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We inform and inspire today and tomorrow’s marketing leaders.

We are a community of CMOs and marketing executives sharing our top tips and insights from our collective experience. Whether it’s innovation and the future of our ever-changing industry or our recommended tools and techniques, you can expect to find it all here.

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Our Mission

We help marketing leaders get the knowledge they need to drive business forward, spur their creative inspiration, and get connected in the ever-shifting marketing landscape. Together, we shape the future of marketing in the digital space and beyond.

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Our Vision

Today’s marketing leaders are being shaped by new technology, big data, and evolving customer experiences and expectations.

We understand that your marketing campaigns’ success lives at the crowded intersection of creativity, strategy, automation, and attribution.

Backed by over 20 years of leadership experience and a wide variety of experts, the team at The CMO can help you grow your business and increase your revenue by helping to elevate the skills that boost your marketing career.

Meet The CMO’s Editorial Team

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Ben Aston, Founder

Ben founded the first Black & White Zebra publication in 2011, spearheading its trajectory towards becoming one of the largest and most credible platforms for digital project management information. Since then, he’s founded several other successful publications–The CMO included.

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Stephanie Hood, Lead Editor

Stephanie holds vast marketing experience in industries spanning media, publishing, tech, fashion and travel/tourism. Throughout her career, she has led marketing teams and strategies for small and medium-sized businesses, consistently turning six-figure budgets into seven-figure profits.

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Nicolle Rockstroh, Lead Graphic Designer

Nicolle is a graphic designer and illustrator with several years of experience in advertising and brand design. She creates digital and print material, social media graphics, editorial design, and visual identities, with her specialty in illustration styles truly elevating The CMO’s identity.

Resources to help you build a better marketing machine

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We believe that without conversation and connection, there is no community. Ours exists to help you become a better marketer and a catalyst for a performant team. If you’re a CMO, VP of Marketing, or Marketing Director, this is your community.

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Articles from thought leaders

Original, actionable insights from thought leaders and innovators in marketing leadership. Passionate about sharing your voice and perspective, we’d love to hear from you! We make the writing contribution process simple and fun.

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Tool lists to simplify the selection and buying process

Software may be part of your solution and we aim to provide you with rich insights from our in-house tool experts. Looking to connect with our tool experts to help you in your buying journey? Let us know!

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