Heineken is combining its global chief marketing officer and chief sales officer roles to create the position of chief commercial officer, one of a number of organisational changes announced today (31 March) to “accelerate strategy delivery”, according to the company.
Marketing has an increasingly integral role in business growth but research shows it still has a job to do to change its perception as the colouring-in department.
Ever more brands are appointing their top marketers as chief commercial officers, signifying a wider change that’s happening in the boardroom as, with more data to back up their actions, marketers are steadily gaining more respect and responsibility.
Reflecting on delivering 12 consecutive quarters of growth, Premier Foods CMO Yilmaz Erceyes says he would rather have a brilliant proposition over a multi-million pound marketing budget any day.
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From flourishing in the world of gaming to changing the face of fitness, Marian Holties has always been up for chasing the next challenge and learning the nuances of each new market as she goes.
The move is part of a restructure at ITV that will split its media and entertainment division into broadcast and on-demand amid the growth of online viewing.