Can witty martech wisdom fit into 140 characters?

Tweet Jams: Rap Battles for Geeks?

Earlier this week, the good folks at CMSWire invited me to join a "Tweet Jam" on Martech Convergence at #CXMChat. I usually decline these because, well, first of all, I'm typically not witty enough on-the-fly to hold my own in these fast-flinging tweet brawls discussions. I would have been an epic casaulty in the first 20 seconds of an 8 Mile-style rap battle. And second, most of the issues around marketing technology that I see deserve a much more nuanced conversation than 140 characters Continue Reading...

Don’t buy marketing technologies, build layers instead

Marketing Layers

The following is a guest post from Sam Melnick at Lattice Engines and a former analyst in IDC’s CMO Advisory Service. For all of the chatter of “marketing stacks” these days, I found Sam’s description of capability-specific “layers” to be a more precise way to think about how to best implement marketing technology in context. […]

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Only 9% of marketers have a complete, fully utilized martech stack

Marketing Technology Utilization

Only 9% of marketers have all the marketing technology they need and fully utilize it. That remarkable statistic stood out to me from a new report on marketing technology strategy published by Ascend2 that reveals some interesting insights on the utilization and effectiveness of marketing technology today. Kudos to the 9% who seem to have […]

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Would Hacking Marketing make for a great SXSW talk?

Hacking Marketing at SXSW

Today, I’m going to take a break from plugging my own conference series — next up: MarTech Europe in October, which is totally going to rock, I say with embarrassing modesty — to, well, um, promote a proposal to present at a different conference. Yes, as you’ve no doubt surmised from the headline, I’m making […]

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Who are the top 10 martech companies? It may surprise you

The Top 10 Marketing Technology Companies in 2014 by Revenue

Let’s play a little game. The chart above shows the top 10 marketing analytics and automation companies, ranked by their 2014 revenue in this category. Well, actually, the revenue numbers are there, but I have cleverly hidden the company names. Can you guess who the companies are? For bonus points, can you name them in […]

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Divergent opinions about chief marketing technologists

Opinions on Chief Marketing Technologist Roles

Last month, the adtech/martech company DataXu released a great report called The New Marketer: How Data and Technology are Driving the Rise of the Chief Marketing Technologist. The research was conducted by Redshift Research among 250 marketing decision makers in the UK. There’s a lot of fascinating data in the report, but the thing that […]

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Interactive content hits a milestone in The Great Content Wars

Interactive Content on The New York Times Front Page

Last Wednesday was a bit of a historic moment. When I visited The New York Times website that morning, I was amazed to see that the featured story on the front page was implemented using interactive content. The story — How Many Times Has Your Personal Information Been Exposed to Hackers? — was produced as […]

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Drink responsibly, and mix your martech responsibly too

Jeremie Moritz

Today’s Q&A is with Jeremie Moritz, the Global Digital Content & Media Manager at Pernod Ricard in Paris. Pernod Ricard is the company behind many of the world’s leading brands of distilled beverages, including Absolut, Beefeater, Chivas Regal, Glenlivet, Jameson, and Kahlúa, as well as major wineries such as Kenwood and Jacob’s Creek. Talk about […]

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21 native ads for marketing geeks that will shock you

Native Ads for Marketing Geeks

I get exposed to a lot of low-brow native advertising as I puruse the web. If this is the result of intentional, personalized targeting — yikes — I shudder to imagine the profile that these advertisers have concocted for me. I’m constantly being tempted to learn surprising secrets of weight loss, the one trick my […]

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Lowest rates for MarTech Europe expire this Friday

MarTech Europe 2015

Ahh, summer vacation. Odds are that you either just got back from one (like me), are eagerly anticipating one just around the corner, or possibly are on one right now. If the latter, and you’re actually reading this while you’re on vacation — wow, you are a serious martech enthusiast. You have my empathy and […]

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