As members of Marketing Week’s CX50 list demonstrate, companies can only deliver what the customer wants and needs if the whole organisation is aligned.
Marketers often talk about their desire to be more customer-centric, but it won’t be achieved by cutting corners. Brands must invest both time and money to get it right.
Customer closeness used to enable marketers to conduct the orchestra of the marketing mix but too many now are woefully under-prepared and under-trained to play this vital role.
Even before the rise of ecommerce, customers could reserve stock in one store at the till of another. Now the key to retail success is making it easy to access the right channel at the right time – and having a product worth buying.
Heineken’s beer director talks to Marketing Week about the trends the industry needs to pay closer attention to if it is to drive future growth, as he reflects on the launch of Birra Moretti’s first global campaign.
Aviva says marketing will play a “crucial role” as it looks to drive future growth, with the newly-created chief customer and marketing role designed to help it achieve those ambitions.
The sportswear retailer retained the majority of its revenues after moving consumers online during last year’s Covid-19 lockdowns, but physical retail remains a key component of its long-term plans.