Why Now May Be the Time to Build a Centralized Marketing Operation

Dec 14, 2022

Did the pandemic reveal areas within your organization that were, or are, in need of restructuring in order to build greater resilience or to develop capacity for future growth? If so, you most certainly are not alone. According to a report from Gartner titled, The Future of Marketing Organizations: Rethink Marketing’s Organizational Structures and Responsibilities, the recent period of disruption has influenced CMOs to centralize their marketing organizations to alleviate operational problems and grow their teams.

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Tags: marketing process optimization, bank marketing, brand consistency, MRM, marketing technology, marketing resource management, marketing operations, agile marketing, scale local marketing, marketing staff, marketing technology buyers' resources, multi-brand marketing

Does Your Marketing Portal UX Make More Work for Marketing and Frontline Users?

Nov 16, 2022

What do your end users really think about your organization’s approach to marketing resource management? Even without explicit feedback, you can gauge their level of satisfaction by whether or not they use the marketing materials you create for them, or by how many questions or special requests you receive about your marketing resources.

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Tags: bank marketing, employee engagement, MRM, marketing technology, marketing resource management, marketing operations, risk management, marketing staff, marketing technology buyers' resources, multi-brand marketing

How to Avoid Getting Stuck With an Unmanageable Marketing System

Oct 05, 2022

My colleague Martha France recently wrote about how marketing organizations are being asked to do more than ever to contribute to operational effectiveness company-wide. This expanded role requires investments in talent and advanced, often complex, software systems. Choosing the right marketing technology for your organization is essential, but it’s only part of the equation. How you staff, configure and manage these systems correlates directly with the value your organization derives from the technology, which ultimately impacts competitive advantage and the return on your investment.

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Tags: marketing ROI, bank marketing, marketing budget, MRM, marketing technology, marketing resource management, marketing operations, risk management, marketing resource management investment, Competitive advantage, marketing staff, marketing technology buyers' resources

Sharing the Benefits and Costs of Marketing’s Expanding Role

Aug 23, 2022

Advances in technology, changing customer needs, and other market and societal forces are converging to evolve and expand the marketing function. Indeed, “Marketing’s role in strengthening a company’s operating effectiveness has never been more important,” according to a recent report in Harvard Business Review.

Here are some examples of how marketing’s cross-departmental involvement is being used to strengthen companies’ operational effectiveness.

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Tags: bank marketing, marketing budget, human resources, collaboration, marketing technology, customer experience, marketing operations, marketing staff, marketing technology buyers' resources

Marketing Resource Management - How to Ensure a Successful Implementation

Aug 16, 2018

Today’s marketers are increasingly adopting marketing resource management (MRM) solutions to help them manage a number of core use cases, from ensuring brand consistency and content localization to budget and workflow management.

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Tags: MRM, marketing technology, marketing resource management, marketing technology buyers' resources

What Criteria Really Matter When Buying Marketing Software & Services?

Mar 29, 2018

This article was updated and republished on Sept 1, 2022.

In a Harvard Business Review article, a team of experts from Bain & Company presents an analysis of B2B client data that offers insights into what matters most to B2B buyers of business products and services. A framework emerged from their research – a pyramid which organizes 40 fundamental “elements of value” within five categories. At the bottom of the pyramid is table stakes, followed by functional value, ease of doing business, individual value and inspirational value.

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Tags: technology, MRM, marketing technology, marketing resource management, martech, marketing technology buyers' resources

Marketing Resource Management Software Reviews, Vendor Landscape and Other Tools for the MRM Buyer

Nov 27, 2017

Today’s marketers must manage an ever-increasing number of digital channels and platforms for engaging the modern customer. This is leading many marketers to consider marketing resource management (MRM) to help them work smarter and more efficiently.

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Tags: MRM, marketing technology, marketing resource management, marketing technology vendors, marketing resource management ROI, MRM ROI, MRM benefits, marketing technology buyers' resources

Looking for a MRM partner? Ask these questions first.

Jun 29, 2015


If you’re evaluating marketing resource management (MRM) solutions, you’ll find there are many aspects to consider beyond just features and functionality.

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Tags: marketing resource management, getting started, marketing technology buyers' resources

MRM systems deliver clear ROI

Apr 09, 2015

It’s no secret that a marketing resource management (MRM) system has a powerful impact on business. The right software can help boost sales, protect your brand, optimize marketing campaigns and streamline workflow. We’re often asked how these benefits can be translated to tangible impact to a company’s bottom line. 

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Tags: marketing resource management ROI, MRM investment, MRM ROI, MRM benefits, marketing resource management investment, systems, marketing technology buyers' resources

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