Al Maag, chief communications officer-Avnet, initiated the first Business Marketing Association salary survey while he was serving as national chairman of the BMA. More than 530 industry professionals participated in the online survey. They shared information about their pay, their ambitions and their satisfaction with their current job roles.
Kathy Button Bell
The Business Marketing Association formally introduced its 2013-2014 board of directors last week, coupling the news with an announcement regarding the release of a joint BMA-Forrester Research report.
The juxtaposition of the two news items was no coincidence. The report looks at the changing role of the CMO, and it spells out the industry challenges that will shape the work of the association and its 29-member board.
In theory, Al Maag retired last month.
But the former chief communications officer at global technology distributor Avnet has no plans to lounge by the pool. He started his own communications consultancy, MaagComm+, and signed on as executive director of the Business Marketing Association.
Business Marketing Association leaders Stephen Liguori and Carla Johnson will carry the BMA message to Colombia this month, addressing the first B2B-only conference to be held in Latin America. The B2B Marketing & Strategy Conference, slated to begin on Oct. 21, comes as new trade agreements open the region to competition and drive the need for effective marketing practices, says Juan F.
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