The People’s Choice CMO race is proving to be quite the spectacle, with the top five reshuffled once more and a couple of new faces now right in the mix.
Having led right from the start, Flight Centre’s Clinton Hearne continues at the front of the CMO pack. However, the gap between him and second-placed Lara Thom from Guzman y Gomez has closed massively, with barely anything separating the two marketing chiefs.
KFC’s Kristi Woolrych has made good ground to gallop from fifth into third, Seismic’s Iris Chan has made her top five debut in fourth, and Manelle Merhi from Kennards Hire has stormed her way up the leaderboard into fifth.
People’s Choice leaderboard
|Rank||Name||Position title||Company/brand||Percentage of votes|
|1||Clinton Hearne||Head of marketing||Flight Centre Travel Group||15.19%|
|2||Lara Thom||Chief marketing officer||Guzman y Gomez||15.18%|
|3||Kristi Woolrych||Chief marketing officer||KFC South Pacific||12.93%|
|4||Iris Chan||Marketing director, Asia Pacific and Japan||Seismic||12.93%|
|5||Manelle Merhi||General manager of marketing and customer experience||Kennards Hire||11.89%|
There’s not a whole lot of time left for this leaderboard to change, so those who want to have their say on who they think is the People’s Choice CMO must do so by Wednesday 12 May.
Oh, and did we mention there’s a magnum bottle of Veuve Clicquot’s Yellow Label champagne up for grabs for those who vote?
Click HERE now to cast your votes for the People’s Choice CMO!
The People’s Choice CMO is part of B&T’s inaugural CMO Power List, presented by Are Media.
Nominations have closed for the CMO Power List, so we’re now busy whittling down the nominees to 20.
The big reveal of B&T’s first CMO Power List and People’s Choice CMO will take place on Monday 28 June, and will include interviews with each of the top 20 marketing leaders who made the cut, along with the People’s Choice CMO.
Best of luck to all of the nominees!