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Marketing Departments Restructure to Face Challenges After Turbulent Years

The past year has been tough for marketing departments worldwide.

The ongoing economic downturn has created an uncertain financial environment, forcing companies to reevaluate and restructure their marketing strategies. Many marketing departments have undergone reorganizations to adapt to the new challenges and opportunities that have emerged.


The Trend Towards Digitalization

is a significant factor driving the restructuring of marketing departments is the ongoing trend towards digitalization. The increasing importance of online channels and digital marketing has led to the need to adjust personnel structures and skills within marketing departments. According to reports from industry analysts such as Gartner and Forbes, many companies have invested in hiring or training staff with specialized skills in digital marketing and data analysis to meet the new requirements.


Strategic Partnerships and Collaborations

with external agencies and specialists are becoming more interesting in order to address the growing challenges and capitalize on new opportunities. According to an article published in Harvard Business Review (HBR), marketing managers from leading companies, such as Coca-Cola and Procter & Gamble, have emphasized the importance of collaborating with experts in areas such as content marketing, SEO, and social media. Through these partnerships, marketing departments can benefit from external expertise and enhance their campaigns and strategies.


For marketing departments worldwide, it is evident that reorganizations are necessary to meet the challenges brought about by the turbulence of recent years. The ongoing digitization and strategic partnerships provide marketing departments with the tools to adapt and remain competitive in a changing business environment.


//Lina Edenfelt Holst

CEO & Strategist


Sources:

  1. Gartner - "Digital Marketing: A Key Component of Future Business Strategy"

  2. Forbes - "Digital Transformation Is Accelerating, With Gartner Predicting 50% of CEOs Will Accelerate Digital Agendas"

  3. Harvard Business Review (HBR) - "The Right Way to Use Multiple Media Platforms in Your Marketing"

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