How to fix marketing NOW with Raja Rajamannar

Raja Rajamannar

What an amazing treat I have in store for you today! On the latest episode of The Marketing Companion, Brooke Sellas and I have a frank chat with marketing titan Raja Rajamannar, the CMO of MasterCard.

Why is this so special? I find that so many people in marketing are trying to hold on to what they have. Instead of leading change, they only make a move forward when it’s too late.

Raja RajamannarRaja Rajamannar is not like that at all. He is a true leader of The Marketing Rebellion. He not only embraces change, he’s a no-holds-barred evangelist for a new vision of marketing and that comes to life in his new book Quantum Marketing: Mastering the New Marketing Mindset for Tomorrow’s Consumers.

You will not want to miss this show — one of the best in our history. Here are a few snippets to tantalize you:

  • MasterCard based its marketing program on providing immersive customer experiences. How do you do that in a pandemic? Raja describes an unexpected marketing victory that led to an 18X gain.
  • “The marketing function is entering an unparalleled era of risk. The credibility and gravitas of marketing is going down … there is no question about it. 70 percent of CEOs have little or no faith in marketing.”
  • “When marketing is not responsible for the four P’s — the pillars of marketing, all you have left is meaningless creative fluff.”
  • “Never answer a business question with a marketing answer.”
  • “A lot of purpose-driven marketing is being driven by a need to be politically correct or a fear of missing out. Most of what I see is an opportunistic pursuit of purpose. Your cause should be at the core of your business. Purpose is larger than the company or brand.”
  • “Marketers are blessed with resources. They are blessed with the art and science of shaping culture. How can we use these resources to really help society?”
  • “Marketing education is in crisis. Unfortunately, marketing is not being taken seriously as a profession. It’s seen as superficial. It’s not.”
  • “The future of marketing for small businesses could lie in hiring fractional ownership of technical talent.”

You are going to LOVE this show. Ready? Here we go!

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