Monday, March 23, 2009

Kill your career? Get a job as a CMO

Thanks to http://twitter.com/jill_rowley for mentioning this interesting article about CMOs.

"No member of the C-suite has a riskier or more-short-lived term than the chief marketing officer (CMO). The average tenure of a CMO at the ‘100 most advertised’ US brands is 28.4 months, according to recruiting firm Spencer Stuart in a recent Advertising Age column by John Quelch. In fact, as a marketer, few things are as much of a sure-fire, eventual career killer as being named CMO. Strange … you’d think that getting to the top of marketing hierarchy would be the pinnacle of one’s career."

Read more at PropellingBrands.


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