Sales/Marketing

Is it OK for the Sales Team to Set your Strategy?

Of course it’s not OK, and most CEOs would bristle at the thought. Sales professionals, talented as they may be, don’t have the perspective to formulate and implement the company strategy, and likely have no experience doing so.

Implementing the Digital Customer Experience in the Manufacturing Industry

While manufacturers' strategies largely concentrate on things like R&D, automation, and production efficiencies, it is becoming increasingly important to engage customers with robust digital experiences.

How to Spot the Warning Signs of a Bad Branding Partnership and Avoid a...

Linking efforts with a company means placing your brand perception in someone else’s hands. But recent research points to an 80% corporate partnership failure rate.

Mid-Market Companies Can Grow Profits by Reinventing the Customer Experience

As mid-market companies look to innovation and technology to drive growth, they're also finding opportunities to reinvent their customer experience. Many successful mid-market companies have grown to become household names by building unique customer experiences and strongly-branded relationships.

Imperatives for Optimizing the Customer Experience

How companies can use exceptional customer service as a key competitive advantage.

Why CEOs Should Care About—and Manage—Their Online Reputations

Typed your name into a search engine lately? If you haven’t—and if you don’t do so regularly—you’re doing yourself and your company a grave disservice.

Beware the “Spillover” Effect: Your Online Ads Could be Helping Competitors

Establishing a strong online advertising presence would seem like a no-brainer to most CEOs these days, whether they're running companies that are large or small, customer-facing or business-to-business.

Why the Chief Communications Officer is Pivotal to the CEO, Especially a New One

Communications leaders have never before been more crucial to the management and success of the enterprise.

Could McDonald’s’ Zero-Margin Advertising Deal with Omnicom Completely Change the Ad Game?

When McDonald’s decided to consolidate its nearly $1 billion annual advertising business with Omnicom Group in late summer, severing its relationship with longtime incumbent Leo Burnett, the restaurant giant reportedly required Omnicom to sign a contract that went well beyond the usual agency concessions. Industry buzz was that Omnicom must now create a new agency dedicated to the account and move its headquarters to Chicago.

CEOs on Social Media: Advertising Expert Phillip Crowe Shares his Tips

To tweet or not to tweet? It's a question that may occasionally nag at the minds of the thousands of American CEOs who aren't on social media yet—but suspect they probably should be.
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EDITOR'S PICKS

CEOs Rank 2017 Best & Worst States for Business

While there is a level of constancy when it comes to the very best and very worst states for business, there is plenty of jockeying for position within the ranks, and even some leaping and plummeting.

Chief Executive’s 2017 CEO of the Year: Henry Schein’s Stanley Bergman

Peer CEOs Vote in Chief Executive Magazine’s 32nd Annual Award

Lessons From a CEO Who Built an Office Tower

Northwestern Mutual CEO John Schlifske opened a 32-story, $450M high-rise in downtown Milwaukee. The tower is now the largest building in Wisconsin.

My First Job: Belfor’s Yellen Learned Billion-Dollar Lessons as 11-Year-Old Dishwasher

Today Yellen has no regrets about being a child laborer, not only because he helped his family survive financially but also because he learned lessons that have proven invaluable.

CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEOs Anticipate Improved Business Conditions By Next Year

Despite CEOs’ confidence ratings in future business conditions being flat since April, we believe their confidence may be about to break out of its holding pattern.

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