Mike Lees’ Week in Review: On LinkedIn about Data Being Everywhere and Datasexuals?

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Are you sick of hearing the words “Big Data” yet? While “Big Data” has quite a history, it’s relatively new to those on marketing teams. And while it might sound repetitive, there’s a reason it’s what CMOs are talking about. Big data is at the core of what we do here at WealthEngine. Last week, I tweeted my first published post on LinkedIn on why Big Data is more than just a buzzword. I hope you’ll read what I had to say and comment.

Also, another word I’m still on the fence about whether or not we’ll hear it a lot is the term datasexual. It’s a provocative term to say the least and I’m sure that Michael Kaushansky meant to be provocative when he wrote “Data Saves the CMO” for MediaPost recently. However, I think those of us that eat, breathe and live data in our daily lives as marketing practitioners probably don’t want to include that in our LinkedIn profiles or resumes. Or do we?

Have ideas for alternative terms to “datasexual” to describe those who use data to drive marketing business decisions? Tweet them to me at @MichaelJLees.

In case you missed it last week, we’re hosting our  #WECMO Series events in San Francisco next week and New York City the following week. Bryan Kramer, CEO at PureMatter and author of the book “Shareology”, and I will be talking about marketing personalization at scale in San Francisco on July 15. Those attending the event will receive a free copy of his book, being released on July 14! On July 21,  Bill Evans, Chief Digital Officer at WPP, will join me in a follow-up from our webinar last week and we’ll be talking about data, digital, wealth and predictive prospecting. If you are a marketing leader, make sure you RSVP to our NY WE CMO Series event and our SF WE CMO Series event as soon as possible as space is limited.

Would love if you would join the conversation

Michael Lees is Chief Marketing Officer at WealthEngine. His “Week in Review” is a weekly round-up of conversations, insights and inspiration he’s discovered around the web. Have something you want him to take a look at and weigh in on? Tweet him @michaeljlees and tag #WECMO.

Want a demo of WealthEngine to see how WE can help you with audience development, marketing personalization and wealth insights? Share your contact information and we’ll be in touch soon.

Mike Lees’ Week in Review: Data-Driven Marketing Teams, Marketing as Art or Science and July Marketing Events in NY and SF

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As marketing becomes more data-driven, companies want to make sure they are capturing and synthesizing the metrics they need to understand their customers and behavior more effectively. For those that aren’t sure where to start, I recommend starting with your team. Last week, I tweeted what I think is some great advice on building a data-driven marketing team from Business2Community.

As we look at analytics to drive our business decisions as marketers, we need to make sure we don’t forget that marketing still requires creativity. While some may argue that marketing is a science, I think it’s important that we remember it is, in a lot of ways, still an art form. What do you think?

For our friends in San Francisco and New York City, I hope to meet many of you at our #WECMO Series events. Bryan Kramer, CEO at PureMatter and author of the book “Shareology”, and I will be talking about marketing personalization at scale in San Francisco on July 15. Those attending the event will receive a free copy of his book, being released the same week! On July 21,  Bill Evans, Chief Digital Officer at WPP, will join me in a follow-up from our webinar last week and we’ll be talking about data, digital, wealth and predictive prospecting. If you are a marketing leader, make sure you RSVP to our NY WE CMO Series event and our SF WE CMO Series event as soon as possible as space is limited.

Would love if you would join the conversation

Michael Lees is Chief Marketing Officer at WealthEngine. His “Week in Review” is a weekly round-up of conversations, insights and inspiration he’s discovered around the web. Have something you want him to take a look at and weigh in on? Tweet him @michaeljlees and tag #WECMO.

Want a demo of WealthEngine to see how WE can help you with audience development, marketing personalization and wealth insights? Share your contact information and we’ll be in touch soon.

Mike Lees’ Week in Review: 10 CMOs to Watch and How the C-Suite Uses Data Insights

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It’s officially summer. For many companies, that’s when things tend to slow down. For us here at WealthEngine, though, we’ve got a lot going on, and I’m excited to share it with you.

Last week, I tweeted the WealthEngine’s list of 10 CMOs to Watch. As a CMO myself, I know how important it is to avoid working within a vacuum and to keep a constant read on the pulse of what is going on within our space. Learning from other marketing leaders like these keeps me inspired and it’s why I encourage the people on my own team to seek out and take advantage of professional opportunities.

I was also tweeting about a big webinar I’m hosting tomorrow with WPP Team Chemistry’s Chief Digital Officer, Bill Evans. While we’ll be talking about some pretty heavy stuff – marketing personalization, data intelligence, digital and privacy – I promise we’ll make it fun. Best of all, you get to pick our brains – for free – during the hour of the webinar. Register for “How the C-Suite Uses Data Intelligence for Audience Development”.

Would love if you would join the conversation.

Michael Lees is Chief Marketing Officer at WealthEngine. His “Week in Review” is a weekly round-up of conversations, insights and inspiration he’s discovered around the web. Have something you want him to take a look at and weigh in on? Tweet him @michaeljlees and tag #WECMO.

Want a demo of WealthEngine to see how WE can help you with audience development, marketing personalization and wealth insights? Share your contact information and we’ll be in touch soon.

Mike Lees’ Week in Review: MarTech, WealthEngine API and Your Little Zone of Genius

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One of my favorite things about leading the marketing team at WealthEngine is that we have access to some of the best technologists. As well as using some pretty cool tools ourselves, we rub elbows with our product management and development teams on a regular basis. Whether it’s during our weekly meetings with them to hear about new feature releases and what’s coming up on the roadmap, or providing them feedback from listening to the conversations our prospects and clients are having online and offline. With our suite of products and solutions, we help bring marketing technology to customers no matter where they are on the marketing technology spectrum. One customer might be working with our training team to learn how to run a screening for the first time while another might be collaborating with our API team about an integration between their shopping app and our real-time wealth insights. We are also continuously partnering with some of the most well-known CRMs and analytics platforms, too.

What about you and your company? How are you using marketing technology to stay ahead of the competition and grow your business?

Would love if you would join the conversation.

Michael Lees is Chief Marketing Officer at WealthEngine. His “Week in Review” is a weekly round-up of conversations, insights and inspiration he’s discovered around the web. Have something you want him to take a look at and weigh in on? Tweet him @michaeljlees and tag #WECMO.

Want a demo of WealthEngine to see how WE can help you with audience development, marketing personalization and wealth insights? Share your contact information and we’ll be in touch soon.

Mike Lees’ Week in Review: Being a CMO, Big Data in Retail, Marketing Analytics and More

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Being a CMO means traveling. A lot. Being a 2-continent dad, also means traveling.  A lot. (It also means I write and tweet less!!). Last week was one of those weeks….starting in the UK and then taking me on to the JCK Conference in Las Vegas on Wednesday, where I hosted a panel “Changing the Game: Big Data in Retail”.  The panel’s message was clear….big data’s biggest impact in retail for the foreseeable future will be to support better prediction around which prospects and customers are buyers and which are not!  

In between traveling across several time zones, I read about why marketing analytics projects end up failing. I loved it because it played so well to the messages we heard from the customers on our panel.  They succeeded in their projects around predictive prospecting because:

  • They were focused (they were clear that they wanted the data to identify the characteristics of their best customers).
  • Their outputs were simple and consumable ( insights need to drive decisions, not more data and too much analysis). 

Why have your projects succeeded? Won’t you join the conversation?

Michael Lees is Chief Marketing Officer at WealthEngine. His “Week in Review” is a weekly round-up of conversations, insights and inspiration he’s discovered around the web. Have something you want him to take a look at and weigh in on? Tweet him @michaeljlees and tag #WECMO.

Want a demo of WealthEngine to see how WE can help you with audience development, marketing personalization and wealth insights? Share your contact information and we’ll be in touch soon.

Mike Lees’ Week in Review: Luxury Marketing, Social Media, Personalization & More

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Were you able to attend the WealthEngine Luxury Marketing webinar last week? We had thought leaders in the affluence and luxury space sharing best practices around reaching the re-emerging affluent consumer.

In addition to sharing tweets around luxury marketing, there was also some great dialogue around personalizing messages to reach consumers more effectively and how nurturing our relationships with our customers can have a positive impact on our bottom line.

Won’t you join the conversation?

Michael Lees is Chief Marketing Officer at WealthEngine. His “Week in Review” is a weekly round-up of conversations, insights and inspiration he’s discovered around the web. Have something you want him to take a look at and weigh in on? Tweet him @michaeljlees and tag #WECMO.

Want a demo of WealthEngine to see how WE can help you with audience development, marketing personalization and wealth insights? Share your contact information and we’ll be in touch soon.

Mike Lees’ Week in Review: Data-Driven Marketing, Being Customer-Centric & More

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It was quite a busy week on Twitter last week. Predictive analytics and data insights are always on my mind and after returning from the Gartner Digital Marketing conference the week before, I’ve got data-driven marketing on the brain more than ever.

Last week I was sharing tweets around the many hats we, as CMOs, wear and how we can all get ahead, what data-driven marketing success looks like and customer-centric marketing. Because when it comes down to it…It really is all about the customer, isn’t it? Would love if you would join the conversation.

Michael Lees is Chief Marketing Officer at WealthEngine. His “Week in Review” is a weekly round-up of conversations, insights and inspiration he’s discovered around the web. Have something you want him to take a look at and weigh in on? Tweet him @michaeljlees and tag #WECMO.

Want a demo of WealthEngine to see how WE can help you with audience development, marketing personalization and wealth insights? Share your contact information and we’ll be in touch soon.