John, you may look forward to working with global teams to help the brand reach its full potential, but you'll only have about a year, less than the half-life of today's CMO. Joan Blackwood.
The problem with marketing is that anyone can define what is a better idea any which way they can when in reality speed costs money, positioning is the highest octane fuel and marketers today are not skilled at positioning. Oh they can plot it and measure it. But that's usually done by a marketer talking too itself about itself. When they throw it out there in advertising they just hope some of it sticks. Finding what truly motivates customers about your product takes extra-curricula homework. You can't just take what you think you know and shoot from the hip with it. You'll miss.