Marketing is on the ascent. It has frequently led at big consumer products companies. Now its influence is growing everywhere: at B2B companies, professional services firms, companies dominated by engineering or logistics. You can see marketing’s rise on business bestseller lists, on YouTube playlists, in the new brands that have broken away and differentiated themselves and in the explosion of marketing startups (and what investors are paying for them). Marketing is becoming a more powerful and resource-rich function of business.
Marketo commissioned the Economist Intelligence Unit to help provide a roadmap for the future. The Economist Intelligence Unit spoke with six marketing visionaries around the world and posed a question: “The world of marketers today has changed drastically from what it was ten years ago. What will it be like in 2020? And what do marketers need to forge a winning career path over the next five years?
Read about the 15 things they told us.