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Customer & Marketing Strategy

Stakeholder expectations for growth and profitability have increased while the global business environment grows more complex and fluid. In this environment, the influence and agenda of marketing executives have expanded, yet their organisational context has not fully caught up—they often have only indirect input on many of the critical customer and marketing-related decisions businesses need to make. Navigating these tensions is what today's chief marketing officers (CMOs) face.

In fact, marketing executives have conflicting mandates. On one hand, they are asked to set the strategy for growth, build marketing capabilities, align the organisation around customer experience, drive innovation, educate the organisation about new digital, social, and mobile channels and customer opportunities, and bring the voice of the customer into the enterprise. But CMOs typically are also pressured to leverage new marketing-related technologies and demonstrate near-term impact and return. Balancing the long-term view in a short-term world—and often doing so globally—is no easy task for an executive.

How we can help

Monitor Deloitte's Customer and Marketing Strategy professionals work with marketing executives, particularly CMOs, to design and deliver customer and marketing-anchored change and growth in their businesses. Our services centre on four types of customer and marketing transformations: growth and marketing transformation, customer engagement and experience transformation, marketing capability transformation, and pricing transformation.

Solutions with a focus on competitive advantage. While industry benchmarks are useful, differentiation often comes from outside of industry practices and trends. Next-in-class capabilities and strategies are imperative to unlock growth and leadership. We combine this focus with industry and functional depth to bring distinctive, yet practical, insight to our engagements.

Deep empathy for the consumer. We have spent decades building an understanding of what drives consumer behavior and its implications for organisations. Success with new and blurring channels and new consumers requires a ruthless focus on understanding the drivers of consumer behaviour.

Proprietary, cutting-edge methodologies. Our methods help clients achieve step changes in their growth rates and at the same time are transparent, teachable, and intuitive. And our consulting style engages client teams, uncovers and addresses internal barriers to growth, transfers knowledge, and leaves a sustainable impact on growth.

A bias for building capabilities. Sustainable organic growth is rooted in stronger marketing and customer-engagement capabilities. Our engagements are designed to build enduring marketing capabilities, including “traditional” capabilities like global brand strategy and customer insights and newer capabilities like omnichannel management (digital, social, and mobile) and effective use of advanced analytics to inform decision making and marketing operations.

A fresh approach. We are committed to identifying, (re)framing, and addressing the major issues and questions relevant for each engagement. We do not promote one type of technology, provider, source of data, or outsourcing option.

We help our clients develop:

  • Growth rate improvements.
  • Customer loyalty and retention rate improvements.
  • Improvements in marketing and customer-service spending effectiveness.
  • Earnings per share growth through marketing actions associated with transformation strategies.

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Ways to get more value

Precision matters. Specificity about who, where, what, and why is required to identify opportunities to achieve reliable step changes in growth. The methods and tools to deliver on precision marketing are now available.

Logic and transparency are still paramount. Growth doesn’t come from opaque and poorly understood opportunities.
Barriers to growth are as important, or more so, than the drivers and motivators of growth. A company may have the best product or service even as ranked by a customer, but if it doesn’t clearly and broadly understand the barriers that emerge in the customer journey, it will not grow.

Maintain aspirational ambitions, but recognise that short-term wins are necessary. Short-term wins come with disproportionate investment, and new technologies enable learning from fast, small experiments.

Sustainable growth requires better insights, approaches, strategies, and tactics—and the ability to consistently mobilise the organisation around how to capture that growth. Today’s leading marketers balance being strategists and implementers, analysts and politicians, innovators and historians, journalists and sometimes even psychologists.

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Sustainable growth requires better insights, approaches, strategies, and tactics—and the ability to consistently mobilise the organisation around how to capture that growth. Today’s leading marketers balance being strategists and implementers, analysts and politicians, innovators and historians, journalists and sometimes even psychologists.

Key contact

Alex Curry

Alex Curry

Partner

Alexander Curry is a Partner with Monitor Deloitte in London. Since joining Monitor in 2000, most of his work has been with CPG MNCs with a focus on business and marketing strategy.... More