SAN MATEO, Calif., Oct. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Marketo (NASDAQ: MKTO) released the results of a study that found that the majority of today's marketing organizations will need to fundamentally re-organize and re-tool to build a new marketing org for the digital age. The whitepaper, entitled Designing a Marketing Organization for the Digital Age, was commissioned in partnership with Harvard Business Review Analytic Services and showcases exclusive insights from some of the brightest marketing minds, including academic scholars, management consultants and CMOs of some of the world's leading brands.
"The era of mass marketing is over once and for all. Marketers must be present in every step of a customer's journey, listening to their behaviors and speaking in a manner that's relevant to every individual," said Sanjay Dholakia, chief marketing officer, Marketo. "This requires a re-design of team structures and skills to drive agility, consistency, and efficiency. We're excited that the Harvard Business Review Analytic Services report provides an essential blueprint for marketing executives to build an organization that thrives in the digital era."
The whitepaper identified the following actionable steps that CMOs should take to redesign their marketing org for tomorrow's 'always on' digital world:
- Abandon channel-centric silos and build speed and flexibility through teams: Customer journeys today are made up of self-directed and erratic micro-moments, and marketing must work cross-functionally across the organization to engage customers wherever they are. Marketing technology plays an essential role in driving customer engagement at scale.
- Reach across organizational boundaries to drive the customer experience: Marketing has the opportunity to become the architect of the customer journey and – through substantive relationships with other parts of the organization, especially sales, IT, and customer service – can capture and drive a 360-degree view of their customers.
- Build teams with new skill sets that can understand and engage customers across all channels: Marketing organizations need to develop and/or acquire the talent needed for digital age marketing – especially those in marketing automation, operations, advanced analytics, online community expertise, and digital content creation.
Marketo provides the leading marketing software and solutions designed to help marketers master the art and science of digital marketing. Through a unique combination of innovation and expertise, Marketo is focused solely on helping marketers keep pace in an ever-changing digital world. Spanning today's digital, social, mobile and offline channels, Marketo's Engagement Marketing Platform powers a set of breakthrough marketing automation and marketing management applications to help marketers tackle all aspects of digital marketing from the planning and orchestration of marketing activities to the delivery of personalized interactions that can be optimized in real-time. Marketo's applications are known for their ease-of-use, and are complemented by the Marketing Nation®, a thriving network of more than 450 third-party solutions through our LaunchPoint® ecosystem and over 50,000 marketers who share and learn from each other to grow their collective marketing expertise. The result for modern marketers is unprecedented agility and superior results. Headquartered in San Mateo, CA with offices in Europe, Australia and Japan, Marketo serves as a strategic marketing partner to more than 4,100 large enterprises and fast-growing small companies across a wide variety of industries. For more information, visit www.marketo.com.
SOURCE Marketo, Inc.