Advances in digital IT and client savvviness have made marketing more specialized and strategic than ever. To thrive in this changing, high-stakes world, business leaders must invest in professional marketing capabilities. At many tech firms however, the focus placed on technical skills makes it hard to attract top-rank marketing professionals who can make a difference.
External marketing offers such firms flexible, timely expertise for creating new value and growth. In particular we've identified 8 specific jobs-to-be-done at tech start-ups and growing businesses, where external marketing helps firms enhance their position, while delivering new customer value and growth. (Published April 2013)