In this episode, Paul chats with Ben Rhodes, ex Group Marketing Director for Royal Mail and Marketing Week columnist. Ben chooses to hit reset on the industry chatter of “a next normal.” He argues that we are instead entering a technology environment similar to that of the 1920’s (when the National Grid was set up) so the commercial opportunities are vast and wide-ranging. Ben talks about the fact that CMO tenures are so short that too often this leads to short termism and tactics, not strategy. He also articulates that, aside from the CEO, it is often only the marketer at the board table that looks outwards and is able to operate at the nexus of technology, customer and communication. Ben also calls out the importance of long term strategic brand investment and the value of pricing strategy, in an interview packed with insight. A Must Listen.