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.
Procter & Gamble promises to maintain its investment in “brands that are winning” following the departure of CEO David Taylor, who credits innovation and superior brand communications for driving a 7% boost to net sales.
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 helping employees avoid burnout to Diageo hailing marketing a “big driver” of the company’s performance, it’s been a busy week. I’m stepping in for Russell this week, so here is my take.
From Diageo’s focus on marketing effectiveness paying off to EasyGroup adding yet more brands to its stable, catch up on this week’s biggest marketing news.
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