25 days ago

Stop The MarTech Madness!

How much are you spending on Marketing Technology? How do you know if you’re spending it on the right solutions? What about your peers and competitors – what are they doing? Are you sure you’re delivering what your customers really need? If you’re a B2B marketer and wondering about these or similar questions, you’re not alone.  […]

2 months ago

Make Each Route The Best Path For Buyers

Is your organization considering how to holistically optimize all of its routes-to-market? Curious how other firms are thinking about their direct and indirect selling channels in 2017 and beyond? Forrester’s B2B marketing, sales, and channel analysts have conducted new research that will prove invaluable in the quest to modernize your company’s selling systems and deliver […]

1 year, 3 months ago

Gross Demoter Score

Marketing departments of so many organisations these days seem obsessed about their Net Promoter Score – the percentage of customers who’ll promote their products to others. “Free advertising!” is how some have described it to me – hence very enticing to

2 years, 3 months ago

Using the Capability Inventory for municipalities

Using the Capability Inventory for municipalities I was talking to Marino the other day and he told me he would like a special capability inventory for a municipality. I said that there is no need to have a special capability inventory, the basic pattern exposed in the original capability inventory should cover any organization. In fact […]

2 years, 3 months ago

Using the Capability Inventory for municipalities

Using the Capability Inventory for municipalities I was talking to Marino the other day and he told me he would like a special capability inventory for a municipality. I said that there is no need to have a special capability inventory, the basic pattern exposed in the original capability inventory should cover any organization. In fact […]

2 years, 4 months ago

The Capability Inventory

This model is part of my toolbox for working with capability architectures. The Capability Inventory I know that there is certain ways of naming a capability and also that there are other principles that people and I promote that you should adhere to when designing your capability map. Here I’ve taken some liberties in regards to those […]

2 years, 8 months ago

Designing and Managing a Multichannel Architecture

2014 was the year when digital became a significant priority for organisations, for the first time customers were becoming more advanced in the use of technologies and with this came a greater level of expectation. Customers (Including me) expected things in digital to be quicker, and just work. However most were left disappointed (including me) when Read More

2 years, 10 months ago

Understanding and owning the customer ecosystem

The world of digital is changing the face of the business landscape. Established household names are now going toe to toe with new kids on the block, and in some cases their customers are becoming the competition. The product is no longer the differentiator, it is about owning the eco system, and it is the Read More

3 years, 2 months ago

Organisations pursue the complete solution

Technology is playing a much bigger role in customer’s lives, and is changing the way senior management view the IT department. Historically the CIO’s role was to keep the lights running, now however, IT is considered to not only be the key to unlocking new revenue, but also a way of keeping up with the Read More

3 years, 4 months ago

One Simple Solution to Unite the CIO and CMO

Why can’t CIOs and CMOs just get along? Based on my experience, there is one primary reason why their relationship is adversarial: the CIO and CMO can’t agree on who is responsible for what, so they are perpetually trampling on each other’s toes. Our 2014 Digital IQ study identified a strong CIO-CMO partnership as one of the five critical behaviors to maximizing the value from digital technology investments. The majority (70%) of top performers in our […]

3 years, 6 months ago

Designing for Emergence

The world around us is becoming more complex, it is almost accelerating away from us. Being able to plan in this ever evolving world is becoming even more difficult as time passes.  New technology, and approaches almost appear daily, which makes planning for these events, almost impossible. Linear approaches to design are no longer the Read More