Nancy Weber had a clear goal when she signed on as CMO of Meredith Corporation in July 2005: define and put a face to the media conglomerate's then audience of 75 million.
As CMO of Xerox, Christa Carone's main challenge is getting the public to recognize the company's vast role as a services provider in the B2B space.
Alvarez & Marsal CMO Rebecca Baker didn't plan a life in marketing. An English major in college with a minor in drama, she credits both concentrations for her success.
After working with fast-food companies earlier in his career, Steve Thomas is now trying a healthier approach. Or at least one with more fruit.
Deborah Holland has seen the Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol surprise sweepstakes winners countless times. But after more than 30 years with the company, Holland, the EVP of creative strategy, communications and consumer affairs, finds the emotional exchange no less compelling today than when she first walked through the doors of PCH's Port Washington, N.Y. headquarters in 1979.
Once Chris Gabaldon, chief sales and marketing officer of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co. starts talking about his brand, it's hard for him to stop. He gets on a roll, effusing about how the company has navigated the recession, or its recent brand repositioning, or the launch of its loyalty program, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards. Gabaldon's enthusiasm is, as they say, contagious.
Digital or die. That's become the watchword of print brands, urgently harnessing the latest innovations — from social media platforms to smartphones to the iPad — to refashion their businesses for a new media age.
Mike Hogan may be the CMO of GameStop — the world's largest videogame and entertainment software retailer, with more than 6,100 stores — but people might be surprised to learn that he is not a gamer himself. He is passionate about riding motorcyles and playing tennis, though he practices those activities strictly in the real world.
As a farmer who raises his own crops on a 40-acre farm — plowing the fields on a John Deere tractor, harvesting soybeans, corn and clover — Valassis chairman, president and CEO Alan Schultz knows a thing or two about making things grow, even when conditions aren't always most favorable.
Last year should have been one nonstop celebration for Hallmark Cards and its marketing chief Lisa Macpherson. The Kansas City, Mo.-based purveyor of greeting cards and other products turned 100, and Macpherson, after about nine years at the company, had recently been promoted to the top marketing job.
Jorge Consuegra never stops moving. The CMO of Forbes Media, and two-time New York City marathon veteran, was born in Havana, Cuba, but his parents brought him to the United States when he was still a baby
As chief marketing officer of Gilt Groupe, Zucker employs a data-driven approach that allows him to streamline the luxury e-commerce retailer's marketing.
Patrick Byrne loves a good fight. The chairman and CEO of Overstock.com, who holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, once pursued a boxing career. Byrne also turned Overstock.com from a two-year-old $1.8 million startup into a $1 billion enterprise in little more than a decade.
Starbucks rode into its 40th anniversary year after scoring the strongest holiday sales season in its history. The coffee retailer's CMO Annie Young-Scrivner, though, is determined to keep Starbucks a youthful brand, riding on the cutting edge of technology and innovation.
About a year after graduating from Wisconsin's Ripon College, Howard Draft was one of the 13 founding employees of new direct marketing agency Kobs & Brady.
Harvard School of Business' first CMO, Brian Kenny, enjoys being in charge of marketing in the midst of one of the most business-focused institutions in the world. Nor is the irony lost on him.
Monica Luechtefeld, EVP of global e-commerce at Office Depot recently restructured her marketing teams into one group to further integrate channels.
When Melissa Payner-Gregor joined Bluefly as president in 2003, she knew exactly who she wanted to lead the then-fledgling e-commerce site's marketing function: Brad Matson.
The daily deal site Groupon launched in 2008, but has recently gone global to more than 150 cities. Direct Marketing News speaks with the company's president and COO, Rob Solomon.
John Meyer, the chief executive of global data and marketing firm Acxiom explains to DMNews' editor-in-chief, Carol Krol, how his firm thrived despite a recession.
Tailored messaging is a core part of the National Hockey League's marketing strategy, says Perry Cooper, SVP of direct and digital marketing and fan analytics.
Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne tells DMNews that changes in consumer behavior, driven by the recession, will be a boon for online shopping.
In an interview, DM legend Stan Rapp discusses how direct and digital marketing are evolving to meet marketers' needs — and how this may lead to a different term for the industry.
Comscore's Gian Fulgoni on why a click is not enough and what brand marketers should do about it
New Publicis & Hal Riney CEO Kristi VandenBosch, formerly president of integrated agency Tequila, is excited to bring her digital and direct background to the traditional brand-focused agency.
Tim O'Leary, co-founder and CEO of Portland-based agency R2C Group, on how DRTV has flourished in the recession, teaching corporate marketers about what DRTV offers and more.
John Anagnost, the new global director of search marketing services at search agency Neo@Ogilvy, took some time to speak with DMNews about his new position and how he sees trends in the space affecting the agency's strategy.
Q: How does Hitwise generate its view of what's happening on the Web? A: Through partnering with a range of Internet service providers and opt-in panel providers, we collect anonymous information from our data partners.
David Skinner, CEO of WhittmanHart Interactive, discusses the role of video in a digital media campaign.
Chairman and chief experience officer at Slack Barshinger Gary Slack discusses b-to-b marketing with DMNews' Cara Wood.
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