Are you looking to hire a marketing star but don’t have a clear idea of what qualities you should be looking for?
Let me tell you what most leaders look for… at b2b tech companies who are making their first marketing hires:
– past performance
What I see is that these are also two of the most misinterpreted and misused concepts especially when it comes to hiring.
I know that because companies hire our consultancy thinking that we are creative, and after a few months, reassure us in their feedback that we are, indeed creative (which we are, of course, i never reject the praise :).
But what they see as creativity isn’t actually creativity. It’s experience. It consists of
1. having a box of tools,
2. knowing which one to pull out when and
having the expertise to use the tools in unconventional ways.
As a result of this little misinterpretation, they look for the wrong things.