Companies like McDonald’s are abandoning the CMO role in part because marketers insist on constant, pointless reinvention of the position and its responsibilities.
Bringing in a role that is broader than the traditional CMO, has forced Mars to “think differently”, both from a marketing and recruitment perspective.
McDonald’s is one of a growing number of companies scrapping the global CMO role in favour of spreading marketing responsibilities more broadly across the business.
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