DNA of a strategic marketing operations leader: 3 seismic shifts, Part 2

Debbie Qaqish on
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  • Marketing operations (MO) as a dedicated, funded and strategic capability has exploded across B2B marketing organizations. Driven by traditional marketing’s poor response to changes in technology, customer behavior and use of data for decision-making, the marketing operations function is not only filling the gap, but also creating a competitive advantage for organizations by enabling change and revenue results from marketing.

    I see a big difference in companies of all sizes with a marketing operations team versus those without one. Businesses I work with that have a dedicated operations team typically have and achieve revenue targets. Companies that do not have a dedicated marketing operations organization are laggards on the revenue marketing journey.

    I’ve been lucky to have a front-row seat to the evolution of marketing operations as a capability. But what fascinates me most is the new generation of marketing operations leaders who are emerging.

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    About The Author

    Debbie Qaqish
    Debbie Qaqish is Principal Partner and Chief Strategy Officer of The Pedowitz Group. Debbie manages global client relationships and leads the firm’s thought leadership initiatives. She has been helping B2B companies drive revenue growth for over 35 years. Debbie is author of the award winning book – “Rise of the Revenue Marketer,” Chancellor of Revenue Marketing University, and host of Revenue Marketing Radio, a podcast series for revenue marketing leaders which showcases marketing executives from companies like GE and Microsoft sharing advice on marketing transformation. A PhD candidate, Debbie also teaches an MBA course at College of William & Mary on Revenue Marketing. In March 2016, Kapost named Debbie among the Top 40 Most Inspiring Women in Marketing. For the last five years, Debbie has been named One of the 50 Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management. She has also won SLMA’s Top 20 Women to Watch distinction.