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Just Adding a Chief Data Officer Isn’t Enough

Harvard Business Review

Brown, Court, and Willmott provide an excellent starter list for the issues to address: Establishing new mind-sets around the value of data; defining a data-analytics strategy; determining what to build, purchase, borrow, or rent; securing analytics expertise; mobilizing resources; and building frontline capabilities. David Aaker’s helps explain why in his book, Spanning Silos: The New CMO Imperative. Technology

How CMOs Build Brands by Collaborating Across Silos

Harvard Business Review

They inhibit brilliant silo-spanning marketing, cross-silo offerings, brand consistency over products and markets, disciplined organization-wide marketing resource allocation, and the development of marketing excellence centers for capabilities such as social media or events. All these roles can lead to a seat at the strategy table, an invited seat rather than one forced on the silo executive teams, and to opportunities to link silos both strategically and tactically.

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