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The Modern Marketing Model (M3)

Everything you need to know about Econsultancy’s new unifying framework

The increase in new channels and technologies has dramatically changed the environment in which marketers operate, but the way in which marketing is taught, understood and operates has not really changed. This is not sustainable. We need a new unifying framework as a reference for what marketing has become.

The Modern Marketing Model fuses digital and classic marketing into one future-facing framework. This informs marketing’s remit, required competencies and organisational design. M3 defines marketing in the digital age.

Watch the video to find out more.

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Watch the Webinar

Econsultancy founder Ashley Friedlein explains how the M3 can help you inform the role and remit of the marketing function within your business.

Key insights:

  • Understand the M3 model – how will the marketing and digital teams of the future will look
  • What should you be doing now to get ready for this new way of working?
  • What skills and competencies are required of a modern marketing structure?

Take the Online Course

Based directly on our Modern Marketing Model (M3), the Fast Track to Modern Marketing (M3) online course is designed to give you the practical skills and immediately applicable techniques to advance your understanding of marketing in the digital era.

Taught by Econsultancy founder, Ashley Friedlein, it’s delivered through 10 interactive and challenging CPD-accredited video modules.

Why modern marketing is as much about mindset as technical skills

Why modern marketing is as much about mindset as technical skills

However, if you want to build a modern marketing organization, teaching technical skills is not the only answer (although those skills certainly matter!). As important as data is, it is not the most important, nor the central element in modern marketing. In fact, the core of modern marketing is mindset. Specifically, instilling a customer centric mindset is […]

What ‘data’ competencies does a modern marketing function need?

What ‘data’ competencies does a modern marketing function need?

Whilst there is a lot of talk about ‘data’, big or otherwise, GDPR-compliant or otherwise, it can be hard to understand what exactly is meant by ‘data’. And, for the marketing function, it is unclear what remit, roles and responsibilities around ‘data’ can be expected of it. Therefore, I have made an initial attempt to […]


Five key skills of the modern marketer

I wrote about the need for a “modern” way of working here in part one of this series about applying the Econsultancy Modern Marketing Model (M3) to your business. The M3 “wheel” shows 10 key areas of competency for every modern marketer. Does every person need to be an expert in all ten? No. Most marketers will be […]

CMOs must adapt to modern marketing (or risk becoming a footnote)

CMOs must adapt to modern marketing (or risk becoming a footnote)

Not just generalists, but expert generalists (it’s a real thing, Google it). The soft skills of traditional marketing are not enough anymore. CMOs need to be experts in data, advertising technology, CX, UX, brand, insight, automation, coding, and whatever else comes along from one year to the next: programmatic TV, augmented reality, Amazon, influencer marketing, […]