By connecting people to people, the social web created an ecosystem for consumers, users, employees to talk to one another, exchange ideas, transact, and organize at a scale we have yet to grasp. In a word, it has humanized the web and paved the way for a more collaborative way of doing business between brands and people. In order to succeed in this post web 2.0 world, modern marketers have to become more than data crunching machines. They need to reinvent themselves and their organization to embrace a new era for marketing, ruled by the social customer. How can modern CMOs go about initiating this transformation? Here are a few pointers.