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About DaveStevensNow

Dave is an experienced global B2B Chief Marketing Officer / Marketing Director with an established reputation for delivering commercial results in start-up, mid-tier, and blue-chip businesses across professional and financial services, telecoms, and technology sectors. Dave has worked for major brands such as Telefonica O2, EY, and Barclays and held posts from Chief Marketing Officer to Director of Online, has run his own business, and managed a P&L for a major corporate. He is a graduate of Cambridge University, a Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Chartered Marketer and holds a MBA with Imperial College, London. Dave is a keen cyclist and adventure traveller, is married, and lives in Buckinghamshire. You can read his blogs at www.DaveStevensNow.com.

Look at the state we’re in…


There are some great marketing networks out there right now which are really looking out for the future of our profession. A few weeks ago I went along to what will hopefully be the first of many “meet a mentor” … Continue reading

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Mind the gap between the boardroom and the marketing department!


By Dave Stevens Google+ I’ve been thinking rather a lot recently about the connection between businesses and their marketing departments. In all too many of the organisations that I come across, there is a regular complaint from execs that they … Continue reading

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The tablet is here. Deal with it…


By Dave Stevens Google+ Venture capitalist Mary Meeker recently presented a paper at Stanford comparing the first ten quarters of shipments of each of Apple‘s “I” devices – iPod, iPhone, and iPad. The paper showed that iPad shipments in the … Continue reading

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Something is rotten in the state of marketing…


By Dave Stevens Google+ I set off for the British Film Institute on London’s South Bank this morning to attend the B2B Marketing Awards Showcase event (www.b2bmarketing.net/awards-showcase). To my knowledge this event is a new concept in events in the … Continue reading

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The Social Media Crash is coming…


By Dave Stevens Google+ I see that B2B Marketing magazine has published its latest IT Marketing Benchmarketing Report (go to http://www.b2bmarketing.net/it-benchmarking-2013 for details). And I’m delighted to report that this survey of 200 technology marketing practitioners (and one day we … Continue reading

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Does your business know what it really wants?


By Dave Stevens Google+ I was lucky enough to meet with Professor Malcolm McDonald this week at a gathering of sales and marketing leads arranged by PA Consulting Group.  McDonald proved to be the draw for many of the attendees.  … Continue reading

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Why there’s no such thing as “Content Marketing”…


By Dave Stevens Google+ I wish I could say that I found the first grey hair on my head when looking in the shaving mirror this morning. But the truth is that I think I’ve identified enough grey in what little … Continue reading

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