By nickjohnson - October 9th, 2013

“Things are being transformed quite significantly - [they] are changing and accelerating fast.”

Marketing and communications are in a state of flux. Both disciplines are facing significant internal and external pressures to evolve.

Marc Speichert, CMO of the second largest advertiser in the USA, expanded on the above:

“I think it’s an exciting time for marketing, things are being transformed quite significantly.

“But it means that people need to think differently about what the future looks like, and equip themselves with the right skills.

“It’s exciting, because the rise of digital has changed the relationship between the consumer and the marketing person. Those marketing executives need to understand how they can best impact that. And yes, it does mean that there are some things that need to be done differently.

“If there’s not that realisation that things are changing, then maybe in a couple of years you will become obsolete. Because the marketing of tomorrow will not be the marketing of yesterday - things are changing and accelerating fast.”

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Your customer has changed


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