You might be a marketing technologist if…

How do you know if you’re a marketing technologist? Well, you might be a marketing technologist if… …you regularly use three or more different web browsers. …you know that third-party cookies aren’t leftover snacks from two previous social gatherings. …you have spent weeks trying to get two different web analytics packages to report the same […]

Should agencies show more -aaS?

First there was SaaS — software-as-a-service. Then PaaS — platform-as-a-service. Then IaaS — infrastructure-as-a-service. These days it’s EaaS — everything-as-a-service. Development-as-a-serivce (DaaS). Testing-as-a-service (TaaS). Content-as-a-service (CaaS). Social-media-as-a-service (SMaaS). I’m not making these up. Is it AaaS — anything-as-a-service? Is the right adjective for that AaaS-inine? Which made we wonder… Should agencies simply rebrand themselves as […]

CEOs rank technological factors higher than CIOs

I recently read the report from the 2011 IBM Global CIO Study, the result of “face-to-face conversations with more than 3,000 chief information officers worldwide.” Frankly, it read a little more like an IBM sales brochure than an objective research report — kind of light on actual data. But I did find one semi-quantitative diagram […]

Google *finally* innovating with search ads

Maybe it’s the Mad Men marketer in my hybrid DNA, but I’ve always been a little underwhelmed with Google AdWords. The business model of pay-per-click (PPC) is great. The ability to scale to thousands of micro-targeted ads is great. The analytics and testing capabilities are pretty good. And, hey, major hats off to intercepting buyers […]