These 21 CMOs Are Channeling Tech to Get Consumers to Obsess About Their Brands

And they're raising the bar for experiential in the process

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These days, marketers are seeking to recruit brand converts through entertaining, shareable and highly interactive experiences delivered via social, mobile, AR and VR. Ask any of the tech-savvy CMOs profiled below, and they’ll agree: To consistently win at the highest level, they must leverage media dollars to extend their sales propositions and product pitches in exciting, relevant and experiential ways. From Bacardi’s program that let folks DJ from their Instagram feeds to Royal Caribbean’s virtual tour of an island in the Bahamas and National Geographic’s astronaut-helmet view from Earth’s orbit, immersive fare helps brands gain and retain not just casual customers, but loyal advocates who willingly spread the word.

This story first appeared in the March 18, 2019, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.
This story first appeared in the March 18, 2019, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.