This week Ian Truscott dips into the Rockstar CMO archives and shares some backstage advice from eight Rockstar CMO’s about starting a new CMO role. And, the underlying message is; it’s about people. 

Our guest this week is Christopher P. Willis, Acrolinx’s Chief Marketing Officer. 

Chris has over 20 years of experience growing companies in the technology sector and held leadership roles in marketing, creative, technical, and business development at companies including Perfecto, Pyxis Mobile, KPMG-CT, ModelGolf, and Cambridge Technology Group. Chris is a recognized thought leader in the areas of AI, DEI, and Content Governance, and is active within industry groups dedicated to the growth and health of Marketing Technology and the verticals he serves. 

In an extended interview segment this week, Ian and Chris discuss what inspired him to get into marketing, connecting marketing to revenue and the fallacy of MQL’s (Marketing Qualified Leads) and a fantastic suggestion for our portal to marketing hell – The Rockstar CMO Swimming Pool.  

Finally, we retire to the Rockstar CMO virtual bar, where, as we start to wrap up the year, Robert Rose, prepares us for change over a warming cocktail.  

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