In today’s online, information-driven world, mass marketing is proving less and less successful. Consumers are savvy and connected. Marketing content becomes old fast—a different approach is needed to reach the right consumer at the right time with the right message.
A new breed of just-in-time marketers are leading the way. Behaving and operating differently to their peers, they are able to meet changing consumer demand, tackle overproduction and wasted effort and deliver improved financial performance.
Marketing waste is quantifiable, represents more spend than you think and needs to be tackled urgently
Top tier marketing organizations address marketing waste far more effectively than their peers
Just-in-time marketers tend to grow faster than their peers
Just-in-time marketers behave and operate differently from their peers
Embed marketing digital and analytics capabilities and talent throughout their organizations
Leverage centers of excellence for digital and analytics skills
Independently choose or invest in their own IT solutions
Become a just-in-time marketer
What can a traditional marketing organization do to transform itself into a just-in-time master?
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Three operating model changes are essential to enable just-in-time marketing capabilities for marketing organizations to lay the foundation for change.
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The Accenture Institute for High Performance surveyed 532 chief marketing officers during September to November 2015. Our goal was to quantify marketing inefficiencies and identify marketing attitudes and behaviors in response to these inefficiencies. Participating CMOs represented companies headquartered in 11 countries and 10 industries, all with reported revenues of more than US$1 billion. We identified leading marketing organizations based on three self-reported measures: degree of customer knowledge, ability to reach customers in the right channels and agility in varying their messaging as necessary. By comparing the actions of leading marketing organizations with their less effective peers, we found factors that most contributed to the leaders’ success.
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