TFAR – Episode 27 – ‘Why Marketers Spend Just One Day a Week Doing Marketing’

TFAR – Episode 27 – ‘Why Marketers Spend Just One Day a Week Doing Marketing’

In this episode, Paul chats to Jada Balster, Head of International Marketing for Workfront, an Adobe company. Jada shares the shocking statistic that marketers only get to spend 19% of their time on real marketing because of what she calls “busy work.” This and the fact that 62% of employees in marketing teams feel unappreciated has led Jada to hot house strategic goals that cascade to her team and setting her team stretch “visible” projects to engage them. Jada also shares how covid has led to her and many marketers focusing more on their own development and digital up-skilling. Jada tells us that her team at Adobe felt empowered to break free of tried and tested strategies and lean more heavily in to digital experimentation. She also refreshingly highlights the importance of marketing teams putting as much effort in to retention and adoption as they do acquisition.

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