North America’s CMO Talks Marketing Global Brands to a Local Audience

Oct 07, 2019

As chief marketing and innovation officer of Diageo North America, Edward Pilkington is responsible for maintaining some of the largest spirits brands in the world—among them Captain Morgan, Crown Royal and Smirnoff. While TV and out-of-home (OOH) advertising still play a large part in the mix, Pilkington has strongly embraced digital to help fit these global brands within the context of a local audience.

Chipotle CMO Chris Brandt on Telling the Company's Story as It Makes Its Comeback

Oct 07, 2019

For our upcoming report on the future of the CMO, we spoke to Brandt about making the Chipotle brand more visible and relevant to its customers through telling stories about the company's fresh-food values.

Having Established an Online Presence, Many D2Cs Eye Physical Retail

Having Established an Online Presence, Many D2Cs Eye Physical Retail

Oct 01, 2019

More direct-to-consumer (D2C) brands are moving away from their digitally native foundations and experimenting with physical retail locations in the form of pop-ups, showrooms or fully fledged brick-and-mortar stores.

Q&A: Pinterest Exec on CPG Products, Branded Content and the Future of Social Commerce

Sep 26, 2019

Consumers are often creatures of habit. They know the products and the brands they like—and getting them to try something entirely new can be a challenge.

Rebuilding a Brand to Remain Relevant: An Interview with Dunkin’ CMO Tony Weisman

Sep 20, 2019

In his two years in the role, Dunkin' Brands’ CMO Tony Weisman has led the company through a rebrand, updating Dunkin’s image to reflect its growing beverage priorities; expanded brand partnerships, working with companies that may not seem obvious for a business focused on drinks and donuts; and become laser-focused on user-generated content (UGC).

Consumer Trust Relies Heavily on Reviews and Brand Honesty

Consumer Trust Relies Heavily on Reviews and Brand Honesty

Sep 04, 2019

In yet another sign that online reviews can make or break the path to purchase, June 2019 research from Trustpilot found that consumers would lose trust in a brand not only if they saw negative reviews—but also if the brand went one step further and deleted them.

The Rise of Retailer- and Brand-Operated Marketplaces

Aug 12, 2019

Utilizing marketplaces is one way for a seller to expand reach. But for some manufacturers and distributors, that increased reach is not worth the competitive threats that they may face on a marketplace.