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Wilks moves from marketing to sales at Volkswagen

​The convergence between marketing and sales is continuing, with Volkswagen’s general manager of marketing, Ben Wilks, moving into the general manager of sales, passenger vehicles role in a company reshuffle.

CMO50 2018 #26-50: Ben Wilks

Whether it’s electrification of vehicles or new mobility concepts, automotive companies are facing significant change right now, Volkswagen’s Ben Wilks says. Increasingly, this means differentiating not just by product, but by experience as well.

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The impact of AI on 4 key brands: CXO panel

Artificial intelligence (AI) is here to stay. And while brands are in varying stages of maturity with AI projects and strategies, there’s one common principle: The nascent technology needs to meet customer expectations in a simple and useful manner.

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For a while now, I have been following a fabulous design strategy and research colleague, Tatiana Toutikian, a speculative designer. This is someone specialising in calling out near future phenomena, what the various aspects of our future will be, and how the design we create will support it.

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Online identity is a hot topic as more consumers are waking up to how their data is being used. So what does the marketing industry need to do to avoid a complete loss of public trust, in instances such as the COVID-19 tracing app?

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Brand or product placement?

CMOs are looking to ensure investment decisions in marketing initiatives are good value for money. Yet they are frustrated in understanding the value of product placements within this mix for a very simple reason: Product placements are broadly defined and as a result, mean very different things to different people.

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