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.
In the context of Covid and the wider change happening in the world over the past 12 months, Adidas’s head of global marketing believes the ‘Impossible Is Nothing’ message is even more critical as it shares untold stories of sports culture.
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At the end of every week we look at the key stories, offering our view on what they mean for you and the industry. From the downside of focusing on ROI to Tesco’s assertion that marketing is “mission critical”, it’s been a busy week. I’m stepping in for Russell this week, so here is my take.