Being an effective marketing leader with Mark Evans, Direct Line Group

Leadership, the exciting yet volatile future of marketing, and sector-specific challenges

Date published
April 15, 2021 Categories

Today’s ClickZ Digital Marketing podcast hosted by Tim Flagg welcomes Mark Evans, Managing Director Marketing and Digital at Direct Line Group. They talk about what it takes to be a modern marketing leader, Sprintathons, audience insights, advertising effectiveness, transparency, and why curious marketers love a good challenge.

Mark draws on years of his professional expertise from Petco and Mars, love of running for a cause, and sports greatest of all time (G.O.A.Ts) to share his unique point of view on what makes a great modern leader.

5:00 – The importance of a people-first approach

6:10 – Biggest misconception people have about the marketing director’s role

7:57 – The essential skills and qualities a marketing leader needs to have these days

10:38 – Examples of audience segments and how Mark gathered these data insights to informed advertising and marketing

14:20 – Mark’s experience at Petco, and how walking with customers and their pets helped gain insights that blend quantity and quality

15:10 – The most effective channels for community engagement

15:50 – The contradiction of the death of television and how it still is the number one acquisition and brand building media

19:19 – How the Direct Line Group measures performance and attribution in Insurance

27:25 – Direct Line Group’s take on the trend of in-housing and hybrid models

30:25 – Why the sky is not falling even with the cookie winter/cookie sunset/cookie tsunami

31:45 – The exciting yet volatile future of marketing and sector-specific challenges

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