Many companies stink at Marketing. And companies that stink at sales usually close. There are many places to get marketing ideas, including AMEX and NFIB. Also, blogs and websites. I read quite a few, including Seth Godin, Brand Autopsy, and Marketing Vox. Reading these sources isn't going to hand you anything, but it will offer you tips, ideas, and reminders. and if you need a CMO, give me a shout!