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I’m posting this from the 2016 MarTech USA conference in San Francisco — a fitting venue to release the 2016 marketing technology landscape supergraphic. (Finally!) You can click on the image above for a larger version — which you’ll obviously need in order to be able to see anything more than a colorful blur.
The following is a guest post by Sergio Maldonado, the founder and CEO of Sweetspot Intelligence. The above cartoon by Tom Fishburne was not part of the original article. I have seen the Emperor walking naked for too long, and I wish I could be that naive kid in the crowd. I do not believe in marketing “attribution”.
David Edelman is the global co-leader of McKinsey Digital, Marketing & Sales at McKinsey & Company and one of the world’s leading experts in digital transformation. I was thrilled that he was a ...
The following article is a guest post by Tyler Foxworthy, who is the chief mathematician at DemandJump. Can I just take a moment to say how cool it is to have a “chief mathematician” at a marketing technology company? I loved how this article connects several fields of math to marketing challenges that are being addressed with artificial intelligence.
This guest post is an excerpt from Digital & Marketing Asset Management: The Real Story of DAM Technology & Practice by Theresa Regli of Real Story Group. Theresa is a digital asset management expert, marketing technology analyst, and digital media strategist, and her clients include global brands such as Unilever, Nestlé, Net-a-Porter, IKEA, General Mills, and Coca-Cola.
Happy New Year, dear readers! What better way to launch into 2017 than revisiting our good friend Mayur Gupta, truly one of the icons of the marketing technology world. Over the history of this blog, some of the most fascinating stories to me have been observing how things change over time. One is the growth of the marketing technology landscape, as it’s blossomed from 2011, ...
The Machine Intelligence 3.0 landscape above was created by Shivon Zilis and James Cham. This is Part 5 of a 5-part series on 5 Disruptions to Marketing (you can start with Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4 if you haven’t already): Digital transformation redefines “marketing” beyond the marketing department.
The image above is from a MuleSoft presentation, Application Networks: Microservices at Netflix. This is Part 2 of a 5-part series on 5 Disruptions to Marketing (you can start with Part 1 if you haven’t already): Digital transformation redefines “marketing” beyond the marketing department. Microservices & APIs (and open source) form the fabric of marketing infrastructure.
The Internet of Things (IoT) Landscape above is produced by the venture capital firm FirstMark. This is Part 4 of a 5-part series on 5 Disruptions to Marketing (you can start with Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 if you haven’t already): Digital transformation redefines “marketing” beyond the marketing department.
Click the image above for a larger version of the illustration. This is Part 3 of a 5-part series on 5 Disruptions to Marketing (you can start with Part 1 and Part 2 if you haven’t already): Digital transformation redefines “marketing” beyond the marketing department. Microservices & APIs (and open source) form the fabric of marketing infrastructure.
The cartoon above is “Disruptive Innovation” by Tom Fishburne. This is not your typical “predictions for 2017” story. I confess, those things aren’t my cup of tea. But it is a serious call to prepare yourself for a transformative year ahead. I believe that marketing is in the middle of five major disruptions that are reshaping our whole industry and profession.
The following is a guest post by Steven Wastie, the CMO of Origami Logic. His epic Periodic Table of Marketing Signals guest post was one of our most popular ones this year. Video is an effective mechanism for amplifying a brand message and engaging with consumers in ways that “connect” with them.
The following is a guest post by Gerry Murray, research manager for IDC’s CMO Advisory service and a popular speaker at the MarTech conference. All images in this post are courtesy of IDC. In the early days of the martech industry, every application had to be a standalone solution. In addition to the execution environment (email, web, social), they had to have all the underly ...
Looking for the latest data on enterprise marketing technology spend? Look no further. Gartner recently released their CMO Spend Survey 2016-2017. It’s already been in the news because their report showed that marketing budgets climbed for another consecutive year, now up to 12% of total company revenue.
One of the more amusing moments at MarTech Europe in London was when Jeremy Waite — currently a strategic marketing evangelist at IBM, but previously with Salesforce Marketing Cloud and, before that, Adobe Marketing Cloud — presented the results of an experiment he conducted with IBM Watson. To answer the question, “Why Are All Marketing Clouds the Same?”, he loaded the webs ...
Back at the MarTech conference in San Francisco this past March, we conducted a study of marketing technologists with SapientNitro. After analyzing the data, Sheldon Monteiro, the global CTO of SapientNitro, and his team finally released their report from that research this week. It’s a terrific report — well worth the wait! You can download a copy here.
Three years ago, I described a conundrum that I dubbed Martec’s Law: Technology changes exponentially, but organizations change logarithmically. As shown in the graph above, we know that technology changes at an exponential rate. This is the phenomenon of Moore’s Law — and, more broadly, Kurzweil’s Law of Accelerating Returns.
I’ve just returned from MarTech Europe in London, which was an incredible experience. I am immensely grateful for all of the amazing speakers who shared their insights and experiences with us — from ABB to Unilever — and I’ll have more to report from that event soon. But first: the opening day of MarTech Europe coincided with the release of the latest State of Marketing Techn ...
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